This blog is dedicated to my Shetland Sheepdog Barron, he is my best friend and constant ally.
The Shetland Sheepdog is often referred to as a Sheltie. It is a small to medium breed and they resemble a rough Collie. Some of the breeds defining characteristics is their gentle and loyal personalities as well their obedient nature. In fact they are arguably the most successfully obedient breeds. Shelties are excellent with children and babies but be forewarned they may nip at the heels of running children, as they are after all herding dogs. Shelties are extremely trainable and although a little yippie make excellent pets.
There are three coat colors for a Sheltie, black, sable, or the blue Merle marked with varying amounts of white or tan. The Shelties double coat is due to a nessitity to keep warm in Scotland where the breed originated. They were bred as working dogs primarily for herding.
I would highly recommend a Sheltie as breed to consider when in the market for a new dog. If you have any comments, stories, or questions let me know. Also don’t forget to request a breed you would like me to write about. Thank you.