Shetland sheepdog


Shetland sheepdog

noun

: a type of small dog that has a long, thick coat

Full Definition of SHETLAND SHEEPDOG

:  any of a breed of small heavy-coated dogs developed in the Shetland Islands that resemble miniature collies

First Known Use of SHETLAND SHEEPDOG

1909

Rhymes with SHETLAND SHEEPDOG

Shetland sheepdog

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Shetland sheepdog—Sally Anne Thompson/EB Inc.

Breed of sheepdog developed from a Scottish working dog to herd the small sheep of the Shetland Islands. The sheltie resembles the rough-coated collie but in miniature; it stands 13–16 in. (33–41 cm). Sturdy and agile, it is noted for its herding ability, intelligence, and affectionate nature. Its long, straight coat is generally black, brown, or blue-gray with black mottling.

Variants of SHETLAND SHEEPDOG

Shetland sheepdog or sheltie

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