The Shetland Sheepdog is a companion dog and sheepdog that originated in Great Britain.
Appearance & Grooming
The Shetland Sheepdog is a small dog. The breed has a straight outer coat and dense double coat inside with black, white, blue, sable, merle, and tan colors. The Shetland Sheepdog sheds seasonally and requires brushing three times per week when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Shetland Sheepdog is intelligent, playful, and energetic. They get along well with children and other dogs.
The Shetland Sheepdog has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Shetland Sheepdog should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks. It is recommended to feed them high-quality food as they age.
The Shetland Sheepdog is known for its cleverness and agility. Obedience training with patience and consistency is an effective method.