Robert & Betty Willis
(740) 927-9897
7425 Hazelton-Etna Rd.
Pataskala, OH 43062

We are a small show & hobby kennel located in Pataskala, Ohio, just East of Columbus. Robert was born in Northern Ireland on a rural farm. As a child he would watch dogs herd cattle and sheep. Since his childhood, he has been surrounded with dogs and grew to love the herding breeds. His father operated the local coal yard and Poyntzpass village scales. Harry weighed pens of sheep when farmers herded them into town with their dogs. Betty read all of the Albert Payson Terhune collie books and the Black Stallion series by Walter Farley as a child. She spent years wishing for a collie like Lad and a horse like The Black. As an army brat, with the possibility of overseas travel, that hope was never realized. We were married in 1968, and Betty purchased her horse soon after. The mare was a Morgan/Quarter Horse cross. Within a few months, Robert purchased an Arabian stallion. We enjoyed them for many years. About the same time, we purchased a nice German Shepherd dog. Soon we found another, and we spent several years raising and showing them. Our first sheltie was purchased from a breeder in 1973, and we have been in love with the Shetland Sheepdogs ever since.

We breed our shelties with the hope of producing a show prospect. Since it is good luck to get even one show prospect in a litter, we sometimes have beautiful pet puppies for sale. Our puppies are sold with a written health guarantee, have been checked by a vet, have been wormed and had their first shot. Our puppies are handled and socialized from birth. If you are looking for a puppy with a happy, out-going personality, please check our Available page.

Stud Service available from our Ch. Oak Knoll’s Dreamchaser, 2009 ASSA Winners Dog shown below. Chase is 15 1/2 inches, bi-factored sable with excellent bone and a beautiful head. He produces beautiful puppies in sable, tri and bi black. Also at stud is Karastar Eye Of The Tiger, a beautiful blue merle boy. Zeke is 15 1/2 inches tall and has produced beautiful puppies in tri, bi black, blue merle and bi blue. Pictures and pedigrees are on the Stud Dogs Page. Show prospect and pet puppies occasionally available from both of these boys.

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