T’s SHELTIE HEAVEN
A Herding dog
Puppies Due around the middle of Oct. 2014
Will come with, Full AKC registration and health record First Shot, Wormed & Due Claws removed Parents on Site
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We want to Thank everyone that bought a puppy from our last litters. I hope to get pictures of the puppies from you soon. Thanks Again To You All
Getting to know your dog starts by getting to know its breed, and that includes getting a better idea about its appearance, personality, and health requirements. Here’s what you need to know about Shetland Sheepdogs: Also known as the “Sheltie,” the Shetland Sheepdog originally began life as a small herding dog for Shetland Island terrain. When you first look at this breed, you will notice a strong resemblance with the Collie although the Shetland Sheepdog is smaller. While the exact origin of this breed remains unknown, we do know that somewhere off the coast of Scotland the dog was bred down to what we know it to be today. To give you an idea of the makeup of the Shetland Sheepdog, you have breeding from the Yakki, Icelandic Sheepdog, and Border Collie. Then, it is believed that in the 19th century, this breed could have been crossbred with other dogs to include the Prince Charles Spaniel, Pomeranian, and perhaps even the King Charles Spaniel. However, to add even more question to the mix is that in the early part of the 20th century, the coat of the Shetland Sheepdog came out brindle, which would indicate two other breeds to include the Corgi and Terrier. What we do know is that the American Kennel Club first recognized the Shetland Sheepdog in 1911, which resulted from the first registration of a dog named Lord Scott. Although the Shetland Sheepdog was once a prominent breed in Shetland, today you rarely see it. Instead, the Border Collie has taken its place in importance and use. This breed has an amazing ability to compete. As an agile dog, they are outstanding when it comes to showmanship, obedience, herding, tracking, and so on. Therefore, using the Shetland Sheepdog in competitions or show is a satisfying decision. The Shetland Sheepdog is a smaller version of the ever popular Collie. It is a dog of great appeal, be it to someone wanting a family pet, or a hardy obedience worker. This charming breed excels in all these capacities, and is a favorite choice with households containing children. The popular standing of the Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, among dog lovers is due to a number of factors, not the least of which is its endearing, bubbly personality. In addition, it is quick to sound a warning bark at the approach of someone near your house. Shelties are wonderful around children. The Sheltie is descended from hearty sheep-herding dogs native to the Shetland Islands off of the Scottish coast. These low-lying Islands, cut by many inlets and swept by strong winds, feature a rather harsh climate, with generally cold and damp weather. Livestock raising has long been a major industry in the Shetlands due to the lack of arable land. Because of the rugged terrain, small breeds of shepherding dogs that can pick their way around with less danger of slipping and chance of injury have been favored. The history of Shetland Sheepdogs in American apparently “began” in 1911 when a New York breeder imported some specimens and began to advertise them. But it was not until 1929 that the present American club, the American Shetland Sheepdog Association, was organized to sponsor the breed in the US.
Middlesex, North Carolina