Established in 1969
Aldercrest was founded in 1969 when I moved to Oregon and purchased
my first female sheltie. As a high school student I worked
in a veterinary clinic and always admired the Shelties of Shirley
Valo, a Minnesota breeder who owned quality dogs with sound temperament.
After purchasing Honey I contacted Margerite Buckmiller who
owned Markrisdo Kennels and began the search for quality stud
service. Although that first female was not show quality I felt
very responsible in choosing a mate for her that was and American
and Canadian Champion. Having not yet acquired the quality
and knowledge to compete in the breed ring, these beginning dogs
were trained and shown in Obedience. Honey quickly earned her
C.D.X. and her son Hobo his C.D. As the years passed we improved
the quality of our stock by making sound choices for Stud dogs
and when a litter improved upon the quality of the mother, we
kept the younger dogs and spayed the mother.
Aldercrest Tri to Remember (Pictured to the Right) was
one of our first males to be shown actively. He placed second in the open any other color class at the National Specialty in
the early 1980's handled by Dottie Adkins. "Treasure"
sired our first home bred Champion. Canadian Champion Aldercrest
Mr. Bo Jangles. (See picture below)
We purchased a Sable female to ad to our foundation .
Queenie was line-bred Peter Pumpkin and we quickly learned that
the line bred Banchory High Born dogs complemented her well.
For more than thirty years we have crossed these two pedigrees
and produced lovely dogs with outgoing temperament. We frequently
receive referrals from local Obedience trainers and Veterinarians because they respect the quality of dogs we produce.
Shelties of Aldercrest is a Hobby kennel located in a rural area of
Oregon City. All of our dogs are well socialized as we have seven children
and all puppies are house raised.
Our puppies are intelligent and quick to learn to please their
people. East to West we have the best .......................
family dogs!! Aldercrest East is located in Ashland Mass. Joe
and April have two shelties of Aldercrest, and have bred three
litters. Their shelties are very social beings. (You might think spoiled, but
it is their high intelligence that they have used to learn to
run the house appropriately.)
Shelties of Aldercrest has stud service available through the
International Canine Semen Bank. If you're thinking
family dog, think about our kennel.