Orgins the rugged Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland.
The little sheltie is thought to be a descendent from the working rough collie. The Shelties most enduring feature is their temperament, a delight to be with. Shelties relationship with their owners usually is sensitive and responsive, eager to please and understand what his owner expects. This eager to please sheltie does best when working, training, or playing with their owners. Standards are not specific the are about 13 to 16 inches high, weight varies. They have a beautiful flowing coat that is easy to care for, brushing once a week will keep your dog looking beautiful. Extremely intelligent shelties have beauty and brains.