Shetland Sheepdog
Size
Small
Height
13 to 16 inches at the shoulders
Weight
12 to 24 pounds
Coat
Long
Color
Black, blue, merle, or sable with varying amounts of white and/or tan
Energy
Medium
Activities
Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking

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.

Did you know?

The Sheltie is one of the most successful obedience breeds.

Training Shetland Sheepdogs

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