Animal Stories - Shetland Sheepdog

Animal-World Information about: Shetland Sheepdog

   The Shetland Sheepdog or the Sheltie, has all of the desirable qualities of the Rough Collie, but in a smaller package.
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Heather - 2016-06-23
'Prices range from approximately $150-300 for adults, $350-600 for pet quality puppies, and $700-1200 for show and breeding quality puppies.' Um no. I know this article is old but someone needs to update it. You MAY get an adult for $300 (maybe more at a reputable breeder). You can expect to pay $800-$1200 for pet quality puppies, and $2000-$3500 for show and breeding quality puppies.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2016-07-10
    Thanks Heather, for the update info, you rock! We'll add it to the article right away.
BARRY ELLIOTT - 2016-06-02
I have had sasha (my sheltie) for over 15 yrs. She is the love of my life. I lost her companion shadow a year ago. He was 13 yrs old. They were proud parents to 3 litters. I will terribly miss my sweet girl once she is gone. I am a retired registered nurse and 68 years old. I think shelties are the best breed of dog, smart, gentle, affectionate, loyal, and trustworthy. Would reccommend this breed over all others. Also think highly of golden retrievers. Both breeds are excellent family dogs.

Carol Barner - 2016-03-24
I love that Sheltie in your photo, the one with the colorful Navajo scarf. That's because he was my Bounder. We put the scarf on him to dress him up for an agility trial. Of course we took it off for the actual runs. Bounder was a happy-go-lucky jock who loved running agility with me. He would spurt ahead across the finish line, then turn around and come back to me, howling his happiness. When we moved to the Philippines as teaching missionaries, he came with us. He passed on a couple years ago, and I miss him a lot. Shelties are such special friends to us, really special members of our family.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2016-04-01
    He's a beauty, we love having Bounder posing for this page! His picture was taken at a dog show in Pomona, CA I believe. I'm so sorry for your loss, Sheltie's are one of my favorites and I'm sure Bounder will  be missed a lot.
  • Carol Barner - 2016-05-28
    Clarice, Thanks for your reply to my post, and for your sympathy. You know how dear our dogs become to us. Bounder never ran agility in Pomona, CA. We lived in the Phoenix area, and only attended agility trials in Arizona.
  • Clarice Brough - 2016-06-07
    Well I'm still sorry for your loss, and I guess that's not Bounder, rather a darling look-a-like as the photo was taken at a dog show in Pomona.
lucky99 - 2012-04-25
Shelties are top awesome! They are the BEST dogs you can ever have!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-25
    They are smart for sure and so gentle.
  • Cindy - 2016-01-28
    agree, love mine
Cindy - 2016-01-28
I had a Shetland sheepdog for 14 years Sara Lee when she passed, love of my life, best dog ever, it took me 3 years before I could get me another one, my little Marie Lee, who is now my love... Miss my Sara but there is so much love for my new puppy....The breed is truly wonderful....

someone - 2009-12-15
I have 3 shetland sheepdogs and they are my life. One is 3 and his name is chance, one is 5 and his name blazer, and one is 5 months and her name is flicka. They are all so smart and I show them in obedince and agility. They are the best dogs I ever had, I will always have shelties...

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  • Diego - 2010-07-13
    Hi . . . . Um. . . . those are like really cool dogs. LOL! Party like . . . Shetland style! Like justin said. . . Boo cockers!
  • angel - 2014-04-24
    OML SUCH A CUTE DOG !!!!!! I want one sooo bad.
Jack - 2010-08-04
I have a Sheltie named Butch. He and his friend Double the Bubble are pals forever lasting. DTB {Double the Bubble} is a Doberman Pinscher, Sheltie, German Shepard, and Cocker Spaniel mix. How could you hate cockers?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-20
    A couple of darling dogs for sure, and I love the names, especially 'double the bubbles'
Kiersten Gaylord - 2011-09-20
I have a 6 year old Shetland Sheepdog named Bosley. When I got him(from my dads friend), he didn't even know how to sit! But now, he knows how to sit, stay, lie down, roll over, play dead, wave shake and high five, and a whole bunch of other things! He is also a trained guard dog and he has saved my life four times already. I used to love German Shepherds and that used to be the only dog that I ever wanted. Well, now that I have a Sheltie, that's the only dog that I'm happy with and I would probably never want any other breed. The Sheltie is the best pet to own and I love Bosley sooo much! (:

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-21
    They are neat - that is what my dad had and gee that pup loved my dad.
Kimberly - 2011-07-18
Hello! It is me again! I have a picture of Murphy!


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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-18
    It's a pretty puppy...
  • Kiersten Gaylord - 2011-09-20
    ohh he's so cute(:
justin - 2010-07-10
Look up:I hate Shelties. People say that cockers are better! All cockers must LEAVE this planet! Shelties rule, cockers druel!

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  • Some Chum - 2010-07-13
    That is so mean justin! Why would you hate shelties?