Shetland Sheepdog Puppy And Dog Information

The Sheepdog is a very popular dog because of her beauty and willingness to please. She is very trainable and makes a good watch dog. She can be kept in an apartment if she can get frequent long walks. She is generally good with other pets and dogs. She loves older children, especially if she has been raised with them. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a or dog.

*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the Shetland Sheepdog is 13 to 16 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 14 to 27 pounds.

*Special Health Considerations. Most dog have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Shetland Sheepdog is no exception. Be on the look out for epilepsy, eye problems, skin problems, bleeding disorders and Canine Hip Dysplasia (genetic based looseness in the hip joint that can lead to arthritis pain and lameness). This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.

She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.

*Grooming. The Shetland Sheepdog has a double coat. The inner coat is short, furry and thick. The outer coat is straight, long, harsh hair. She should be brushed regularly. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, avoid mats, help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.

Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.

Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet.

*Life Span. The Shetland Sheepdog can live between 12 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.

*History. The Shetland Sheepdog is from Britain where they were used to guard and herd sheep. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1911.

Some Registries:
*American Shetland Sheepdog Association
*UKC United Kennel Club
*NKC National Kennel Club
*CKC Continental Kennel Club
*APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
*AKC American Kennel Club
*FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
*NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
*KCGB = Kennel Club of Britain
*ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
*ACR = American Canine Registry

Litter Size: 4 to 6 Shetland Sheepdog puppies

Category: Herding

Terms To Describe: Loyal, responsive, affectionate, intelligent,

They keep themselves clean.
Makes a good watch dog.
Very popular breed.
Eager to please.
Very trainable.

Makes a poor guard dog.
Sheds heavily.
Can be a barker.

*Other Names Known By: Sheltie,

*Every dog is an individual so not everything in this may be correct for your dog. This is meant as a good faith guideline only.

Mitch Endick is a short article writer, editor and website developer for the popular pet site is a pet site with free pet ads, dog classifieds, and puppy for sale info. also offers information on cats, fish, reptiles, birds, ferrets, rabbits, mice and even pet bugs.

Shetland Sheepdog

* This is Danny Dog, my 15 wk-old Shetland Sheepdog practising some tricks -some of the moves here are a bit frantic and not as clean as they can be -ie lay/roll- but he is doing very well and is so so so gorgeous – I just can’t say No to that face! (I don’t talk in that annoying tone all the time, really!)

Danny Dog - My Very Cute Sheltie Puppy Doing His First Tricks Danny Dog – My Very Cute Sheltie Puppy Doing His First Tricks

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    • Casey Dietz
    • May 24, 2016

    What a cutie!

    • Shakisha Lott
    • May 24, 2016

    I just love dogs their. So cute

    • cobwebkid
    • May 24, 2016

    I miss my sheltie… 🙁 My sweet sweet Zoe died last June at the age of 7. She got into something and within a few hours of throwing up passed away in her favorite spot in our back yard. I miss her every single day. 

    • JakeDoesMc (jakeypoo)
    • May 24, 2016

    🙁 my Shelton died

    • Sestrazengija Forever
    • May 24, 2016


    • Joel Thomas
    • May 24, 2016

    my sheltie is 6 years old and can't even sit. lol I've failed as an owner

    • Aaliyah Strickland
    • May 24, 2016


    • ekklesiast
    • May 24, 2016

    it's so fluffy i'm gonna die

    • Stafond Y U DO DIS
    • May 24, 2016

    I miss my tri Coloured sheltie. He died of Cancer/old age on 4th January 2015…. He was such a good boy

    • Fenny Swirrel
    • May 24, 2016

    Ahh this video, it makes me miss my Bandit, had him since 03, he had to be euthanized in February 2015, he may have been a coward and scared of everything, but he was my boy, and always made me happy

    • arroma1990
    • May 24, 2016

    He is so beautiful

    • Hold This L Hold This L
    • May 24, 2016


    • Rainrainbow 781
    • May 24, 2016

    oh my! I'm getting a sheltie in 8 days, I'm already impatient, watching this my head's gonna explode soon D:
    a countdown just makes more ambitious! oh help me! I'm sweating and i can't wait! I'm always imagining me holding my new sheltie! to distract myself, I'm watching other ppl's shelties….

    • WhiteKoneko
    • May 24, 2016

    Why are shelties so cute!? I'm going bonkers from cute fluffy overload! XD

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