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Shetland Sheepdog

Known as a devoted and docile dog with keen intelligence and understanding, the Shetland Sheepdog is one of the most successful obedience breeds. This rough-coated, longhaired herding dog descended from the Border Collie of Scotland. Intensely loyal, affectionate and responsive, the Sheltie is an excellent family dog. He thrives on farms but adapts to many living situations if provided adequate exercise. His dense double coat requires regular grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The Sheltie is one of the most successful obedience breeds.
Also Known As:
Shetland Collie
Dwarf Scotch Shepherd
Toonie dog
Shetland Sheepdog
  • Size Small
  • Height 33 to 41 centimetres at the shoulders
  • Weight 5.5 to 11 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Black, blue, merle, or sable with varying amounts of white and/or tan
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Indoor