Dog Breed profiles

Shetland Sheepdog Breed Profile

Shetland Sheepdog fact file

KC Group: pastoral
Size: medium
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: medium
Grooming: lots
Jogging partner: short runs

Loyal, obedient, strong yet gentle. The Sheltie is a charming pet in the house - although it might try to herd the kids!

Shetland Sheepdog Character

Highly intelligent, loyal and devoted to the family. A good watchdog, good with children but reserved with strangers. The Breed Standard describes them as "alert, gentle, intelligent, strong and active". Can be yappy, but also can be trained not to be! Likes the company of people.

Shetland Sheepdog Size

Medium. The Breed Standard stipulates height for dogs at 37cm, bitches 36cm.

Shetland Sheepdog Health

Generally healthy, although has a higher-than-average tendency towards eye infection

Shetland Sheepdog Special Care

Watch out for over-feeding - they can be quite greedy so keep an eye on their weight.

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.