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Shetland Sheepdog

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Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

UK KC Classification Pastoral
Country of Origin UK
Date of Origin 1700s
Height 35 - 37 cm (14 - 15 inches)
Weight 6 - 7 Kgs (14 - 16 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Shetland Sheepdogs are small, strong, active dogs that have a graceful action. They have a long, straight top coat and a soft, close undercoat. They can be sable, sable and white, tricoloured, blue merle, blue merle and white, black and white or black and tan.


Shetland Sheepdogs are affectionate and responsive to their owners, although they can be reserved around strangers.


If you are considering a Shetland Sheepdog as a pet, consider the following points:
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for urban living
They thrive in cold climates
They need a lot of grooming
They are easy to obedience train
They usually get on well with other dogs

Interesting Facts

Shetland Sheepdogs are also known as:
Miniature Collie
Mini Lassie

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