PRESS RELEASE: Launch of New Shetland Sheepdog Website
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.
SheltiePlanet.com 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.
How to Care for a Shetland Sheepdog Puppy
All puppies are adorable. That's a scientific fact! But the Shetland Sheepdog puppy - with his big floppy ears, beautiful almond eyes, and silky soft fur - knows how to be deliberately cute on demand. Interestingly, sable Sheltie puppies usually have lighter fur when they're young, which deepens and intensifies as they age. In fact, it can take up to two years for the full adult double coat to grow, which is what gives this breed their distinctive look.
How to Clicker Train Your Dog
Clicker training is a gentle training method that uses only positive reinforcement to teach your dog new behaviors. All you need is a good clicker and an understanding about what makes this dog training method work so well, especially with intelligent dogs like Shelties. I'm going to help you get an overview of clicker training here, plus everything you need to get started.
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.