Having a sharp and near human intelligence, Shetland sheepdogs earned its name with their natural born talents. They are excellent herding dogs in which they are highly trainable. They are able to enjoy both outdoor and indoor activities which make them a good pick for most dog trainers. This dog’s excellent instinct makes them the best farm worker, guard dog and a companion. This dog’s appearance consists of a small, sturdy, and light frame. They have longs coats in which they very much look like a wolf. They have raised ears and eyes that portray determination. Shetland Sheepdogs have a double coat. The first coat is long and rough on the outside while the second coat is short and dense on the inside. Their colors come in blue merle, sable, black, gold, white and tan.
How to take care of your Shetland Sheepdog?
Shetland Sheepdogs may be timid and suspicious to strangers so they might not be approachable to unacquainted guests. Aside from being loyal with their masters, dog experts recommend to train this dog while it is a puppy to become a responsible pet. They prefer outdoor experiences rather than staying inside a house. Bringing this dog into a city would make them uneasy because they prefer to run around in an open field. As a responsible owner, you should keep this dog fit and healthy by scheduling a regular exercise with it. This dog needs a regular brushing to maintain its thick coat. You should be aware than they do their shredding in bulk, so you need to prepare to clean up. Shetland Sheepdogs are generally healthy but if you don’t feed them appropriately and neglect their needs, then they can pe prone to common dog diseases.