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Q: Is a Shetland Sheepdog taller than a Shetland Pony?

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I do believe that the Dartmoor pony is more rare than the Shetland pony.

Although the rough Collie played a part in the development of the Shetland Sheepdog breed, they are distinctly different breeds with different characteristics. The differences in structure between the two have been compared to the differences between a pony and a horse. If a Shetland Sheepdog were the same size as a Collie, it would be a much stockier dog with heavier bone. The head of the Shetland Sheepdog is comparitively shorter and wider in the back, the eye is a bit larger and there is usually a distinct "stop" between the head and the muzzle when viewed from the side. In personality, most Collies are more sedate and laid back than Shetland Sheepdogs, most of which are high-energy dogs.

A Shetland pony's nostrils are in proportion to its face, so although they have smaller nostrils than, say, a shire horse, nostrils on a Shetland pony do not usually look particularly small for that pony. I have two miniature Shetland ponies, and from memory I would say their nostrils are about 1-2 inches big.

This approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average height for horse breeds is 15.0 hands or 60 inches. Therefore, the Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds. Weight: The Shetland Pony weighs 450 pounds, which is 575 pounds lighter than the average horse breed.

I dont really think this answer is best, but my shetland sheepdog is mixed with a Pomeranian, so that makes him a little smaller than other shetlands. When mixed with a Pomeranian, his snout is shorter and his tail curls up. He is very lovable, and my fav dog. :) Answered by davidarchuletfan101 I think maybe you are thinking of the fact that Shetland Sheepdogs are sometimes called miniature collies. This is because they look like rough collies--Lassie-type collies--but are smaller. Shetland Sheepdogs originated in the Shetland Islands north of Scotland. They are small enough already--no one I have heard of is breeding a miniature form of Shetland Sheepdog.

a horse is over 14.2hh and a pony is 14.2hh and under!!

This approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average height for horse breeds is 15.2 hands or 60.8 inches. Therefore, the Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds. Weight: The Shetland Pony weighs 450 pounds, which is 575 pounds lighter than the average horse breed.

This approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average height for horse breeds is 15.2 hands or 60.8 inches. Therefore, the Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds. Weight: The Shetland Pony weighs 450 pounds, which is 575 pounds lighter than the average horse breed.

This approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average height for horse breeds is 15.0 hands or 60 inches. Therefore, the Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds. Weight: The Shetland Pony weighs 450 pounds, which is 575 pounds lighter than the average horse breed.

This approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average height for horse breeds is 15.0 hands or 60 inches. Therefore, the Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds. Weight: The Shetland Pony weighs 450 pounds, which is 575 pounds lighter than the average horse breed.

This approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average height for horse breeds is 15.2 hands or 60.8 inches. Therefore, the Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds. Weight: The Shetland Pony weighs 450 pounds, which is 575 pounds lighter than the average horse breed.

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