Sheltie Planet

PRESS RELEASE: Launch of New Shetland Sheepdog Website

By Rebecca Turner

Announcing the launch of a new website on Shetland Sheepdogs. Sheltie Planet is a content website created by Rebecca Turner for fans of this unique dog breed.

Auckland, December 2009 - A brand new website has been launched about Shetland Sheepdogs, alaos known as Shelties, officially the world's sixth most intelligent dog breed. is written by an adoring fan of this unique dog breed, with insights into keeping Shelties as pets. It is aimed at anyone who owns a Shetland Sheepdog or is looking for a small to medium dog that makes an excellent companion.

Shelties are loyal and affectionate herding dogs from the Shetland Islands of Scotland. They come from a long line of Scandinavian sheepdogs, only to be crossed with English Collies in the 19th and 20th centuries. This gave them the unique appearance of miniature Collies (or mini Lassie dogs) but were recognized as a separate breed by the American Kennel Club in 1911.

Rebecca Turner, creator of Sheltie Planet, commented: "Shelties are a unique breed for so many reasons. From a pet owner's perspective they have extremely quirky personalities - they are sensitive to human emotions and display their own smile and Sheltie talk! As show dogs, they excel in agility trials and are highly intelligent.

"I have two Shetland Sheepdogs which inspired me to make the website. But this is not a personal blog of pet stories - this is a public resource to educate owners about the breed history, dog training, specific health problems, rescue shelters and breeders. It is also a place to share photos and videos online. The website is free to use and will feature an online store to fund its ongoing development."

About Sheltie Planet

Sheltie Planet is a content website dedicated to the Shetland Sheepdog breed. Run by a Sheltie lover, the site features breed information, dog training tips, health advice, a directory of rescue shelters and breeders, and a place to share your own Sheltie pictures and videos. It has a presence on Facebook, You Tube and Twitter. The website can be found at Sheltie Planet.

About The Author

Rebecca Turner is the creator of Sheltie Planet where she writes about her love of Shetland Sheepdogs, inspired by her two Shelties, Howard and Piper. Learn more about Rebecca. Chat with our online Sheltie community on Facebook, Twitter and our Sheltie Forum.