About Us

Herdabout Shelties and Herdabout K-9 Academy are owned and operated by Jeff and Kellie Whiteside, married since 1988, they have both grown up with dogs.

Kellie got her first sheltie at the age of 8 years old and fell in love with the breed then. That first sheltie was Toffee Tawny of Sheldon Kennels, and although there was no one around in her area who did formal dog training at the time, Kellie trained Toffee in agility, obedience, and carting by reading books and inventing a few methods of her own.

Jeff grew up with a variety of dog breeds and after the two got married in 1988 they decided to stick with the breed they love Shetland Sheepdogs.

Jeff Whiteside handles Whoopi to a Group 2nd at the 2008 Sudbury and District Kennel Club Show.

Photo Credit: Paul Oslach Photography 

Kellie Whiteside handles Smitty to BPIG at the 2008 Sudbury and District Kennel Club Show.

Photo Credit: Paul Oslach Photography

In 1999, Jeff and Kellie decided to get into breeding Shetland Sheepdogs under the kennel name Herdabout Shelties.


After much research into pedigrees and bloodlines, the Whitesides finally decided on what to aim for and how to get there. The goal was to produce healthy and structurally sound shelties that could work in all venues. Looking back into the old line pedigrees and searching for dogs that had produced some of the all time top working shelties that could also win in the conformation ring.


Then working hard to bring more of those selected old lines back up to the front of the pedigree the best they could. Jeff and Kellie searched for the dogs to breed into their lines that would produce the results they wanted.


Carefully planned, selective breedings has allowed them to start achieving their goals. Between 2003 and 2008 Jeff and Kellie have managed to put 68 plus CKC titles on their own dogs, not including their dogs that have been placed with other folks who are out competing with a Herdabout Sheltie.


Members of the Canadian Kennel Club, the Canadian Shetland Sheepdog Association, and are both CGN Evaluators.

Our Location

Herdabout Shelties is located in the Southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario Canada. We are a 20 minute drive northwest of Barrie.

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This points you to our training facility in Elmvale. Our home based kennel is close by.

Please email or call if you wish to meet and talk with Jeff or Kellie Whiteside. Pre-arrangements must be made to visit our kennel.

Located in the Southern Georgian Bay

Region of Ontario Canada


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