How to Groom a Shetland Sheepdog

Grooming a Shetland Sheepdog for the show ring can be considered an art form. Grooming our pet Shelties shouldn’t be as daunting. Learn some tips and tricks here to making your Sheltie look and feel their best.

Tools & Equipment needed:

  • Assorted size, high quality pin brushes
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Nail clippers or Dremel
  • Quik Stop
  • Blunt end scissors
  • Small pocket hair clippers
  • Spray bottle

We recommend the following. This is the high quality equipment we use on our own dogs.


How to Groom

Key areas to focus on:

  • Body
  • Rear
  • Ears
  • Feet
  • Teeth

Carolina has a great, basic home grooming video you should check out if you are new to Sheltie grooming.

Body Grooming:

 Rear (Pantaloon) Grooming:

Grooming and trimming ears:




Additional grooming FAQ and links.