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      Shetland Sheepdog Characteristics

      Size
      Medium
      Energy
      Moderate
      Coat
      Long, straight, harsh outer coat; short, furry, dense undercoat.
      Weight
      14-27 lbs
      • Size

        Medium

      • Energy

        Moderate

      • Weight

        14-27 lbs

      • Coat

        Long, straight, harsh outer coat; short, furry, dense undercoat.

      About Shetland Sheepdogs

      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.

      Did You Know?

      The Shetland Sheepdog is one of the most successful breeds in obedience.

      Origin

      The Sheltie descends from the Shetland Islands, located between Scotland and Norway, and was bred from crossing the Border Collie with smaller dogs.