Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie

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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.
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.
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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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Shetland Sheepdog Shelties sold is $772.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,200 upwards to $6,000 or even more for a Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Shetland Sheepdog Shelties sold is $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $772.50
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $1,200.00 to $6,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 8746 Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Shetland Sheepdog Shelties true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 8746 Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie dogs.
  • 1. Vinnie
  • 2. Buddy
  • 3. Vermont
  • 4. Noble
  • 5. Tucker
  • 6. Cindy
  • 7. Bella
  • 8. Toby
  • 9. Valdez
  • 10. Colby
  • 11. Blaze
  • 12. Richmond
  • 13. Uriah
  • 14. Bandit
  • 15. Buster
  • 16. Daisy
  • 17. Eric
  • 18. Teddy
  • 19. Garen
  • 20. Zack

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Location: Pierre / Central SD, South Dakota
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WE are a family owned kennel striving for perfection of AKC shetland sheepdogs. Breeding for Quality show potential and companion shelties. We compete in Conformation and Agility. We do genetic health testing on our breeding lines to rule out defects. Our puppies come with a health guarentee, Microchip, Photo, puppy book, Training info, Pedigree,shots, Puppy Blanket and Collar.

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Anonymous asked:
My last sheltie suffered from Epilepsy from 8yrs. old until her death at 11yrs. How common is this in the breed?

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Anonymous asked:
How do you stop a Sheltie from getting a heart murmur?

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There is no way to stop any type of dog or person from getting a heart murmur. A heart murmur is something a dog is born with and is passed down from the pedigree. So making sure not to breed a dog that has a heart murmur or has heart murmur's in their pedigree is the best way to keep any potential pups from getting one.

Anonymous asked:
How much do light sable Sheltie's cost? I have always wanted one and I would love to afford one! Julie

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The coloration of a puppy should not change the price unless the coat coloration is rare. The light sable coat coloration for the Sheltie breed is not a rare one, so a puppy should still be in the range of the average price. The average price for a Sheltie puppy ranges from $900.00 - $1250.00. Health and confirmation of your puppy should be your first concern before coloration. So make sure you find a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder first. Then tell your breeder the coloration you are looking for and go on their waiting list.

Anonymous asked:
How can I get my year old Sheltie to stop eating his poo?

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First and foremost, you need to pick up the poop of your dog every time he goes. This way he can not eat it if it is not there. Then, you need to take your dog to the vet and have him examined. Dogs will start eating poop if they are malnourished and are seeking nutrients that they are missing in their diet. You may also have to up the intake of food so that your dog is not hungry, but your vet will be able to help you with that further.

Anonymous asked:
Hi. I am very interested in adopting a female sheltie. I had a beautiful sheltie for 14 years who passed away recently and I absolutely LOVE the breed for adults and children. Are the shelties a larger breed? Our sheltie who passed almost completely resembled a collie.

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I'm sorry for your loss of your 14 year old, Sheltie. They are a beautiful breed of dog for adults and children. The Sheltie is not a large breed dog, they average 13 - 16 inches at the shoulder and weight in at around 20 lbs. They resemble a collie pure by chance as the Collie and the Sheltie were not bred together in any way. Adoption is a great way to get your Sheltie and I hope you and your new dog have many wonderful years together.

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Updated: 9/25/2017