15+ Historical Facts About Shetland Sheepdogs You Might Not Know

Sheltie is the standard pet. These delicate clever girls, who know how to read the mood of the owner by just one glance, are able to meet even the most callous heart.

#1 Shetland Sheepdog is abbreviated as Shetland Sheepdog. It is known that the first name of the breed is “Tuni Dog”, translated from the Gelian – “farm”.

This fact is explained by the fact that these dogs were irreplaceable helpers of farmers.

#2 The birthplace of the breed is the Shetland Islands (Great Britain). According to some information, it can be assumed that the roots of the Sheltie’s history are lost in ancient times and these dogs have existed as long as the islands themselves.

#3 The distant ancestors of the shepherd dogs moved here together with the first settlers who were looking for fresh pastures for sheep flocks.

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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