She was such an amazing dog! A very healthy, strong, and extremely caring dog. If she were to ever encounter a dog that wanted to fight she would immediately let the other dog know that she was not a threat. She loved playing around with other dogs and cats, she also loved learning new tricks that she learned extremely fast. After about a year of having her though she got very sick. She threw up constantly, stopped eating, and lost weight very quickly. We had many vet appointments set up and no vet could find out what was wrong with her. They took X-rays and did many surgery's and found nothing, but after a couple months she started getting some of her energy and appetite back, started gaining weight again too. A couple weeks later, she cpuld no longer get up and walk around, so we brought her to the vet and unexpectedly had to say goodbye. I believe that she knew it was time and somehow we both know that we will see eachother again. She was my best friend from the first time she jumped into my arms! What I'm getting to is that Sheltie Shepherds are honestly the best breed you could ask for! I'm not sure if what Maliah had was something genetic or not so be careful and watch out, but overall definitely get one because you will not regret it. When I am ready to get new dog, that is definitely a breed I will be on the look out for!