Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie Question

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...

    In Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie - Asked by Anonymous - 9/24/2011 1:35:29 PM
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
    Answered by 1sweet1 - 11/7/2011 11:44:30 AM


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. :)
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/19/2012 9:42:38 PM