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SHETLAND SHEEPDOG
Group :
Herding
Life :
12-13 years
Size :
Small/medium sized
Weight :
14 - 27 pounds (6.4 - 12.3 kg)
Color :
White,blue-merle,sable
Nature :
Lively, Playful, Reserved, Alert, Gentle, Loyal, Strong, Responsive, Active, Intelligent, Affectionate, Trainable.
Height :
Height: 13 - 16 inches (33 - 40.6 cm)

SHETLAND SHEEPDOG

The Shetland Sheepdog looks like a miniature copy of the rough-coated collie.When viewed from the side, the head looks like a blunt wedge, with the muzzle tapering slightly from the ears to the nose.The teeth meet in a scissors or level bite. The nose is black. The almond-shaped eyes are dark; however, blue eyes can appear in the blue merle coat.  The neck is arched and muscular. The long tail is feathered, carried straight down, or at a slight upward curve. The tail should reach to the hock. Dewclaws are sometimes removed. The double coat is long and abundant all over the body, but is shorter on the head and legs, and the coat forms a mane around the neck and chest. The outer coat is straight and harsh to the touch, and the undercoat is soft and tight. Coat colors come in blue merle, sable and black with various amounts of white and/or tan.

 

 

Nature : The Shetland Sheepdog is loyal, willing and eager to please, making a wonderful companion dog. Docile and alert with a pleasant temperament. Loving, loyal and affectionate with its family, this breed needs people. Socialize it well starting at puppyhood. It is a good guard and watchdog. Sensitive to the tone of your voice, these dogs will not listen if they sense you do not mean what you say, and will also not listen if you are too harsh. They need their owners to be calm, but firm. They love to chase things. Teach this dog not to chase cars. A Sheltie should not be allowed to run free near a road as it may decide to chase a car or something else it sees across the road, running a high risk of getting hit by a car. Because of its beauty and kindness, the Sheltie has become a popular companion dog.

 

 

Colour : sable, mahogany sable,shaded sable, tri-colored,bi-black, bi-blue, blue merle,bi-blue merle, sable merle,color headed white, double merle.

 

Height :  13 - 16 inches (33 - 40.6 cm)

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