Shelties are alert, active, loyal & sensitive.
There is no place a Sheltie would rather be than with their family… which makes them great companions.
They love to work together and are fantastic competators in a variety of dogsports.
Shelties adapt to the lifestyle of their owners, but they definetly are energetic dogs that need to excersise!
Read more about the Breed Standard below…
– ‘The Shetland Sheepdog is a small, alert, rough-coated, longhaired working dog. He must be sound, agile and sturdy. The outline should be so symmetrical that no part appears out of proportion to the whole. Dogs should appear masculine; bitches feminine. ‘ –
Information for this page is used from the websites of the
American Kennel Club & the American Shetland Sheepdog Association.
– Even though I live in Europe and our Shelties have an FCI pedigree,
I prefer Shelties from American/Canadian bloodlines. That’s why I use the breed description provided by the American Kennel Club. –