Dianne with Riff and Charm

Wistwin is located just outside Raleigh, North Carolina.  We have been showing and breeding Shetland Sheepdogs since 1965.  Founded originally on old Sea Isle and Pocono bloodlines, and moving over the years through Florida, Alabama, and Nebraska, Wistwin today includes both sable and AOAC champions.  While we exhibit in conformation only, some Wistwin Shelties have gone on to major achievements in the Agility ring with their new owners (9 with MACH and/or ADCH title or higher, placements at National agility trials, and World Team.)

At Wistwin, our focus is to create that elusive Sheltie expression that draws the eye, and movement that is beautiful to watch.   Sweetness of temperament is also of paramount importance.  We work very hard to choose bloodlines that are free from genetic problems, and we health-screen our dogs for normal hips, eyes, vWD, MDR1, and thyroid issues. 

We have bred and/or finished 44 American (AKC) and 5 Canadian champions, and have bred 9 with Agility Championships.    Since we believe in sharing our good ones, a number of these have been coowned with other Sheltie breeders, with the added benefit of forming some lovely friendships.

Member of Triangle Shetland Sheepdog Club of North Carolina
American Shetland Sheepdog Association

AKC licensed judge for Shetland Sheepdogs

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
e-mail  wistwin@yahoo.com

Beautiful new watercolor, in limited edition prints, by Cindy Alvarado.

The four dogs on the left are Wistwin dogs:

GCh Dan Dee One From The Heart ROM, his daughter the sable puppy now Ch Wistwin Tickertape ROM, the tricolor puppy Ireland Wistwin Magic Marker,

and the lovely veteran sable girl Ch Braelyn Sunaire Vin Rose'.   

  This print is currently available, the link is:



Original watercolor of Ch. Wistwin Tropicana by Diana Hiiesalu (WindDancing Art)

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