Introducing the Shetland Sheepdog Breed

Facts about Shetland Sheepdogs   

 Shetland Sheepdogs are regarded as very loving and loyal breeds.

    Shetland Sheepdogs are super cool and a great choice for first time dog owners.

    Shetland Sheepdogs are also very intelligent and easy to train.

    Shetland Sheepdogs also easily thrive on human company.

  Shetland Sheepdogs may not be the right choice for families with toddlers.

   Shetland Sheepdogs can be quite suspicious of strangers and people they are not familiar with.

    Shetland Sheepdogs easily suffer from separation anxiety, meaning they love companionship.

Over the years, the Shetland Sheepdogs – quite charming little dogs have become a delight to many dog owners. They are popular all over the world – and a very loyal and excited breed.

This dog breed derived its name from the Shetland Islands since they were first raised there. Shetland Sheepdogs are well-known for being outstanding companions and as great choice for family pets. They are however best suitable for families with older kids instead of toddlers. This breed is also known for shedding liberally all through the year, but much more during the spring & autumn.

The Shetland Sheepdogs were once referred to as Shetland Collies or as Lilliputian Collies, Miniature Collies or Fairy Dogs, among other names.

    Shetland Sheepdogs are highly intelligent dog breeds but can be sometimes really stubborn.

    Shetland Sheepdogs are exceptionally good at learning and being obedient.

    While regarded as dogs that herd animals, they actually don’t herd flocks, but rather keep sheep away from areas they are not permitted to go.

Shetland Sheepdogs fur should never be brushed when wet, as doing so will cause hair breakage.


Shetland Sheepdogs are known to have very strong jaw and perfect scissor bite with their upper teeth gracefully overlapping their lower ones. This breed has neck that’s muscular, well arched and satisfactorily elongated so it allows for head carriage.

When this dog breed moves, it does so gracefully and smoothly with lithe movement revealing lots of drive from the back side - covering lots of ground.

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