Welcome to CastleGate Shelties (formerly Balmoral Shelties of PA). My husband,
Tom, and I live in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and we are proud members of
The Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Pittsburgh
Lynn & Tom - (Christmas 2012)
Lynn, Geraldo, & Lydia
I inherited a sable sheltie mix from my grandfather when I was fifteen years
old, and Ive been hooked on and have owned shelties ever since then.
I can't even begin to imagine what my life would be like without at least
one sheltie in it. My ultimate dream is to retire to a substantial piece
of land with a house large enough to accommodate at least six shelties and
an agility course. A large wrap around porch with white wicker furniture
is also a must!
When Tom and I got married, I only had one sheltie, and by the time we'd
been married for five years, our sheltie family had significantly increased
in size! Tom grew up with Miniature Schnauzers, but he adapted quickly, and
now he loves Shelties as much as I do. Tom isn't interested in being in the
show ring himself, but the support he provides behind the scenes is invaluable.
All of the dogs adore him, and they know he can always be counted on for
an extra treat. <G>
We dont breed often, but when we do, we put our hearts and souls into
ensuring that our puppies get the best start in life that we can possibly
give them. Our lives essentially go on hold for eight weeks,
so that we can spend hours every day playing with our puppies and socializing
them. Weve been fortunate to find wonderful homes for our puppies,
and many of our puppy buyers have become dear friends too. It brings us great
joy to watch the puppies weve bred blossom in the performance and
conformation rings with their new owners.
My dogs enjoy competing in multiple venues, and I feel blessed to have fallen
in love with a breed that's so versatile and smart. I'm very proud of what
my dogs have accomplished thus far, and I'm looking forward to exploring
new performance venues with them in the future. My dogs are my pride and
joy, and I hope that they derive as much enjoyment from their relationship
with me as I do from my relationship with them.
Tom and I love to talk about shelties in general and ours in particular.
You will always find a friendly ear for a good sheltie story here. Drop us
an e-mail or call when you're in the neighborhood!
We hope that you enjoy your virtual tour of CastleGate Shelties!