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Hi, I'm Becky, the creator of Sheltie Planet. I live in New Zealand with two Shetland Sheepdogs, Howard and Piper. Here's a picture of Piper licking my face. You have to be pretty charming to get away with that.
We also have a friendly Sheltie Forum where you can share photos and stories, and get advice from other Sheltie lovers.
Adopting a Sheltie?
I strongly recommend checking your local Sheltie Rescue first to see if there are any Shelties in need of a home. If not, you may want to put your name down with a local Sheltie Breeder for a puppy. Our database covers the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. (If you're a breeder or shelter and need to update your contact details, please leave a comment in the Facebook box below and I'll update your listings as soon as I can.)
Remember, never buy a puppy from a pet store.
Questions About Shelties
- "How do I stop my Sheltie barking?"
- "Should I shave my Sheltie for the summer?"
- "How do I safely tip my Sheltie's ears?"
If you've just taken on a new Sheltie and want to learn about dog training, we recommend Daniel Steven's Secrets To Dog Training course.
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Your contribution helps pay the hosting and security costs for running this website, and offers a friendly thanks for the hard work gone into it over the years. We're extremely grateful for your support.
If you have feedback about the website or wish to contact us for any other reason, please email becky[at]sheltieplanet[dot]com
How To Photograph Your Dog
One of the reasons I made Sheltie Planet is because I have an abundance of Sheltie photos I wanted to share. I love taking pictures of Howard and Piper and being able to capture them in a way that frames that moment forever. Today I'd like to share some general pet photography tips based on what I've learnt using my digital point-and-shoot camera. I hope this helps you get the most out of your pet photography and creates some great images that you will treasure forever.
The Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds
Dogs can be smart in different ways: a breed with an acute and wellhoned ability to work will be quick to learn how to do its job. Other breeds may be so eager to please their people that they're attentive and highly trainable. But intelligence alone doesn't make a good pet. Owners need to be willing to put in the work to channel a dog's inherent intelligence - and a good owner will understand a dog's natural traits to bring out his natural smarts.