Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Shetland Sheepdog Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in Britain for use in sheep herding. Retains a lot of its guarding and herding instincts, is easily obedience trained and good with children and other dogs. Size makes it suitable to the urban environment, and colder climates. Long harsh coat requires very regular grooming. Tendency to be nervous and wary of strangers. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and-recommendations_web.pdf. Norman M The New Complete Shetland Sheepdogs Today. Howell. ISBN 1582450439. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. English Shetland Sheepdog Club: www.essc.org.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. American Shetland Sheepdog Association: www.assa.org.