Caring for Your Sheltie's Health

Take care of your Shetland Sheepdog's health with these tips on grooming, diet, exercise, oral health, genetic disorders, de-sexing, and vaccinations.

Shelties: The Complete Pet Owner's Guide

What Vaccines Do Shelties Need?

Puppies get their first vaccinations at 6-8 weeks. If you buy a Shetland Sheepdog puppy, take him to the vet on the following schedule to build up robust protection against common infectious diseases:

Age Essential Vaccines Optional Vaccines
6-8 weeks Distemper, Parvovirus Bordetella
10-12 weeks DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus) Influenza, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme Disease
16-18 weeks DHPP, Rabies Influenza, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme Disease
12-16 months DHPP, Rabies Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme Disease
Every 1-2 years DHPP, Rabies Coronavirus, Influenza, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme Disease

Source: AKC Guide to Puppy Vaccinations

Whether you rescue a Sheltie or buy a Sheltie puppy, make sure you register her with your vet and sign up for reminders when her next vaccinations are due.