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Welcome to Wildwest Shelties

Wildwest Shelties is a very small kennel in Arizona.  Well, "kennel" might be stretching it.  The dogs here are part of my family.  My dogs live with me -- they spend time in the house with me, lounging on the couch or hanging out in the kitchen while I am cooking in hopes that I will drop something.

My goal in Shelties is to (1) Enjoy them! (2) be a part of preserving this wonderful breed by working to produce Shelties that are healthy, smart, loving, fun, sound and beautiful (phew! that is a lot!); and (3) encourage others in caring for their Shelties because a Sheltie who eats right and the right weight with nails not too long, and coat in good condition is a happy Sheltie!

I love Shelties and I'm happy to hear from folks who love Shelties.  If you have a Sheltie and need some help with something, I'll try to help.  If you are looking for a Sheltie and I don't have one that suits your fancy, I'd be happy to refer to someone else that might.  I'm not here just to make a sale, I'm here to help you with your Shelties whether or not you own or are buying a Wildwest Sheltie.  Why?  Because I'm kinda crazy about Shelties.  I hope you are too!


Laura R. Willson, Wildwest Shelties, is the breeder of:

  • AKC Grand Champion & Canadian Champion Wildwest Bandito Incognito RA CD PT.  Breeder/owner-handled to AKC Champion and PT.  Grand Champion, RA & CD by owner Bethanie O'Brien.
  • AKC & Canadian Champion Wildwest Don Juan de Salsa.  All points from the bred-by exhibitor class, including two specialty majors
  • Champion Wildwest Nouveau Flamenco (4 grand champion majors).  Breeder/owner-handled.
  • Canadian Champion Wildwest Besos de Shelgrande, AKC ptd.  Co-bred with Rex & Corinne Rainsforth.
  • Wildwest Freedom Trail, AKC pts, including two Bests of Breeds. Shown exclusively from the bred-by class.
  • Wildwest Smooth Jazz, AKC pts, including a Best of Breed.
  • Wildwest A Distant Shimmer, AKC pts.
  • MACH Wildwest Giddyup Cowgirl MXB MJG MXP MJP MXF. Loved and trained by Debbie Ediger.
  • Wildwest Little Ruffian NAP NJP.  Loved and trained by Debbie Ediger 
  • AKC Grand Champion & Canadian Champion Shelgrande Livin' La Vida Loca.  Co-bred with Rex & Corinne Rainsforth.  All but two AKC Champion points were achieved with Laura R Willson handling, including a specialty win.  Handled to final grand champion points by Laura R. Willson.
  • Lacewood Yvoire AX AXJ, AKC points.  Co-bred with Tricia Harris.  Loved and trained by the deKeiffers of Halcyon Shelties.

Here are some of the other Shelties I have owned and loved

  • Can Ch Shelgrande's Chiquita Bandita ROMC, 4 AKC Champions, both AKC majors.  This little girl was such a charmer, a great producer, and a great ambassador for the breed.  If I had managed her show career she would've finished her AKC Championship.
  • Can Ch Sunnyvale Diamonds in the Sky, AKC points.  Ariel taught me what a clean head is.  Lovely, sweet girl. Ariel was bred by Beki Vale & Francois Blachere.
  • Can Ch Wildwest Ole de Shelgrande, AKC points.  Ole knew how to get around the ring.  The girl could move!  Bred by Beki Vale and Rex & Corinne Rainsforth.
  • UKC Ch Lacewood Midnight in Paris, AKC points. A fun and loving girl, her wonderful temperament carries on through Wildwest Freedom Trail and his youngsters. Bred by Tricia Harris.

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Boston is now major pointed! Wooohoooo!!! He is sitting on 13 points.

Suri is VWD Clear! Since Boston is also VWD Clear this means that Shimmer, Mirage, and Raven are also VWD Clear.

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