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The Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie is a very sympathetic little dog.


Physical characteristics :

Coat :  ​​Long dress two-colored, tricolor (more common), blue merle or fawn.
Weight : 15 to 22 lbs
Longevity : 12 à 15 ans

Temperament :

  • He is a very intelligent dog, sweet and very attached to his masters.
  • He loves children.
  • It is an active dog that has strong qualities for the practice of agility.
  • His need for exercise is, however, moderate.
  • A little independent, he is quite distant towards those he does not know.

Environnement :
Given his small size, he can very well live in an apartment.
Regular walk recommended.


Grooming :
Its long dress requires regular brushing.
Seasonal moulting important.

Medical conditions to watch for:

  • Anomaly of the eye of the Collie (AOC).
  • Dislocation of the patella.
  • Hip dysplasia.
  • Epilepsy.