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Shetland Sheepdog

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Shetland Sheepdog
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Appearance
13-16" (33-41 cm) 14-27 lb (6-12 kg) Long, straight harsh outercoat. Short, furry dense undercoat. Mane. Black, blue merle, shades of sable, all with various degrees of white and/or tan.
CH Herdabout Watts Of Fun. Spark-E was in the top 10 agility dogs in Canada 2015. Bred/Owned by Jeff & Kellie Whiteside, Herdabout Perm. Reg’d.
History

History

Like most breeds, the Shetland Sheepdog was bred for a purpose. Natives of the sparsely-vegetated Shetland Islands bred small hardy miniature cattle, dwarf sheep and Shetland Ponies. Since they didn’t require large dogs to maintain their herds, they selectively bred King Charles Spaniels, Yakki dogs from Greenland, and Scandinavian Spitz-type dogs to produce a small sturdy herder. At first, there was a lot of variety in these dogs, but in the early 1900s James Loggie standardized the Shetland dog’s type, adding in Collie blood. He introduced the dog in 1906 as the “Shetland Collie”, but when Collie breeders objected, the dog was renamed the Shetland Sheepdog.

Personality

A lively and intelligent fellow, the Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, makes a fun family companion who excels in obedience, agility and other similar sports. He is a gentle dog who is attached to his family, though is reserved with strangers. Early socialization is important to prevent shyness.

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Shetland Sheepdog Breeders

Kimicko Perm. Reg’d
Alberta

Kimicko Perm. Reg’d, Pamela Cazes. Home raised championship bloodlines. Written health guarantees, breeding stock all health tested, stud service available to approved bitches. Box 117, Bashaw, AB T0B 0H0. (780) 372-3572; kimic@telusplanet.net; www.kimickoshelties.com

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Sharls Shelties Reg’d
Ontario

Sharls Shelties Reg’d. Top quality CKC reg. championship bloodlines. Bred for show, performance, and companionship. Happy, Intelligent, Home-raised puppies. Vet checked, microchip, health guarantee, occasionally for sale. All inquiries welcomed. Sharon MacLean, 607 Dorchester Drive, Oshawa, ON. Phone: (905) 728-1352 or sharlsshelties@bell.net; www.sharlsshelties.com

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Regaloake Perm Reg’d
Ontario

Doel Lynn & Rick, Regaloake Perm Reg’d. Show and companion pups of all colours. Home raised. Champion bloodlines. Written health guarantee. Brampton, ON. (905) 459-1138; cell: (416) 820-DOGS; email: dogsdogs@rogers.com; website: www.regaloakeshelties.com

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StarLite Shelties
Saskatchewan

StarLite Shelties, Lynn Crossman. Family raised well-socialized Shelties that are evaluated for herding, agility or pet. Raising sables, blue merles, and tri-colour. Paddockwood, SK. (306) 960-1154; sheltiefarm@gmail.com;
www.anchorofhoperanch.com

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