Shetland Sheepdog dog breed

Shetland Sheepdog breed description

Shetland Sheepdog are shepherd dogs. They have a strong herding instinct, which makes it perfect for herding sheep.

The shetland sheepdog is often portrayed as one of the most clever breeds. Mental stimulation is important.

Shetland Sheepdogs sheds, but less than many other breeds. Although frequent care of the coat is not strictly necessary, it contributes to the dog's overall well-being and prosperity.

Shetland Sheepdog responds well at obedience training, and are often rather easy to exercise with. Certainly, there is considerable variation between individual dogs, and more so than than the variation between one breed to the other. Shetland Sheepdogs can be alert and often excellent in training. A breed thrive in the woods, or on long air trips and is often a good companion. The dog breed have a great need for physical exercise, it will be best if the person responsible for the dog are active as well.

Some dogs can be a bit reserved and skeptical strangers, but there exists considerable variation within the breed. They are usually good-natured with other dogs. The dog breed referred to as child-friendly, but remember: No dogs should never leave small children alone with dogs, regardless of breed or size. Children-friendly dogs may be a myth more than anything else, all dogs are different! Although this breed can be gentle, one should never forget that they are animals after all. This breed tends to play-bite at puppyhood, and if this occurs, one should address the problem as early as possible.

Some have argued that this breed bark more than other breeds, but this will probably also much depends on the dog. This is a robust dog that can tolerate cold and low temperatures nice and thrive winter and summer. Like fun and games? It also makes these dogs!

The dog breed's physical features: A shetland sheepdog is a medium-sized breed, longhaired, with a light body shape, small standing ears, short hanging tail, long muzzle, and affectionate eyes.

Diseases and disorders: The health for shetland sheepdogs differs individually and depends on more than the race itself. Associated problems may include PRA, epilepsy, heart disease, deafness, hypothyroidism, different illnesses in canines and other dog ailments and illnesses.

More about the dog breed: The shetland sheepdog originates from United Kingdom. Life expectancy will vary, but anything from 12 to 15 years is normal. The dog breed is very popular and easy to find in classified ads and even in animal shops. Shetland Sheepdogs were initially bred for herding, and as watchdog. Shetland Sheepdogs aliases include sheltie.

Shetland Sheepdog classification: American Kennel Club places the dog breed in the group «herding dogs». United Kennel Club files the dog breed in the category «herding dog». Shetland Sheepdog has been catalogued with FCI and their list of dog breeds as #88 in section «sheepdogs» (1.1) in the group «cattle- and sheep dogs» (registered 2009-03-26). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «herding dogs».

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