Shetland Sheepdog

Affectionate and responsive to their owners, the Shetland Sheepdog may be reserved towards strangers, especially children, but they will tolerate much from children in their own family. They are intensely loyal and make excellent companion dogs. One of the smartest breeds, they are willing to learn and want to obey and please their owners. They have a strong herding instinct, which may lead to chasing cars. They tend to display persistent barking.