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  1. Shetland sheepdog, Shetland sheep dog, Shetlandnoun

    a small sheepdog resembling a collie that was developed in the Shetland Islands

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  1. Shetland sheepdognoun

    A breed of small sheepdogs, originally from the Shetland Islands

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  1. Shetland Sheepdog

    The Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog. They are small to medium dogs, and come in a variety of colors, such as sable, tri-color, and blue merle. They are vocal, excitable, energetic dogs who are always willing to please and work hard. They are partly derived from dogs used in the Shetland Isles for herding and protecting sheep. The breed was formally recognized by the Kennel Club in 1909. The Shetland Sheepdog's early history is not well known. Although of obscure origin, the sheltie is probably a descendant of small specimens of the Scottish collie and the King Charles spaniel. It was developed to tend the diminutive sheep of the Shetland Islands, whose rugged, stormy shores have produced other small-statured animals such as the Shetland pony. Today it is raised as a farm dog and family pet. They were originally a small mixed-breed dog, often 10–13 inches in height and it is thought that the original Shetland herding dogs were of Spitz type, and were crossed with collie-type sheepdogs from mainland Britain. In the early 20th century, James Loggie added a small Rough Collie to the breeding stock, and helped establish what would become the modern Shetland sheepdog. The original name of the breed was "Shetland Collie", but this caused controversy among Rough Collie breeders at the time, so the breed's name was formally changed to Shetland Sheepdog.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shetland sheepdog in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shetland sheepdog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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