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

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
[usrlist “Amount of shedding:5” “Mouthiness:5” “Affectionate with family:4” “Cold tolerance:4” “Energy Level:4” “General health:3” “Good for new owners:3” “Heat Tolerance:3” “Compatible with kids:3” “Potential for weight gain:3” “Vigor:3” “Apartment appropriate:2” “Ease at being home alone:2” “Easy to groom:2”]