shel·​tie | \ ˈshel-tē How to pronounce sheltie (audio) \
variants: or shelty
plural shelties

Definition of sheltie

Examples of sheltie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Owners Robert and Marilyn in Papillion, Neb., caught sheltie Cuan in a big smile! Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: A healthy pet in the new year," 11 Jan. 2020 Photos of Shetland sheepdogs — shelties — caught our eye., "I grew up deathly afraid of dogs. I had my reasons. Dogs were fond of biting me. Like I need another reason?," 24 Oct. 2019 Truitt, a black and white sheltie, divides his time between Overlake, the Swedish Medical Center Issaquah Campus and several nursing homes on the Eastside. Lynn Thompson, The Seattle Times, "Therapy dogs: With soft eyes and furry ears, these volunteers at Overlake and other area hospitals reassure patients, families," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of sheltie

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sheltie

probably from Old Norse Hjalti Shetlander

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“Sheltie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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