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.
Measuring approximately 4” tall and 2” wide, this ornament is hand painted stone resin. Crossed Candy Canes hold up a green platform, on which we mount one of our detailed, breed specific Tiny Ones figurines. Each figurine is wearing a winter scarf and has a gold tone cord for hanging this unique decoration from your Christmas tree, or anywhere you’d like to have a little company! Individually packaged and labeled in our blister packs, ready to give as a gift, or hang in your store!