LightBox Code Needed! When we breed a litter, we're looking to do a few things. First off we're are looking to improve our lines, to meet up with the breed standard.
This is important for structure. If your sheltie isn't built right, it can't do what it was bred to do, which is herd sheep. Bad structure makes your sheltie work harder, and wear down easier when it is doing physical work.
This is also important for intelligence. An intelligent Sheltie is easier to train for any work you need them to do. Herding, Obedience, Rally, Agility and even Pet Therapy work.
Herding is the ultimate calling for a sheltie. Their instincts love the chase. Even shelties that don't get to go out herding real sheep, tend to herd each other in a game we like to call "Sheltie Tag." If you've ever seen a group of 3 or more shelties, you know what I'm talking about.
Here are some photos of our shelties herding sheep.

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