Health Articles

To Test or Not to Test?

2017-07-26T19:48:53+00:00July 12th, 2016|Categories: Health Articles|

Mary E. Galloway DVM As ASSA Health chairperson*, people who want to purchase a Sheltie frequently contact me asking what they should know about the breed’s health problems. A recent call highlighted some concerns expressed by both breeders and owners about the current focus on canine health and research and how it reflects on the perceived [...]

Is the Sheltie right for you?

2017-07-26T19:48:53+00:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Health Articles|

The Shetland Sheepdog, or ‘Sheltie' as they are often called, generally resembles the Collie in miniature. Because of the similarity, they are often called a Miniature Collie, but the Sheltie is actually a distinctly separate breed, and was not bred down from the fullsize Collie. The breed evolved from hardy ancestors which lived on the Shetland Islands off the northeast coast of Scotland. The Sheltie [...]