Shetland sheepdog

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Shetland sheepdog

a small (13-16 inches tall), alert dog with abundant, medium-length haircoat that forms a thick 'mane' around the neck. It may be black and white, black and tan, blue merle, sable or tricolor (black, tan and white). The head is long, narrow and flat in profile with small ears that fold over at the tips. The dog looks like a collie in miniature. The breed is predisposed to collie eye anomaly, retinal atrophy, hemophilia, nasal solar dermatitis and iris heterochromia. Called also sheltie, shelty.
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It read: "This morning a Shetland Sheepdog, on the way from Ireland to the World Show in Milan, on the French side of the tunnel in Calais, he escaped from the people taking him over.
Scottish Shetland Sheepdog Club's Open Show with five obedience classes limited to Shetland sheepdogs in the Cochrane Hall, Alva.
Shetland sheepdogs, border collies and Australian shepherds all demonstrated their skills in the daylong program and clinic.
Having been "owned" by several of these dogs over the years as well as various other breeds (including Australian Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, Irish Setters, Boxers, Schnauzers, Doberman and various mutts) I have found that overall the Border Collie reigns supreme as far as intelligence and keenness to work.
An unnamed Crufts judge said two Shetland sheepdogs became sick and may have been poisoned.
Michael's Primary School in Bournemouth, Dorset, launched the pioneering scheme in April to help the seven- and eight-year-olds to improve their literacy by reading out to dogs like Yorkshire Terriers, Labradors, and Shetland sheepdogs.
David Calderwood of Eugene, who breeds Shetland sheepdogs, said he has never had 50 dogs at one time, but worries that such a limit could eventually be revised until it restricts his much smaller operation.