Welcome to Nanticoke Shelties, a small kennel devoted to the well being and preservation of the Shetland Sheepdog. It is my goal to breed a balanced Sheltie with a strong temperament and structure true to the standard.

The name Nanticoke Shelties was inspired by a place that touches my soul with only the sound of reeds blowing in the wind and birds in the distance. That same feeling is present when I see the intelligence, structure, athleticism, and the melting expression of a Sheltie.

Long before the days of the internet and my show aspirations I poured over the Nicholas Shetland Sheepdog “Bible”. Every time I landed on a photograph of a Sheltie that moved me, it was Jade Mist. My first Jade Mist Sheltie was a family companion.

As my interest in conformation grew Carol Howell was my first choice for a mentor. Luckily, she made that dream come true. Carol sold me my first show quality bitch. Her availability to my endless questions and support are a true gift. Most of all, her dedication to the breed is a torch I hope to carry forward in her honor.

I am a member of the Shetland Sheepdog club of Greater Baltimore and the American Shetland Sheepdog Association.



Susan McGarry

Salisbury • Maryland


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