Shetland Sheepdog Breed Overview
The Shetland sheepdog can be medium sized and small herding dog. They are widely recognized because of their thick, long-haired coat.
The Shetland sheepdog comes in various colours such as
- Blue Merle
- Tri Colour
This particular breed is perfect for exercise and because of excitable nature. They are loyal, protective and hard-working. They are the most popular choice for a family that lives in a spacious house with lots of possibilities to run and enjoy.
They are known for intelligence and hard-working nature. The main desire is to please its master. Shetland sheepdog requires frequent dedication, which means that you have to stimulate their mental and physical state.
They can develop anxiety if they are separated for a long time. They need human contact in order to be happy.
Shetland sheepdog can grow up to 41 cm in height and 12 kg in weight.
Their life expectancy is approximately 13 years.
Suitability for Children – Medium
Tendency to Bark – High
Energy – High
Suitability as a Guard Dog – Low
Grooming Requirements – Once a Week
Amount of hair shed – Heavy
Food Cost – $5 to $10
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $44