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Shetinese is a hybrid mix between Pekingese and the Shetland Sheepdog. This canine can inherit the traits of both its parent breeds. This breeds reach an average height of 11 inches and gain an average weight of 18 pounds. The coats are mostly thick and long in size with double layer. Its coat varies in color from white, tan, brown, grey, black, brown, blue merle, sable, or red. The tail of Shetinese can be high, curl over the back and slightly raised. They have large bold eyes dark on color. The muzzle can be short or long with a black nose.

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Shetinese inherits the personalities and temperament of one or both parent breeds. They have a blend of mixed up moods that vary as per the situation. Sometimes they can be aggressive and independent, and sometimes they turn to become affectionate, courageous, and friendly. These chubby characters have a high level of intelligence with a loving, playful, and responsive attitude. During training sessions, they may turn to be stubborn to make it difficult for the trainer to give training. Proper training may result in making them mannered and highly socialize with other dogs, cats, and kids. They are a regular barker.

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6-16 inches
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10-24 lbs
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General Health

Shetinese may suffer from the following health issues such as Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), Deafness, Dermatomyositis, Von Willebrand\'s Disease, Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA), and Patellar Luxation. They are required to go through following tests like Lupus Erythematosus, Epilepsy, Fold Dermatitis, Hypothyroidism, and Hemophilia.

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Shetinese is a mixed breed between the Shetland Sheepdog and the Pekingese. Pekingese originated in China around 2000 years ago. This ancient breed used to be the adorable pet of imperial families. It is also said that some of these breeds were so small in size that ladies of elite families used to tuck them in their sleeves and carry them. They were created for the aim of companionship in ancient times. The Shetland Sheepdog got originated in north Scotland in 1700 BC further moving to England in 1800. American Kennel Club recognized this breed in 1900.

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Shetinese is listed among the breeds that require extra care and maintenance in comparison to other breeds. The length and thickness of the coat require proper care as it is not hypoallergenic. It comes into the category of moderate shedder and requires brushing many times a week with regular brushing during every shedding period. These breeds require bathing only after the deep requirement to protect the oils in the coat. They fall in the lower category for drooling and smell. Coming to their body parts, Shetinese requires proper and regular checking of ears, eyes, nose, and teeth. Brushing of teeth is must every two to three times a week. Regular exercise of 1to 2 hours is a must.

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Ideal Environment

Shetinese is an active little breed that requires daily exercise of 1to 2 hours to stay healthy and joyful. This exercise can be jogging, walking, play in the dog parks, interactive game sessions of Frisbee, fetch, obedience training, and agility training. These dogs have high hunting skills, and they have an average tendency of wandering. The small and medium size of these breeds allows them to live in apartments or condo. Living in a family is best for the canine as they can easily adjust in a quite nice environment. It is important to look after these canines in and out of the house. They can live in cold temperature and moderate hot temperature as well. But extra is must for this breed during extreme climates.

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