Shetland Sheepdog

shelbie

This is Shelbie! She is a Shetland Sheepdog (also known as a sheltie). She is very sweet and gentle. Shelbie loves to play outside and be with kids. Her favorite toy is her frisbee. She can be shy at first but once she gets to know you she is super friendly and sweet. Shelbie is about 30 pounds which is the average weight for the Shetland Sheepdog.

Most are medium size and medium energy. They are the 24th most popular dog breed according to the American Kennel Club. They are bright, playful, and energetic. Sheltie’s are devoted family pets that love to spend time with their family. They will often follow family members around the house. They are emotional animals that tend to feed off the mood of their owners and are not shy to speak their mind (this breed likes to bark). Because of their history as herding dogs, Shelties love to run around an enclosed yard and love to be given a job to do.

They have naturally long coats that must be brushed and groomed regularly. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip and elbow dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Shetland Sheepdogs are healthy dogs.

For more information about the breed visit http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/shetland-sheepdog/