Small yet adaptable and durable, the Shetland Sheepdog embodies the characteristics of the rugged Scottish mountain country from where it originated. Originally developed to work the herds of the Shetland Islands, and commonly known as the "Sheltie," this highly skilled sheep-herder has won admirers for his working ability and stamina, while his friendly disposition and compact size have made him a favorite of pet dog owners around the world. This book provides the much-needed factual information about the Shetland Sheepdog and its ancestry, character and standard, as well as the proper selection, feeding, training, preventative health care and behavior of the breed. The new owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the pups arrival, housebreaking and preventing puppy problems. <P>In addition to an extremely authoritative text, this book presents over 135 photographs in full color, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive. Helpful hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the reader needs to know about life with a Shetland Sheepdog from puppyhood to the senior years.