The Shetland Sheepdog, or “Sheltie” as it commonly is known, originated in Scotland then continued it’s evolution in the Shetland Islands where they crossed a border collie-type dog with small, long haired breeds. This gave the Sheltie its small size and high intelligence. As their name implies their first job was to herd sheep, but they find no discomfort in attempting to herd people too. The Sheltie can be any color including black, tan, blue merle or any combination with white features. The AKC recognized the breed in 1911 in the Herding Group. The Average height is 13-16 inches at the withers. They do have a dense double coat that does require regular brushing to avoid mats.
The My Dog figurine line includes many different items, each breed in a unique different pose or stance and each one beautifully hand painted and detailed. There are dogs with balls, blankets, sticks and dozens more designs! These are larger than our standard figurines and measure approximately 7”L X 7” W X 7” H with each one being a little different. The My Dog figurines are done in the most popular breeds and are meticulously crafted in stone resin, then hand painted for unparalleled realism. Each dog comes with a silver tone neck chain and a tag that reads “My Dog”. These are individually boxed ready to give as a gift or display at your store.