Good For First-Time Owners?
Tolerates Being Alone?
Affectionate With Family?
Friendly Toward Other Dogs?
Friendly Toward Strangers?
Easy To Groom?
Prone To Obesity?
The Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie is a smart herder from Scotland. This breed comes from the rugged areas of the Shetland Islands, hence the name.
They are by many described as beautiful, although they are physically most alike to famous Collie, their distant cousins.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a small dog, who is packed with high energy. These high-energy dogs aren’t for those who aren’t used to spending hours outside being active.
Even indoors, this breed will demand playtime, activity, and fun hours.
Be sure that you can meet this breed’s needs. They have a long coat, which means that weekly brushing is a must.
They are in a way rough-coated Collie but in a smaller version. They are easy to train and they thrive on positive training methods. Early socialization is the key for having the well-behaved Shetland Sheepdog.