Welcome to Fox Point Farm Toy Shelties and Poshies Available Puppies and Adults page!
At FPF raising and offering the finest Toy and Mini Shelties 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 toy-size Shelties and our 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 or poshies in general, I'm always here to help!
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Toy and Mini Shelties are considered 'undersized' by the AKC.
Almost all of our Shelties are registered with the AKC. Being '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. 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.
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 establish consistent type, coat, head shape and overall conformation. 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 for ANY REASON for a FULL REFUND
(and of course you may choose to get another puppy instead). If your puppy has a documented health issue that comes up, but you want to keep it and care for it, you may receive a 50% refund of your purchase price (and we ask papers be returned so you cannot breed). We will take back (we will even pay shipping if needed) 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 home.
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.
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!
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!
You can see the Summer 2013 is so bright here at FPF, we need shades to contain our enthusiasm!!!!!
I hope this finds everyone well, enjoying the
sunshine and spring flowers! I wanted to give everyone an update about all the exciting things going on here at Fox Point
We have had a winter full of lots of joy. We had four gorgeous litters, all the puppies
survived, thrived and have made it successfully to their new homes! Out
of the eleven puppies we had, we had only one girl. It was a freaky
thing, and our vet assures us it was just weird luck. We went for many
years with more girls than boys, I guess we have just caught back up. We came
out of our winter puppy
season feeling we produced and delivered many excellent puppies to many
Through the years, if one is smart and looks
for the patterns, a breeder can learn the rhythm of her dogs. I have
found our girls seem to cycle and conceive best in the Spring and Fall. It seems like it takes temps that are more mild to get some of the
girls 'in the mood'. Right now we have girls going in heat all over the
place! I have cancelled our mid-summer Summer Camp weeks so I will have
time to deliver and properly care for your perfect puppies! Learning
this timing helps me predict when your turn will come up better so you
can really plan.
When you join our Premium Waiting List you have the option
on not only my personal puppies, but also puppies from Donna Waugh (WV),
Wendy James (SC), Lauren Elhers (NC), Vannessa Ward (NC) and Jenny
Brennamen (SC). Right now all these
breeders have girls they have bought from me and breed
to my boys exclusively (Donna does have her own boys and many of her own homebred girls). The owner/breeder of the mom (of each litter) is
clearly visible so you know exactly where the puppies are being raised.
You are welcome to contact each of these breeders and ask questions,
etc. By listing all our puppies together, we feel you get more options
and opportunity than if you were to join each breeder's waiting list
separately. Donna lives in WV, but everyone else can come
here to meet you, and you can meet their dogs. We have tried to make it
like joining 6 waiting lists by joining just one!
finished breeding 4 or 5 girls. We all have high hopes for them. Donna
and I have traded shelties for years. Our bloodlines are intertwined and
I love the puppies I have gotten from her. Occasionally we even try
swapping adults, sometimes the change in environment or boy/stud can make all
the difference in a girl's ability to conceive and have great
puppies are due first and I will post on my site as soon as they arrive!
We are super stoked bc it's time for our young 'homebred' girls
to come into season! These are girls we raised and you are able to meet the
parents AND grandparents of your new puppy! How cool is that!! These pairings are well worth the wait bc they are our
best girls (who were held back from landmark litters), bred to our best boys; the
results are litters of puppies with generations of superior health, temperament,
trainability, beauty and size inside their tiny bodies! We won't be
charging more for these puppies, but their value is tremendous! These third and fourth generation Fox Point Farm puppies are
will exceed all expectations!!!!!
bred 2 of our FPF girls Paisley
in April. We are thrilled
about the prospective puppies! They are Julie/Hansel daughters and we
bred them to Bullet
. We expect sables and tris with rich shading and
deep copper highlights. We look forward to white blazes and white
collars too! These girls should be due in June.
(Bitsy daughter) has always produced great puppies, just like her mom
always did. We bred her to our young 'Soxy And I Know It
' for his first
litter! He is a Cassie/Hansel son with tremendous coat genes to spare!
We expect flashy sables with loads of white, huge coats and fabulous
personalities! This litter should be due late in June.
has come into season, and have high hopes her sister (and
is right behind her!
These tiny gorgeous girls are Chrystie (Cassie/Frosty) and Bullet
girls. This cross has been phenominal and we decided we needed to keep
the first two girls they produced, Lilly and Paris are those girls! Cassie has been our best producer of
color/size/coat/personality and healthy puppies! Chrystie is our only
Cassie daughter following in her footsteps, and we treasure her. These girls give Cassie new life!
We are breeding them to our gorgeous Hansel
for spectacular sables with
perfect white blazes and full, thick white collars! We expect these
litters in early July.
We have several other fabulous girls who are due to cycle anytime and we cannot wait:
(AKC Sheltie) to Hansel
- puppies will be dk mahogany sables with profuse coats
Marlo is Perfect (12" and 10lbs), striking tri, super sweet couch potato, with a
profusion of hair like no other. She has the 'drag the ground', thick,
luxurious coat that everyone wants with a perfect short, refined face!
(AKC Sheltie) to Hansel or Soxy
- puppies will be tiny, rich sables with big personalities
Coco is a legend at FPF! She is the first 'teacup' we raised (10" and chubby 8lbs) from a syringe. She is out of our first teacup AKC girl Maggie, who had the sweetest personality and tiny face on the planet. She is by my dear Frosty, my foundation boy that I loved more than life. She is a gorgeous tri who is super outgoing with a HUGE personality! She is quite a tiny favorite and she knows it!
(CKC and TSCA Sheltie with
champion AKC pedigree) to Hansel
- puppies will be sables, or tris and sables with beautiful, soft faces
Beauty melts the heart of the true sheltie lover! Her rich sable color and classic white trim draw people too her, her loving, quiet personality wins their heart! She is one of our girls who will hop into a new friend's lap and give them love! We have numerous offers all the time of clients wanting to buy her for their own, but we love her and although not willing to share her, offer her sweet children for your consideration!
(toy aussie) to Bullet
- puppies will be blues and tris with outgoing personalities and athleticism to spare
Maisey has had so many clients falling in love and wanting to buy her (I was even offered a blank check for her once) that I have started offering her full siblings a they become available, to my clients. She brings an outgoing personality that runs to greet everyone and promptly rolls over offering her belly for scratching (just like her mom). We know she will prodce gorgeous rich tris and blues with outstanding, outgoing personalities! This is a great cross to watch!
(Pom/Pap) to Bullet, Soxy or Hansel
- Poshie puppies from these
darling sisters should be tiny, perfect and outgoing blonde, sable and
Vanessa and Veronica are (10-11" and 5-7lbs) sisters bring an incredible, neat
cross to our Poshies! They bring not only AKC Pomeranian, but also AKC
Papillion to the 'party' too! When crossed with our AKC toy-size
Shelties, we get an perfect mix of beauty, pocket size, refined faces,
outgoing personalities, lower exercise needs and profuse, long, EASY
CARE coats! We love the dash of Pap in the puppies for long silky coats
with no heavy shedding/matting undercoat! Our Toy Shelties have far less
undercoat than standard shelties, making them far lower maintenance.
Poms have huge, thick, profuse coats with heavy undercoats; when we add
Pap, then cross with our toy shelties, we create the perfect toy sheltie
look-a-like with great coats and little fuss!
These are my personal girls due in season in May and June. Wendy and
Vanessa both have proven girls due in season too. We will do our best to get you
your perfect puppy as soon as we can. You should have loads to choose
from! We are looking forward to a puppy explosion here very soon!!!!
I hope this update helps you feel more informed about
what's happening here. I do my best to keep our website and Facebook
page updated almost daily. Feel free to drop me a note with all your
questions or keep watching those to feel up to
When my friends have puppies, you can see them here,
More Available Puppies
Get on the Premium List now to be getting first crack at these gorgeous puppies!!!
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.
Contact us for you next Sheltie or Poshie puppy or adult!
None at this time.
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 have bred.
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.
Beatrix (AKC Sheltie) and Bullet (AKC Sheltie) approx due date 6/12/13
(Jenny Brennamen is Beatrix's owner)
Beatrix is a super special FPF homebred puppy out of our beautiful foundation girl Julie and by our spectacular Hansel. She is a tiny 10lbs and 11", and bred to our great producer Bullet, we expect tiny, brilliant, sables and tris! This is a match steeped in history with everything everyone desires for the future!
Paisley(AKC Sheltie) and Bullet (AKC Sheltie) approx due date 6/12/13
(Lauren Elhers is Paisley's owner)
Paisley is a full sister and littermate to Beatrix. She is another super special FPF homebred puppy out of our beautiful
foundation girl Julie and by our spectacular Hansel. She is slightly bigger than Beatrix at
12lbs and 12". Since the genetics are the same, Paisley should produce tiny puppies like Beatrix, and her slightly bigger body should conceive and carry puppies more easily, resulting in a larger litter! Bred to our Bullet, we expect gorgeous sables and tris! These are two litters we have waited years to deliver! They will exceed all expectations!
Punky(Sheltie) and Soxy (AKC Sheltie) approx due date 7/1/13
(Wendy James is Punky's owner
Punky is a bottle-raised Bitsy daughter who has produced two breathtaking litters already! We have bred her to Bullet and Tate, this time we used Soxy (Cassie/Hansel). With her excellent full coat crossed with Soxy's great coat and the best genes for 'drag-the-ground-hair', we expect flashy sable puppies with profuse coats and loads of personality! We expect puppies to range between 8-15lbs at maturity, there are some super tiny genes in this pair! This will be Soxy's first litter, we are thrilled to see how this Cassie/Hansel boy produces!
We decided to use Soxy (non white factored) instead of Hansel (white factored) bc Punky is so heavily white factored.
Lilly(AKC Sheltie) and Hansel (AKC Sheltie) approx due date 7/10/13
(Wendy James is Lilly's owner
Here is another spectacular cross of FPF's best bloodlines! Lilly is a Chrystie (Cassie/Frosty)/Bullet daughter. Lilly is 9lbs and 11". She will be bred to Hansel for a litter of gorgeous sables (both mahogany and golden sable) that will take your breath away! These litters that cross our best foundation and modern bloodlines bring you the absolute best in today's Toy Sheltie! We hope Lilly's full sister and littermate Paris will also be coming in soon too! I am truly over the moon about these amazing crosses!
Iris (Toy Aussie) and Bullet (AKC Sheltie) approx due date 7/7/13
(Wendy James is Iris' owner)
Here we go on our Toy Aussie/Toy Sheltie puppies! We are super excited about this cross! Wendy has 2 merle females and I have Maisey (my blue merle girl), we believe these will be some great puppies! Iris is a beautiful red merle with two blue eyes and perfect white markings, and bred to Bullet should be able to produce red and blue merles, plus sable and tris! She could give us a rainbow litter with some blue eyes too!
Sonora(AKC Sheltie) and Hansel (AKC Sheltie) approx due date 7/15/13
Sonora is TINY (10" and 5lbs), gorgeous sable, super quiet lap warmer, with a full
white collar and a perfect refined face with the short, tapered, yet
'plushy' muzzle everyone desires! These puppies should be gorgeous, tiny, beautifully marked sables!
Honey Bunny(3/4 Toy Sheltie 1/4 Pom) and Bullet (AKC Sheltie) approx due date 7/25/13
Honey Bunny is our dream cross! She is out of our tiny Onyx (Poshie) and
by stunning Hansel (AKC Sheltie). She is 10" and 7-8lbs of gorgeous,
perfect, sheltie-look-alike in a tiny package! She is golden sable with a
big white blaze and a thick full white collar! She is a real stunner
like dad, just tinier!!! These puppies will be tiny tris and sables with loads of coat and flashy white!!!
At 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.
None at this time.
Pick-up and Shipping
We are happy for families to come here and meet us and all our family before or after their decision to purchase a puppy from us.
We love to share our shelties and poshies with you! There are restrictions, like not seeing/holding the really young babies, that are for the safety and emotional well-being of our moms. But short of that, we love visitors!
The AKC suggests all puppies wait until at least 8 weeks of age to go to their new homes.
We offer both Ground Shipping and Air Shipping.
We believe both are good. Ground is occasionally less expensive if you live on the east coast. Both ways have been safe and deliver healthy, happy puppies to their new families.
We use Pro Dog Transport for our Ground Shipping.
Contact them directly to get prices and possible dates.
Most Air Shipping is $350/puppy.
Occasionally it might be as little as $300, if you desire Delta Dash, short notice, it could be as high as $450. As long as arrangements are made 48 hrs in advance, the price can stay down. Shipping price includes a Health Certificate from the vet, a crate, the flight and a tiny bit for gas to the airport. We ship using Delta most often. Shipping can be done by air as long as temps are between 35-85 degrees. We have shipped many many puppies safely and successfully
with no horror stories to date.
What is the best way to get a puppy?
Because our puppies are so challenging to raise and so few are available each year, we have created 2 Waiting Lists
to make sure our serious clients get an option at the puppy of their dreams. We used to offer only our free Regular Waiting List, but when puppies became available whole litters would sell out in a matter of a few hours. We had clients who had been potentionally
waiting months, who would miss the email and miss the puppies. We still offer our free Regular Waiting List but if you are serious about getting a puppy from us, I highly recommend joining the Premium Waiting List.
The Premium Waiting List is where nearly all our puppies are sold.
For a $250 TOTALLY REFUNDABLE for ANY REASON deposit, you get a specific number in line.
When puppies become available, we offer them to each member of the Premium List in order before offering to our Regular Waiting List or the public. Clients get 5 days to choose a puppy before it becomes available to the next client. Once a puppy has been made available to you, you may choose it at any time (you do not have to pick in 5 days), but be aware it may be available to others too. We keep your preferences on sex, color, size and markings so we are not pestering you with puppies that do not fit your 'wish list'. Make your list as general or detailed as you desire so we can offer you the puppies you want to see.
Once you have chosen a perfect puppy, a deposit is needed to secure it as yours until it is time for it to go home.
Most deposits are $500 and if you have already joined the Premium List and paid $250, you will only owe $250 more. If you are not on the Premium List, you will need to send the full $500. If a puppy has gone through the Prem List clients and it made available to the Regular Waiting List and the public, first deposit received on a puppy will secure that puppy. No puppies will be held without a deposit.
How do I pay my deposit and for my puppy?
We have several ways to pay your deposit and your balance. We accept Paypal (at no extra charge) to make paying fast, simple and safe. You may also pay by personal or certified check or with a money order. Of course we accept cash too! Please have your puppy paid for in full before you intend to either pick-up or ship. If paying with a check, please allow time for your check to arrive and clear our bank. If paying the balance when you arrive, we request cash. No checks will be accepted when picking-up.
Contact us for you next Sheltie or Poshie puppy or adult!