Dog Breed profiles
Shetland Sheepdog Breed Profile
Shetland Sheepdog fact file
KC Group: pastoral
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: medium
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.