The Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog that originated in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. The original name was Shetland Collie, but this caused controversy among the Rough Collie breeders of the time, so the breed’s name was formally changed.
Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent, Responsive, Lively, Alert, Loyal, Reserved, Playful, Active, Trainable, Gentle, Strong
Weight: Male: 14–27 lbs (6.4–12 kg), Female: 14–27 lbs (6.4–12 kg)
Height: Male: 13–16 inches (33–41 cm), Female: 13–16 inches (33–41 cm)
Colors: Merle, Tri-color, Blue Merle, Black & White, Sable & White, Black & Tan, Sable
Litter Size: 4-6 Puppies (Average)