Shetland Sheepdog Bio
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.
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.
Black, blue merle, and sable (ranging from golden through mahogany); marked with varying amounts of white and/or tan.
The Shetland Sheepdog is intensely loyal, affectionate, and responsive to his owner but can be weary of strangers.
Barks If Necessary
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 to apartment living
Good for novice owners
Tolerates being alone
Tolerates cold weather