Sheltie Planet is a place for fans of this beautiful and loyal dog breed. As a Shetland Sheepdog owner, you'll love our articles on their unique traits, cute photos, tips on grooming and cool games to play with your wee collie!
New Sheltie puppy owners will find plenty of advice on breed information, puppy training, obedience tips, and local breeder and rescue listings.
Here's a slow motion video of our two male Shelties, Howard and Piper. The location is Auckland, New Zealand. Find out more about us here.
This online tribute to Shetland Sheepdogs comes in eight sections, so you can easily find your way around. If you're new to "little Lassies" I recommend you start below.
About Shetland Sheepdogs - The Sheltie is a beautiful, intelligent, friendly, loyal, affectionate, gentle and quirky dog breed. They are family-oriented dogs, making them very loyal to their human pack.
Unique Sheltie Traits - Shelties are wonderfully peculiar dogs with a unique set of traits. Have you noticed the Sheltie smile? How about they way they talk when they want your attention (and I don't mean they bark - they literally sing!) This section is dedicated to the quirky nature of our sheepdogs, including their love/hate relationship with water.
Dog Training - Our dog training articles offer expert advice and resources on Sheltie training and obedience for beginners (including begging, barking, aggression and dominance). It also discusses puppy training and housebreaking. There are tips and advice on alternative training methods like clicker training and learning dog tricks and games.
Health and Grooming - Shetland Sheepdogs are generally a very healthy breed, so you don't need to worry about major health issues. However there are some conditions that affect herding breeds specifically. This section covers essentials like spaying / neutering your Sheltie, grooming that luxurious coat, and preventing the problem of fleas and ticks.
Puppies for Sale - If you're looking to adopt one of these amazing "miniature sheepdogs", you can check out our extensive breeder directory. We have hundreds of listings across the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. You can also find details of your nearest Sheltie rescue organization. Thinking of buying a puppy from a pet store? Here are 8 reasons why you MUSTN'T!
Sheltie Forum - This website wouldn't be complete without its our friendly Sheltie Forum. Here you can discuss everything Sheltie - from puppy naming to health and grooming issues. Join our Sheltie community and meet thousands of other Sheltie lovers; share pictures, exchange tips, and find support in times of need. Our Sheltie forum is free to register so join today.
The Dog Blog - Take a glance at our Sheltie Dog Blog for all the latest articles on this website. If you're new to this site, you can see a full list of all the articles ever written, and if you're a regular, you can quickly see what's new. You can subscribe to our RSS feed for real-time updates and get notified when new content is up.
About Us - Who am I? My name is Becky and I live with my partner, Peter, our son, Fox, and two gorgeous Shetland Sheepdogs here in the North Island of New Zealand. Meet the folk behind the scenes of Sheltie Planet and take a peek at the lives of our furry friends, Howard and Piper, who inspired this website.