SEA OAK is a small hobby kennel located in Virginia Beach, VA. We have been exhibiting and breeding Shelties on a limited basis for over 25 years. All of our dogs are raised in our home and are thoroughly socialized and accustomed to our noisy household. We have an air-conditioned kennel and three large separate yards for the comfort and conditioning of the Shelties.
We usually breed only one to three litters a year, but spend lots of time growing out promising puppies from both our litters and others sired by our stud dogs and their descendants.
The Sea Oak dogs are heavily linebred on the great Sheltie sire Ch. Sunnybrook's Heritage Spirit, ROM. To me, Ryan's face was the epitome of beauty and intelligence. When I was fortunate enough to meet and get to know Ryan and his owner, Robin (Sommers) Castaldi, my admiration was boundless. I knew that this was the look I wanted my Shelties to have. Through the generosity and friendship of Robin, I've had the opportunity to grow out and become familiar with many of Ryan's descendents. One of my goals is for my dogs to continue to produce in the tradition of the Heritage Shelties.
All visiting bitches are kept securely inside our home and are exercised individually under strict supervision. We also play with them and hug them often so that they won't be too homesick! Sea Oak is conveniently located ten minutes from Norfolk International Airport.
At Sea Oak, we strive to breed and show Shelties that are not only correct according to the standard, but are sound in mind as well as body. Temperaments must be stable and outgoing. Our show dogs must have showy attitudes and BEAUTIFUL, smiling faces.
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