14+ Informative and Interesting Facts About Shetland Sheepdogs

The Shetland Sheepdog has long been the ideal companion for farmers. She did an excellent job as a shepherd. But over time, she was replaced by larger and stronger dogs.

Many people call the Sheltie a miniature collie. In fact, the Shetland Sheepdog is a separate breed. The appearance indicates the affectionate and good-natured nature of the dog. Nowadays, the species is prized as companions and pets.

#1 Often mistaken for the collie, the Shetland Sheep Dog is basically a miniature version of that working dog. It is also one of the most popular and beautiful breeds of dog in the world.

#2 There are many theories as to just how the breed evolved, but most experts think that they are not direct descendants of the rough collie and that the Corgi breed contributed somewhere along the way.

#3 The Shelties were used for helping on the farm and to guard the home. The dogs were good as watchdogs at cottages and for guarding flocks and herds, as well as herding.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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