Shetland Sheepdog Information

Shetland Sheepdog breedIntelligent and playful, the Shetland Sheepdog makes a fabulous family pet. He loves to play with kids, is affectionate toward his humans, likes to learn and is easy to train. As for the Sheltie’s history, there is very little doubt that it evolved from the Collie and was bred from smaller members of the breed.

The Sheltie was a herding dog, as as such, he has an instinct to herd people and bark when he doesn’t know someone. They love to chase moving things, so be sure to keep him on a leash or in a fenced in area at all times and give them plenty of exercise.

Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 1in - 1ft 4in     Weight: 11-24lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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