|About the Shetland Sheepdog dog breed:|
The Shetland Sheepdog is a strong and beautiful breed of dog. It has a head that is shaped like a wedge, and bears a strong resemblance to the Collie. It has a rough external coat with a smooth undercoat. The Shetland Sheepdog has a mane that has been likened to a lion, and the acceptable coat colors for these dogs are sable, blue/merle, black, or white and tan. The legs of this breed should be covered with fur, and the tail must extend to the hock. The fur on the face of these dogs should be fine. The eyes should be shaped like almonds, and the color of the eyes is dependent on the coat.
These dogs make great companions. They are calm and well mannered, and are extremely intelligent. Studies have consistently shown that the Shetland Sheepdog is one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world. They are easy to train, and are quick to obey the commands that are given to them by their masters. The Shetland Sheepdog has a high level of intelligence that has often been compared to humans. While they are loving to their families, they are cautious of any strangers they encounter. This breed is known for being both a good watchdog and a good guard dog. They are one of the most well balanced breeds in the world.
These dogs have a tendency to develop conditions that affect their eyes. It is important for owners to make sure the eyes of these dogs are analyzed while they are puppies. In addition to this, some Shetland Sheepdogs may have problems with their kneecaps. Like the Collie, these dogs have become popular. This breed has a maximum life expectancy of 15 years. They should not be overfed.
These dogs need large amounts of exercise, and they should only be purchased by people who can give it to them. They will exercise best when they are allowed to run free in a wide open area that is secure. While they can live in apartments, it is important for owners to make sure they are taken for extended walks.
Special Grooming Needs
The coat of the Shetland Sheepdog does not require large amounts of maintenance. The coat should be brushed regularly, and it is important to make sure the mats are removed. The Shetland Terrier will shed extensive amounts of fur each year. These dogs should only be bathed when they need it.