Shetland Sheepdogs breed or breeds


Origin: Great Britain
Size: 13 to 16 inches 16 to 22 pounds
Coat: long,dense with undercoat
Color: Black, merle, sable, tricolor


Quick workers, Shelties are highly intelligent dogs with a willingness to please. They are an outstanding obedience breed in the show ring. An apartment-sized dog, they make ideal pets. Shelties are a healthy and docile breed good with children. These dogs need good socialization early in life to help develop their confidence. These dogs have been used for years as a herding breed and keep some of these characteristics.

Prone to: Eye anomaly; solar dermatitis

Shetland Sheepdog