Amber Hill Shelties is located in Coventry, Rhode Island. We are a small hobby breeder consisting of a husband and wife team that are passionate about Shetland Sheepdogs. We are members of the Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club and currently serve on the Board of Directors. We both participate in the grooming, training and handling of our show dogs. We consider all of our dogs to be a part of the family and treat them like pampered pets. When our dogs are not in the show ring they can be found playing with our kids, out on a hike, or just relaxing with us in the family room .

We typically produce only one litter a year. Each litter is carefully planned and thought out. Our goal is to breed a balanced Sheltie with a good temperament and structure true to the standard. If you are interested in an Amber Hill puppy, please contact us for more information.

8/29/2014 -  Amber Hill Sea Star gets a Major Specialty Reserve in Maine under Breeder Judge Charlotte McGowen.

8/24/2014 - Jade 'Amber Hill Sea Glass' won a point going  WB  in West Springfield under Judge Mrs. Amy Gau.

8/17/2014 - We took the puppies to the Wachusett Kennel Club Puppy Competition. Amber Hill Surfer Boy beat his sister for BOB Puppy and went on to win a Puppy Herding Group 2.

6/28/2014 - Two of Pearls puppies that we are growing out went to the Tri-State Shetland Sheepdog match for some fun and practice. Amber Hill  Surfer Boy (Carlito) won both Best in Sweeps and Best in Match. His sister, Amber Hill Oceans 'Jewel', was Best of opposite in both the Sweeps and Match. It was a great day for a picnic and get together with Sheltie enthusiasts.

3/25/14 - MBISS GCh Amber Hill Ocean's 'Pearl' gives birth to 3 Boys and a girl.

3/15/14 - Amber Hill Sea Star wins the Bred by class's in both the morning and afternoon Baltimore Specialty shows. Jade was 2nd out of 6 from the 12-16 month class at both shows. It was a good day socializing with all the breeders and the girls received a lot of nice compliments from competitors and judges.

2/24/14 - MBISS GCh Amber Hill Ocean's 'Pearl' had an ultrasound today that confirmed her pregnancy. If all goes well she is scheduled to give birth March 25th. Pearl was Bred to Multiple BIS/BISS GCh Grandgables The Frat Boy, 'Brother'. Brother is currently the #1 winning sheltie and recently won the Breed at Westminster. We are very excited and looking forward to the litter from these two beautiful dogs. Thank you to Brothers owner Pamela Buckles and Handler Sarah Krickeberg for working with us to make the breeding possible.

2/23/14 - We attended the CSSC meeting which was followed by a hands on seminar for structure put on by  Breeder Judges Kim and Carolyn from Foxglove Shelties. It was very informative and we left with a better understanding of structure and how it relates to movement.

02/16/14 -  Jade 'Amber Hill Sea Glass' was WB and BOS at the First Company Governor's Foot Guard Athletic Association show in Hartford Ct under Judge Dr. Tom Davies.

01/05/14 - Amber Hill Shelties kicked off the new year with hopeful Jade 'Amber Hill Sea Glass' winning her first point from the 9-12 mo puppy class under Judge Mr. Robert Vandiver at the Merrimack Valley KC show in West Springfield. She has had a nice start taking 2 reserves and WB in her first three shows. Even though this young girl can be a challenge to handle due to her playfulness, her sweetheart personality makes her a lot of fun.  Pearl also picked up two more GCh  points at the shows.

11/30/13 - Pearl and Jade repeated their previous days performance in the CSSC supported entry at Worcester MA by winning BOB (Pearl) and Reserve WB (Jade) under Sheltie Judge Linda More. Jade was a handful to show with her inexperience and puppy attitude at full force. At the end of the down and back she jumped on the judge to give her a lick.

11/29/13 - Pearl wins her third BISS!!!!  At Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club Winter Specialty,  MBISS GCh Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl went Best In Specialty Show under Sheltie Breed Judge Charlotte McGowan for 3 more points.

In her debut show, Jade 'Amber Hill Sea Glass' (MBISS Ch Ilimist As You Like It ROM x MBISS GCh Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl) was awarded the Reserve Winners Bitch from the 6-9 month puppy class at CSSC Specialty.

11/23/13 - Pearl gets a 2 point Select over two other champions under Judge Cathy Daugherty

10/27/13 -  MBISS GCh Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl finished off her big weekend by repeating BOB  over specials under Judge Thomas Coen for 2 more points. She was included in the group cut but did not place. She has won BOB in her last 4 shows.

* Congratulations to NEW AKC Grand Champion Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl *

Pearl finished her Grand Champion title by being pointed in 12 of 15 shows for 28 Gch points, including 5 majors and 2 BISS.  She managed to accomplish this 11 months after her Champion title which is a relatively short time considering she took off 7 of those months to whelp a litter.  All 'Pearls' points have been breeder owner handled.

10/26/13 -  MBISS Ch Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl won BOB over 3 Specials to complete her Grand Championship under Judge Ms. Louise Palarik in the Queensboro Kennel Club show at West Springfield Ma. 'Pearl' topped off her day by winning a Group 3 Placement.

10/20/13 - The girls had a second good day in Springfield at the Troy Kennel Club Show under Judge Dana Cline. Amber Hill Sea Star won WB and a BBE Group 3 bringing her to the maximum number of 9 minor points. She will be looking for majors going forward. MBISS Ch Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl repeated Saturdays performance by winning BOB.

10/19/13 - Pearl and Star competed in the Albany Kennel Club show at West Springfield Ma. and both had a good day going against a small but competitive Sheltie entry that included specialty winners. Amber Hill Sea Star won WB and BOW for 1 point and  Ch Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl won BOB for another grand Champion point under Judge Mrs. Thora Brown.

10/06/13 - We took our puppies to an all breed match put on by St Hubert Kennel Club in North Stonington Ct. We also brought along Star for some show practice.  Everyone had a good time and Amber Hill Sea Star surprised us by Winning both 'Best Adult in Match' and 'Best Overall' when she went up against the winning puppy. She won some nice dog toys that the puppies stole from her.

9/01/13 - Ch Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl returned to the ring this weekend for the first time in 6 months since her litter. Her coat has been growing back in nice and we felt she finally looked good enough to take out to a show. Pearl won two more Grand Champion majors with a Select and a BOB (BISS) at the Downeast Shetland Sheepdog Club Specialties bringing her closer to her Grand Champion Title.

7/28/13 - Amber Hill Sea Star showed well for Ann at Providence County Kennel Club taking WB, and BOS for 1 point under judge Mrs. Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine. Star has had a good year at the local RI shows winning a point in 4 of the 6 shows she entered. Roy Showed 'Blu Vu Aurora Borealis' for our friend Karen Manchester (Blu Vu Shelties) and took reserve.

    7/19/13 - Amber Hill Sea Star takes Reserve Bitch in Stormville NY under Judge Janina Laurin. The dog show was a side trip this weekend as the main purpose of our NY visit  was to celebrated Ann's mothers birthday. Happy 87th Birthday to Dorothy Ellsworth.

    6/29/13 - Amber Hill Sea Star takes Reserve Bitch under breeder Judge Thomas Coen at Hockamock Kennel Club.

05/31/13 - We had a good turnout for the CSSC Spring Specialty this year. Thank you to everyone who helped out and to the breeders and handlers who competed. Special thanks to Linda Churchill who made the trip from the west coast to judge for our club.  Amber Hill Sea Star won the Bred By Class.

5/17/13 - Jade Mist Amber Hill Seabreeze 'Chowder' once again comes close to a major when she took Reserve from an entry of 23 bitches at the York County Kennel Club in Maine under judge Mr. Allan Brown.

4/28/13 - Amber Hill Sea Star had a second good day at the South County Kennel Club show taking WB, BOW and BOS under judge Dr. Thomas Davies from Bred By class. Her mother 'Chowder' was the Reserve Bitch.

4/27/13 - Amber Hill Sea Star wins BOB at the South County Kennel Club show in Richmond RI under judge Mrs. Monica Canestrini from the Bred By class.

04/13/13 - 'Star' edges out her mother 'Chowder' at the Rhode Island Kennel Club show for WB and 1 point under Judge William Usherwood. Chowder was the Reserve Bitch.

04/05/13 - We had a nice day at the Tri-State Specialty Show and enjoyed the company of our breeder friends. Our girls held their own placing 2nd in their classes in the morning show and winning their classes in the afternoon. Amber Hill Sea Star won the Bred By Class and Jade Mist Amber Hill Seabreeze 'Chowder' the Open Sable Class under judge Dianne Hawes.

02/10/13 - At day two of the great Barrington Kennel Club Show in Springfield Ma, Amber Hill Sea Star was given BOW for 2 points and Ch Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl  was awarded a 2 point BOS by Breeder Judge Tom Coen (see Photo). This was a great weekend for our 'Chowder' daughters, especially 'Star' who is just returning to the ring after her litter last year.

02/09/13 - At day one of the great Barrington Kennel Club Show in Springfield Ma, Ch Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl  was awarded a 2 point select and Amber Hill Sea Star was given WB Reserve by Judge Eric Ringle.

01/09/13 - We made a trip out to Hamburg NY where we did a breeding (details upon confirmation of pregnancy), visited our son at RIT, and showed Pearl one day and Chowder two days. Ch Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl was awarded BOS for a 2 point Select from Judge Donna Buxton. Chowder was handled by Julie Desy on Thursday for a Reserve from Judge Jon Cole. As a bonus to our tip we also got to eat Authentic Buffalo Wings at Duff's and learned a few grooming tips from Julie.   

01/05/13 - After taking a break for the Holidays, Ch Amber Hill Ocean's Pearl is awarded a 1 point Select from Judge David Bolus in Fitchburg MA in her return to the ring.

What a week for Pearl! She finished her Championship by winning a 3 point major out of Bred By Class and after moving up in her next three shows won was awarded  3 Grand Champion Majors and 9 Grand Champion Points and a BISS!!!

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