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Originating in Scotland and bred to help farmers by herding and keeping birds and sheep out of the garden, the Shetland Sheepdog is as loving as they are intelligent. They are a loyal breed and love their families – children included. The Shetland Sheepdog makes a wonderful watchdog, alerting their families to any strangers on the property. They can be a bit weary of strangers, though, so early socialization is necessary. This breed is very intelligent and is also eager to please, making them prime training candidates. However, Shetland Sheepdogs can be too smart for their own good, so early and consistent training is necessary. They can be content with being home alone - making them perfect for working families - but they will want some attention when you get home! This intelligent and devoted breed will make a great family companion.
If you can't find the right Shetland Sheepdog Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
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Shetland Sheepdog Rescues in the USA
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