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Shetland Sheepdog Breed Dogs

Written By macky on Monday, May 9, 2011 | 2:28 AM

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Shetland Sheepdog with Tri-Colour Shelties
The Shetland Sheepdog, according to its name this dog is known as the keeper of driving and sheep or dog also called sheep herders. Shetland Sheepdog breed has a close relationship with the wolf dog, because its shape is almost similar, tetepi for Shetland Sheepdog pet dog is more closely associated with the Collie breed. Like images that appear on this page, Shetland Sheepdog dogs have in common with the Rough Collie breed, it's just kind of Shetland Sheepdog dog has a smaller body size, which has a weight of about 14-27 pounds (6.4-12.3 kg) and height about 13 - 16 inches (33-40.6 cm)
  • Shetland Sheepdog Coat and Color
Shetland Sheepdog has a thick coat. There are two layers in the mantle Shetland Sheepdog, the outer layer has a coarse nature and length, and the mantle layer has a gentle nature and dense so that the anti-water and protect them from mosquito bites. With a coat like this in the Shetland Sheepdog can live a very cold area. Shetland Sheepdog coat color is very diverse, but the Shetland Sheepdog can have a uniqueness of their coat is a coat color three colors.
  • Temperament
As the nature of dogs in general have the nature of the Shetland Sheepdog is also loyal to his master, cheerful and always spirited. In addition to the Shetland Sheepdog as a pleasant companion, the Shetland Sheepdog is also very good as a guard dog because it is always alert to the surrounding environment. Shetland Sheepdog breed also one of the descendants of an intelligent dog, so that the Shetland Sheepdog can be more easily trained. Trained to the limits allowed and not done by the dog.
  • Health Issues
In general, the Shetland Sheepdog breed a healthy life, but it did not close the possibility of inherited defects and diseases of the eye Like the Rough Collie breed. Every eye dog is better examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist who qualify. Some of them may be prone to hypothyroidism, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, or skin allergies. Normal life span for Shelties is between 10 and 15 years.
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