Karen has been involved with owning, breeding and showing dogs since 1980, first specialising in the Belgian Shepherd Tervueren, a breed she has awarded CC's in the UK and abroad for many years.
Having decided to scale down to a smaller breed the Shetland Sheepdog was a perfect option as they are big dogs in little bodies, full of fun and great characters.
Our first Shelties arrived in 2002 and we thank Christine Aaron (Shelridge) and Joyce Miles (Milesend) for our foundation bitches.
We now have four generations down from our elderly Shelridge lady and she still keeps all her family in check whilst watching from the sofa! All our dogs live in the house, none are kennelled.
Please flick through our pages to meet our current family, puppies bred at Karmidale and some in others' ownership.
We hope you enjoy your visit!
We occasionally have puppies available to suitably vetted homes and are available for advice for the duration of the puppies' lives.
We are based in the beautiful Somerset countryside just over the Wiltshire border.
Karmidale Shetland Sheepdogs