4 Shelties: The winner of a contest to find the best amateur photographs of people’s canine companions has been announced. Brian and Julie Kings’ striking image of their four pet Shelties, taken on a beach in the Outer Hebrides
The Shetland Sheepdog is related to the Rough Collie, both descended from Border Collies that inhabited Scotland. The Border Collies were brought to the Scottish island of Shetland and crossed with the Icelandic Yakkin, a small dog. By the Sheltie w
A blue merle patterned Pomeranian mix. Merle, which is a dominant gene, never cropped up in Poms until a breeder of blue merle Shelties had a litter out of a Pom mom that had several merles. Draw your own conclusions about where merle came from!