• Feb 14, 2019

Mature individuals of a sheltie have to be from 32 to 40 centimeters in withers and weighing from 6.3 to 9 kilograms. Wool of breed is two spherical, long and dense, the most dense on a neck, especially at cables. Acceptable flowers are: black, marble and sable, with small quantities of spots of white color, than it is similar to an Australian shepherd.

Sheltie — the Description of Breed

History of origin of breed

This "tiny" was developed by a collie on the Shetland Islands lying in 80 kilometers to the north from the mainland of Scotland. This island is known for emergence of dwarfish animal many types, including Shetland a pony, the Shetland dwarfish cows and small Shetland sheep. The tiny size of the Shetland sheep-dogs is natural, considering development of animals on these islands.

In 1700, fishing boats regularly came into the port, on the Shetland Islands. They also delivered a number of various breeds of dog on islands, including Spaniels, dogs like spitz-dog from Scandinavia and working sheep-dogs from continental Scotland. These dogs, were crossed to dogs of the island therefore in the future and there was a breed which we know today.

Interest in this breed arose in the 18th century when the British seamen, being on the Shetland Islands, began to buy these beautiful small doggies and to bring them home to the families. The first pet was shown in 1906 at an exhibition in Kraft, and acted as a miniature of the Collie. In 1908 the personalized club of breed was founded on the Shetland Islands, in Lervika – the capital of the island.

The dog was soon recognized by Kennel Club (England), in 1909 as Shetland a collie. In 1914 she gained recognition as "Sheltie", substantially thanks to the fact that fans of her larger brother did not want to accept the name connected with dwarfish similarity of their breed. Nevertheless, the breed exists throughout centuries and is appreciated as absolutely other from the big brother.

As we will characterize breed

Sheltie — the Description of Breed

The breed is entirely a family dog. They well get on with children and enjoy interactive games in the open air. The dog very clever and therefore studies very quickly. For active families which prefer little dogs this breed is a great choice. The breed is rather small therefore it optimum will suit the families living in the apartment.

As she is active, respectively demands daily walks and various games, as often as it is possible. It is better to hold a dog on a lead, but if she is without it, then it is necessary to leave her in the fenced place, for their own safety. They have a strong gregarious instinct therefore they at the slightest opportunity will try to run up to group of the gathered children or animals, and even cars.

If there is such opportunity, it is necessary to send your pet to a training complex where he will be trained in obedience, dexterity and organization. These clever dogs have to develop the mind as well as a physical condition of a body that they could estimate the an opportunity, learn something new and as it is carried out. If it is boring for a dog, then she can begin to bark, than can cause discontent of your neighbors.

The breed about which we speak is very trained dog. It is important to begin to train her to obedience from the earliest age. A sheltie the breed which understands, and remembers new teams quickly and also possesses strong desire to please. The praise, caress and something tasty is the best incentive necessary during studies.

Sheltie — the Description of Breed

This breed does not perceive rigidity, in this case it will begin to be closed from people, and at times can even attack. Our little friend is an excellent showman and likes to be the focus of attention. Stunt training can be in the great way to keep your pet in good psychological state and will be able to maintain his dexterity and playfulness at the level.

Socialization is very important that your pet could warn you, about approach as strangers and friends, and the most important that he could define as soon as possible who nevertheless to you goes. The breed is very popular, and it, unfortunately, led to big not selective cultivation.

It means that there are many pets who were born with unstable temperament. So pay special attention to a research of the potential manufacturer and also it is better to observe nevertheless parents of your potential puppy before the final choice.

Sizes, weight, wool and color

Ideal height of a mature dog, irrespective of a floor is from 32 to 40 centimeters in withers. The average weight of correctly picked up pet of 8 kilograms. The dog of a sheltie possesses a thick, double layer which consists of rigid wool and a short, dense underfur. Wool smooth on the head, ears and paws, dense and dense wool on a neck and withers. The tail and paws are also covered with long and dense wool.

The breed color, has to be gray, black or blue. The French bulldog has some dogs having a tiger color as and also is also such at which the color can be more than for 50% white, however they are not allowed to participation in an exhibition.

Leaving and hygiene

Sheltie — the Description of Breed

Wool of breed needs cleaning, at least, once a week with application of a brush to remove the dropping-out wool. When cleaning, it is important to use the spray for wool moistening before combing out it a brush, and it is necessary to comb out from roots of hair to the tips. Work with dry wool can lead to its damage.

Wool behind ears and between a trunk and paws need special leaving as there emergence of packed wool is possible. During a molt, wool will need to be cleaned daily. At cables the molt passes once a year, and here at a bough two times a year. Hair of a dog waterproof therefore it is necessary to bathe her only in process of pollution. This period varies depending on an individual.

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