Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

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All about the Shetland Sheepdog

A Shetland sheepdog is a lively and very intelligent breed of dog that will love human attention and if left alone and deprived of this attention will become destructive and problematic.

They get on well with other pets and will love playing with children. They are good watch dogs as they are always alert and are wary of strangers.

As with most breeds, early socialization of your puppy is a must to ensure that your dog will be a good family pet. Shelties are vocal herders and many dogs are prone to excessive barking when they are excited or bored. They may also try to herd small children and pets, if not trained properly at a young age.

Grooming a Shetland Sheepdog

Hair type: Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties) have a double coat that is long and abundant all over the body but is shorter on the head and legs and the coat forms a mane around the neck and chest. The outer coat is straight and harsh to touch and the undercoat is soft and tight. Coat colours come in blue merle, sable and black with various amounts of white and/or tan.

Daily coat care: The coat is easier to care for than you might expect but regular brushing is important. Mist the coat lightly with water before you begin and tease out the mats before they get bad but use the comb sparingly. This breed is a seasonally heavy shedder. The dense undercoat is shed twice a year in the Spring and Autumn. The coat readily sheds dirt and mud and Shelties are quite particular about their cleanliness. Bathe or dry shampoo only when absolutely necessary.

Recommended groom frequency: Shetland Sheepdogs should be seen by a professional groomer every 6-8 weeks.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Shetland Sheepdog. If you get a puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.

Diet

Depending on the size and age of your Shetland Sheepdog, you will need to feed between 134g and 177g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.

Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.

Activity Level

This active, graceful dog needs lots of exercise, which includes a daily walk or jog. They will also enjoy running free, but be sure the dog is in a safe area. Shetland Sheepdogs will also enjoy agility training.

Where to get a Shetland Sheepdog

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.


To exfoliate, hydrate and nourish your dog's skin this summer season
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Coconut
Summer Spa
Treatment Includes
- Hydrating Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
  infused with Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk
- Canine Massage
- Blow Dry
- Expert Nail Trim
- Ear Clean
- Eye Cleanse
- Breed Standard Styling
T&C Apply. Final prices will be determined by dog breed, size and coat type.
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
T&C Apply. Final price determined by dog size, breed and coat type.
Coconut Summer Spa
To exfoliate, nourish and hydrate your dog's skin
- Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
  infused with Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk
- Canine Massage
- Blow Dry
- Expert Nail Trim
- Ear Clean
- Eye Cleanse
- Breed Standard Styling
Treatment Includes
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
What's Involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home. 
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
Regular brushing and good at-home dental care routine is recommended to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar and bad breath which can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for All Breeds: €29
This treatment can be booked as a standalone appointment or added to any other grooming service
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit.
What is involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home.
Keeping your dog's teeth clean at home through regular brushing is essential to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar, which is a cause of bad bread and can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for All Breeds: €29
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
First Dental Visit
What is involved?
During your dog's first dental visit, we will introduce them to the tooth brush and only when comfortable, we will complete the first ultrasonic tooth cleaning. Also includes your dog's own exclusive toothbrush head for future visits.
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information.
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
What happens after?
Provided your dog was comfortable during their first visit, they can then avail of our Ultrasonic Toothbrushing service. This involves brushing your dog's teeth using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria and debris. This service can be booked as a standalone appointment or added on to any other pre-booked treatment.
Price for All Breeds: €49
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
First Dental Visit
What is involved?
We will introduce them to the toothbrush and only when comfortable, we will complete their first ultrasonic tooth cleaning. Includes your dog's own exclusive toothbrush head for future visits.
Provided your dog was comfortable, they can then avail of our Ultrasonic Toothbrushing service. This involves brushing your dog's teeth using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria and debris. This service can be booked as a standalone treatment or added on to any other pre-booked treatment.
Price for All Breeds: €49
What is involved?