What is a sheltie like?

Answer Shelties, or Shetland sheepdogs, were bred to herd sheep in the Shetland Islands off the northern coast of Scotland. They came to the United States in 1911 and have been popular pets ever since.Int... Read More »

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What Is the Lifespan of a Sheltie?

The Sheltie, or the Shetland Sheepdog, is a type of herding dog. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), a Sheltie is akin to a miniature version of a Collie.

What can I give my sheltie for fever?

Fever is a body's natural response to a foreign invader in the body. Fever can occur because of a virus, bacteria or other underlying cause and is necessary to help the body fight infection. When... Read More »

What Is the Difference Between a Collie & a Sheltie?

At first glance, collies and Shetland sheepdogs or "shelties" seem very similar to each other. But they're two distinct breeds with many differences. Though the sheltie looks like a collie in minia... Read More »

How big is a sheltie?

The Shetland sheepdog, commonly referred to as a sheltie, is a smaller relative of the collie. Shelties are about 13 to 16 inches in height at the shoulders, and weigh between 14 and 27 pounds on a... Read More »