LINDA CHURCHILL is an active breeder, handler, trainer, and enthusiast of the Shetland Sheepdog, a breed she has owned since 1977. Her success with Shelties in the obedience ring led her to the conformation ring, where she has also been successful. Her breeding program, very selective yet productive, has yielded a number of champions as well as recognition at the American Shetland Sheepdog Association's National Specialty. Linda has been active in both the national club as well as her regional Sheltie club in Sacramento Valley, California. As her excellent text for A New Owner's Guide to Shetland Sheepdogs testifies, she is dedicated to educating Sheltie enthusiasts and dogshow judges alike about the characteristics and abilities of the breed. Her interest in and dedication to the breed have earned her awards for her outstanding service to purebred dogs and Shelties in particular.