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Sheltie Breed Information

Suggested tests: Eye, hip, DNA for vWD
Major concerns: Dermatomyositis
Avg Size of Female: Height: 13-16 inches, Weight: 20 pounds
Life span: 12 - 14 years
Minor concerns: CEA, PRA, trichiasis, cataract, CHD, hemophilia, Legg-Perthes, patellar luxation
Avg Size of Male: Height: 13-16 inches, Weight: 20 pounds
Occasionally seen: PDA, deafness, epilepsy, vWD
Note: May be sensitive to ivermectin. Merles should not be bred to merles because homozygous merle is lethal or detrimental to health.

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Recent Forum Threads

That "dog smell"...............

What brilliant tips do you have for keeping your house free from "dog smell," especially in the winter when you can't keep the wondows open? - Bailey99

Allergies is life long medicine ok

My sheltue has allergies, right I am given him medicine which costs about 200.00 dollars. His nose gets red and all around his eyes and he also looses his hair on his nose. Does anyone know what else ... - Gailrada

Sheltie Cough in our little 13 year old girl

Our 13 year old Sheltie girl has a cough. We've had her to the vet who put her on steroids. It improved a little but it did not go away. It is getting worse. Any ideas? It happens more when we pi... - sheltiedaddude

Inner Eyelid Problem and it Does Not Retract

My sheltie has a problem with his inner eyelid. It stays covering 1/3 of his eye and doesn't retract. What has caused this and will it go away? - psurrell@gmail.com

Frisky Shelties after season has ended

I have a 4yo and 1.5 yo girls who have synced up their seasons. Just before their season and during, they were very frisky with each other which I understand because of the pheromones they were both p... - Joanneing

Good reliable groomer needed for my Sheltie

I am in desperate need of a good groomer for my sheltie, Pendragon. We live in Santa Clara, Calif. Any referrals greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pat - psurrell@gmail.com

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