Shetland Sheepdog Bio

Description:

Although the resemblance between the Shetland Sheepdog and the Rough Collie is marked, there are noted differences. The Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie is a small, alert, rough-coated, long-haired working dog. They are agile and sturdy.

History

The Shetland Sheepdog was registered in the United States in 1911, though they were first recognized in England in 1909. The Sheltie has become one of today's most popular companion dogs due to their kind disposition, intelligence and willingness to work.

Color

Black, blue merle, and sable (ranging from golden through mahogany); marked with varying amounts of white and/or tan.

BEHAVIOR

Temperament

The Shetland Sheepdog is intensely loyal, affectionate, and responsive to his owner but can be weary of strangers.

Barking

Barks If Necessary

Disclaimer

The puppy behavior information was sourced by consolidating various breed data found on the internet. Every puppy is unique and may have different behaviors

Adaptability

Adaptability to apartment living

Good for novice owners

Tolerates being alone

Tolerates cold weather

Exercise needs

Energy level

Exercise needs

Playfulness

Trainability

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