How should a Shetland Sheepdog be groomed?

Brush out the dog's coat, every day if possible, to remove tangles and mats from the undercoat. Use pin brushes, slicker brushes, natural bristle brushes and metal combs alternately, depending upon the state of the coat and the number of mats. Apply a mist of water before you begin to help de-tangle the fur and only use the metal comb when necessary.

De-mat the dog's coat by using a splitter or mat rake for significantly bad tangles. Applying detangling spray before brushing out the coat may make it less painful for your Shetland Sheepdog.

Keep the hair on the head trimmed close and short. From all angles the head of the Shetland Sheepdog should look like a wedge angling in from ears to nose.

Use a moist piece of soft cotton cloth to remove dirt and grime that can collect in the corners of the Shetland Sheepdog's eyes.

Trim the coat as needed with scissors to keep the body looking as symmetrical as possible. This is a distinct look of any collie, and no part of the animal should look out of place with the rest of the body.