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Shetland Sheepdog Articles

10 Things to Know About Shelties

They may be small dogs, but Shelties have a lot going on in the brains department, making them highly sensitive and easy to train.

The Sheltie Colors

Here's a showcase of the standard Sheltie colors: Pure Sable, Mahogany Sable, Tri Color, Blue Merle, Bi Black, and Bi Blue.

How to Groom a Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdogs have luxurious double coats, which come with the routine responsibility of grooming. Here's my step-by-step guide to de-shedding the undercoat.. Read now

The Shetland Sheepdog FAQ

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Shelties. Learn about temperament, intelligence, lifespan, health, grooming, puppies, breeders, adoption, training.

How to Clicker Train Your Dog

Clicker training is ideal for Shelties learning obedience, tricks, and agility. It's a gentle training method that uses psychological conditioning.

How to Socialize a Shy Sheltie Dog

Shelties can shy dogs if they aren't well socialized as puppies. Missing this window is a huge loss for a Sheltie, but there are ways to help minimize his anxiety.

10 Things I Love About Shelties

Shelties are small dogs with a dainty appearance and lots of fur. They're sensitive, eager, and highly vocal. Here's what I love most about Shetland Sheepdogs.

The History of The Sheltie Breed

Shelties didn't evolve by breeding smaller and smaller Rough Collies—but actually date back 300 years to Scandinavian dogs imported to the Shetland Islands.

Blue Merle Shelties: Photos, Colors & Genetics

Blue Merle Shelties have a color modification gene which alters the melanin pigment in their fur. Less pigment means less color, resulting in... yes, blue Shelties! Read now

Cool Dog Games to Play with Shelties

Many dogs love to play fetch or tug-of-war, but Shelties are far more idiosyncratic. Here are some fun games for Shelties that reward their herding instinct.

Becky Casale Bio: Creator of Sheltie Planet

Becky Casale runs the blogs Sheltie Planet and Science Me. She is a Biology undergrad and has two human babies. Meet her famous Shelties Howard and Piper if you can handle the fluff!


Shelties: The Complete Pet Owner's Guide