Shetland Sheepdog
Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

There are currently 3 Shetland Sheepdogs available.


Shetland Sheepdog pups for sale

Shetland Sheepdog Puppy for sale
Puppy
Standard
PUP-ID: 010334611

Shetland Sheepdog

Male
€ 995
Shetland Sheepdog Adolescent Puppy for sale
Adolescent Puppy
Small
PUP-ID: 010412371

Shetland Sheepdog

Male
€ 895
Shetland Sheepdog Puppy for sale
Puppy
Small
PUP-ID: 010334607

Shetland Sheepdog

Male
€ 1295

Dogs of the Shetland Sheepdog breed stood guard for farmers on the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland, keeping hungry birds and sheep out of the farmer's garden, and they also served as sheepdogs. Today, they are excellent family companions and superstars in dog sports.

History

The Sheltie originated in the rugged Shetland Islands, which lie between Scotland and Norway, about 80 kilometers north of Scotland and just south of the Arctic Circle. These islands are also home to other small animal breeds, such as Shetland ponies and Shetland sheep.

For many years, the Shetland Sheepdog was called Toonie, derived from the Norwegian word for farm. Farmers bred the dogs, crossing the Border Collie with smaller dogs, to herd and protect their herds of shetland sheep. Some speculate that one of the tasks of Shetland Sheepdogs was to protect the small sheep from birds. Indeed, many of today's Shelties seem to have a passion for chasing birds, and some even try to chase planes and helicopters flying overhead.

Personality

The Sheltie is intensely loyal, gentle and sensitive. The breed has a wide range of personalities, from extroverted and rambunctious to calm and sedate to shy or withdrawn.