Height: 13-16 in. Weight: about 20 lbs. Life Span: 12-14 years
The Shetland Sheepdog bears resemblance to the Rough Collie. Strong, nimble and lightly built the Sheltie is a fast runner and can jump well. Shetland Sheepdog puppies are beguiling and exhibit a desire to please from a very young age. Intuitive and responsive to his owner's wishes, he makes a charming family pet. Take care that he is not startled teased, or left alone as he can be barky when excited or lonely.