From their long, elegant muzzles to their surprisingly light and nimble step, these herding dogs are a wonderful family pet for all types of households. Why not learn a little bit more about the joyful Shetland Sheepdog?
1 Often mistaken for the collie, the Shetland Sheep Dog is basically a miniature version of that working dog. It is also one of the most popular and beautiful breeds of dog in the world.
2 There are many theories as to just how the breed evolved, but most experts think that they are not direct descendants of the rough collie and that the Corgi breed contributed somewhere along the way.
3 The Shelties were used for helping on the farm and to guard the home. The dogs were good as watchdogs at cottages and for guarding flocks and herds, as well as herding.