Shetland Sheepdogs (also called Shelties) have long been favorite family pets because of their friendly and loyal natures. Shetland Sheepdogs are intelligent dogs and belong to the herding dog group. Shetland Sheepdogs are often described as being playful, obedient, and devoted to their families.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a medium-sized dog breed. The average adult Shetland Sheepdog weighs approximately 20 pounds for both males and females. Adult Shetland Sheepdogs have an average height that runs between 13 and 16 inches.
Shetland Sheepdogs are an athletic dog breed. This means that you will need to make sure to exercise your Shetland Sheepdog by going on long walks or playing fun games. Since Shelties are intelligent dogs, it’s important that you stimulate their minds by playing games that test their natural abilities to fetch or herd.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a long-haired dog with a rough coat. As a result, you can expect to groom your Shetland Sheepdog on a regular basis in order to keep its fur coat looking clean and healthy. We recommend that you brush your dog’s fur every other day to prevent clumping and matting. Shetland Sheepdogs shed a lot, but are worth the companionship.