Country of Origin: Scotland.
Coat: Outer layer of the coat is long and wiry. The inner layer is short and soft. Colors are sable (with and without black tips on the hairs), black and tan with white markings, black-white, and blue-black.
Character: This dog is loyal, obedient, sharp, and happy.
Temperament: Although watchful around strangers, this dog is extremely sociable with children, other dogs, and household pets.
Care: Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required. The long outer hair can get tangled.
Training: This breed is not hard to train. It loves to learn and likes to be busy. It enjoys taking part in agility competitions.
Activity: While the Shetland Sheepdog will adapt to life with a more sedentary family, it needs to get out, work, and learn. It enjoys taking part in outdoor activities, and performs well in many areas of dog sports.
Description : Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties) are similar in appearance to the Rough Collie. They are strong, nimble and lightly built and can run and jump well. Shetland Sheepdog puppies exhibit a desire to please from a very young age. Intuitive and responsive to their owners' wishes, they make charming family pets.