Belmark Shelties is a small hobby 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) and sometimes UKC (United Kennel Club) just for fun. We have been very successful through the years and have the honor of having All breed, Best In Show Winners, Specialty Best In Show winners and ASSA National winners with a RWB and Best In Futurity in the last couple years. We strive to produce dogs that adhere to our breed Standard, and are yet 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. We have bred and or owned 45 American Champions, 46 Canadian Champions and have many others waiting in the wings to show their stuff! If you would like to reach us please feel free to contact us, we are always happy to talk to someone interested in the breed!

And please don't forget to check all the links at the bottom of each and every page.
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UPDATES




Belmark Coalescence, "Unity" Am mjr pts

We are so very proud of this girl and her debut with Zana Friend for back to back specialty majors.
There will be more to come from this pretty girl and her two equally nice litter sisters.
Please watch for them and others at the ASSA National in St Louis!

SHOW NEWS

3/5/14 Ch Belmark Close Encounter "Keaton" picked up his first Grand Championship points and made it a big one with a 5 point major at the Interlocking SSC under judge Meredith Hector in an entry of 15 specials including many top standing specials. This was Keaton's first show as a special and still just a yearling, he did us proud going Select.

3/23/14 It is now Ch Belmark Life Elevated "Utah" Thanks to judge David Calderwood that put our girl up for a third major at the St Louis specialty to finish. She also won Best In Sweeps this day and finished just past her first birthday with just a handful of shows to her credit. Big thanks to Zana Friend who started and trained her and to co-owner Barbara Thompson, who knew her potential at first glance. New show pictures will be posted when they arrive.

3/22/14 Belmark Life Elevated does it again, picking up her second specialty major today at the St Louis SSC under breeder judge Barbara Wright. "Utah" was very well received and garnered many fans. She also won Best In Sweeps under judge Robert Scott. To top it off Am/Can Ch Belmark Sticker Shock "Quake" went select male!!!

3/17/14 BISS Am/Can Ch Barwood Sound Sensation "Sony" after being moved up to breed goes BOS today in a class of 16 specials for a nice major towards his Grand Championship. Thanks to judge David Boulus for the honor. 

3/16/14 Our beautiful girl Belmark Coalescence "Unity" pictured above at the Baltimore MD shows picks up back to back specialty 4 point majors going WB and BW each time under judges Judy Kelsey and Sandy McCambridge. Big thanks to handler Zana Friend that does such a great job with her and this their first show together!

3/14/14 It is now Ch Belmark Flower Girl "Blossom", she finishes today going BOS over a special for her third major and all entirely out of the 6-9 month puppy class. BIG thanks to her handler Julie Grandquist that loved her as much as we do. This is the second Champion for dam Ch Belmark InStyle. Also congrats to Belmark Waiakea Ticket Holder and Can Ch Belmark Star Crossed, and their owners who both picked up two majors this weekend as well with Julie Grandquist. Then as well today Belmark Life Elevated "Utah" picks up a specialty major at the Kentucky SSC under breeder/judge Jane Howard. This brilliant red little girl just takes the ring by storm. We are so happy and proud of her and thank Misty Jones for taking her in for me when I had to leave. Utah is now up to 6 points and a major, watch for her at the National and upcoming shows.

3/13/14 Belmark Blown Away "Venus" picks up her third major putting her to 12 points today. Thanks to judge Keke Kahn and handler Paul Hannah for the great presentation. We are so looking forward to her Championship as she rounds the corner to the finish!

3/9/14 Belmark KickStart is now major pointed, going WD and BW today at the Auburn IN shows. His sister went RWB, and kennel mate "Ticket" went RWD, it was a good day. We are very pleased with these puppies and their young accomplishments. Thanks to judges and handler Julie Grandquist for the honor. As if this was not good enough, Belmark Blown Away "Venus" picks up a single this weekend as well and "Grant" went RWD again....... so close.

3/8/14 Belmark Flower Girl wins her second major and now needs only a single to finish. She went WB and BW under judge Dana Cline at the Auburt IN shows. Big thanks to Julie Grandquist for her expert handling, and her love for this beautiful girl. Life is good.

3/7/14 It is now BISS Am/Can Ch Barwood Sound Sensation "Sony". Today he went WD BW and BOB for his last points needed to finish. He completed his A,merican Championship in 4 straight shows with all four being specialty wins. Sony is an exceptional dog, and his wins are just the beginning, watch for him at the ASSA National and then as a special when fully mature.

3/1/14 It was a great day at the shows, Can Ch Barwood Sound Sensation "Sony" goes WD and BW at the Mid FL SSC under judge Maralyn Busse for a 4 pt mjr. He now has both his majors and 9 points. Big thanks to Sunway presentation who has done such a great job with this boy in the last few days.  Then at the Chicagoland SSC in a huge entry Belmark Flower Girl "Blossom" picks up a 5 point major under judge Diane Hawes, thanks to her and handler Julie Grandquist for this nice win. Blossom now has 11 points at 7 months of age.

2/22/14 Belmark Flower Girl "Blossom" does it again going WB BW for another two points today, Thanks to handler Julie Grandquist who does such a great job and judge Arlene Czech. Also today at the COSSA specialty our upcoming boy Barwood Sound Sensation "Sony" goes WD and BW for a fat 5 point major under judge Joe Malloy with Joel McCarthy handling. And to top it all off, we heard from Paul Hannah that Belmark Blow Away "Venus" gets her second major to bring her to 8 points. Her kennel mate "Grant" Belmark Grand Design, has 3 consecutive major reserves to add to his collection. We are very happy and proud of these dogs and all they are accomplishing. 

2/20/14 Belmark Flower Girl "Blossom" went WB and BW today at the Park Shore Kennel Club show in Chicago Il. Her kennel mate Belmark Waiakea Ticket Holder "Ticket" (by Mikey) at his first show goes WD, both getting 2 points! Big thanks to handler Julie Grandquist and judge Dorothy Collier. Not to be outdone: Belmark Blown Away "Venus" wins a major today!!! Big thanks to handler Paul Hannah and judge Roberta Campbell, we are so excited for this lovely girl. Watch for her at the National as well.

1/26/14 It was a great day for our sable girls, Belmark Flower Girl "Blossom" wins again today for another single going WB and BOS, in Greys Lake IL under judge Charles Olvis, thanks to handler Julie Grandquist. Belmark Life Elevated "Utah" goes WB today with handler Zana Friend in MD. And to make things even better Belmark Blown Away "Venus" goes WB, BW and BOS for her first point with Paul Hannah under Linda More. We are so excited for these girls and their new careers. This years prove to be a great one!!

1/24/14 At her very first show and with new handler Julie Grandquist, Belmark Flower Girl "Blossom" goes WB and BOS at the Grey Summit IL shows today. We are so happy and proud of this little darling.

1/19/14 Belmark Life Elevated "Utah" picks up more points in MD under the expert care of handler Zana Friend. At only her second weekend and only shown the one day, our little girl is making us proud. Congrats to Barbara Thompson, on this sweet girl too!

1/18/14 It was a great day for Am/Can Ch Belmark Own The Podium "Ollie". In TN with owner Katrina Trent a blue son picked up his first points at 7 months of age, in IA his daughter same litter (Halle kids) with handle Becky Johnson and co-owned with Tracy Gensler, Belmark Yatzee goes WB, BW and BOS over two specials for a major and her other brother at the same show went RWD. As if that was not enough in Canada Tracy Tuff's little blue boy also just barely of age has picked up 10 points in two days! We are so very proud of these kids and they owners, more to come I am sure.

1/12/14 Belmark Life Elevated "Utah" formally "Utah" and no co-owned with Barbara Thompson, went to her first show in VA with Zana friend and left with two RWB and a WB for her first 2 points, not a bad start!!

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Bella and George Thompson
De Graff, Ohio
(937) 585-4818
belmark@embarqmail.com

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promoting the betterment of the breed through careful planning
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