Belmark Shelties is a 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, tied in 2014, won 2015, 2016 and 2018. We have bred and or owned 121 American Champions, 71 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,
BISS GCH Am/Can Ch Belmak Give Me Chills,
GCH Am/Can Ch Attridge Pearls Of Wisdom,
Ch Belmark Atari, Ch Belmark Drum Roll Please ASSA RWD,
Belmark Casana Am/Can pts



1/5/20 First show of the year and after a bit of a break in November and December we started out at the Tallmadge Ohio shows with Belmark Combustible "Weston" going WD. BW and BOS on Saturday and WD, BOS on Sunday. Our next shows are at the end of the month!

11/17/19 after a nice long break we were called in to show our little girl Belmark Xallutations "Xally", and she picked up a major in Columbus Ohio on Thursday. She only needs another major with 4 points to finish. Big thanks to Paul and Karen Hannah for all her other points. We will not be to any more shows this year but she will be on our list for next year first thing. We have some really pretty ones that are very close to their Championships.

9/14/19 We have been taking it slower and not pushing every weekend and it has been nice but going to a show or two a month we need to make it count, and we did this weekend. Ch Belmark Beat Goes On "Vermont" as a move up Champion was Best In Sweeps at both of the Greater Detroit SSC specialty shows, then on to Select Dog and Best Of Opposite respectfully in very nice competition. Also Belmark Alaska Shakeout "Kobi" at his first shows with us was Reserve Winners Dog on the first day and then Winners Dog and Best of Winners and Winners Dog for 5 and 3 point majors respectfully, So he is on 12 points all majors already. Then Belmark Forever Ever "Elani" was Reserve twice to 5 point wins. We are very proud.

9/8/19 We went to Wilmington OH, and on Saturday Belmark Beat Goes On "Vermont" was WD for his second major to finish!!!! so Ch Vermont!! Then our sweet Elani was reserve winners proud of both. Next day Vermont moved up and was Select Dog, this is our 122nd Champion!!! Can't complain

9/2/19 We went to Amana IA to visit with friends and do a nice show we like. Belmark Beat Goes On was WD on Monday for 2 more points and reserve a couple times in a nice entry, very proud of our puppy 

7/29/19 Belmark Beat Goes On "Vermont" was WD on Friday at the Dan Emmet shows in Marion OH for a 4 point major, followed it up the next day with another 4 point reserve. Our 6-9 month puppy is now on 10 points.

7/21/19 Our baby Belmark Beat Goes On "Vermont" was WD on Thursday for 2 more points he is now on 6 points Belmark Aberdeen was WB and BW on Saturday and WB on Sunday, big thanks to Zana Friend for handling and possibly best of all on Sunday Ch Belmark Soiree ROM was select for a 5 point major to finish her Grand Championship!! We are so pleased.

7/14/19 This was a good weekend On Thursday under Patti Widick Neale; Belmark Beat Goes On "Vermont" was WD, BW and Best of Breed, he was also puppy Group 1 (only day we decided to play in puppy) on Friday under judge Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna; Vermont was WD and BW and Belmark Winds Of Change "Upse" was WB. And on Sunday under Eric Liebes; "Vermont" was WD and Best Puppy and Belmark Whattsapp "Tally" was Reserve, good weekend all the way around.

7/7/19 We went down to the Huntington WV shows today and it paid off, under judge David Kirkland, Belmark Beat Goes On "Vermont" was WD for his first point at his second show. and it is now Ch Belmark Love Actually "Madelyn" was WB, BW and Best of Breed for her final point. We could not be more proud of this girl, and the judges that put her up and finished her in two short months. Now on to the next one!

6/30/19 While with handler Zana Friend, our sweet girl went WB last week and then again this week going WB and BW both Saturday and Sunday for her last two remaining majors needed for her Championship, so it is now Ch Belmark Empress!!! This is our first cryptic blue to finish and our last Bode daughter. Sweet times.

6/23/19 Our little girl Belmark Love Actually "Madelyn" was a little star this weekend winning the points on Saturday under breeder judge Tom Coen and also on Sunday under Peter Green. She is now within a single of her Championship. We also took our baby puppy, Belmark Beat Goes On and he was RWD on Saturday.

6/15/19 Today we went to the Echo Hills show in Troy Oh and our little girl Belmark Love Actually "Madelyn" was WB BW and BOS for another point!

6/8/19 We are celebrating our 5th Champion of the year and as with "Sprout" just a couple weeks ago, we were able to make memorable for her breeder being another first for them. It is now Ch Shannon N Belmark Soundtrack, finishing with a 4 point major at the MO shows. Big thanks to handler Paul Hannah. Not to be outdone on Saturday Belmark Empress "Victoria" our last Bode daughter picked up 2 more points with handler Zana Friend. That is after winning both days last weekend. She just needs her majors now to finish!!

5/27/19 Memorial Day weekend was certainly memorial, Paul Hannah in Lincoln Nebraska was WB for  5point major with Shannon N Belmark Soundtrack "DJ"! She now just needs a major to finish. And with Sherry Sims Belmark Change Of Fate "Merida" was WB for a 4 point major. Our second major pointed kid from this breeding.

5/19/19 At Marietta OH shows on Saturday our daughter was WB for 2 points under judge Jacqueline Stacy on Belmark Love Actually "Madelyn" she is now on 10 points both majors. The following day it is now Ch Belmark Mic Drop "Elton" he finished by taking a third large major!! This makes his dam Ch Belmark Soiree an ROM!! Big thanks to Zana Friend for her expert handling.

5/11/19 We had a lovely weekend at Lebanon IN, at the Central Indiana SSC. On Friday under Carolyn Ing our boy got his BISS by going Best in Specilaty with 14 specials at a large entry, it is now BISS GCh Am/Can Ch Belmark Give Me Chills. To top that off, she also gave our little girl Belmark Love Actually "Madelyn" WB for a 4 point major. Then the next day under judge Carl Skinner "Chill" was Select dog and Madelyn was again WB for a 5 point win. So pleased.

5/5/19 at Bucyrus OH shows our new girl; Kensil's Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This "Candy" was WB and BOS to Ch Belmark Stone Cold Sober "Nolan" which was BOB and then on to Group 1st. "Elton was RWD. Then today it is now Ch Goodwin Belmark Fresh Start "Sprout" who was WB for her finishing points thanks to handler Zana Friend, "Elton" was RWD again and "Nolan" was BOB.

4/23/19 First show back after the National with handler Zana Friend, Belmark Mic Drop "Elton" was WD BW and BOB over 4 specials and pulled in the Group for a 5 point major. And Goodwin Belmark Fresh Start "Sprout was WB. Today Elton was again WD for a third major and "Sprout" was WB BW and BOB over 4 specials for a 4 point major, she only needs a single to finish.

ASSA National 2019
Belmark Lady Antebellum "Darlin" was Best In Futurity under Steve Barger
Belmark Mic Drop "Elton" was 2nd in the 12-18 month dog class under Robin McTaggart
Belmark Change Of Fate "Merida" was 2nd in her 9-12 month class under Barbara Kenealy
Belmark Love Actually "Madelyn" was 3rd to sister in the 9-12 mo class under Barbara Kenealy
Belmark Prized Possession "Harper" was 1st in the 9-12 mo AOAC class under Barbara Kenealy
All the puppies we took placed in their classes, we are very proud. Thanks to judges

3/30/19 We took a detour to the National by hitting the Sacramento CA specialties. and are happy to announce that Belmark Mic Drop "Elton" was David Calderwood's pick for WD for a 4 point major, his first points.

3/17/19 Our pretty girl Belmark Change Of Fate "Merida" picked up her 4th major reserve this weekend at the Baltimore specialties, two being specialty major reserves. We hope that our puppies are now ready for our upcoming trip to the National.

3/3/19 At the Chicagoland SSC this weekend under judge Ellen Worthington, our pretty girl Belmark Prized Possession went WB and BOW for a 5 point major! We are so happy for this pretty girl and how well she showed, along with the other puppies we are training, nice start to the year. 

2/24/19 so proud of our puppies this weekend as we get them ready for the National. Belmark Mic Drop was RWD for a major under breeder/judge Nioma Coen. What a nice start for his show career. He is now headed out for a short stint with Zana Friend before we head out to the National.

2/10/19 We were at the Indianapolis IN shows this weekend and Belmark Lady Antebellum was Reserve WB for a major one day Belmark Million Reasons was Reserve WD for a major another day and Ch Belmark Cravin Some Sass was select for a large major. Also our good friend with her Ch Chill daughter Belmark I'll Be There For You Withahn for her WB and BW and 5 point major, and the Shannons' for their finishing their Ch Quentin son.

2/3/19 We went to the Three Rivers SSC and it was a good weekend. Under Mark Lucas it is now Ch Belmark Cravin Some Sass, "Pansy", she was WB and BW for her third major to finish. As if that was not enough It is also Ch Carmylie Belmark Admiralty "Amir". 2 Champions in one day!! Not to be out done, our baby puppy Belmark Change Of Fate was Runner Up to Best in Sweeps, and Reserve Winners Bitch for a 5 point major. 

1/27/19 At our second show of the year we did well in Erie PA. Belmark Cravin Some Sass "Pansy" was WB BW and BOS on Saturday under judge Deborah Anthony. For her first major 4 points! the following day under Mr Anthony Belmark Million Reasons "Finnigan" was WD for a 4 point major and "Pansy" was WB BW and Best of Breed for her second 4 point major.  x

1/6/19 first show of the year went fabulous! On Friday "Sonic" the Sony son I am showing for Cheryl Krajcar was reserve at the Tallmadge OH shows under Elizabeth Muthard, and our Belmark Cravin Some Sass, "Bode" daughter was WB and BW. On Saturday Belmark Million Reasons "Finni" the Notch son was WD and BOS under Steve Keating and Belmark Cravin Some Sass was WB BW and BOB and made the cut in the Group ring. On Sunday "Sonic" again was reserve.

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