Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Shetland Sheepdog


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

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