Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog or ‘Sheltie’ is small-sized dog with plenty of energy. He is typically highly intelligent and easy to train in obedience and agility. The Sheltie needs a house with a garden and plenty of exercise every day. He can be somewhat reserved with strangers and would benefit from plenty of socialising. He has a double coat – a soft undercoat and harsher outer coat – which means he is happier in cool or even cold weather. Apparently air gets trapped between the layers which help with cooling in the summer. His coat will need grooming thoroughly every day.