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Shetland Sheepdog Info

Shetland Sheepdog Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 13-16" Shedding: Heavy Litter Size: 4-6 pups
Group: Herding Weight: 16-20 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Shetland Sheepdog is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 16 lbs that can reach 20 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NZKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The Shetland Sheepdog breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Long hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Shetland Sheepdog should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 6 puppies.

Shetland Sheepdog Breed Characteristics

Group Herding Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Scotland Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent yes Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks excessive Dangerous no

Shetland Sheepdog Temperament

intelligent and willing to please. Gentle and playful, the Shetland Sheepdog does well with children

Health Problems

disease of the eyes

Shetland Sheepdog Coat

Shetland Sheepdog Dog Colors

Brown (ranging from golden or reddish-brown to deep mahogany), blue merle, or black, all with varying amounts of white and tan.

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