Shetland sheepdog

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Shetland sheepdog,

breed of small, agile working dogworking dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs raised by humans to herd cattle and sheep, as draft animals, as message dispatchers in wartime, in police and rescue work, as guardians of persons and property, or as guides (see guide dog) for the
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 perfected in the Shetland Islands in the 19th cent. It stands from 13 to 16 in. (33.0–40.6 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 15 lb (7 kg). Its double coat consists of a very dense, furry underlayer and a long, straight, harsh outercoat. It is usually colored a combination of black, blue merle, and sable, with white and tan markings. Although of obscure origin, the sheltie is probably a descendant of small specimens of the Scottish collie and the King Charles spaniel. It was developed to tend the diminutive sheep of the Shetland Islands, whose rugged, stormy shores have produced other small-statured animals such as the Shetland pony. Today it is raised as a farm dog and family pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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"I have a Shetland sheepdog Toby is his name He is so very cuddly I have a job to put him down He is black, white with a dash of gold And a huge black bushy tail He is so cute, simply the best You fall in love with him, you cannot fail He likes to go for a walk Or a run around the park He only has one tiny fault And that's his noisy bark He patrols the house - he is in charge He is always on the look-out He will bark and run around like mad If a stranger is about He is indeed our faithful pet And of course our Top Dog We know he will never be at Crufts But he will be in the Telegraph I bet!
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The result, according to Trupanion: "From claims just under $100, like a mixed breed dog who was given fluids and nausea medication, to claims over $6,000 for a Shetland Sheepdog who ate a tray of 'weed brownies' and needed to be hospitalized for seven days, Trupanion has seen marijuana ingestion for dogs of all shapes and sizes." The average claim has been $525.
One is a border collie, the other an Alsatian- Shetland sheepdog cross.
June 3 Scottish Shetland Sheepdog Club's open show in Alva.