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Shetland Sheepdog Puppies
Description: The Shetland Sheepdog bears resemblance to the Rough Collie. Strong, nimble and lightly built the Sheltie is a fast runner and can jump well. They are often called miniature collies, but are a distinctly separate breed. They do contain Collie blood in their lineage, however. Shelties are small to medium sized dogs, but can occasionally get a bigger pup in the litter. They have a thick, profuse coat that requires attention and grooming. Shetland Sheepdogs can be a variety of colors and shades, ranging from a mixture of colors of black, blue merle, sable, sable merle, or mostly white, with or without tan or white markings. Shetland Sheepdog puppies are beguiling and exhibit a desire to please from a very young age. Intuitive and responsive to their owners' wishes, they make charming family pets. Take care that they are not startled, teased, or left alone as Shetland Sheepdogs can be barky when excited or lonely. Shetland Sheepdogs are very intelligent dogs, and can learn fairly quickly. They are very friendly, affectionate and loyal to their family and friends. They can be wary with strangers, but are not good guard dogs. They are excellent watch dogs, however, as they like to bark. Shetland Sheepdogs are very responsive and very obedient, and make exceptional pets for the family.
Other Names: Sheltie
Type: Herding Dog
13 - 16 inches.
sable merle, tricolor, blue merle, black and white and black and tan, or mostly
white, with or without tan or white markings.
Shetland Sheepdogs are active, intelligent, loyal, and affectionate. They
are obedient, get along well with children and other pets, and are quite charming.
They are hard working in the field, and love a job to do. They are wary with
strangers, but are relatively friendly. They are very alert and watchful,
as well as responsive. They like to bark. They are docile, rather healthy,
and a fun breed.
Care and Exercise:
Regular brushing is important to the Shetland Sheepdog. Mist the coat
lightly with water before you begin and tease out mats. Check behind the ears,
hindquarters and beneath the shoulders for tangles. Use a comb sparingly.
Shelties shed twice a year. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. The Sheltie
needs plenty of active exercise. This can be done through training, play,
or regular walks.
Activity: Indoors - High.
Outdoors - Very High.
Health Issues: Generally healthy, the Shetland Sheepdog may suffer from cataracts, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), epilepsy, hip dysplasia, Sheltie skin syndrome, thyroid problems, and von Willebrand's disease.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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