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.