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Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

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Great Britian (Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland), 1700's

This breed today is used as a companian animal & for sheep herding

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12-14 years of age on average..

Weight & Height
The average is 14 to 20 pounds & 13 to 16 inches tall, however they can be much smaller or larger then the norm.

Known Health Problems
Possible Health Concerns could include
Eye Conditions (Sheltie Eye Anomaly, Progressive Retinal Atrophy), Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, Sheltie Skin Syndrome (Dermatomyositis), Thyroid Problems
Von Willebrand's Disease (bleeding disorder).

Physical Description
Small to medium size, muscular, rectangular shaped dog. The head is narrow and wedge shaped with a muzzle of equal length. The nose is black and the eyes are almond shaped and brown or blue or a combination of both. The ears are small and folded whena t rest and semi erect when alert. The tail is thick, and set low.

The Sheltie is good with children and other dogs. They are also easy to obedience train. They are intelligent and hard working. Affectionate with its family but wary of strangers.

Living Conditions
This breed will do ok living in an urban area.

This breed should be brushed out at least once a month

High Exercise Needs....

Coat Texture
Doucble coat with a dense undercoat and a long, straight outer coat.

Coat Colors
Sable/white, blue merle/white, blue merle/white/tan, black/white, black/white/tan

4-6 pups per liter

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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