Belmark Shelties is a small show kennel located in North West Ohio near Bellefontaine, 45 minutes North of Dayton and about an hour from Columbus. I hope you have time to stay and visit and see pictures of our home and kennel. We were established in 1986, striving for AKC standard correct shelties for all rings. We exhibit in AKC (American Kennel Club) and CKC (Canadian Kennel Club). We have been very successful through the years and have the honor of having All breed, Best In Show Winners, Reserve Best in Shows, Specialty Best In Show winners and ASSA National winners with a couple RWB, a RWD, Best In Futurity, Runner up to Best in Futurity, and numerous Award of Merit winners. We strive to produce dogs that adhere to our breed Standard, and are a joy to live with and train. Our lines are based on Banchory through Tall Timber and Macdega with a splash of Heritage Spirit. This blend stamps our shelties with solid, well moving bodies and stable temperaments as well as a classy, elegant presence, loads of coat and a sweet, loving expression. To see some of our informal sheltie photos check out our Gallery pages, Fun Photos, and Fan Letters to name a few.


We would like to invite you to surf our pages, and look around. We have much excitement as always, and have been honored with our breed's parent club award ASSA's Breeder Of Most Champions for 2012, 2015 and 2016 tied in 2014. We have bred and or owned 104 American Champions, 69 Canadian Champions and have many others pointed and nearing their Championships.
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”


We attend shows just about every weekend, our dogs are well socialized, of the utmost quality, health tested and much loved. Please take the time to get to know us better; don't forget to check all the links at the bottom of each page. Thanks for visiting with us.


Bode and his descendants, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th generation.
Above from left to right:
Am/Can Ch Belmark Lo And Behold ROM ROMC,
GCH Am/Can Ch Belmak Give Me Chills,
Am/Can Ch Attridge Pearls Of Wisdom,
Belmark Atari Am pts, Ch Belmark Drum Roll Please ASSA RWD,
Belmark Casana Am/Can pts



7/8/18 It was a great weekend in Monroe MI, our sweet girl; Belmark Berry Me, "Qudi" was WB, BW and BOB over specials, both days this weekend under Tom and Nioma Coen. What an honor, she is now on 10 points with a major. Hoping to finish her soon as she is dropping coat fast! Also Belmark C U On The Flip was WD and BW for a major this weekend as well.

7/1/18 Our first weekend back after vacation, in Lima OH, on Friday Upton was WD for his final 2 points to become Ch Belmark Unapologetically, and GCh Ch Belmark Scandalous now owned by Paul and Karen Hannah was Best of Breed, On Saturday Belmark Atari was WD, Belmark Berry Me was WB and BW and GCh Ch Belmark Scandalous was Best Of Breed. Can't forget our little red dachshund, Belmark C U On The Flip, who was WD and BW as well.  On Sunday Belmark Berry Me was WB and GCh Ch Belmark Scandalous was Best of Breed. Not a bad weekend. Belmark Suntime Kissing Strangers was RWB each day, she only needs a single to finish.

6/10/18 We had a great weekend on Saturday at the SSC of WNY hosted a lovely specialty, and Belmark Unapologetically was Mark Lucas choice for WD for a 4 point major to bring him to 13 points. and then the following day in Canton OH He was WD again bringing him to just needing a single to finish. Belmark Memories On Tap was WB BW and BOS, and Ch Belmark Road Less Traveled was select for his last point needed for his Grand Championship. Not to be outdone Belmark Mercy Me "Kerby" with Zana Friend was WB for her 3rd major, she is now on 12 points. Oh and in Canada Belmark Tresta Aerosmith, placed again in the group for his Championship, that gives his sire his ROMC! Sony also had another son finish his American Championship this weekend. He never fails to amaze me.

6/3/18 Although we took this weekend off, we did have a puppy finish. Paul and Karen Hannah fell in love with "Twitter" after showing her for us for a short month. They finally talked me into letting her go home to live with them permanently, after a couple weeks back with the Hannah's she picked up back to back 4 point majors to finish her Championship. She is now Ch Belmark Scandalous, and will soon be campaigned. Big congrats to them. Her finishing has made her dam Ch Fever and ROM! And on the east coats Zana Friend called with good news about Belmark Mercy Me. She won another point, and is now on 9 points both majors. So looking forward to this Sony daughter finishing as well!

5/27/18 at the New Castle PA shows, Belmark Bring On The Rain "Bianca" was RWB on Thursday and WB and BOS on Friday for a 4 point major, as well as RWB on Saturday and WB BOS on Sunday for another 4 point major. It is now  BISS Ch Belmark Bring On The Rain "Bianca". Big thanks to all the judges that loved our little girl, to her many fans and to breeder Kathy Rutter.  Oh and up in Alaska, Belmark Blue Bayou "Moola's picked up a 3 point major and a 5 point major going BOB and Group 4! big thanks to Sherry Sims for handling. Oh and her brother Belmark Simco Attention; picked up his 3rd 5 point major to finish, Love this litter of Quentin kids.

5/20/18 We had a great day the Green Bay SSC at the morning show under Sue Healy; Belmark Unapologetically was WD,  and "Riley" was WB, BW and Best Of Breed over many specials for a 4 point major to finish! She is now BISS Ch Belmark Just Breath. At the afternoon show under Mark Lucas; Belmark Unapologetically was WD and BW for his second major and Belmark Berry Me "Qudi" was WB for her first major. We then drop to the All Breed shows for the rest of the weekend with a slightly different crew, and Carmylie Belmark Admiralty "Amir" was WD on Saturday and Ch Belmark Road Less Traveled was select, and today We got both reserves on "Amir" and "Qudi", and Best Of Breed for Ch Belmark Road Less Traveled, he is now needing a single to finish his Grand.

5/12/18 Back to back specialties today at the Central Indiana SSC.  Belmark Unapologetically "Upton" last RWD under Brian Reid and WD under Liz Bianchi, for a major. So proud of this puppy. Ch Belmark Road Less Traveled was BOS at both shows as well. Good day.

5/7/18 Nice weekend back from the National Carmylie Belmark Admiralty was WD on Saturday and Ch Belmark Road Less Traveled "Journey" was BOS both days he is now on 12 points with 2 majors.

ASSA National Specialty 2018 in Virginia Beach VA
Belmark Unapologetically, was 3rd in the 6-9 month Futurity class under judge Jennie Hynes, and 4th place in the regular class under judge Hector Hector.
Carmylie Belmark Admiralty, was 3rd in the 9-12 month class under Hector Hector
Belmark Morningstar Sound Link, was 3rd in the 12-18 month class under Hector Hector.
Belmark Scandalous, was 3rd in the 6-9 month class under Kathy Ryan
Belmark Berry Me, was 1st in the 9-12month class under Kathy Ryan
Belmark Memories on Tap, was 2nd in the 9-12 month class under Kathy Ryan
Belmark Just Breath, was 2nd to WB in the Open Black class under Kathy Ryan
Belmark Bring On The Rain, was 1st in the Am-Bred class under Kathy Ryan
Belmark Suntime Kissing Strangers, was 4th in the Open Black bitch class under Kathy Ryan

4/22/18 On a our way to the National we made a quick stop at the Columbus OH shows. Carmylie Belmark Admiralty "Amir" was WD for 2 pts, Belmark Memories on Tap "Nina" was WB and BW for 2 pts and Ch Belmark Road Less Traveled "Journey" was Breed for 4 pts. We did not wait for the Groups, on to the National.

4/16/18 This weekend Ch Belmark Prowder River Prowess was Best of Breed and Group 2nd, congratulations to owner Cheryl Krajcar, on her first sheltie and Champion and our 100th!

4/7/18 At the Interlocking SSC in IL, It is now Ch Belmark Powder River Prowess, going WD and BW for a 5 pt win, 4th Specialty Major! Not to be outdone, Belmark Just Breath, our pretty bi-black Noah daughter was WB for a 5 point major under judge Joanna Chaplek, and BISS GCH Ch Barwood Sound Sensation ROM was Best of Breed!!!! We then drove to our next show, under Jerry Parisek, Belmark Unapologetically was WD for his first point, and Belmark Bring on The Rain was WB, BW and Best of Breed, and on to Group 2nd under Dana Cline. 

3/25/18 Belmark Powder River Prowess was WD both yesterday and today at the St Louis SSC under judges Denise Cornelsson and Debbie Wyman for his 3rd Specialty majors, he is now on 12 points! and Belmark Memories on Tap "Nina" her first time in the ring was WB and BW for 5 point major!!!!

3/18/18 On Thursday at the Kentuckiana Cluster Belmark Bring On The Rain "Bianca" was WB BW for 2 points under Houston Clark. And the following day was WB, BW and BOB over lovely specials for a 4 point major at the KY SSC for a BISS under breeder judge Amy Massey! Then today Belmark Suntime Kissing Strangers "Kate" was WB and BW for a 4 point win and Ch Belmark Stone Cold Sober "Nolan" was WD to finish!!!!

3/11/18 At Kansas City MO this weekend We had a great time at this lovely cluster. Ch Belmark Road Less Traveler "Journey" was WD under Marjorie Tuff at the specialty for a 5 point major. Belmark Just Breath was WB and BW under Yvonne Defrietas for a 5 point win, Belmark Stone Cold Sober was WD for another 5 points at the specialty and the All-Breed as well. BISS GCH Ch Belmark Tarantino "Quentin" was select at the specialty under Marjorie and won Breed today and Group 2!

2/25/18 Our sweet boy Belmark Stone Cold Sober "Nolan", went out for the first time with co-owner Kathy Wilkins, and won a specialty 5 point major going WD BW in Tallahassee FL. Big thanks to judges Mark Lucas and

3/4/18 We had a good time in Tallmadge OH this weekend. Belmark Powder River Prowess, a Notch son was WD and BW both days to bring him to 6 points. And Belmark Berry Me was WB today or her first point. Not to be outdone Belmark CU on the Flip was WD for a 4 point major!

2/18/18 We had a great weekend at the COSSA specialties. On Saturday Belmark Road Less Traveled was WD and BW under breeder/judge Sue Christie for a major, He then took another specialty major reserve the next day. Also Belmark Suntime Kissing Strangers "Kate" at her first ring debut was WB and BW on Sunday and then also Reserve. Not bad with such stiff competition this weekend. But better yet it is now Ch Belmark Ozark Crest One Of A Kind "Louie" finishes on the 16th going WD and BOS at the Des Moines SSC for his 4th Major. Big congrats to co-owners Paul and Karen Hannah who have him in the top standings with a Group 1 and Group 4 from the puppy class on his way to his Championship. This Sony son out of a Keaton daughter will be lots of fun!

2/11/18 We had a wonderful time at the Indianapolis IN shows. Ch Belmark Drum Roll Please, was select each day for a major so he is now on 12 points 4 majors, his first weekend out as a special. Ch Kensil's N Belmark Ecstacy, was BOS Friday to Sunday as a move up, she has 6 points towards her Grand. Not to be outdone Belmark Just Breath "Riley" was WB for a major on Saturday out of the 6-9 month class. And our other puppy co-owned with Paul and Karen Hannah, Belmark Ozark Crest One Of A Kind was WD and BW on Friday and Saturday for his second and their majors, This "Sony" son only needs a single to finish!!!!!

2/4/18 We had a good weekend in Washington PA, at the Three Rivers SSC. On Saturday we started the day with "Nolan" Belmark Stone Cold Sober going Runner Up to Best In Sweeps, Then our sweet girl; Kensil's N Belmark Ecstasy "Sadie" was WB and BW under breeder judge Ellen Worthington for her last needed major a 4 point! She is now Ch Sadie and it gave her sire "Keaton" an ROM!! As if that was not enough, on Sunday "Linus" Belmark Powder River Prowess (by Ch Notch) was WD his first weekend out for a 4 point major under breeder judge Amy Massey. Congrats to his owner Cheryl Krajcar. BISS GCH Ch Belmark Country Lane Confetti was select both days in stuff competition for 5 points each time. Good weekend.

1/28/18, We decided to make the trip to Erie PA even though we only had 2 dogs to show and had a great time. BISS GCh Ch Belmark Country Lane Confetti, was BOS both days and Belmark Atari was RWD and WD, BW on Sunday. He is now on 11 points both majors. He is not yet in full coat but we will hope to finish him on this coat yet.

1/21/18 We had fun at our first show back of the year. At Novi MI on Thursday; Belmark Road Less Traveled, was WD and BW followed by WD on Friday to minor out. Not to be outdone, BISS Ch Belmark Country Lane Confetti won everyday, going BOB on Saturday to finish her Grand Championship in short order.

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