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Shetland Sheepdog
This energetic multitasker is intelligent and devoted.
Height: 13 to 16 inches at shoulder
Weight: about 20 pounds
Coat: long and dense
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Herding Dogs
Shetland Sheepdogs stood guard for farmers in the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland, keeping hungry birds and sheep out of the farmer's garden, and they served as herding dogs as well. Today they're excellent family companions and superstars in dog sports.
Shetland Sheepdog profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
  
  
  
  
  
Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
Dog friendly
  
  
  
  
  
Drooling potential
  
  
  
  
  
Ease of training
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
Intelligence
  
  
  
  
  
Tendency to bark or howl
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
General health
  
  
  
  
  
Good for novice owners