There are 3 "types" of dogs we sell based on their structure, temperament, and appearance.

Please remember they all will make great family companions.

  • Pet: A dog that does not meet the structural or aesthetic criteria as laid forth by the American Kennel Club Belgian Sheepdog standard. There is nothing inherently wrong with the dog. It just may have a disqualifying fault (such as too much white on chest) or a fault severe enough to prevent it from finishing in the show ring. The dog is still capable of being an active happy member of the family.
  • Show prospect: These are dogs 10 weeks of age time of sale do not have any disqualifying or serious faults that would prevent them from finishing. They are not deemed show quality because so much changes between 10 weeks and 12 months. It is acknowledged by us that these puppies may not turn out as hoped.
  • Performance: A dog that exhibits good drives in various areas and would be happiest in a home that was willing to train it in various venues of sport (agility, tracking, herding, etc). 


All of the dogs we produce will be more than suitable as happy, healthy, friendly, family pets, and all dogs, regardless of what they were initially sold for, should be willing and able to be trained in various performance events.


Between 7-8 weeks the puppies will be temperament tested using the PAT Temperament Test.
Between 9-10 weeks the puppies will have structural evaluations done, to determine show prospects.

​Puppies head to their new homes at 10 weeks.


Before you receive your puppy, it will be:

  • Wormed (2, 4,6,8, and 10 weeks)
  • Vaccinated (First puppy shot, given by my Vet)
  • Bathed (blow dried, nails trimmed regularly)
  • Vet checked for any congenital defects.
  • Micro chipped (HomeAgain)
  • All the proper paperwork documenting the vaccination and worming schedule will be provided to you.


Your puppy will be started in:

  • Housebreaking (may still have accidents)
  • Leash walking
  • Crate training
  • Socialization


In order to qualify for a Lightning Belgian Sheepdog puppy, we require the following:

  • A completed puppy questionnaire form (provided above)
  • A fenced yard or other suitable outdoor containment
  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 with the balance of the puppy due before it heads to its new home.
  • The understanding that breeding these dogs is the result of intense study of bloodlines and health on our part, and we do not sell them to the first person with money in their hand.


We will NOT sell to:

  • Puppy brokers
  • Laboratories
  • Large scale kennels (puppy mills)


*We also do not ship our puppies.*

All puppies will be AKC registered.

  • Pet puppies will be sold with AKC Limited Registration and a Spay/Neuter Contract (AKC papers will be sent to new owner.)
  • UKC papers available upon request.


The puppies we breed are very important to us throughout their lives. We are always here to help our puppy buyers, you become part of our dog family. If for any reason you are not able to keep your dog (young or old), we would expect you to contact us ASAP so we can find him/her a good home.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your information with us. Your information helps us to find the best puppy fit for your family. 

Am CH Images Diamond in The Rough

"Dex"

Hips: Excellent

Elbows: Normal

Eyes: Normal

Dex's Page

Dex's OFA Link

Am/UKC CH Lightning's Diamonds Are Forever

"Gem"

Hips: Good

Elbows: Normal

Eyes: Normal

Gem's Page

Gem's OFA Link

*Embark Results Available by Request*

Pedigree: Dex/Gem Pedigree for Dex/Gem
Belgian Sheepdog

Sire
Am CH Images Diamond in the Rough
Sire
BIS, Am & Can CH SumerWynd A Smile for Awhile HOF
Sire
BISS, CH of Americas, Am, Can & Urug CH Johnsondale’s Starbuck CD, TDI, TT, CGC, ROM
Dam
Am CH Rolin Ridge’s Mystique ETE
Dam
BISS, Am CH Johnsondale’s Belle Sabree CD, TDI, TT, CGC, ROM
Sire
BISS, CH of Americas, Am, Can & Urug CH Johnsondale’s Starbuck CD, TDI, TT, CGC, RO
Dam
Johnsondale’s Q-Monique
Dam
Am CH/UKC CH Lightning's Diamonds Are Forever
Sire
Am CH Rolin Ridge’s Images Monte Carlo CD, PT, HCT, HIC, TDI, TT, CGC, ROM
Sire
multi BISS, Am CH Rolin Ridge’s Fourteen Karat CD, HIC, CGC, ROM, HOF
Dam
BISS, Am CH Johnsondale’s Belle Sabree CD, TDI, TT, CGC, ROM
Dam
Images Can You Keep a Secret
Sire
Am GCHS, UKC CH Images Majestic Dante RN, CGC
Dam
Am CH Tete Noir Cici Calin

We generally breed one litter every three to four years. Our Next planned litter is for spring/summer 2020. Serious Inquiries welcome. As we typically reserve several puppies far in advance of a planned breeding, availability may be limited depending on litter size. Our pups are well suited to conformation/show, performance sports (agility, herding, dock diving, obedience, rally, nose work, etc.) or working homes (Search and Rescue, Service Dogs, and Therapy Dogs) but we do occasionally have a couple of pet pups out of each litter suitable for active companion homes who are prepared to spend the training time required for a high-energy, active breed as Belgian Sheepdogs tend to be. We highly recommend doing your research before deciding if this is the right breed for you as they do not suit every ones lifestyle. 

 

*Exciting Litter Plans at Lightning*

Inquiries to: Jessica at LightningBSDBOX@aol.com

Inquiries to: Cinda at INDE3@aol.com


Serious Inquiries please fill out our Puppy Questionnaire.


We will be breeding Gem to Dex this Spring/Summer

 

Belgian Sheepdogs

Puppy Plans

Lightning