Our focus has always been
on breeding AKC Shetland Sheepdogs that some consider "toy-sized" that are beautiful,
happy, loving & outgoing
in a smaller size.
**We consider our dogs
Shetland Sheepdogs of toy size.
(Under 13 inches tall.)
Also, we do not use the term "teacup".
This is a made-up word to describe
a dog with an adult weight
under 4lbs. It is not a term used
by any registry to classify size.
And, thus far, there has not been
a purebred Shetland Sheepdog that
could be considered "teacup" size.
In 1985 I bought my first Shetland Sheepdog. Quite by accident she was "Toy" size. By most standards she was not considered show quality, but as more and more people learned of the smaller sized Shelties, they became extremely popular.
History Of The Breed
History of the "Toonie Dog".
"One can not comprehend either the physical characteristics or the mental qualification of any breed...without an adequate knowledge of the native land whence it came..."
Catherine E. Coleman, The Shetland Sheepdog, 1943.