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Shetland Sheep Dog Breed Profile


Shetland Sheep Dog


Amongst the qualities of the Shetland Sheep Dog is that they are loyal, intelligent, trainable, eager to please, affectionate, lively, aloof and reserved.

Family/Child Friendly

This canine breed does excellent with kids only if they are raised with children from an early age.

Lifespan and Weight

The regular lifespan of this canine breed is about ten to 15 years. However, using the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been recognized to live up to 20 years and also longer. The typical weight for this breed of dog is about 40 lbs.

Popular Illnesses

One of the most popular illnesses and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog consist of but aren't limited to eye challenges, hypothyrodism, epilepsy, hip dysplasia and skin allergies.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is usually accomplished with patience on aspect of the owner. Shedding is heavy, brush everyday to keep.

Ideal Owner Compatibility

Not appropriate for the apartment or condo atmosphere. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Finest Owner has a residence with a yard to play in and plenty of really like and focus to give. This dog breed will grow to be neurotic if they are not offered lots of space to run.

Exactly where to buy

The perfect areas to buy this canine breed are from reliable breeders, dog shelters, and rescue organizations.

Regular Price

It is possible to anticipate to pay upwards of around $800+ per dog. Routine veterinary care need to be included inside your spending budget.

Aggression Aspect

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Element

This dog breed makes for a great watchdog. 


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