The Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie is a Scottish sheepdog that is extremely suitable as a family companion. As a sheep herder, he is an obedient dog by nature. Shelties are also superstars of the dog sport. They really enjoy carrying out orders and they have enormous stamina. Because the Shetland Sheepdog is so smart, it is easy to train as a puppy. This intelligent and cheerful dog is loyal to its owner and child-friendly. As a popular family dog, he is quite affectionate and best known for his gentle and sensitive nature.
The Shetland Sheepdog has a tough, balanced body and a lively appearance. It can be recognized by its flat skull with well-formed muzzle and dark, almond-shaped, black-rimmed eyes. He also typically has small pointed ears and a long-haired coat with solid, straight hair. This makes the coat easy to maintain. You just need to brush it regularly. The beautiful coat of the Sheltie is even sand color or black but can also be black and white. The coat also has a somewhat fuller collar and pants. This purebred dog weighs between 6 and 12 kg and grows to a maximum height of 35 cm.
Shetland Sheep Dogs or Sheltie Dogs have a loud, piercing bark. They are very energetic and require many different activities. For example, they like to train their agility and love both mental and physical challenges. Since it is the ideal farm dog, it makes sense that the Sheltie needs a lot of exercise. Still, you can keep him perfectly in an apartment or condo, as long as you allow him his daily walks. It is also good to play and train with him a lot because this purebred dog can get bored quickly.