How tall do Shelties get?

Male: 13–16 inches33–41 cm
Female: 13–16 inches33–41 cm

Shelties range in height from about 12 to 15 inches and weigh from 14 to 20 pounds (six to nine kilograms). They live about 12 to 15 years.

Are there different size Shelties?

In 1959, the American Kennel Club created a new standard for Shetland Sheepdogs, defining the breed as we know it today. Compared to the first standards of a 12-inch ideal/maximum, the AKC defined Shelties to be 13-16 inches, differing from the modern English standard of 14.5 inches for males and 14 inches for females.

Is my Sheltie overweight?

Shetland Sheepdogs should have a fairly athletic body shape. Their chest and rib cage should be clearly defined, but not overly round. Their rib cage should tuck up acutely, into a small hip. If your Sheltie feels like a sausage so you can’t tell where his ribs end and his waist begins, he is too fat.

At what age do Shelties get their full coat?

Your Sheltie’s adult coat won’t finish developing until they’re two years old!

How much do Shelties weigh full grown?

Male: 14–27 lbs6.4–12 kg
Female: 14–27 lbs6.4–12 kg

What weight should a Sheltie be?

What size are Shetland Sheepdogs?

16 – 20 lbsMale
16 – 20 lbsFemale

What is a good weight for a Sheltie?

Shelties have four to six puppies. Many owners report that their dog had five puppies, so that seems to be the average….Sheltie Puppy Weight Chart.

Age Weight in lbs Weight in kg
4 Months 8 lbs – 15 lbs 3.5 kg – 6.8 kg
5 months 9.5 lbs – 17 lbs 4.3 kg – 7.7 kg
6 months 11 lbs – 20 lbs 5 kg – 9 kg
7 months 12 lbs – 22 lbs 5.5 kg – 10 kg

How much food should a Sheltie eat per day?

3/4-2 cups
You should be feeding your Shetland Sheepdog 3/4-2 cups of food a day, split between the two meals. It is recommended to avoid giving them table scraps and “people” food, as this can cultivate begging habits and a tendency for weight gain and health problems.

How do you make a Sheltie Fluffy?

The most efficient way to groom a Sheltie is called line brushing. Starting at the back of the neck, part the fur horizontally so you can see his skin and use your dematting comb in small strokes. When there’s no more resistance and no more fur coming out, move down an inch and repeat the process.

Can you cut a Shelties hair short?

These dogs need very little trimming, even for shows, but there are some things you can do to both make them look neater and to help them to be more comfortable. You may want to bathe your Shetland Sheepdog prior to trimming, but you can get excellent results without a bath, as long as your dog isn’t very dirty.

What weight should an adult Sheltie be?

Shetland Collie Club

  • Scottish Shetland Collie Club
  • Dogs benched at Crufts
  • Crufts
  • Scottish Shetland Collie Club
  • English Shetland Collie Club
  • Scottish Shetland Collie Club.
  • English Shetland Sheepdog Club
  • American Shetland Sheepdog Association
  • American Shetland Sheepdog Association.
  • What is the average size of a Shetland Sheepdog?

    The average Shetland Sheepdog measures between thirteen and sixteen inches (33 to 40 cm) in height and weighs around 22 pounds (about 10 kg). This makes them have a not-too-overbearing presence if your living space is limited and larger than a smaller breed of dog if you want to avoid having a tiny lap dog.

    How much exercise does a Shetland Sheepdog need?

    Fetch. Playing Fetch with your dog is another fantastic way to burn pent-up energy.

  • Herding Balls. Herding balls are an excellent way for herding dog breeds to burn off energy while catering to their natural herding instinct.
  • Backyard Agility. Shelties are exceptionable at this type of activity.
  • Stair Exercise.
  • Dog toys that move on their own.
  • What is the average lifespan of a Shetland Sheepdog?

    The lifespan of the Shetland Sheepdog is typically from 12 to 15 years. Moreover, a few years back, British Veterinarinan researchers performed a scientific study to determine the lifespan of the Shetland Sheepdog. In this study, the scientists collected data on how long 364 pet Shetland Sheepdogs lived.