The Shetland Sheepdog is a name of the dog breed and this breed of dog has some different names like Shetland Collie, Dwarf Scotch Shepherd, and Toonie dog. This dog is popular by the name Sheltie. The origin of the dog is Scotland. This is a domestic breed of dog and it is recognized by all major kennel clubs and those kennel clubs are United Kennel Club, The kennel club, American kennel club, New Zealand Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, Australian National Kennel Council and Fédération Cynologique International. This dog is attractive due to the look and size. So, it is found in many countries as a pet.
The Shetland Sheepdog is small in size. The weight of the for the female and male dog is from 5 to 10.9 kg and the height of the male and female dog is from 33 to 41 cm. The coat of the dog is long and double layered. The color of the dog can be any colors from sable, color headed white, mahogany sable, shaded sable, bi-black, bi-blue, bi-blue merle, blue merle, sable merle, double merle and tri-colored. It is a standard breed of dog and it is easy to maintain for the temperaments of the dog.
The main characteristics of the dog are lively, reserved, playful, alert, gentle, strong, loyal, Responsive, active, affectionate, intelligent and trainable. The dog is a healthy breed of dog but some common health problems are found in this breed of dog. Collie eye anomaly and progressive retinal atrophy are common eye problems of the dog. Dermatomyositis, Von Willebrand disease, Autoimmune disease are a common problem of the dog.
This breed of dog is a working breed of dog. This dog can maintain itself during a hard time. This dog is agile and obedient. That is why it gets training easily.
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