Height: 13" - 16"
Weight: 20 lbs - 25 lbs
Lifespan: 14 - 16 years
Average Litter Size: 4 - 6 puppies
Colors: Sable, tricolor, blue merle, black and white and black and tan
Shetland sheepdog also known as Sheltie is a small to medium size, muscular and strong dog.
It has an almond shaped eyes and folded ears. Sheltie has double coat with a dense undercoat and long and straight outer coat.
The coat forms a mane at the neck area. Colors may be black, blue, merle, sable merle or white with or without tan markings. Their coat should be brushed regularly.
Shetland sheepdog is active, intelligent, loyal and affectionate.
It can get well with children, other pets or dogs and even smaller animals.
This breed does best with an active owner in a rural or suburban home.
Sheltie requires a lot of exercise. It is an active dog so, a good amount of walking, running and playing outdoor is necessary.