The Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie have their origin in the islands Shetland in the north coast of Scotland, where it has been raised during more than 135 years. He/she resembles the Rough Collie in miniature, with their thick double mantel to protect it of the elements in their rigorous native habitat. It is believed that it descends of Collies, of the dogs of Iceland or Yakkis that sometimes arrived at these islands on board whalers and, possibly, of the King Charles black and toasted Spaniel. The “Sheltie” it was recognized by the British Kennel Club in 1909 and he/she was formed a society of the race in 1914. Character and taken care
The Shetland Sheepdog is a good election like company animal for those that look for an intelligent and faithful dog to which he likes the exercise, it is taken well with the children and it is good for the exhibitions and obedience. He/she needs cares newspapers using a brush of hard natural sow and a comb. In spite of the cold climate of their native country, the exterior should not be had.