Origin: Shetland Isles
Colour: Sable, tricolour, blue merle, black and white, black and tan
Lifespan: 13 to 14 years
The Shetland Sheepdog is an alert, gentle, active, affectionate, responsive and reserved breed of dog.
Reserved and prone to shyness, Shetland Sheepdogs are gentle, affectionate and close-bonding to owners. They are also sensitive and timid. Their coats will need daily attention to keep them tangle-free.
Originally bred to herd sheep.
This sheepdog is gentle, reserved and sensitive.
Medium. Will take exercise if offered.
Owners: affectionate, responsive
Children: can be timid with boisterous children
Other Pets: good, may chase
Strangers: reserved, timid
Unfamiliar Dogs: reserved
Active, gentle owner who will appreciate this dog's sensitivities and devotion, and enjoy the constant grooming needed to keep its coat in good shape.
May bark if lonely. May suffer from noise phobias.
The profuse coat needs regular grooming to keep it tangle-free.
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