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Breed: Shetland Sheepdog
Country of Origin: 18th century Scotland
AKC Group: Herding
Function: Herding & guarding
Life Span: 14-15 years
Appearance: Trim, sturdy
Color: Sable, black, tan, blue merle, tri-color
Coat Type: Straight
Grooming: Brush often
Height: 13-16 inches
Weight: 14-25 pounds
Activity Level: Very high
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: Very good
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: Suspicious
Character: Lively, affectionate, sensitive, busy
Home Environment: Exercised daily
Best Owner: Patient
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Timid, nippy, barking, pushy
Physical: Eye problems