- AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 25 of 193
- Height: 13-16 inches
- Weight: 15-25 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
- Group: Herding Group
The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie, is an extremely intelligent, quick, and obedient herder from Scotland’s remote and rugged Shetland Islands. Shelties bear a strong family resemblance to their bigger cousin, the Collie.