Despite his miniature Collie look, there are some differences between the two of them, especially the shape of the head and the physical proportions. The Shetland Sheepdog is a beautiful, harmoniously shaped dog with a very exceptional coat.
Between 37 and 42 cm (14.57 to 16.54 inches) for the male
Between 35 and 39 cm (13.78 to 15.35 inches) for the female
Between 7 and 11 kg (15.43 to 24.25 pounds) for the male
Between 7 and 11 kg (15.43 to 24.25 pounds) for the female
The coat of the Shetland Sheepdog can be bicolour (black and white, black and tan or blue and white), tricolour (black, white and tan), fawn, coal fawn and white or blue blackbird.
His hair is dense and long on the body but short on the limbs and head. His chest and collar are very marked.
His head has a flat forehead and is very sculpted, slimming towards the muzzle. His eyes are almond shaped and can be blue or dark brown depending on the colour of the dog. His ears, large at the base, are small and have a nice natural fold at about a third of the ear. His muzzle is elongated and dark. His tail, slightly curved, is very long and bushy.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #88