Originally Posted by Laurelin
Many people with multiple shelties will debark them all because if you have one start up you know the rest will follow. I'd honestly wish these people would get a dog better suited to them. If barking is an issue for you, why on earth get a breed like a sheltie?! Shelties bark, period. Either accept that as a breed trait or find a breed that has traits better tailored to your lifestyle.
I know quite a few sheltie breeders, and the ones who debark, usually don't do it because THEY hate the barking, but have neighbors that do hate it.