Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie

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Breed Group: Herding
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 lbs
13-16 inches
Black, blue merle, and sable, marked with varying amounts of white and/or tan
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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 $1,287.50. 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 $1,700 upwards to $5,000 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 $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,287.50
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,700.00 to $5,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 10401 Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie puppies across the United States on

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.

Most Popular Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie Names for 2022

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  • 1. Vinnie
  • 2. Buddy
  • 3. Daisy
  • 4. Toby
  • 5. Vermont
  • 6. Noble
  • 7. Blaze
  • 8. Tucker
  • 9. Bella
  • 10. Cindy
  • 11. Valdez
  • 12. Buster
  • 13. Colby
  • 14. Teddy
  • 15. Bandit
  • 16. Lassie
  • 17. Richmond
  • 18. Uriah
  • 19. Eric
  • 20. Max

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Anonymous asked:
Do Shetland Sheltie's make good service dogs?

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In one word, Yes. These dogs are extremely intelligent, bright, eager, and have energy to spare. Because of this, this breed is highly recommended for people whom need a service dog, but not for physical reasons. Hearing Dogs (Service for the deaf), Seizure Dogs (Service for people with seizures), Diabetes Dogs (Service for people with diabetes), PTSD Dogs (Service for people with PTSD or another form of emotionally trauma), ect. Are only a few of many different services this breed can be for a person needing a service dog.

Anonymous asked:
When you ship a puppy, how do you ship them?

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When you contact your breeder, if the breeder already ships then he/she will have an airline that they've used before. On average it costs $350.00 - $450.00 to ship a puppy and that includes the crate, airline fee's and other travel expenses. But it does not include any importing fee's you may have to pay when you pick up your puppy. All puppies have to be seen by a vet before hand to get a health certificate that says they are able to fly before being shipped as well.

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



Epilepsy is common in the breed when it is not screened for by the breeder or if the breeder breeds a dog that has epilepsy. It is never easy to lose a pet, no matter how long you've had them. I recommend asking the breeder about whether or no they test for epilepsy in their lines or no when looking for a new puppy.


My Sheltie had seizures from age 2-10. He passed at age 14 in July 2018.


Epilepsy has been proven to be hereditary in several breeds (shelties being one of them) and it is suspected in numerous other breeds. Right now, we don't know exactly how epilepsy is inherited in dogs. It may well be that there are different modes of inheritance and different genes involved in various breeds and families. Preliminary results from the Canine Epilepsy Project suggest that there are two or more genes involved in some of these families. There are several genes associated with epilepsy in humans and mice, and these genes are being investigated as possible candidates for the culprit in canine epilepsy. However there is no way to screen for epilepsy in canines to date. Research is in the preliminary stages. It may be years before we know how canines get the disease exactly. The best way to prevent this is to not breed any lines that have produced epilepsy in dogs.

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



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.


Soft heart murmurs (grade 1/6 to 2-3/6) can occur in young animals and are of no consequence to them. These types of murmurs are called “innocent” murmurs. They are soft and usually go away by 14 weeks of age. Loud heart murmurs (Grade 3-4/6 to 6/6) in a new puppy or kitty should be evaluated by a cardiologist. This may indicate that congenital (present at birth) heart disease is present. The cardiologist will perform an echocardiogram as well as other tests (EKG, blood pressure, etc.) to assess the heart and determine if congenital heart disease is present. Depending on the disease present, some congenital diseases can be fixed or made better with an interventional catheter procedure.

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



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.


Puppy prices range at this point from $1000.00 to $1500.00 depending on where you buy and who you buy from. There are puppies that cost less but these are not necessarily from reputable breeders who stand behind their puppies for the puppies life and not just a week. Reputable breeders will most likely have waiting lists and just being on the list does not guarantee a puppy. Puppies from reputable breeders place their puppies in the best homes for each puppy not which puppy the buyer wants.

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Updated: 5/25/2022