Shetland Sheepdog

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He comes from the Shetland Islands
  • He was developed from Collies and Spitzes
  • He's also known as a "Sheltie"

Personality and Behavior

  • He's loyal, loving, and eager to please you
  • He loves his family
  • He's always ready for your instructions
  • He's very intelligent and learns very quickly
  • He's reserved with strangers at first
  • He may try to herd children, guests, or ducks by nipping at their ankles or barking at them due to his natural herding instinct
  • He's good with children if raised with them
  • He doesn't like to be left alone for long periods of time; he likes to be with someone all the time
  • He's quite vocal and barks quite often
  • He will warn you when a person is at the door or on your property
  • He loves to run around in open space


  • He's one of the easiest of all breeds to train because he learns so quickly. (There's only a few of these super-fast learning breeds--and he's one of them!)


  • He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

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