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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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I have owned and bred Shelties for the past 7 years. I currently show in AKC conformationa and compete in Agility, Obedience and Rally. I have a hobby kennel and all my puppies are born and raised in my home with children and grand children. All my pets are sold on a spay/neuter contract and are health guaranteed. Visit my website for more information. http://www.aspenleafshelties.com

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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.

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.

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Updated: 9/25/2016