Welcome to Trilliant Shetland Sheepdogs! We are located in Fairview, Tennessee (Nashville area) and have been passionate about Shelties since 2000 when Stephanie bred her first litter under the name "Trilliant". She was first taken by the breed in 1991 after purchasing her first Sheltie as a companion while in college. "Maggie" was originally a show dog that didn't enjoy the ring and Stephanie began taking obedience classes with her for fun. Maggie excelled naturally and their dedication paid off when she qualified in 1998 at the AKC National Agility Championship at just over 9 years old! Tragically, just two weeks before the competition, Maggie was diagnosed with an inoperable heart tumor. She passed away just 7 weeks later, but was the catalyst for what is now Trilliant.
Our goals have always been to produce healthy, sound, stable dogs using the ASSA Shetland Sheepdog Breed Standard as our guideline. We strive for beauty and brains - form and function. Our breeding adults are tested for health clearances at the appropriate age. I show in AKC licensed conformation, obedience, agility, and herding events with my main focus being on conformation. Many puppies we have bred have gone on to earn numerous conformation and performance titles for their owners too. But most importantly is that our dogs are beloved companions - they are loved and give unmatched love in return. We breed on average two litters a year. We often have puppies available as companions. Not every puppy can be a show dog so there are plenty of puppies who are going to make lovely companions for families.The puppies are raised in the house for maximum socialization and handling time. Being in a busy household with two young children lends itself to having dogs who have wonderful, stable, outgoing personalities. The puppies get handled regularly, loved on and doted on. They are exposed to a variety of sounds and experiences in the house helping them develop well rounded temperaments.
Stephanie is member of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association, a Breeder of Merit with the American Kennel Club, and is a member in good standing with the Brandon Kennel Club and Tampa Bay Area Shetland Sheepdog Club. We hope this gives you some insignt into Trilliant, and please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We always love to hear from fellow Sheltie lovers!