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 beginner advice, including breed information, puppy training, obedience tips, and local breeder and rescue listings.
Here is an adorable Sheltie video, filmed in slow motion and featuring our two Sable boys Howard and Piper. The location is Red Beach, near where we live in the North Island of New Zealand. You can find out more about us here.
This online tribute to Shetland Sheepdogs is broken down into eight sections, so you can easily find your way around. If you're new to "little Lassies" I recommend you start below and learn all about the beautiful nature of this dog breed.
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 - These are wonderfully peculiar animals with a unique set of traits that sets them apart from all other dog breeds. Have you noticed the Sheltie smile yet? How about they way they talk when they want your attention (and I don't mean they bark - they literally sing to you!) This section is dedicated to the quirky nature of our sheepdogs, including their love/hate relationship with water!
Dog Training - Our dog training pages offer lots of free expert advice and resources on Sheltie training and dog obedience for beginners (including begging, barking, aggression and dominance). It also discusses puppy training and housebreaking for those of you with smaller bundles of fluff. Finally, 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 that you should know about. This section also covers essential things you need to know, like spaying / neutering your pet, grooming that luxurious coat, and preventing the all-too-common 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. So far 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 should NEVER even consider this!
Sheltie Forum - This website wouldn't be complete without its own dedicated Sheltie Forum! Here you can discuss everything Sheltie - from choosing the perfect puppy or rescue dog, to breed specific 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 we've ever written, and if you're a regular, you can quickly see what's new since you were last here. If you're familiar with RSS (Really Simple Syndication), you can subscribe to our RSS feed for real-time updates and get notified as soon as a new article is up.
About Us - Who am I? My name is Becky and I live with my partner, Peter, and two gorgeous Shetland Sheepdogs in the North Island of New Zealand. In this section, you can 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. You can also learn how to start your own profitable hobby website about your canine friends!