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The Shetland Sheepdog is part of the Herding group. The Shetland Sheepdog is a dog with Excellent problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Shetland Sheepdog is Excellent. It was breed to be good for Family Pet, Herding, Watch Dog The Shetland Sheepdog lifestyle is Adaptable to indoor/outdoor living

The Shetland Sheepdog is susceptible to disease of the eyes. It is important that when contacting a Shetland Sheepdog breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Shetland Sheepdog from a petstore which commonly are known to support Shetland Sheepdog puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Shetland Sheepdog health issues. The AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Shetland Sheepdog breed standard.

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Shetland Sheepdog
Group:  Herding
Shoulder Height: 14.00 in - 14.50 in
Weight: 20 pounds
Exercise req'd: Medium amount
Intelligence: High
Suitability for kids: Excellent
Registries: AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC


Country of Origin: Great Britain - Developed during the 1700's on the Shetland Islands to herd and guard stock. Once called Merle Highland Collie, the Black and Tan Kelpie and the Dalmatian.

Character: This dog is loyal, obedient, sharp, and happy.

Temperment: Although watchful around strangers, this dog is extremely sociable with children, other dogs, and household pets.

Coat: Outer layer of the coat is long and wiry. The inner layer is short and soft. Colors are sable (with and without black tips on the hairs), black and tan with white markings, black-white, and blue-black.

Care Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required. The long outer hair can get tangled.

Colour: Black, blue merle or sable, with varying amounts of white and/or tan

Comments: Very loving temperament. Loves receiving affection. Natural protection dogs, good with children and family. Great obedience dogs with a tremendous desire to please. .

Purposes: Family Pet, Herding, Watch Dog

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