How much are shelties worth?

Usually, the average price of a Shetland Sheepdog puppy from a reputable breeder is between $1,000 and $2,000, while a top-quality Shetland Sheepdog puppy can cost as high as $3,000 and upward. Their price depends upon the pup’s age, sex, quality, pedigree, and breeder’s location.

Are Shelties good house dogs?

Although Shelties were bred to withstand harsh weather conditions, they love their people and should live indoors with them as part of the family. While they can be relatively inactive indoors, Shelties were bred to be working farm dogs and need ample exercise.

Do all Shelties bark a lot?

Shelties only bark for good reason—good in their minds, at least. The excessive barking comes from their breed ancestry. Shetland Sheepdogs were bred for many generations to guard and herd flocks of sheep, so your pet today is genetically primed to be an alarm dog.

Are Shelties high maintenance?

Shelties are an active breed and need exercise everyday…more than just a 10 minute walk around the block. Shelties need regular biweekly grooming (brushing is a necessity!) and they shed extensively.

Are Shelties good pets?

Shelties are one of the best choices in family pets. They are sweet and gentle dogs with a lively personality and a great sense of fun. They are also one of the most intelligent dog breeds, ranked number 6 in intelligence by the American Kennel Association .

Is a Sheltie a miniature Collie?

Absolutely not! Although a Shetland Sheepdog resembles a small Collie, it is not a “Miniature Collie”. The term “Miniature Collie” implies that the Sheltie is a bred down version of the Collie, which it is not.

What is Sheltie rescue?

Sheltie Rescues may be called when an owner passes away, or when a Sheltie suddenly finds itself in trouble and with nowhere to go. Sheltie Rescues will take in sick, injured, and homeless Shelties, bring them back to health again, and then match them up with a forever home.

What is a Sheltie dog?

The Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog that originated in the Shetland Islands of Scotland.