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Breed Group: Herding
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Overview
Resembling a Miniature Collie, this breed is an absolute delight to own. Intelligent, sweet, gentle, making this dog a great companion animal. Throughout the years, this breed has become very popular and is said to have almost a human like intelligence. Sometimes wary of strangers, the Sheltie also loves to bark persistently.
Character
A sweet disposition, this loveable breed does have a very strong herding instinct often nipping at ankles and chasing cars. This is a home breed and should not be kept in a kennel like environment. The Shetland Sheepdog is very affectionate and lovely, yet can be protective of his owner and/or territory. This dog loves being an in-home companion and would gladly lie down on the couch next to his family.

Does your Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
High energy, active, very trainable, this breed has a well-rounded and even temperament giving him the idealistics for a household pet. The Shetland Sheepdog does well with children, but children should be properly trained to handle a dog of any breed. Used as a watch dog, this gentle breed will not attack without being repeatedly provoked so does not do well for guarding. Great for herding, this dog is still commonly used for herding purposes in a country environment and does exceptionally well.
Care
Regular brushing is necessary to keep the coat smooth and free of tangles. The long coat of the Sheltie does tend to trap dirt so supervision is necessary unless regular bathing is not a problem. Heavily shedding during certain seasons, the hair can become a mess so grooming is particularly important during this stage.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Shetland Sheepdog, better known as the Sheltie has a long double coat, sporting a frill around the neck area. The coat of the Sheltie needs extensive grooming on a regular basis.
Training
The Sheltie is very easy to train and does very well in obedience and herding given the right methods and trainer. Having a human like intelligence, Shetland Sheepdogs are willing to obey, and very eager to do so. Does very well in working environments being that the herding instinct is still very strong. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
This high-energy breed should have regular exercise. Most prefer to allow their Shelties to run free but must be in a fenced in yard, as this breed loves to chase things and will surely bolt if given the opportunity and visual stimulation. An average sized yard would be ideal for this small yet lively breed. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
20 lbs
Height
13-16 inches
Color(s)
Black, blue merle, and sable, marked with varying amounts of white and/or tan
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Member Since: January 2004
Location: Winston-salem, North Carolina
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AKC Registered Sheltie Puppies due this spring. We have all colors due at the end of March. These puppies will be of pet quality. Our planned breeding for the spring of this year will include show quality puppies. Please contact us for more information.

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Anonymous asked:
It has been a long time since we had Chelsea over 20 years. We want a dog that is not yappy, loves to be cuddled and walks with us. Doesn't have much genetic problems. I am hoping that a Sheltie will get along with our 10 1/2 yr. old English Bulldog. Just the two of us now and on weekends our grandchildren come to visit. Do you think this breed would be good for us?

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Having a hard time potty training toy Sheltie. Any tips?

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Anonymous asked:
Do breeders sell their females after they are done breeding?. Love to have one to come live with us old birds and get lots of love. Get retired and travel with us.

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Anonymous asked:
I have had my beautiful Sheltie for seven years. I believe they are the best dog breed on earth. It took me five years to find her near where I live. I have always wanted to breed them, but no one sells pups with breeding rights. I've even sent out emails asking for a pup and a mentor since I have the time and my kids are grown to put into my love of the breed. How do you get into breeding?

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If you are unable to find a breeder in your area willing to help you, then that breeder is not a good breeder. Breeders that love the breed and breed for the betterment and love of the breed will normally be happy to help someone become a good breeder like themselves. I would go onto the AKC website and find a breeder within driving distance and/or someone whom goes to shows or does other trail activities in your area. Ask them about starting up a breeding program with one of their dogs and to be mentored by them as to what they do with the breed. Some breeders are show only breeders while others do training like agility and obedience with their dogs. Figure out what you want to do with the breed first before contacting any breeders.

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We have female or male Sheltie puppies with AKC and/or CKC Registration with breeding rights allowed as long as they are not going to be in a puppy mill situation or adverse situations. They are tri-colored Shelties with perfect markings. Full ruff, 4 white feet, snip and strip on the snout and a white tip on their tail.

Anonymous asked:
My 17-month-old Shetland Sheepdog has lost most of her coat after weaning puppies--should I be worried? I bought my Sheltie from a breeder when she was 16 months old; she had just had a litter of puppies and had just finished weaning them when we got her. She has lost a lot more of her coat since then. Her brother has a beautiful full coat and so do her parents. We are hoping that this is just temporary, and her coat will start coming in. Please assure me or tell me to be worried.

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It is quite common for females to lose a lot of hair from having puppies. To keep as much coat as possible on my Collies and Shelties, I worm the mom every month with pyrantel and/or Iverhart Max. I supplement her diet with a scrambled egg every day, wheat germ oil, flax seed oil, cod liver oil, a multi vitamin, ester c vitamin and I use nuvet supplement. I also feed the most nutritious dog food that I can afford- I used the Dog Food Advisor website to pick a good food. Her hair will grow back. Depending on her diet it could take about a year, but it will grow back.

Anonymous

Hi, I am a rectifiable Sheltie breeder. They all lose their coats after a litter, but it does come back looking even better. I am a little concerned though that she was breed at a young age. I do not breed any of my bitches until they are 2 years old. I hope this helps.

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My Sheltie lost her coat after puppies. It came back even more beautiful in about 3-4 months.

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Updated: 7/25/2016