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  • is related to the Rough Collie, both dogs descended from Border Collies that inhabited Scotland, was brought to the Scottish island of Shetland and crossed with the Icelandic Yakkin, a small island dog which is now extinct, by 1700, the Sheltie was completely developed, was used to herd and guard the sheep flocks of the Shetlands
  • looks like a miniature copy of the rough-coated Collie
  • when viewed from the side, the head looks like a blunt wedge, with the muzzle tapering slightly from the ears to the nose
  • teeth meet in a scissors or level bite
  • double coat is long and abundant all over the body, but is shorter on the head and legs, and the coat forms a mane around the neck and chest
  • outer coat is straight and harsh to the touch, and the undercoat is soft and tight, coat colors come in blue merle, sable and black with various amounts of white and/or tan
  • loving, loyal and affectionate with its family, this breed needs people
  • height: 13 – 16 inches (33 – 40.6 cm)
  • weight: 14 – 27 pounds (6.4 – 12.3 kg)
  • may be prone to hypothyroidism and displacement of the patella (kneecap), which is thought to be inherited
  • some herding dogs carry a MDR1 gene which makes them sensitive to certain drugs that are otherwise okay to give another dog, but if tested positive for this gene can kill them
  • will do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised
  • life expectancy: about 12-15 years
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