Shetland Sheepdog lovers know that shelties are intense, loyal and devoted to their families. Such beautiful dogs; the Shetland Sheepdog as a breed are small, alert, rough coated and long haired miniature working collies. Shelties are a sturdy, verbal breed known for their watchfulness, alert barking and ability to let you know what they think and how they feel about almost any situation. So smart and agile, shelties want to help you perform all your tasks. The Shetland Sheepdog thrives on having a job to do. Shelties are one of the most successful dog breeds competing in obedience, rally and agility. Shelties are impressive at tracking, freestyle dance and herding plus with that lavish, breath taking double coat it’s no wonder they turn heads in the conformation ring as well.