Shetland Sheepdog Information

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Shetland Sheepdog

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Shetland Sheepdog

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The Shetland Sheepdog At a Glance
Recognized By
AKC 
Country of Origin
Great Britain 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 yrs 
Height Range
14 - 16 in 
Weight Range
14 - 16 lbs 
Colors
Sable, blue merle, black/white, black/tan, tri-color 
Trainability
Excellent 
With Children
Very good with behaved children 
With Animals
Good 
Climate
Tolerates cold well 
Indoor/Outdoor
Good indoors with adequate exercise 
Exercise Reqd
Very high 
Grooming Reqd
Regular brushing and coat care. Sheds heavily twice a year 
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Great first post! Graci sounds rellay fun. We love Shelties, and have had two. Our dogs were named Hogan and Watson after famous golfers. They are such smart dogs, and so easy to train. Try teaching her to catch a frisbee, they seem to all be good at that. Have fun with her!
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Shetland Sheepdog Information

Shetland Sheepdog Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Shetland Sheepdog breeders:

CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Collie Eye Anomaly (genetic test)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)
vonWillebrand's Disease (vWD) (genetic test)

Shetland Sheepdog Health Issues