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The Shetland Sheepdog is often known as the Sheltie and also as the Shetland Collie. It is a breed of dog in the pastoral dog group, resembling a miniature Rough Collie. Shelties are very much family-oriented dogs that can be as at home in a flat in a town as in a house in the country.

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They have thick double coat that can come in many different colors and patterns. They can be very vocal dogs and have very few health issues. They are very good house and family dogs. They are very protective and good with children.

Despite it name Shetland Sheepdog is only remotely connected with the original herding dog. In the book Into the Wild Chris had a Sheepdog name Buckley