Shetland Sheepdog Breed Maintenance
Because the Shetland Sheepdog has very long and abundant hair, a thorough weekly brushing (at minimum) is required; it is recommended that owners use a pin brush to do weekly grooming. In order to prevent damage to the coat, spritz the coat with water from a spray bottle and brush from the bottom of the coat to the tip of the hair. Hair between the ears has the potential to tangle, so be sure to brush there carefully as well. Shelties only really need a bath when they are truly dirty, so routine bathing is not necessary. Extra attention is to be paid to the Sheltie during shedding season, which is normally once or twice a year. Brush your Sheltie’s teeth at least two or three times a week. It is recommended that you begin grooming your Sheltie at a young age to get him accustomed to the practice.