Other Names : Sheltie
Shetland Sheepdog Height : 13 - 16 inches
Shetland Sheepdog Weight : 15 - 25 lbs.
Shetland Sheepdog Colors : Sable, tricolor, blue merle, black and white, and black and tan
Country of Origin: Scotland.
Coat: The Sheltie's outer layer long and wiry, while the inner layer is short and soft. Colors are sable (with and without black tips on the hairs), black and tan with white markings, black-white, and blue-black.
Character: Shelties are loyal, obedient, sharp, and happy.
Temperament: Although watchful around strangers, Shelties is extremely sociable with children, other dogs, and household pets.
Care: Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required for the Sheltie. The long outer hair can get tangled.
Training: Shelties are not difficult to train. Shelties love to learn and like to be busy. Shelties enjoys taking part in agility competitions.
Activity: While the Sheltie will adapt to life with a more sedentary family, it needs to get out, work, and learn. The Sheltie enjoys taking part in outdoor activities, and performs well in many areas of dog sports.
Description : Shelties are similar in appearance to the Rough Collie. They are strong, nimble and lightly built and can run and jump well. Sheltie puppies exhibit a desire to please from a very young age. Intuitive and responsive to their owners' wishes, Shelties make charming family pets.