Shetland Sheepdog Calendars: Strong, nimble and lightly built the Sheltie is a fast runner and can jump well. They are often called miniature collies, but are a distinctly separate breed. They do contain Collie blood in their lineage, however. Shelties are small to medium sized dogs, but can occasionally get a bigger pup in the litter. They have a thick, profuse coat that requires attention and grooming. These Shetland Sheepdog Calendars show that they can be a variety of colors and shades, ranging from a mixture of colors of black, blue merle, sable, sable merle, or mostly white, with or without tan or white markings. Shetland Sheepdog puppies are beguiling and exhibit a desire to please from a very young age. Intuitive and responsive to their owners' wishes, they make charming family pets. Take care that they are not startled, teased, or left alone as Shetland Sheepdogs can be barky when excited or lonely. Shetland Sheepdogs are very intelligent dogs, and can learn fairly quickly. They are very friendly, affectionate and loyal to their family and friends. They can be wary with strangers, but are not good guard dogs. They are excellent watch dogs, however, as they like to bark. Shetland Sheepdogs are very responsive and very obedient, and make exceptional pets for the family. Shetland Sheepdog Calendars make great gifts.