Shetland Sheepdog – Sheltie

Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie Information: A sweet disposition, this loveable breed has a strong herding instinct, often nipping at ankles and chasing cars.
Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

13-16 Inches

WEIGHT

20 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

12-18 Years

Shetland Sheepdog – Sheltie Information

A sweet disposition, this loveable breed does have a very strong herding instinct often nipping at ankles and chasing cars.

Intelligent, sweet, and gentle, the Shetland Sheepdog does well with children, but children should be properly trained to handle a dog of any breed.

The Sheltie is still commonly used for herding purposes in a country environment and does exceptionally well.

This high-energy breed should have regular exercise. 

The coat of the Sheltie needs extensive grooming on a regular basis.

Breed Identification

COLORS

Black, Blue Merle, And Sable, Marked With Varying Amounts Of White And/or Tan

HAIR LENGTH

Medium

Breed Care

GROOMING

Every day

EXERCISE NEEDS

Up to 1 hour per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Hip Dysplasia, Cryptorchidism, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Dermatomyositis, Deafness, Lupus Erythematosus

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