Shetland Sheepdog

playful, intelligent, agile

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About

Country of origin: Great Britain
Breed group: Sheepdogs and Cattledogs - Group 1 (FCI); Pastoral Group (KC); Herding Group (AKC)

Facts

Size: small/medium
Coat: long, harsh, straight, soft undercoat
Colour: black, merle, sable, tricolour
Life expectancy: 12-15 years

Characteristics

Energetic, playful, highly intelligent and robust all-rounder excelling at all sorts of canine sports including agility or obedience.

A Scottish Toonie

"Toonie dog" was an old name for the Sheltie based on the Shetland word "toon" (meaning farm), not to be confused with the Canadian two-$ coin.
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