The Shetland Sheepdog is related to the Rough Collie, both descended from Border Collies that inhabited Scotland. The Border Collies were brought to the Scottish island of Shetland and crossed with the Icelandic Yakkin, a small dog. By 1700, the Sheltie was completely developed. The dogs were used to herd and guard the sheep flocks of the Shetlands. Extremely smart, excelling at obedience competition. Some of the Sheltie’s talents include:herding, watchdog, agility, competitive obedience
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Beautiful collie. I grew up with one as a child and she was so loving and protective. She lived to be 19 years old and was a constant and devoted companion. Love you, Lassie. (Not very original name I know but we were young)