Shetland Sheepdogs look like miniature versions of Collies, with the same lion-like manes and neck frills. Their skinny heads and small lean bodies make them look elegant and grand.
"Shelties", as they are commonly known, are very intuitive and can sense mood swings before you even know it. They won't like it when you are in a bad mood and will do anything possible to make you feel better. From clownish behavior to putting their head on your lap, they will figure out the right way to comfort you.
Shelties are not just clever and easy to train, they also like to obey and are happy to follow commands. They bond closely with their owners and like to follow them everywhere. They won't mind when you go out, but prefer if it's not for long stretches at a time. They are slightly reserved towards strangers but not in any way scared of them.
This breed has lots of energy and need to release it on a daily basis. Your Sheltie will not be calm or relaxed if they haven't had their daily power run! They will excel at any dog sport where they can use their intelligence, endurance and speed.
|Life expectancy:||12-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Below average|