The Shetland Sheepdog, or "Sheltie"
as it is commonly called, resembles
a Collie in miniature. A rough-
coated, longhaired working dog, he
is alert, intensely loyal and highly
trainable, and is known as a
devoted, docile dog with a keen
sense of intelligence and
understanding. Agile and sturdy, the
Sheltie is one of the most successful
obedience breeds, but also excels in
agility, herding and conformation.
The coat can be black, blue merle or
sable, marked with varying amounts
of white and/or tan.