Shetland Sheepdog For Sale In Singapore, Buy Adorable Puppies
The Shetland Sheepdog (also known as Sheltie) is a small-medium sized dog that is highly intelligent, sweet, loyal, affectionate and get along with families and children really well. They are also highly adaptable and are suitable to live in apartment in Singapore. However, their long, silky double coat means they require extra maintenance which may be a bit expensive for first time pet owners. If you're looking to buy one, we have a wide selection of Shetland Sheepdog puppies for sale from ethical breeders that will make the perfect companion for you. All of our dogs are health checked, vaccinated and dewormed. By purchasing from us, you get a 1 month free of flee, tick, and heartworm prevention service. You will also get a free grooming for your pet before bringing it home for adoption. Below are the specific details about this breed:
Size: They are a small-medium breed of dog, weighing between 6.8-11.3 kg (15-25 pounds) and standing about 13-16 inches tall at the shoulder.
Shedding: yes, they shed moderately and are not hypoallergenic.
Coat: They come with long, straight dense coat with undercoat
Color: This dog comes with a variety of colors such as sable, black, blue merle, black & tan, tri-color - all of which usually with white markings.
Body: They come with short, agile and sturdy body characterized by short legs.
Temperament: They are sweet, active, affectionate, loyal, and responsive.
Trainability: They are highly trainable and very intelligent.
Exercise needs: Shetland Sheepdog's exercise requirement is moderate to high. A 50-75 minutes per day exercise is enough to keep your furry companion happy.
Life span: They can live up to 12-14 years if taken care well.
Apartment friendly: Yes, they are quite apartment friendly but does require an extra space to roam around.
HDB Approved: Yes, Shetland Sheepdog is HDB Approved due to its small size and high adapbility.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a breed of heading dog that is originated in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. They were crossbred between Border Collies and other smaller dogs, giving them a similar appearance to the Collie. It is believed that they were primarily used to protect sheep flocks from birds, which is one reason why many of them still have a passion for chasing birds today. Shelties are characterized by their charming personality - loving, affectionate, loyal, sweet, gentle and eagerness to please their masters. Moreover, they are also highly adaptable and get along really well with families and children, making them one of the most sought-after canine breeds in the world. Talking about their appearance, the beautiful long dense coat that come with a variety of colors like sable, black, blue merle, black & tan, tri-color is also what appeals to many people. Their cute short legs, sturdy body and compact size can make anyone easily fall in love with them. Lastly, according Dr. Stanley Coren, an expert on animal intelligence, this breed ranks 6th out of 138 breeds tested in terms of intelligence, making it one of the brightest dogs in the world. Talking about their health, they are a relatively healthy breed but like the Collie, they are prone to malformation and disease of the eyes. Overall, Shetland Sheepdog is suitable for everyone of all ages. They are friendly, loyal, easy-going, affectionate, highly adaptable and like to please their masters. They also get along well with families, children and other dogs. Their beautiful coat, cute-looking body and intelligence are what charm many people.
How To Buy From Us
On average, a Shetland Sheepdog costs between $8,000-$10,000 to purchase in Singapore. The price varies depending on the reputation of the breeder, the age of the dog and more. To buy a puppy from us, here are the brief steps:
Choose a wide range of puppies collection available in our shop, both male and female through our Instagram page or visit us in-person to find the most suitable dog for you and loved ones. We have a variety of puppies to choose from from different range of age, starting from 3 months old up to 1 year.
Once you find your match, you can make the payment right then and there and bring home the puppy. Payment method available are cash, Paynow, Bank Transfer, NETS, or Credit Card (extra 4% charge)
Shipping option is also available in case of need through GrabPet! To book GrabPet, select Car in the Grab app home screen, input addresses and scroll down to select GrabPet under Value Added.
NOTE: We will register the dog license with NParks before you bring the dog home. It is done online where we will transfer the dog ownership to you. The cost of the license is only $13.5 a year for puppies below 5 months old. For older dogs, there is a lifetime license fee of $35 for sterilized dogs or $81 per year for unsterilized dogs.
Despite their small size, the Shetland Sheepdog is a fairly active and outgoing dog that require moderate-high level exercise to stay healthy and stress-free. We recommend at least 50-75 minutes of regular exercise and mental stimulation to keep your canine happy and cheerful. It's also important to adjust the exercise duration to suit your dog. For instance, a puppy requires significantly lesser amount of exercise compared to an adult. A Shetland Sheepdog enjoys a variety of activities, such as walking, fetching, digging, agility training, and others, especially small hunting games to help sharpen its herding and hunting instinct. So if you left your dog alone in the garden, be sure to keep an eye on it as it might get distracted by small animals and run away following them. In summary, they require daily exercise to maintain their health, wellbeing and to keep them stress-free. They are fairly energetic and enjoy a variety of activities and benefit from a mix of physical and mental stimulation. But make sure not to over-exercise your dog as this breed can easily get injured and be sure to adjust the intensity based on its age.
The Shetland Sheepdog has a moderate to high shedding level, and even more so during the shedding season in Spring and Fall. They have a double coat in which the top coat is long straight and harsh whereas the undercoat is short and dense with extra smooth coat around the ears, head and feet.
Here are some grooming requirements and recommendations for Shetland Sheepdog:
Brushing: Due to its thick long coat, we recommend grooming your dog at least 1-2 times a week to maintain the coat healthy, free of mats and keep them moist. We also recommend removing any tangled dense under coat that may be formed at least twice a week.
Bathing: Due to their double coat nature which is water-repellent, they don't require a lot of bathing, although the frequency can be adapted based on how much your dog goes out. Generally speaking, we recommend bathing it at least once a week. Use a mild dog shampoo (we recommend Silky shampoo) and be sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid any skin irritation. Lastly, remember to blow dry to make sure the skin is completely dry to prevent skin issues.
Trimming: They also require occasional trimming or clipping, particularly around the pads and between the toes to prevent overgrowth and tangles and maintain a tidy appearance. Bring your kennel to a professional dog groomer every 3 months for a full grooming service to get the best result.
Nail Clipping: The frequency of nail clipping depends on the surface where your dog mostly walk on. Otherwise clip your dog's nails once every 6-8 weeks are enough. But whenever you do, be sure to use a sharp, proper nail clipper and avoid cutting too close to the quick. Leave the cutting to the Professional dog groomer to avoid traumatizing the puppy if nails bleed during cutting (which is very common).
Teeth Cleaning: Regular teeth cleaning is important for your dog to prevent dental problems. Brush their teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and use a dog-specific toothpaste.
Ear Cleaning: Shetland Sheepdog's ears don't require a lot of cleaning because they are not flopped and stand erect. For cleaning, we recommend you clean them regularly with a gentle, dog-specific ear cleaner to prevent buildup of dirt and bacteria in the long run.
Overall, Sheltie is quite a high maintenance breed of dog that requires regular brushing and grooming. However, they don't require a lot of ear cleaning or bathing due to its water-repellent coat.