Welcome to Fox Point Farm Toy Shelties and Poshies Available Puppies and Adults page!
At FPF raising and offering the finest
AKC Toy and Mini Shelties, Toy Sheltie/Toy Aussies and Poshies is our
Passion! We put a tremendous amount of love, time, research and money
into improving the quality, health, temperament, size and type of our
AKC toy-size Shelties, Toy Sheltie-Toy Aussies and Poshies! We are
constantly studying the newest advances and discoveries to progress our
care and breeding program to be one of the best in the nation! I am here
to help other breeders who need support, advice and honest leadership
as well. If you have a question about our program, about our dogs or Toy
Shelties, Toy Sheltie-Toy Aussies or Poshies in general, I'm always
here to help!
We are excited about the new USDA law requiring all breeders with 5 or
more breeding age females, sell online or ship, to be fully inspected
and licensed by the USDA in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act. We
feel this is an excellent step to shut down the puppymills throughout
the Unites States.
We have been inspected (by not only the regional inspector, but also
the national inspector) by and are now fully licensed with the USDA!!!
We are in full compliance of the AWA standards of care and record keeping.
The inspector said, "Your dogs are so spoiled, they don't know they dogs!"
We do wish to continue to serve clients from all over the country and the world with safe, affordable shipping options.
We encourage you to ask all breeders you are considering, how they feel
about this new law and if they plan to become licensed. Beware of people
'dumping' their dogs to escape this new legislation. This will give
responsible breeders more credibility. It will also help you find and
trust the best breeders with breed improvement as their goal.
Genetic Testing at Fox Point Farm
Fox Point Farm/Charlotte Cannon tests for:
If puppy has a different breeder (I post the names of all breeders), they may not test at all, or for fewer things.
Please ask breeder directly about testing. I will do my best to post, but some breeders are currently doing testing and I may be slow to update.
If a puppy has TSCA (Toy Sheltie Club of America) registration papers, all genetic testing has been done by the breeder and the pairing has been confirmed suitable by the TSCA. TSCA papers are your best guarantee that your puppy will be free from the common genetic diseases and that your puppy is not the product of a merle to merle breeding.
Von Willebrand’s Disease (VWD, Pseudohemophillia, Vascular hemophillia)
VWD is a clotting disorder that
can result in uncontrolled bleeding, depending on the type of VWD. It
is a very serious disorder with no treatment or cure. DNA tests are
available to detect carrier, clear, and affected dogs.
Collie Eye Anomally (CEA, Choroidal hypoplasia, CH)
CEA is a recessively inherited disorder that causes abnormal development of the choroid - an important layer of the tissue under the retina of the eye. Since the choroid layer does not develop normally from the start, the primary abnormality can be diagnosed at a very young age. There is no treatment for CEA.
Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)
DM is a progressive disease of the spinal cord in older dogs. The disease has an insidious onset typically between 8 and 14 years of age. It begins with a loss of coordination (ataxia) in the hind limbs. The weakness gets progressively worse until the dog is unable to walk. The clinical course can range from 6 months to 1 year before the dog becomes paraplegic. If signs progress for a longer period of time, loss of urinary and fecal continence may occur. DM is not painful.
Gallbladder Mucoceles (Hepatobiliary disease, Mucinous cholecystitis, Mucinous hyperplasia)
GM causes obstruction of the gallbladder's storage capacity due to the formation of a thick, mucoid bile mass inside the gallbladder, impairing its ability to function. The accumulated bile may extend to the gallbladder, resulting in necrotizing cholecystitis - tissue death due to inflammation of the gallbladder. It is most common in middle-aged to older dogs.
Multi-Drug Resistance (MDR1, Ivertmectin sensitivity)
Multi-Drug Resistance is found in
a number of herding breeds, and results in a sensitivity to certain
medications. It is found as the result of having the MDR1 gene – better
known as the multi-drug resistance gene mutation. Veterinarians are
well aware of the possible presence of this gene in herding breeds, and
appropriate precautions and alternatives are provided. DNA testing for
normal and affected dogs is available.
Hip Dysplasia a painful, often
crippling disease caused by an abnormality of the hip joint where the
head of the thighbone (femur) does not fit properly into the pelvic
socket. It is often progressive, causing inflammation, pain, and
arthritis. The inheritance of hip dysplasia is polygenetic and
multifactored, meaning more than one mode of inheritance is involved and
environmental factors such as weight and growth rates can also play a
part. The hips of breeding dogs should be evaluated by a specialist in
canine orthopedics prior to breeding.
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All our dogs are on heartworm and flea prevention, they are all properly
vaccinated, and they have full run of the farm. They are on excellent
quality food recommended by our vet (Purina Pro Plan), and they sleep in
our bed or a crate inside each night.
You may call our vet for references, Faulkner Animal Hospital 803-286-8131.
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Contact us for you next Sheltie or Poshie puppy or adult!
See Available Puppies below:
We appreciate our clients and friends! We are
offering our 10% discount on your second puppy or adult from us; and 20%
off of your third.
Fox Point Farm our great producers and pets stay for a lifetime. We
have the room for all of them to stay, but occasionally we have a
sheltie or poshie that doesn't like life on a busy farm and would
rather have their own family and maybe a couch with no competition. All
our adults are crate trained and either sleep in the bed with us or in a
crate at night. Most have free rein of the house, but we do watch the
boys more carefully (breeding boys may mark in the house where another
has marked before).
We keep belly bands on our breeding boys when they are inside. We work
outside, so few of our dogs are used to being inside all day. They may
need a refresher on asking to go out. If I'm sick they will lie with me
on the bed all day, but that's about the biggest 'inside' day they have.
They are all super sweet, smart and have tolerated all kinds of people
and all kinds of animals. Every adult we have sold/placed has really done amazing! I think they love all the extra attention a small family can give.
Maddy (AKC Sheltie)
Maddie is a tiny 10"/7lbs, 2yrs, AKC sable girl.
She is super sweet, housebroken and uses a doggie door, well socialized and totally ready to be an excellent pet! Wendy has tried to breed her twice, but has had no luck. She is ready for her to find the perfect companion home. Contact Wendy for more details about her personality and if you'd like to purchase. Ready anytime. Shipping available.
$2500, $500 to hold - Available to Premium List clients only at this time
Wendy James, 803-371-2380, email@example.com
When we have clients ready and waiting on our Premium Waiting List, we will breed our girls that come into season. We do
our best to fill puppy orders as they come in without ever raising more
puppies than we have clients ready to adopt. These are the girls we
Not all moms 'catch' or carry their puppies to term. We have several
'maiden' girls we are testing right now. We have high hopes for them. If
they fail to catch, carry or raise puppies over two heat cycles, they
may become available as pets.
These girls are all super sweet, house-broken/crate trained, great farm
and family companions! We do hope all our girls have big healthy
litters! We update these pregnancies as changes occur.
Dottie (AKC Sheltie) to Tickle (AKC Sheltie) 8/26/16
Wendy James is the breeder of this litter.
We expect gorgeous, flashy tris and sables, we may even have color-headed-whites from these two!
is the first pairing of Dottie and Tickle and we are holding our breath! Dottie is considered a color-headed-white and Tickle is white factored, they could produce our first color-headed-whites in years! Both parents are tiny and have excellent coats! Dottie did produce a presumably sable merle boy, he has a blue eye, in her last litter. She may have the merle gene and just not show it (what it called a cryptic blue merle). This is very exciting bc there is a possibility this pairing could produce blue merle color-headed-whites, our first ever! If you love super flash in your Toy Shelties, this is your litter!
Maddy and Soxy belong to Wendy and the puppies will be delivered and raised in her home in Lancaster, SC.
Wendy is USDA inspected and licensed, like I am, to ship. Pick up at her home or shipping available.
Wendy will provide my outstanding Guarantee on this litter.
This litter is eligible for registration with the AKC as Shetland Sheepdogs.
Promise (AKC Sheltie) to Elvis (AKC Sheltie) 9/2/16
We expect stunning, golden and mahogany sables and possibly tris with tremendous coats! These should be TINY!
Promise is one of my favorite girls! She is an absolute love bug and only wants to please! She is a Chrystie/Bullet daughter, and a Cassie grandaughter. She has brains and beauty bred in and her previous puppies are breathtaking! She is a proven producer of exceptional agility competitors including, 10"/5.5lbs Rowan who is burning up the AKC Agility Trials now! Bred to our Agility star Elvis, you are truly getting a super athletic puppy with the intelligence and trainability to succeed in performance, but also the overwhelmingly loving personality that would be happy just to lie on the couch with you and snuggle!
Promise and Elvis both belong to me. Puppies will be whelped in my bedroom and raised in my home.
I am USDA inspected and licensed to ship. Pick up at my home or shipping available.
I will provide my outstanding Guarantee on this litter.
This litter is eligible for registration with the AKC as Shetland Sheepdogs.
Update: 8/13/16 Promise is steadily getting bigger! I'm looking forward to a good litter!
Onyx (Poshie) to Elvis (AKC Sheltie) 9/15/16
We expect beautiful mahogany sables and possibly tris with tremendous coats!
Oynx is by far our best Poshie producer ever! Her puppies are not only gorgeous, super trainable and fun, but also loving and completely devoted to their people. Her puppies range in size from 6-15lbs, most of the time we can accurately predict their adult size at birth, but occasionally one stops growing early or grows a little longer than expected. They are energetic and love to have 'a job'. They are great prospects for USDAA Agility!
Onyx and Elvis both belong to me. Puppies will be whelped in my bedroom and raised in my home.
I am USDA inspected and licensed to ship. Pick up at my home or shipping available.
I will provide my outstanding Guarantee on this litter.
Toy and Mini Shelties are considered 'undersized' by the AKC, but they are the original Shetland Sheepdog of UK type.
Almost all of our Shelties are registered with the AKC as AKC Shetland
'undersized' or below the height for the AKC breed standard limits your
participation in AKC Conformation showing only. AKC puppies raised by us
are eligible for all other AKC Programs including AKC Agility and
Herding competitions. Many of our AKC registered Shelties come from
Championship Conformation lines, so even though they are tiny, they are
structurally and conformationally very correct. Occasionally a puppy
will grow to be 'in size', these puppies are completely eligible for ALL
AKC Events including Conformation. We strive to raise
perfect Shelties in tiny packages, and most of our Shelties must be seen
to appreciate their size and correctness because in photos they look
exactly like standard size Shelties. Make an appointment to come visit us today to see our beautiful dogs!
ALL our puppies are now eligible for either AKC Shetland Sheepdog or AKC Canine Partners registration!
AKC Registration provides a multitude of benefits! Now these benefits
are available to all our puppies! In your Puppy Pack you will receive
either a traditional AKC Registration Form or a new AKC Canine Partners
Registration Form. See AKC Canine Partners for more info about the new program!
We are obsessed with raising Toy Shelties that are as long-lived and healthy as standard size shelties. We
believe some of our choices actually make our shelties healthier than
standard show breeder's puppies. "Line-breeding" or 'in-breeding' is a
common, accepted and recommended practice amongst many show breeders.
They breed in 'families' to "set" consistent type, coat, head shape
and overall conformation characteristics. I understand from a genetics point of view
that by 'doubling up' on certain genes/dogs/families that a breeder is
more likely to produce puppies with more consistent looking exteriors, I
believe having fewer genes in the gene pool puts the puppies at more
risk for health and personality defects. We believe 'out-crossing'
(breeding unrelated dogs) is the best way to avoid bad recessive genes
that create these health and personality problems that can severely
shorten your dog's life and make things very expensive as well. Please
understand by outcrossing size within a litter can vary. The vast
majority of our puppies are toy-size or minis as adults, but there is an
occasional small standard that pops out too. We do our best to
recognize them and predict their size at birth and at least before they
go home. Please know they may be the healthiest standard sheltie you can
find, with the best temperament and would be fully eligible to show in
AKC Conformation competition.
Some other toy sheltie breeders have a few unethical practices to
watch out for too. Some breed dogs with health defects (heart murmurs,
liver shunts, kidney issues, etc) to produce tiny shelties. These issues
can cause a dog to be smaller than it would be normally, and these
issues can pop up in puppies of any breed who are smaller than expected.
Make sure your breeder has their adult dogs checked before breeding
them, and ask what their policy is if a puppy turns up with an issue.
Ethical responsible breeders will fully investigate the issue and many
times retire one or both of the parents. There is also a popular
practice in some breeders to withhold food from puppies and adults in an
attempt to 'stunt' their growth. This is obviously dangerous and
stupid, most dogs will grow 'late' once they get proper nutrition, but
damage to internal organs can be irreversible and significantly shorten
their lives. Please be aware that buying the 'runt' from a standard
litter (or any litter) can be risky as well. Many true runts have
internal problems who make them so tiny. Don't fall for these common
'tricks', they could cost you a broken heart and loads of money.
Read The Truth About Runts.
We are so confident in our program that we offer the BEST GUARANTEE IN THE BUSINESS! Your puppy/adult is guaranteed against any health, personality, size, training problem for the first three years. Return your puppy/adult during the first three years for ANY REASON for a FULL REFUND of your purchase price
(and of course you may choose to get another puppy instead). We will take back
any puppy or adult we have sold
(or placed), at any time, for any reason. We will not judge you if your
life changes and you need to give up your dog. We are here to support
you and your dog, do not hesitate to request our help, we do not wish to
ever see our dogs in need of a rescue group. We live on a farm and have
plenty of room to keep any of our dogs (or other shelties) in need of a
See our Guarantee and Contract.
All that being said, we are well aware and concerned about pet overpopulation in this country.
We only breed girls when we have qualified, suitable families desiring
puppies. We believe shelters and rescues are doing their best to help
needy dogs find excellent homes. We encourage you to consider a rescue
when looking for your next family member. But we also see the need for
responsible, ethical breeders with a positive vision for the future of
their breed to produce excellent puppies for your consideration too. If
nobody is looking to the future, only accidental and for-the-money
litters with a myriad of problems will be available to buy/adopt and our
beautiful breed will be lost. There is a need for responsible breeders
to still produce puppies for their clients who desire excellence.
Potty Training challenges are the biggest reason puppies, adults and elderly dogs are given away.
We are super excited bc we feel we have found the solution for these
issues, the Puppy Potty Training Apartment! It is a simple yet
revolutionary way to train your puppy or adult! They come in many sizes
and are perfect for dogs of all ages. We use the Puppy Potty Training
Apartment and we have a discount coupon so you can too!
See Potty Training Apartment.
Lastly, please understand raising Toy Shelties is a challenging task.
Sometimes getting tiny girls to cycle, stand to be bred, get pregnant
and carry puppies full term is the most challenging part. They don't all
make great moms, few do in fact. It generally takes 2-3 years of trying
before we can see if one of our girls is going to make a good mom.
Before birth, moms need extra monitoring in case delivery is tough;
and occasionally super tiny moms need a c-section. Complications in
delivery, taking too long to deliver and breathe, can cost a tiny puppy
its life fast. Puppies take enormous amounts of time once they are born
to make sure they are growing and cared for properly. Many puppies need
tube-feeding to get started; they are so tiny they fatigue before they
can drink enough milk on their own to survive and grow. Puppies need
perfect temps (about 85 degrees) and perfect humidity. They need
constant supervision the first few days to keep mom from accidentally
suffocating one (or more) by lying on them (their voices are soft; their
screams are unheard). Suffice it to say, breeding toy shelties is a
labor of love with many heartbreaks and tremendous cost, but when the
puppies are here, healthy, adorable and meeting their new families, all
the effort is worth it!
Due to such high demand for quality puppies, we co-breed with the following breeders.
Your Premium List Deposit qualifies you for FPF puppies and for their puppies as well:
* Wendy James (partner and co-breeder with several girls)
* Vanessa Ward (Precious, Denver and Marlo)
* Ann Moore (Abby)
Our shelties and poshies may not be our whole life (we are professional horsemen), but they certainly make our lives whole and full of joy and passion!
See Sheltie History for more information about how our Toy Shelties are the original, foundation Sheltie of UK Type.
Pick-up and Shipping
We are happy for families to come here and meet us and all of our family before or after making their decision to purchase a puppy from us!
We love to share our Toy Shelties and Poshies with you! We do put the health, safety and emotional well-being of our moms and puppies first.
There are a few restrictions;
No visitors that have been to see other kennels or puppies before coming here will be admitted. Bacteria and viruses, including Parvo, are very easily carried on your hands, clothes and shoes. Please come here wearing clean clothes, not exposed to other dogs, and with washed hands.
Puppies must be a certain size and doing well before they can meet new people. No visitors to puppies under 2 weeks old, period. No matter how much you push me, no matter what your circumstances, if they are not ready to accept visitors, they just aren't.
The AKC and USDA recommend puppies wait until at least 8 weeks of age to go to their new homes.
We are USDA licensed to offer Air Shipping. We safely and successfully ship puppies all over the US regularly.
Shipping is usually $350, but can be $100 extra if you desire Delta Dash, have a long layover or wish to ship 2 puppies together. This price does include the flight, the vet health certificate and the crate. We usually use Delta Cargo. We ship between 35-85 degrees. We have shipped many puppies over many years, all successfully.
What is the best way to get a puppy?
Fill out our Puppy Application.
Because our puppies are so challenging to raise and so few are available each year, we have created Premium Waiting Lists to make sure our serious clients get an option at the puppy of their dreams. We used to offer a free Regular Waiting List, but litters were selling out so fast (in only a few hours) that patient clients were missing out every time. We no longer offer the free waiting list bc it just got too large to handle. If you are serious about getting a puppy from us, I highly recommend joining one or all of our Premium Waiting Lists.
We offer 3 separate Premium Lists;
Sheltie-only Premium List - for clients desiring only full and/or AKC Shelties.
Poshie Premium List - for Toy Sheltie/Pom crosses.
Carolina Toonie Premium List - for Toy Sheltie/Toy Aussie crosses.
You may join just one or all three Premium Lists for a single $250 deposit. Your deposit is totally refundable for and reason at any time.
7/30/15 Update: Currently we have 3 long term clients who are 'On Hold' but still wish to get all our puppy updates. The #4 client joined our Prem List under 6 months ago. At this time we are offering puppies to our clients within 6 months, many times much faster. This includes tiny sable girls.
Please see all the details about the Premium List and how it works here.
How do I pay my deposit and balance for my puppy?
No puppy will be held without a full paid deposit.
Most deposits are a total of $500. If you are a Premium List member your Premium List deposit is applied to the deposit of your chosen puppy, and you must place a second $250 deposit to hold your specific puppy. If you are not on our Premium List, but you see a puppy you desire and it has be come available, please submit the entire $500 puppy deposit to hold. Although we do accept cash and checks, PayPal is the fastest, safest and preferred way to make your deposit.
When picking up or shipping, payment is required before your puppy leaves. You may use PayPal (we can send you a money request or you can send 'Friends and Family', preferred bc no fees), mail a check (14 days early to allow it to clear), or bring cash with you.
No checks will be accepted if you come to pick-up, cash only.
Contact us for your next Sheltie or Poshie puppy or adult!