Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog


Shetland Sheepdog Profile

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Lifespan: 12-14 Years

Avg height: 35-38cm

Avg weight: 6-15kg

Coat type: Long, thick coat

Coat colours: Merle, tri-colour, blue merle, black and white, sable, black and tan, sable and white

Originally bred for: Herding sheep

Breed traitsAffectionate, lively, loyal, gentle, reserved, active, playful


A little about the Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog has a luscious, long, thick coat and is a gentle, sweet-tempered breed. They make a lovely addition to the family, but are bursting with energy and need plenty of exercise. Given their intelligent nature they can be quickly trained and fit in well to family life.



Health conditions that owners of the Shetland Sheepdog should be aware of include: Collie Eye Anomaly, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Trichiasis, Cataracts, Canine Hip Dysplasia, Haemophilia, Hypothyroidism, Legg-Perthes, Patellar Luxation, Dermatomyositis and allergies.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.