5: Working Dogs
Affectionate and responsive to his owner, reserved towards
strangers, never nervous.
Alert, gentle, intelligent, strong and active.
for: Most people/families.
33 - 41cm (13 - 16" )
Tri-colours, sable or blue merles.
Outercoat long straight & harsh, shorter undercoat.
Appearance: Medium sized body. Wedge shaped head with
almond shaped eyes & small semi erect ears. Tail is long &
Small, long haired, working dog of great beauty, free from cloddiness
and coarseness, action lithe and graceful. Outline symmetrical so
that no part appears out of proportion to whole. Abundant coat,
mane and frill, shapeliness of head and sweetness of expression
combine to present the ideal.
The Shetland Sheepdog has been
developed over the centuries on the Shetland Islands, were it was
used for herding sheep.
They are extremely intelligent and easy to train; they do very well
in obedience. They make wonderful family pets, as they love to be
around you and are very affectionate. They are very alert so make
great watchdogs; they tend to be shy with strangers.
the coat needs regular brushing to keep it knot free and looking
good. Bath when necessary or dry shampoo.
love to run around and play games, daily walks and plays will keep
them fit and happy.
This breed can suffer from some eye problems.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition