The Shetland Sheepdog is one of the most beautiful, smart, friendly, loyal, loving (and sometimes quirky!) dog breed. Shelties are very human-oriented, making them a very good choice for a family dog. If you socialize them early, they can be great with kids and unlike some herding dogs with a strong drive to work, they don’t need constant stimulation. They can be happy living in an apartment or condo as long as there is some daily exercise and affection. Shelties are very adaptable to a wide range of lifestyles.
Want to learn more about this wonderful breed? Our Sheltie FAQ covers some of the most common questions about Shelties.
Most Common Sheltie Questions
- How big are Shelties?
- What is a Sheltie’s temperament?
- How smart are Shelties?
- What are the Sheltie Colors?
- Do Shelties really bark a lot?
- Is a Sheltie a Miniature Collie?
- What is a Miniature Sheltie?
- Why Should I choose a Sheltie?
- Where can I get a Sheltie Puppy?
- Where can I adopt a Sheltie?
- Where does the Sheltie come from?
- What is the history of the breed?
- What is a Collie and how are they related to Shelties?
- What is the Shetland Sheepdog Breed Standard?
- What is debarking a Sheltie?
- Kids & Shelties: The Rules
- How to kid-proof your dogs
- What do I do if my Sheltie is lost?
Puppies and Breeding Shetland Sheepdogs
Health and Disease
- Tips for keeping your Sheltie safe
- Von Willebrand’s Disease (vWd) in Shelties
- ACE and the MDR1 Gene in Shelties