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Shetland Sheepdog

The cheerful, affectionate and active little Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, was, as his name suggests, developed in the Shetland Islands off the north east coast of Scotland.

The herding instinct remains strong in Shetland Sheepdogs. Like many other intelligent breeds, the Sheltie needs early and ongoing socialisation as well as daily mental and physical stimulation, without which undesirable behaviours can develop such as nuisance barking, phobias and nervous aggression.

An excellent watch dog, playful and trainable companion, and affectionate family member, the Shetland Sheepdog thrives on companionship and love.


Shetland Sheepdog Size: Medium
Height: Dogs: 35-39cm Bitches 33-37cm
Coat: Medium
Grooming: Daily
Exercise: Up to 1 hour daily
Ideal Home: Large or small town or countryside dwelling
Colours: Black & Tan • Black & White • Blue Merle • Merle • Sable • Sable & White • Shaded Sable • Shaded Sable & White • Tricolour