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Shetland Sheepdogs

Shetland Sheepdogs originated in the Shetland Island off the coast of Scotland. Although a bit reserved, Shelties are highly intelligent and active, making them excellent sheepdogs as well as family pets. In this category, there are questions relating to this breed’s temperament, appearance, average height, etc.

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When is a Shetland Sheepdog full grown?

At around 1-2 years of age it will reach full maturity.

Are shelties hypoallergenic dogs?

No, they will cause allergies to those who have them.

How long does the average sheep dog live?

There are only a few different breeds of sheepdogs so by putting together a list of the average lifespan of each breed you can get an accurate idea of how long the typical sheepdog will live for.

  • Belgian Sheepdog 10-12 years (11 average)
  • Old English Sheepdog 10-12 years (11 average)
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog 10-14 years (12 average)
  • Shetland Sheepdog 12-14 years(13 average)

Adding up the average life expectancy of each breed and by then dividing them by four you'd get 11.75 years therefore you can expect the average sheepdog to live to be around 11 1/2 to 12 years of age.

How do you train your pet rat to sit on your shoulder?

Rats are curious animals. They are built to be able to run, hide, and climb. Sit down with you rat and let it crawl over you. Eventually it will crawl on your shoulder. When it does, very slowly, making sure not to let your pet fall, stand up. Slowly walk around the room. Try this everyday until you can jog with your rat on your shoulder.

Why does bi color toothpaste never mix and always come out perfectly divided in 4 triangles?

From Wikipedia:

Striped toothpaste can be produced by including two different colored toothpastes in an unusual type of packaging. The collapsible tube has two tanks, one filled with each color paste (see figure). Squeezing the tube pushes the two pastes out the opening. The tube nozzle layers the pastes to produce a striped pattern. To keep the cost of packaging to a minimum, it is now common for tubes to be filled with striped paste (e.g. Aquafresh).[5] As the tube is squeezed, the stripes flow parallel to each other and do not mix. The patterned paste that gets dipensed is simply a narrower version of what is in the tube. Filling is done using a multi-nozzle filling head that dispenses a different colored stripe in each direction. To keep the stripes parallel to the axis of the tube, the head starts at the bottom and retracts as it fills, staying just above the level of the paste. Tubes with two compartments are generally reserved for toothpastes containing two formulas intended to react together and therefore kept isolated until dispensed (e.g. Colgate Simply White).

What is the habitat of a Shetland Sheepdog?

They are happy indoors and out . They need lots of time to run outside . They like big yards .

Is a shetland sheepdog good with kids?

Yes, but I keep mine is separate pens. You can mix them if you desire, but I would watch them for awhile.

Are Shetland Sheepdogs the worlds dumbest dog breed?

Nope, not at all. They are in fact the 5th Smartest Dog Breed in the whole entire world. They are fast, quick, and have better herding skills then border collies. Border Collies are ranked #1, but the Sheltie honestly is easier trained, and less annoying and hyper. ;)

How does a schnauzer and chihuahua breed look like?

Chihuahuas are very small and mini schnauzers can be but standard and giant are obviously bigger. Schnauzers have beards and need grooming regularly whereas chihuahuas can have long or short hair. Both have to be cut or clipped every six or so weeks.

How much are Belgian sheepdogs?

It depends on the breed, age, Sex and conditions etc.

What does a Shetland Sheepdogs paw print look like?

It depends on the sex of the dog. A male Shetland pawprint is pretty much the identical to that of the Abyssinian Otterhound, although slightly more palatetic in nature. A female's is similar, although it often contains a distal curve in the fourth digit, which many consider to resemble the print of young Oaf Spaniel.

Can a shetland sheepdog eat beef?

Yes, beef is a type of meat and edible to canines although chicken and turkey is better for the digestive tract.

What is a Shetland Sheepdog?

A Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, is a breed of dog that looks similar to the Collie. It usually is around 13-16 in. tall and weighs around 15-20 lbs. It is a popular companion breed, rarely used as a working dog. These are intelligent dogs, good with kids and other pets. They require lots of grooming and they should be socialized because they have been known to be very shy.

they also bark alot and are really good with strangers not really with other dogs

How much do shetland sheepdogs cost?

If you are getting one from a breeder, the Shetland Sheepdogs should cost in between 500$ and 1000$. It depends in the breeder and how much they want. One breeder I might get one from is asking 950$.

How big does a shetland sheepdog get?

The male Shetland Sheepdog should average around 13-15 inches in height, with the female reaching around 12-14 inches. The weight of the male Shetland Sheepdog is around 14-18 pounds, with females reach approximately 12-16 pounds in weight.

Belgian sheep dog as a guard dog?

The Mallie and Lanni make great guards out of the four Belgian Sheepdogs but I would suggest a German Shepherd as they are so lovable as well but do their duty with flying colours.

How much does a shetland sheepdog weigh?

The average weight should be 16-30 pounds

All shelties are different. Some have tall parents and that makes there offspring than normal. So they weigh more.

How much does a shetland sheepdog shed?

The Shetland Sheepdog sheds heavily, making them unsuitable as pets for people allergic to dogs. Its longhaired coat also requires constant grooming.