This energetic multitasker is intelligent and devoted.

Vital Stats

Height: 13 to 16 inches at shoulder
Weight: about 20 pounds
Coat: long and dense
Life span: 12 to 15 years

Summary
Shetland Sheepdogs stood guard for farmers in the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland, keeping hungry birds and sheep out of the farmer’s garden, and they served as herding dogs as well.

Today they’re excellent family companions and superstars in dog sports. Full Shetland Sheepdog profile on DogTime.com

Amount of shedding:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
General health:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)