Pic of the English type sheltie

Pic of American Type Sheltie

American Sheltie more bone and coat coarse Whereas English Sheltie, which i love mainly because of their sweet expression and smaller bone.

Below are one of the difference between the breed standard

from ESSC and AKC.


From English Shetland Sheepdog Club

  • Small, long-haired working dog of great beauty, free from cloddiness and coarseness, action ligth and graceful.

From Amercian Kennel Club

  • Small, alert, rough-coated, longhaired working dog. He must be sound, agile and sturdy.

Type of Breeders for Shetland Sheepdog in the market (excluding those puppy mills)

  • 100% English Type
  • 100% American Type
  • Mix of English & American Type (To get the good from both world)



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