Sheltie Planet

Sheltie Planet

Welcome to Sheltie Planet: a site devoted to pet Shetland Sheepdogs around the world. With more furballs than you can shake a stick at!

Know Your Sheltie

About Shetland SheepdogsAbout Shetland Sheepdogs

The Sheltie is a beautiful, intelligent, friendly, loyal, affectionate, gentle and quirky dog breed. They are family-oriented dogs, making them very loyal to their human pack. They are also great with kids if you socialize them early. Learn about the Scottish origins of this relatively modern dog breed.

Sheltie TraitsUnique Sheltie Traits

Shelties are wonderfully peculiar dogs with a unique set of traits. Have you noticed the Sheltie smile? How about they way they talk when they want your attention (and I don't mean they bark - they literally sing!) This section is dedicated to the quirky nature of our sheepdogs, including their love/hate relationship with water.

Sheltie Dog TrainingSheltie Training

Our dog training articles offer expert advice and resources on Sheltie training and obedience for beginners (including begging, barking, aggression and dominance). It also discusses puppy training and housebreaking. There are tips and advice on alternative training methods like clicker training and learning dog tricks and games.

Health and Grooming

Shetland Sheepdogs are generally a very healthy breed, so you don't need to worry about major health issues. However there are some conditions that affect herding breeds specifically. This section covers essentials like spaying / neutering your Sheltie, grooming that luxurious coat, and preventing the problem of fleas and ticks.

Sheltie Puppies for SaleSheltie Puppies

If you're looking to adopt one of these amazing animals, find details of your nearest Sheltie rescue organization or Sheltie breeder. We have hundreds of listings across the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Thinking of buying a puppy from a pet store? Here are 8 reasons why you should never do this.

Sheltie PicturesSheltie Forum

Here you can discuss everything Sheltie - from puppy naming to health and grooming issues. Join our Sheltie community and meet thousands of other Sheltie lovers; share pictures, exchange tips, and find support in times of need. Our Sheltie forum is free to register so join today!

The Sheltie Dog BlogSheltie Blog

Take a glance at our Sheltie Blog for all the latest articles on this website. If you're new to this site, you can see a full list of all the articles ever written, and if you're a regular, you can quickly see what's new. You can subscribe to our social media pages for real-time updates when new content is up.

About UsAbout Us

Who am I? My name is Becky and I live with two gorgeous Shetland Sheepdogs in the North Island of New Zealand. Meet the folk behind the scenes of Sheltie Planet and take a peek at the lives of our furry friends, Howard and Piper, who inspired this website.

You can also check out our Sheltie archives which has a chronological list of every article ever written.

Got Shelties?

Itching to share your own Sheltie photos and stories? Visit our Facebook page and Sheltie Plant forum. See you there!

About The Author

Becky Turner is a writer and zoologist-in-training. Learn more about Becky here. If you'd like to support her work, check out her ebook, The Sheltie Anthology, a complete guide to everything Sheltie.