The Shetland is said to be descended from (rough)collies brought to the islands and crossed with the yakkin, a small island dog now no longer recognised, but by 1700 the breed was completely developed. It has been described as 'an excellent collie seen through reverse binoculars' And to a certain extent this still fits the breed today. This is a livelydog and affectionate with the family. He is intelligent and capable of hard work though sometimes lacks confidence at a new task. Head is conical, eyes almond-shaped, ears semierect. The tail should reach the hock in repose. It's coat is rough with a soft undercoat; it is abundant, especially at the neck.
Colours are tricolours (black,bright chestnut and white) fawn, blue merle black and white.
|Club Name||Contact||Phone number||Homepage|
|English Shetland Sheepdog Club||Mrs B Gibbens||0181 310 3565||yes||yes|
|Scottish Shetland Sheepdog Club||Mrs M Anderson||01294 311447||?||?|
|Shetland Sheepdog Club of Wales||Mrs V Dyer||01452 720594||?||?|
|Shetland Sheepdog Club
of Northern Ireland
|Mr A Morrison||01232 825774||?||?|
|Size||Active||Temperament||Kennel||Training||Grooming||Problems||D. 37cms = 14''½"|
B. 36 cms = 14"
|BALIDORN||Margaret Botham||0044(0)1248 852029||North Wales||yes||yes|
|ROSBHAN||Mrs J Sterling||0044(0)1592 630172||Glenrothes||?||?|
|TORRIGLEN||Louise Saunders||0044(0)1738 551190||Scone||No||No|
|SOMMERVILLE||Mr M Ewing||0044(0)1292 560461||Dalrymple||No||No|
|KAMARLEE||Tony & Audrey Bridge||0044(0)1727 872237||St Albans||yes||yes|
|DEGALLO||Mr H M Scott||0044(0)1334 643485||Cupar||no||no|
|CROFTDANE||Terry and Marion Crofton||0044(0)07870918807||West Sussex||yes||yes|
|EVALDOS||Lyn Smith||0044(0)23 8089 4817||Hampshire||yes||yes|
|Affix or owner||Contact||Telephone||Area||Homepage|
For pictures of the top dogs in Scotland by Michael Trafford