Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
2. The sheltie regularly sheds its fur only twice a year, once in fall and once in summer. It may not shed very much, especially if it's an indoor dog.
The top 1/3 should be tipped. While many shelties have prick ears, and hound ears, the correct ear set is the top 1/3 of the ear tipping. If it doesn't occur naturally (which is sometimes does,) the owner can help correct it by several different methods.
tri with a merling gene. A blue merle is grey, tan, white and black. A bi-blue is grey, white and black.
Yes. In Sweden, there was at one time a black and tan sheltie. There are many colors that people do not know about, like the sable merle, which is a sable with darker patches of brown. Sable merles can be shown, but they are highly uncommon.
13-16 in.. A small herding breed, but not the shortest by far!
No. There are many theories as to what dogs the sheltie originated from, although it is known that they are not direct descendants of the rough collie. The corgi is thought to have contributed to the breed.
|Which Shetland Sheepdog has sired the most champion puppies of all time?||Shetland Sheepdog
Ch. Halstor's Peter Pumpkin ROM. He produced 10 ROM's (a ROM is when a dog produces 10 champions or more, a bitch needs to only produce 5 champions to be a ROM), and 160 total champions. Those numbers alone prove that he was a great sire. He was whelped in 1965 and was shown for over 9 years. He won 105 Best of Breeds, 3 all-breed Best in Shows, and over 40 Group placements.
|In what year was the AKC Shetland Sheepdog standard changed to make it impossible for white (over 50 percent) Shelties to be shown at AKC conformation shows?||Shetland Sheepdog
1952. They can be registered and shown under obedience and agility, just not shown in the conformation ring. There are two types of 'white' shelties, there is the color-headed white, and the double merle. The double merle is produced by mating two merles (sable or blue) together. You can get so many defects (blind, deaf and others) that only the most knowledgable breeders should breed them, and sometimes not even then. For further information, there was at one time a brindle Sheltie, although it is disqualified for reasons unknown.
tri. Also, bi blacks can be bred to any other color safely.
|How many points does a dog have to acquire before it can obtain an AKC breed championship?||Shetland Sheepdog
15. In Canada, you only need 10. In America, among those 15 points, you need three majors.
Yes. The blue merle is a tri-color with a merling gene. This is inherited through the merle parent. When the merling gene is present, the tri-color has gray and black instead of solid black. The white and tan markings remain the same, as the merling gene affects just the black.
Sheltie that will or can produce color headed whites, and extreme white on puppies.. If you breed a white factored dog to another white factored dog, the result could be white puppies. The best way to identify a white factored sheltie is to see how much white it has. Generally, if the sheltie has a large white ruff, white stifles, and white on its belly, it is white factored.
Yes. Since each of those genes are separate, they can all be passed on and displayed (except for the bi gene). Since the bi gene is recessive, for it to be shown, the dog would have been a bi-blue or a bi-black instead of a sable and white merle (since the bi gene removes the color sable).
Yes. If a sable and white is bred to a bi-black, then the resulting puppies will all be bi factored sable and whites, meaning they can carry and pass on the bi gene.
Sable merle. The bi black merle would be the same as a bi blue merle, which is a dog with gray, white & black and no tan. The blue merle has tan, while the sable merle is a sable dog with the merling gene.
Sable Merle. Many sable merles look like regular sable and whites, but some look like muddy or washed out sable and whites, which can be penalized.
Yes. If you go to the Swedish Shetland Sheepdog homepage, it mentions that there was once a black and tan Sheltie.
brindle. It is DQ'd from being shown because having a brindle Sheltie means (or used to mean) that the bloodline was impure because the brindle Sheltie was a descendant of a terrier.
sable. On most breeds the dominant color is black, but not in the case of the Sheltie.
No. They are always at least two colors, sometimes three and four. The most usual colors are sable and white (which is shades of brown with white accents) and the tri-color (which is black, brown and white.) They can also come in blue merle (which is gray, black, brown and white.)
All of my info came from the American Kennel Club ( www.akc.org ) and Shetland Sheepdog ( http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/shetlandsheepdog.htm )
Yes. Since it's a smaller dog, it does require less exercise. If it lives in an apartment, it should be given daily walks.
All of these (Flyball, Agility, Obedience). Since the sheltie is a smart, agile dog, those traits make it ideal for flyball, agility and obedience, along with the herding that it was bred to do.
No. Although breeds like the old English sheepdog, the Australian shepherd and the Pembroke Welsh corgi don't have tails, or have tails that have been docked, the sheltie must have a tail. According to the AKC, the tailbone must reach the top of the hocks.
Herding. Just by looking at the name, you can tell that the sheltie is used as a herding dog. It was bred to herd miniature sheep, which the Shetland Isles produced. It can also herd cattle, horses, regular sized sheep, and ducks/geese.
Rough collie. Many people even refer to the sheltie as a "miniature collie." Although it resembles a Rough Collie, it isn't a perfect collie in miniature. There are many differences, such as the shape of the head, and the sheltie can come in more colors than the collie.
Yes. The sheltie, as I'm going to refer to it from now on, is good with children. It's a family-oriented dog. If the family has children, though, the sheltie needs to be socialized with them at an early age.
Sheltie. The sheltie, as many fanciers call it, comes from the Shetland Isles.