Thank you for stopping by our site….. On this page you will find out about our wonderful breed, our first dogs and how we got started and our current dogs today. So please continue on, and we hope you enjoy learning a little more about us and our fur kids.
Royal Hill is a small hobby kennel located in South Jordan, Utah. Mike and I moved from Olathe, Kansas to Utah in 2005. We love the country, the beautiful view of the Mountains, and all the activities that go along with living here.
In 1987 Mike and I got our first blue merle Shetland Sheepdog. Sammy joined our family at 10 weeks and in 1989 became Ch. Shadow Hill's Royal Ribbon. Sammy helped me learn about shelties, showing in conformation and how to be trained by a sheltie! I was really excited and had lot to learn, I went to shows, including the national, talked with breeders and handlers, and became involved with my local clubs. I recommend the book Sheltie Talk to anyone interested in becoming involved in our breed. Ch. Sammy gets credit for getting me hooked on breeding and showing, it is my favorite hobby.
We keep our small number of adults and puppies in our home. We do not have kennel so they are treated like our children at home. They do get a lot of attention and being with us no matter where we go. We have been breeding since 1990's with the average 1 to 2 litters a year and some days we do not breed for a year or so as we do very limit of breeding.
We have been lucky to finish a number of homebred dogs and other breeder's dogs too. We have done so well with our shelties that has won for Herding Group placements, Best In Breed Class ,Runner Up Futurity Class, won in some National Specialty Class Winners, Best In Specialty Show Winners, we also have a lot of Agility and Obedience titles too. Also herding titles too. We also do have therapy dogs and others.
We sell our puppies and occasional adults to pet, conformation, or performance homes. Several dogs we have placed have gone on to become wonderful therapy dogs as well.
All of our dogs and parents are tested for known
genetic problems in the breed.
our pet/companion puppies go
on spay/neuterwritten contracts. We have
the right to reserve and choose which home is best for the dog/pup. We do NOT sell any puppies for breeding to any commercial pet shops.
I have always loved animals and also enjoy working with Delta Society (http://www.deltasociety.org ) and Intermountain Therapy Animals . At the nursing home, children group home, etc. I also volunteer to help children and adults to learn new skills in sign language. The rest of my time is usually spent with my family, friends, volunteering, and of course with our dogs. My husband, Mike enjoys flying and has flown various types of aircraft from small airplanes to military fighters. He tries to play golf when he has time. He loves to watch old movies especially the old western movies. He is a retired marine who served 29 years in the corps. He has been a soccer coach for about 9 years.
We are currently members
American Shetland Sheepdog Association,
Great Salt Lake Training Club, and the
Shetland Sheepdog Association. Please feel
free to visit us as much as you can to see all
the new updates. Thank you for stopping by
and we hope you enjoy your stay, Mike & Linda
If you have any questions,
or may be interested in one of our puppies or
adults please contact me at