Shetland Sheepdog

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Accommodating

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Accommodating
  • Overview

  • Contrary to popular belief, Shelties are not miniature Collies, but are their own unique breed. A fairly small breed (usually under 25lbs in adulthood), Shetland Sheepdogs are wonderful family pets. They are great with children and other animals, adore their people, and are very willing to obey and please their owners. They are extremely intelligent and quick to learn, and also tend to be fairly vocal. These gentle, playful pups are well-suited for active families.

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Similar Breeds

  • Collie

    The Collie was developed centuries ago to be a herder, watchdog, and companion. Made famous by “Lassie,” a fictional Collie popular in the 1950s, this breed is well-loved as both a working dog and as a pet. Collies come in two varieties – rough coat and smooth coat – but are recognized by their distinctive flopped-over ears, thick hair and long face. These proud dogs are friendly, excellent with children, and are very intelligent and trainable.

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    • Energy Moderate
    • Size Large
    • Trainability Responsive
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  • Poshie

    Poshie has an outgoing personality, just like the Pomenarian, combined with a playful nature of the Shetland Sheepdog. This breed is an excellent choice for first-time pet parents even with small children. Poshie is a very smart breed, easy to be trained, and loves to hang out with his human family. This breed has a high energy level, and it needs lots of physical and mental, indoor and outdoor activities. With early and right socialization, he gets along well with other dogs, but he can be loud when strangers are around: that’s why he can be an excellent watchdog. This small breed’s average weight is about 13 to 17 pounds, and its size is about 10 to 13 inches.

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    • Energy Moderate
    • Size Small
    • Trainability
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