Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dog Parade Wednesday - Shetland Sheepdog

Sheltie Hollow is on a wide, gentle corner, and every evening, the village dogs go past our window on their walks. There are a great many breeds and mixed breed dogs in our village, and it is like watching a wonderful Dog Parade. I've decided that each Wednesday, I will celebrate the beautiful dogs we see here, as well as the ones we don't see in the village.

Today I'd like to start the Parade with The Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, as they are affectionately known. This charming little dog hails from the Shetland Islands of Scotland where a dog had to be tough and smart to survive. The Sheltie is loyal, very smart and affectionate, and with its biddable nature, it fits in just about anywhere. Shelties need gentle education, regular grooming, supervised exercise (they may be tempted to chase cars!) and a great deal of love and attention. They need to be kept busy, as they can become quite vocal if they are bored.
Today's painting is an Original Miniature Watercolour, measuring just 3 x 4.5 inches, and comes matted in a 5 x 7 white mat. This charming little painting is only $40. shipping included, and anyone interested in purching it can contact me at