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Weight
20 lbs
Height
13-16 inches
Color(s)
Black, blue merle, and sable, marked with varying amounts of white and/or tan
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

9/6/2013 8:18:11 PM

9/6/2013 8:18:11 PM

My 17 month old sheltie has lost most of her coat after weaning puppies--should I be worried? I bought my sheltie from a breeder when she was 16 mos. 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 parent. 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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Anonymous

It is quite common for females to loose 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 grow back.
9/10/2013 2:07:47 PM

Anonymous

Hi I am a rectifiable sheltie breeder. They all loose there 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 bitch's until they are 2 years old. I hope this helps.
1/10/2014 7:32:50 PM

Anonymous

My Sheltie lost her coat after puppies. It came back even more beautiful in about 3-4 months.
3/17/2015 2:15:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/9/2013 10:27:23 PM

4/9/2013 10:27:23 PM

what other breed is my dog I just adopted a 3 year old dog, she is part sheltie and part something else, How do I figure out what her other breed is?

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Anonymous

The only way to know if your dog is a pure-bred or what breeds make up your dog is to have your dog DNA tested. You can buy them online or at your vet for an average cost of $45.00 - $85.00.
7/16/2014 3:14:39 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/12/2013 2:16:06 PM

2/12/2013 2:16:06 PM

how are these dogs with children I have 7 grandchildren and will a sheltie get along with them?

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Anonymous

Idk if this will help u or not cause my puppy is only half sheltie and half Pomeranian but I have a 3 1/2 yr old little girl and he is really really good w her. he is very hyper though which she is too so its good but sometimes when shes ready to lay down n go to sleep he wants to play and hell lay there n bite n lick at her trying to get her to play n it aggravates her but besides that I have noticed that he is very protective of her too I think he likes her better than me or daddy cause shes closer to his size so my personal opinion is they like smaller "people" or children better Marisa and Simba have an absolute ball together so I hoped I helped you out some since Simba isn't full blooded but he is absolutely wonderful w Marisa so good luck!!! i'm sure they will do just fine
5/15/2013 11:05:38 AM

Anonymous

I have triplets and I had my girl a year before they where born.. I could not have picked a better breed of dog to have around my babyies. She was very patient with the kids never not once did anything to hurt them if anything she put up with the pulled hair ect.
6/12/2013 3:05:31 PM

Anonymous

I grew up around Shelties. Our first was Blue Merle Male that was not neutered and he was a sweetheart. He used to lay under my swing when I was little and I used to play "ball" with him in the living room of our home. Our second was Female Sable that slept under my loft bed and she was very protective of me we think this is because she was a retired Breeding female. We never had any problems with her. Shelties are a herding breed they will probably herd your grandchildren. My experience is that they do get protective of little ones and may sometimes nip at ankles traditionally where they nip at on sheep or cows.
6/23/2013 1:28:16 AM

Anonymous

I was videotaping a family event when the crawling grandbaby - who was out of my reach - grabbed the coat of our (standing) sheltie and pulled himself up to stand. Our sheltie stood very still and let him. Of course, a family member ran over to rescue her right away, but she didn't even growl at the baby. On another occasion we were drinking coffee at the kitchen table and watching the 3 year olds play in our fenced back yard. Our sheltie uncharacteristically started to bark at them and was herding them toward the back door. We immediately investigated and found a copperhead snake near the section of our back yard where they had been playing. A sheltie is the best "nanny" we ever had.
2/14/2015 7:33:27 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/7/2013 5:05:44 PM

1/7/2013 5:05:44 PM

why does my sheltie bark at everything and how can i get him to stop

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Anonymous

I can't tell you why the Shelties bark so much but when we had that problem our vet suggested a bark collar. It was a very humane quick fix. Our dog learned within just a few minutes not to bark when the collar was on and would bark for joy when we removed the collar. We basically had her wear it only when we were away from home. After a few months our battery needed replacing but we did not need to do so because of the dog's training. She was fooled. This collar saved the relationships we had with our neighbors and kept us from yelling at the doh.
6/3/2013 8:29:15 PM

Anonymous

Our Male Sheltie barks a lot as well,,, but I have quickly figured out that he ONLY barks when he needs to be let outside,, fed, water runs out, ect.. He does a better job of letting us know what he wants then our other dogs do.. He saves the days for them as well.. It's just irritating when we're trying to watch a good program he barks... He does love animal planet and barks at the tv a lot. I wish I had a way to get a hold of Ceasar Million Dog Whisper who re-ablitiates them very well... Hope this helps u...
2/18/2015 1:12:23 AM

Anonymous

Shelties are amazing with kids. We have five kids and three shelties. Our oldest sheltie we have had for eight years. We have loved her so much that we have pretty much decided never to own another breed.
2/28/2015 4:45:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/27/2012 4:20:37 PM

12/27/2012 4:20:37 PM

My Sheltie didn't eat yesterday and 1/2 his food today. He is behaving normally though, whats wrong? He had canned food for christmas, then ate nothing then half his food and treats today. He is behaving normally though (barking at horse and vacum, rolling in snow). His gums look normal, teeth fine, nose fine.

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Anonymous

We have two shelties. Male and female. Our male will eat every thing in site and has to be on a diet at times, The female will watch her wieght on her own. Some times she eates all her food and some times she wont. I think she likes to be active and has found out that being heavy doesnt go well with active games we play outside
1/7/2014 12:16:10 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/29/2012 11:16:15 AM

11/29/2012 11:16:15 AM

why do shelties die so early?

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Anonymous

My healthy Shelties have lived about 14 years. Please seek a vet if yours are acting "old" before the age of 10 years. Unfortunately cancer seems to be their number one issue from modern diets and lifestyles.
9/10/2013 2:11:22 PM

Anonymous

My sheltie lived to be 16. In the last year, he had failing kidneys that required a special diet, but we was able to give and receive affection, so we were hesitant to let him go until he ultimately began to refuse food and water.
2/14/2015 7:40:04 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/18/2012 9:49:36 PM

11/18/2012 9:49:36 PM

what kind of glue could I use? and how long do you leave it on? I saw this answer to a question about shelties and making their ears flop. I had a sheltie and I am getting a new one and would like to know how to make them stay flopped.

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Anonymous

use sewing glue,it will come out on it's own.must be applied before adult teeth are in.
11/25/2012 10:10:38 PM

Anonymous

Tear Mender is a good one to use and easy to find. The glue will come undone often and will need to be re-glued until the desired ear set is achieved.
11/29/2012 1:39:23 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/7/2012 1:24:06 PM

11/7/2012 1:24:06 PM

I have the desire to have a sheltie. But I'm afraid cuz I live on a 2 rooms/55m² apartment and I... I have the desire to have a sheltie. But I'm afraid cuz I live on a 2 rooms/55m² apartment and I work 8h per day away from home. Will he be ok if I walk him 2 time a day? What else I should do to keep him healthy in this environment? It would help if I keep one room for him?

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Anonymous

On a positive note, I've had dogs of various breeds for longer than I care to remember, and I've learned that a do can get used to being alone for about 8 hours a day. But, it's not easy on the dog or you. Housebreaking is harder and, when puppy gets bored, it's "what can I chew on?" They also need exercise. Expect to spend time with him each day playing. Toss a ball or toy in the apartment and be amazed when he starts running happily at full speed from room to room. Definetely take him for walks. Let him sniff and explore. Outside excercise is better. Shelties love to run...and run. And, although shy around at first with other dogs, once thay get to know them, they'll run and play with them. Major downside: Shelties bark at anything. While you are at work, he will bark at any noise he hears. They are great dogs...will curl up at your feet or next to on the couch and are very devoted. And tend to suffer from seperation anxiety.
11/11/2012 12:26:53 AM

Anonymous

Anonymous is correct. Some ideas to consider: a de-barking operation, an anti-bark collar or anti-bark tool that can be installed in the house. My favorite idea: is there a "doggy daycare" in your area? Somewhere your new sheltie can spend the day playing, excersising and not being bored? If there isn't is there any trusted friends, neighbors, family members that it could stay with while you are at work. A note on the separation anxiety: try to keep the daycare schedule about every other day or a few times a week so you dog does learn that it can stay home when neccessary. Varying the daycare schedule will also help a dog from anticipating and then complaining if it doesn't get to go that day.
11/12/2012 1:59:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/31/2012 5:35:40 PM

10/31/2012 5:35:40 PM

Our Sheltie is a wonderful dog and very obedient except he tends to be overly protective,... Our Sheltie is a wonderful dog and very obedient except he tends to be overly protective, especially when I'm in the kitchen. If I rattle pots and pans, he charges into the kitchen, barking and growling and tries to move me away from the stove by nipping. He also attacks the stove. How can we break him of this?

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Anonymous

There is a good chance that the sound is actually hurting his ears and he is trying to protect you from the pain. There could also be some other reasons. Bringing him in the kitchen before you start cooking and keeping him in there until you are done will help him see that you are ok. Give him treats out of the pans he attacks will show him that the pans can be a good thing. Putting treats on the stove and then show him where they are coming from when you feed him. "Involve" him in the cooking process as much as possible, show him it is a good thing (with treats), and have him practice his sit stays and lieing down and staying (start on a leash) while you are cooking too. It never hurts to consult a good dog training book or trainer in person.
11/12/2012 2:10:11 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/19/2012 10:57:03 AM

8/19/2012 10:57:03 AM

Why do some shelties ears flop and others don't --can you train the ears to flop?

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Anonymous

When we got our Sheltie, the breeder we bought him from, glued his ears so that it would "break" the blood vessels and make his ears flop. It is more of a personal preference. I think it makes the puppy look cute! :)
9/24/2012 11:09:30 AM

Anonymous

what kind of glue can you use to do this and for how long?
11/18/2012 9:43:04 PM

Anonymous

Some breeders use tape or glue. Some Shelties however they are trained their ears never flop.
6/23/2013 1:31:36 AM

Anonymous

Sheltie's should be bred to genetically break at about 3/4 up the ear. Ears With thick or thin leather will not form properly. Some break naturally but the teething process causes the muscles of the face to pull them up erect, so many times a breeder will glue them down during this age only. If they genetically break they will stay down, but if they don't then no amount of glue will make them go down. The glue is a fabric latex glue. Originally a dog whose ears tip over catches sounds from a longer distance. If the ear is upright the sound tends to bounce away. So its about function not cuteness.
1/17/2015 8:54:45 PM

jackr5rm asked:

7/19/2012 6:56:42 PM

7/19/2012 6:56:42 PM

We recently lost our sheltie of 16 years. We want to get another sheltie but can't find one... We recently lost our sheltie of 16 years. We want to get another sheltie but can't find one nearby. Is there a problem with shipping a puppy? What should we look for and how is shipping done? We don't want to harm a new puppy but we are concerned. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Anonymous

As long as the puppy is healthy it can be shipped on an airline just fine. Several of my pups have flown on airlines with no problems. I believe the 12 hours of emotional stress much easier on the pup that several days of ground transport (that can be the same price) and expose the pup to a lot more disease. Since the drivers will be getting in and out of the vehicle several times during the trip. Regulations for flying pets require temperature controlled areas in the cargo hold, feeding and watering every so many hours, protection from weather extremes while on the baggage trucks, and other safety measures.
10/28/2012 2:19:49 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/5/2012 7:39:40 PM

7/5/2012 7:39:40 PM

i am thinking about getting a Sheltie. I've read moat of the comments on this site. I wanted to... i am thinking about getting a Sheltie. I've read moat of the comments on this site. I wanted to know if Sheltie are recommended for a good pet also do they shed a lot.. My vet recommended getting any type of herding dogs.

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Anonymous

ive had my sheltie for a few months and she doesnt shed that much. she listens to my every command and she is very fun to play with
8/14/2012 7:36:28 PM

Anonymous

I have had three Shelties including one now. Also one lab, and a mixed breed. The lab and the mix, although short-haired, shed a lot more than any Sheltie. They do blow the undercoat twice a year--looks like dust bunnies, and there is a lot. Comb with a fine tooth comb, a brush won't get it all. But in between, the outercoat doesn't shed much. With the lab, there was hair all over the house, winter and summer, but the Shelties, only twice a year until that undercoat is shed/combed out.
9/10/2012 4:30:23 AM

Anonymous

My sheltie sheds so much that it is hard to believe there is any hair left.
2/24/2015 1:11:59 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/11/2012 12:16:35 PM

3/11/2012 12:16:35 PM

what do the shetland sheepdogs eat?

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Anonymous

My sheltie loves Canidae. It is small in size and she prefers it to all other foods.
3/21/2012 2:35:31 PM

Anonymous

Any quality dog food,like Iams,or pedigree is fine. You may find your sheltie likes a prescription food like science diet. I kept mine on Rd for 12 of his 14 years.This kept him fit. Never free feed your dog.Feed twice a day around the same time. you will make toliet training easier on your both.
5/30/2012 9:10:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/9/2012 3:05:59 PM

3/9/2012 3:05:59 PM

Our 18 month old sheltie just recently decided to bark at cars and attempt to chase them, no... Our 18 month old sheltie just recently decided to bark at cars and attempt to chase them, no matter what we do. We make her lay down (hold her down) when she does this and attempt to change her focus but to no avail. Any thoughts?

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Anonymous

My Sheltie also has a very strong herding drive and started going after all Fast moving things including joggers, trucks, skateboarders bikes etc. I tried all the things you tried to no avail..] One night in dog class he got loose and went after a pickup and sometimes he catches up to them and then sits in front of them. Once he stopped a car in the middle of the street and no matter how the car tried to get around him he would just get in front and sit. He also cornered a UPS truck in a cul-de-sac. After the truck incident one of the members of our dog group suggested a shock collar because his behavior was endangering his life and the well being of others. I purchased a collar with both a warning noise and shock. I only had to shock him once and then the sound was enough to calm Him down. He now responds to the halt command. He still gets excited from time to time but he is managable.
3/17/2012 11:15:49 PM

Anonymous

Our sheltie did the same thing. The thing that work was telling her to stop in a stern powerful voice. Now once in a blue moon she barks at the really noisy cars and trucks.
6/18/2012 6:00:42 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/8/2012 2:17:30 PM

3/8/2012 2:17:30 PM

I have a 12 year old male Sheltie. Of course I am seeing signs of his old age, hearing loss,... I have a 12 year old male Sheltie. Of course I am seeing signs of his old age, hearing loss, struggles to get up off the floor and most recently he has sores on his body that causes his fur to fall out. I brought him to the vet and the vet said that he can no longer fight bacteria so he gave him antibotics and told me to put neosporin on the sores. I have seen improvement but he still has them. Has anyone else's dog had this and the struggling to get up sympton's? If so what are your remodies?

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Anonymous

Try a product called "Missing Link". It's effects are nothing less than Miraculous. I believe it also comes in a joint/senior formula. My Eskie was mostly bald for about 8 yrs., always constipated and having several seizures a month. The Vets were less than useless; We tried all sorts of supplements. Finally, after seeing this product at Petsmart over the years, I decided to try it. After a couple months, her coat began to fill in and grew in COMPLETELY, no seizures and normal stool. She was like a brand new dog at 10 yrs. old! Petsmart no longer carries it, but you can get it online. I know your dog's symptoms are somewhat different, but this product is a Probiotic formula, which will help any skin/immune condition. The joint/senior formula has glucosamine, which is what I take for my bad knee. It has a well-deserved reputation for restoring joint mobility. Good Luck:-)
3/12/2012 9:53:20 PM

Anonymous

Try looking up Cushings Disease, I just lost my Sheltie last week to this diease and never heard of it; but I took him to a specialty vet or I would have none what was wrong with him, they did try to save with nov avail, if you can get to this early you have hope, but you need to let your vet know
4/2/2012 3:25:20 PM

Anonymous

Change your Sheltie's diet! Do not feed him any dry food that contains corn. It causes skin eruptions. Try Newman's Own Organic dog food. Or Canidae.
8/24/2012 11:00:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/4/2012 12:21:55 AM

3/4/2012 12:21:55 AM

How much food should a 10 wk old sheltie eat and when should I increase the amount?

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Anonymous asked:

2/20/2012 11:53:50 AM

2/20/2012 11:53:50 AM

My sheltie is 6 years old and absolutely hates car rides. We havent really had her in the car... My sheltie is 6 years old and absolutely hates car rides. We havent really had her in the car very much but we want to start taking her places with us. Is there any way to make her like the car?

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Anonymous

Hi there. Turn the car into a fun game for your sheltie. She gets 'special' treats in the car, like weiners or chicken- whatever she would find as high-value. Take her short distances to a park where she can have a game of fetch, or whatever her idea of fun is. She will associate the car with fun. Make sure to praise her and reward her for any positive reactions to the car ride.
2/21/2012 2:00:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/6/2012 10:16:55 AM

2/6/2012 10:16:55 AM

should shelties have a water bowl down at all times?

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Anonymous

YES WITH WATER IN IT
2/14/2012 1:56:53 PM

Anonymous

Yes. All living creatures should have 24/7 access to clean water, unless they are being prepared for surgery the following morning.
3/12/2012 9:56:22 PM

Anonymous

Absolutely! Make sure you change the water a couple of times a day.
3/22/2014 2:42:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/20/2012 11:12:24 AM

1/20/2012 11:12:24 AM

We kept a female puppy from my Sheltie's first litter and she is now 3 months old. Mom still... We kept a female puppy from my Sheltie's first litter and she is now 3 months old. Mom still cleans her and puppy still trys to nurse, of course there is no milk but mom still stands there and lets her try. My problem now is that puppy nips at moms heels and jumps on her side and pulls her by her tail pulling her hair out. When they are both outside you cannot play with mom because puppy runs along side her and takes all toys. When you keep one inside to try to play one on one, they miss each other terribly. We seperate them at night to give mom relief. Do you think this behavior will stop? Mom basically lets puppy do anything to her and rarely gets upset. However, and this may sound crazy but mom seems depressed. We are frustrated amd wonder if we have made a mistake keeping a puppy. We love both of them. Any advise?

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Anonymous

The mother's "depression" is being tired of being a mom, but she hasn't figured out how to stop. That is also why she is submitting to the puppy instead of being the alpa dog. Let them sleep in separate crates beside each other. Keep them separated but always together for a week or two. I mean one loose in the house while the other is in a crate. The pup on a leash outside while mom is loose. Soon you will see mom enjoying her freedom, and she may start disciplining the puppy (which it needs). Fed so they can't get into each other's bowls. You can encourage the natural pecking order by letting mom sleep on the bed with you and having the pup sleep in a crate on the floor beside the bed. Feed mom first, give her treats 1st, talk to her first when you come home, pet her first, take her outside first, everything first for the alpha, make the pup watch and wait. Obedience classes for each one will help both of them feel better.
1/28/2012 11:13:35 PM

Anonymous

Leash train and obedience train the sheltie puppy soon, so it starts submitting to and socializing with people instead of just mom.
1/28/2012 11:14:45 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/19/2012 9:51:30 PM

1/19/2012 9:51:30 PM

Um, I have a 9 year old female Sheltie. We never took her to the groomers. I know it's sorta too... Um, I have a 9 year old female Sheltie. We never took her to the groomers. I know it's sorta too late now to ask this but: Do you have to go take a Sheltie to be professionally groomed? I have always done it myself, cut her hair myself. And she never got knots. But in the future, I want to be prepared. She's not a show dog but is a purebred, and has papers. Do I really need to????

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Anonymous

If your sheltie is healthy and free from mats, why are you so worried about wasting money? She obviously doesn't need a groomer unless you have run out of time.
1/28/2012 11:16:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/15/2011 11:43:00 AM

12/15/2011 11:43:00 AM

Is there a "miniture Sheltie" breed of Dog?

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Anonymous

Some people call them minis because they look like a small Rough Collie. Some family lines have tiny shelties, I have one only 9 inches tall.
12/31/2011 4:12:59 PM

Anonymous

I just want to thank you for the question - I also bought a Sheltie at 10 weeks - It was not listed as a mini - I expected a 20 lbs dog and at 10 months shes still about 11 lbs and stands 15" tall to top of her head to floor. Doesn't shed much and is a great addition to our family. - i was concerned that I was sold a mix breed because of her size.
1/8/2012 12:12:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/5/2011 3:39:56 PM

12/5/2011 3:39:56 PM

I have kept a female puppy from my 3 year old Sheltie's first litter. Mom was great but now... I have kept a female puppy from my 3 year old Sheltie's first litter. Mom was great but now does not seem to want to have much to do with the puppy as far as sleeping close to her or playing with her. She runs at her in the yard and nips at her which scares the puppy. The other 4 puppies left yesterday and up to that point the mom was still nursing them at 7 weeks of age. Is she trying to totally wean the puppy this way or does this happen frequently that the mom does not bond with the puppy? Do not want to keep the puppy and have both dogs unhappy. Love the puppy and really do not want to give her up unless I absolutely have to. Any thoughts?

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Anonymous

It sounds like a weaning behavior. Moms can get snappish...I don't blame them, puppy teeth are sharp! Give it time and I'm almost 100% sure it will be fine. Of course if mom shows signs of serious aggression, you don't want to keep the puppy in that situation, but from what you wrote I really don't think that's the case. She must be a mellow dog to let the puppies nurse that long, after all! Best, Stella (It won't let me sign in :/ )
12/7/2011 3:56:34 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/28/2011 8:13:55 AM

10/28/2011 8:13:55 AM

I have a Sheltie that has just had a litter of 5 sheltie babies. The mother has been the only... I have a Sheltie that has just had a litter of 5 sheltie babies. The mother has been the only dog in the house until now (she will be 3 in December) and we are thinking of keeping a puppy for companionship to her. My husband would like to keep a female. Which would be easier and the one she is most likely to get along with better - a male or female?

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Anonymous

Normally if you already have a female adult dog and you want to bring in another adult dog a male would be better. Females tend to be more territorial towards other adult females. But since its a puppy there should be no reason why a female wouldnt be fine just because the mother will grow up with it and be more accepting to a puppy rather than an adult dog.So either female or male it doesnt really matter.
11/6/2011 11:21:17 AM

Anonymous

I would say that you need to make the decision as the mother will play with her pups and correct them too. I have several shelties, females and two males and I have to say that my females are better with the puppies as they will teach them alot. so the sex really does not matter, how ever what does matter is that if you keep a male then you need to fix him so that he does not breed to his mother. that is a huge no in the breeding field. good luck,
11/28/2011 10:46:06 PM

Anonymous

She won't stay a puppy forever...untimately, you'll have two females and the same territorial behavior could crop up. While there are solutions like training or just keeping them separate, a male sheltie would be the easier choice.
12/31/2011 12:06:01 PM

Anonymous

Probably a female. I have a 9 year old Sheltie and a 2 year old German Spitz mix. My Sheltie absouletely HATES male dogs. We know this because we wanted to breed her but she HATES male dogs. :(
1/19/2012 9:36:47 PM

Anonymous

We kept a female puppy and she is now 3 months old. Mom still cleans her and puppy still trys to nurse, of course there is no milk but mom still stands there and lets her try. My problem now is that puppy nips at moms heels and jumps on her side and pulls her by her tail pulling her hair out. When they are both outside you cannot play with mom because puppy runs along side her and takes all toys. When you keep one inside to try to play one on one, they miss each other terribly. We seperate them at night to give mom relief. Do you think this behavior will stop? Mom basically lets puppy do anything to her and rarely gets upset. However, and this may sound crazy but mom seems depressed. We are frustrated amd wonder if we have made a mistake keeping a puppy. We love both of them. Any advise?
1/20/2012 10:54:44 AM

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10/23/2011 6:14:19 PM

10/23/2011 6:14:19 PM

We have a 7 month male Sheltie named rosco, and he does not like a collar to be on him. At... We have a 7 month male Sheltie named rosco, and he does not like a collar to be on him. At first he didnt mind it on, but after a couple of baths and taking it off and putting it back on, he will not let us put it back on him. He sees it and he runs and hides and wont come near us for hours. We have tried many ideas from trainers, and none seem to work. He is a great dog other than the collar thing. Is there a typical reason for this, or is it part of the Sheltie way? We would really appreciate any solution to our little problem. thank you in advance.

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Anonymous

Your Sheltie see's it as punishment. Try using it as a reward when he plays or eats. Keep doing it until he thinks he wants it or needs it.
11/20/2011 9:56:34 PM

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10/20/2011 4:58:53 PM

10/20/2011 4:58:53 PM

I have an 8 month old Sheltie male that gets 1 cup of food in the am and 1 cup in the pm and he... I have an 8 month old Sheltie male that gets 1 cup of food in the am and 1 cup in the pm and he is never satisfied with what he eats...he always wants more and now he wants to eat poop....is he missing something? He eats Wellness fish because his bowels were always runny when he ate anything else. He was brought up by the breeder on Purina Dog Chow

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Anonymous

I would add Missing Link to your Sheltie's diet. You can buy it at PetSmart or Petco. How big is your Sheltie? Some of mine eat up to 3 cups a day. Does he seem over weight or under weight? This age is a time when they grow and change a lot. So if he is really active and not over weight I would provide more.
10/24/2011 4:01:23 PM

Anonymous

If your sheltie is eating Poop you say,, the vet as always told us it's because dogs are missing vitamins in there systems so I usually give them a doggy vitamin daily besides there puppy/dog food.. The food they get should have enough minerals and vitamins in there but to be on the safe side it wouldn't hurt to give an extra vitamin.. IF they wont eat it plainly wrap it in a piece of chicken, or put it in peanut butter but don't be alarmed if they lick there top of there roof of there mouth's to get all the peanut butter off...
2/18/2015 1:45:54 AM

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10/11/2011 7:32:02 PM

10/11/2011 7:32:02 PM

How Big does a Sheltie grow?

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Anonymous

That is a question with many answers. I have a 4 year old female sheltie who is only supposed to be around 12-15 inches at the shoulder and 20 pounds but she is 20 inches and 37 pounds. I had a male that was about 16 inches and 22 pounds. The best indicator is to look at the parents.
11/3/2011 4:58:31 PM

Anonymous

I have a 50 lbs male Sheltie, I am sure he is a Sheltie, because I had Collie before.
3/25/2012 11:23:53 PM

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9/27/2011 8:20:58 AM

9/27/2011 8:20:58 AM

Im james from philipines. I have a 17months female sheltie..my concern is the first menstruation... Im james from philipines. I have a 17months female sheltie..my concern is the first menstruation april of 2011..up to now im still monitoring to his 2nd heat..almost every other day im checking..but until now no signs..pls can you give me advise what to do..thank you very much!

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Anonymous

Some shelties come in only one time a year and the other ones every 6 month. You just have to be patient and see what her cycle is.
12/2/2011 10:00:24 PM

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9/24/2011 1:35:29 PM

9/24/2011 1:35:29 PM

Im am going to have a baby son in two months and I am in the middle of a descision to purchase a... Im am going to have a baby son in two months and I am in the middle of a descision to purchase a Sheltie for my pregnant wife's birthday... Do you think i should wait to buy this adorable dog? I am afraid the puppy could soon interfere alot with my newborn son...

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Anonymous

Hi, I had my 1st sheltie before my 1st child, then went on to have a litter w/each child- of corse they got to keep one of their own, they would share the doggie bed be best friends, push them in their doll buggies, or wagon. Its been 30 years (3) kids, now the kids are grown and gone and I have 2 litters of these adorable big hearted babies-they can only love and please you! With a new baby make sure your wife feels up to the new addition as you do.+++++ Best wishes,, C.Lynn
11/7/2011 11:44:30 AM

Anonymous

Honestly now would be the BEST time. Cuz your son can grow up with the dog and the dog can grow up with your son. Some Sheltie, (if not introduced to kids at a early age) become aggresive with small children. That's what happen to my 9 year old Sheltie. And when my nieces come over my Sheltie may nip if they get too close. She feels uncomfortable around them. So tht's why. One thing to look out for is they "herd" people. It"s in their blood that"s what they do. :)
1/19/2012 9:42:38 PM

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9/20/2011 2:46:43 PM

9/20/2011 2:46:43 PM

My sheltie has very dry,flaky skin. Is this common for shelties?

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Anonymous

First what type of dog food are you feeding your sheltie? Due to the breeder, sometimes a bad breeder, can breed skin issues into the breed.
9/22/2011 4:09:20 AM

Anonymous

I had two shelties and just lost one recently but they both have the dry skin, my vet said it was a thyroid problem
4/9/2013 10:39:52 PM

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9/20/2011 2:45:44 PM

9/20/2011 2:45:44 PM

I have a 2 year old female sheltie that I rescued a couple months ago. She is a great dog but... I have a 2 year old female sheltie that I rescued a couple months ago. She is a great dog but has a tremendous case of seperation anxiety when I leave for work. Does anyone have any suggestions to help her know that I will be back and that she is safe?

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Anonymous

If you work, this can be very difficult, for both of you. To try and get your sheltie over it, leave her for five or ten minutes. Just go outside for a bit. When she relaxes on that, extend the time to half an hour. When she relaxes, extend the time again. It's going to take some time, but she'll learn to deal with it. Also, if you can, leave her in an ex-pen so she doesn't get into trouble. Pop in a few toys and some water and she'll be good. Also as she learns security in your environment, this behavior should end.
10/26/2011 4:06:12 PM

Anonymous

I have 2 Shelties and they will be 2 in April, 2012. We both work all day and I still cannot leave them alone in the house. They have anxiety disorder immensely. If we are home, they want to be in our back pockets. I leave them in the crate all day and they seem to be okay with that and go right in them when I leave for work on their own. My vet stated that they are safer there than getting into trouble and they have no conception of time so I feel worse than they do about the crate time.
12/13/2011 10:35:15 AM

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