Maplecove Shelties is situated in the beautiful Brandywine Valley of Delaware on an acre just minutes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland. We have been active in showing dogs for the past seventeen years and are a member of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association, Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Baltimore, and secretary and member of the Interstate Shetland Sheepdog Club. Our dogs are specialty winners and have proven themselves in the show ring, performance ring, as therapy dogs, and lovable family companions.

We keep our numbers very small in order to give them the attention they deserve. All of our dogs live in our home, and can be found hogging the couch or bed on a regular basis. They are rarely alone since I work out of my house and spend their days running the fenced in acre, playing hide-and-go-seek with our playground equipment, or lounging in the office chewing their favorite toy.

Each litter of Sheltie puppies is carefully planned and we perform all the proper health tests such as hips, eyes and thyroid on the parents before breeding. We thoroughly research temperaments on both sides of the pedigree to ensure loving and stable dogs that can excel at whatever is asked of them. As a responsible breeder with the highest standards, we abide by the standard set forth by the American Shetland Sheepdog Association in hopes of producing beautiful dogs of sound structure and stable temperaments.

We encourage you to browse our site to learn more about us. Enjoy your stay!

Read our 2016 News!


We are excited to get our girls back into the ring this summer, and also have some exciting breedings planned for the Fall. Stay tuned!
Mattix's first litter hits the ground and the results are beautiful. We look forward to watching his kids mature and hit the show ring in a few months.

NEW CHAMPION :: Mattix finishes going WD/BOW under judge Peggy Beisel-Mcllwaine at the Delaware Water Gap KC.

Mattix takes WD/BOW for two points under judge Maralyn Busse at the Chesapeake Kennel Club of Maryland. He now just needs ONE point to finish his Championship!

Mattix had an amazing weekend at the Central New York Shetland Sheepdog Club Specialties. Back-to-back Winner's dog, including a BOW for a 4 pt major! Thank you to breeder-judges Hector Hector and Meredith Hector! We are just thrilled.

What a week for Maplecove! While Mazey has been up in Canada visiting her boyfriend "Berry", she was entered in the specialties leading up to the Canadian Sheltie National. She won WB/BOW for a 5-pt major the first day, RWB to the major the second day and a 2nd placement in Open blue at the National. Thank you to her handler extraordinaire - Karen Linkletter!

We are also THRILLED that Mattix won a 4pt specialty major at the SSCNNJ show from the puppy class under judge James Frederiksen.


Mattix is awarded WD/BOW under judge Walter Sommerfelt at the Harrisburg Shetland Sheepdog Club Specialty for another point.


Mattix blows us away at his very first show taking Winners Dog/Best of Winners/Best of Breed under judge Bernie Biasi for his first point and then a GROUP 4TH under judge Marjorie Tuff at only 6 months old! We are having so much fun with this little boy.


We have had a blast with our newest hopeful "Mattix" Jade Mist Pieces of Time with his breeder, Carol Howell. He has taken the ring by storm and has won 2 puppy Group Firsts, and 2 Best Beginner Puppy in Shows at both a large all-breed and specialty show. He is the total package with the most phenomenal temperament.


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