What You Need to Know About Shetland Sheepdogs

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... Read more

The Sheltie Coat Colors

A showcase of the five Sheltie colors: Sable, Tri Color, Blue Merle, Bi Blue, and Bi Black. We also look at white factoring and the rare Color Headed White... Read more

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 more

The Shetland Sheepdog FAQ

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

The History of The Sheltie Breed

Shelties may look like mini Collies, yet they're descended from Scandinavian herding dogs. It was only later Collie crosses that introduced the Lassie look... Read more

Sheltie Puppy Development in 16 Pictures

See Sheltie puppies growing into an adult dogs in pictures: tiny newborn dumplings, plump 8-week furballs, gangly coyotes, and billowing fur beasts... Read more

Miniature Shelties

Miniature Shelties are an unofficial type of Sheltie measuring under 13 inches at the withers. They're bred like standard Shetland Sheepdogs in every other way... Read more

How To Photograph Your Dog

These are my top ten tips on photographing your dog, from choosing the perfect setting and camera angle, to being patient and capturing your pet in the moment... Read more

8 Dog Events for Shelties in The US

Besides the AKC's 22,000 competitive dog events each year, there are hundreds of US-based pet expos and dog days out where you can meet all kinds of breeds... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

The Sheltie Smile

Is the Sheltie smile real? Dog experts say yes, but it's not for the reason we necessarily think. Take a look at the evolutionary roots in wolf behavior... Read more

The Shetland Sheepdog Breed Standard

The Shetland Sheepdog Breed Standard is a set of guidelines that describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and physical appearance of the Sheltie breed... Read more

101 Shelties in The Bath

When I asked Sheltie Planet readers to share their cutest, funniest and oh-so-sorrowful photos of dripping wet Shelties in the tub, this is what I got back... Read more

Becky Casale

Becky Casale is the creator of Sheltie Planet and Science Me. She lives in New Zealand with her partner, their two children, and their Sheltie, Piper.


Shelties: The Complete Pet Owner's Guide