NorthEast Ohio Shetland Sheepdog Rescue
for this barking-good humor…
If you want a docile, dumb, couch potato, a Sheltie is not for you…
If you are going to fasten or leave your dog outside for long periods of time, a Sheltie is not for you.
If you work long hours or do not have time to spend with your dog, a Sheltie is not for you.
If you do not have a safe place for your dog to run, a Sheltie is not for you.
If barking disturbs you, a Sheltie is not for you.
If you will be disappointed if your dog does not relish swimming, a Sheltie may not be for you. Some Shelties can be trained to enjoy swimming, but swimming is not natural Sheltie behavior.
If you like a dog with a playful nature who likes to walk and fetch, a Sheltie could be for you.
If you like a dog who will bark an alarm when people come to the door, a Sheltie could be for you.
If you like a dog with long fur and thick coat so you can take time to enjoy grooming and brushing your dog, a Sheltie is for you. A Sheltie generally likes to be carefully brushed often, even daily, but a thorough brushing weekly or biweekly is recommended. Shelties do not need to be bathed a lot: maybe about every 3 months. Of course a smelly dogs (Some will roll on “things!”) should be bathed as needed.
If you want a dog that will be your best friend and follow you most everywhere (even possibly the bathroom), a Sheltie could be for you.