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Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog (also known as the "Sheltie") has its roots in the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland. Unlike most miniature breeds, the Shetland Sheepdog was not the result of selective breeding. Although its exact origins are unknown, its ancestors are likely to include the Border Collie, the Icelandic sheepdog, the Yakki (a dog kept and bred by Greenland whalers) and the Prince Charles Spaniel. An all-round farm dog, the Shetland Sheepdog was used to herd sheep, ponies and chickens.
Genetic Diseases that can be tested for:

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Collie Eye Anomaly / Choroidal Hyperplasia

Australia / NZ statistics:
61.1% of dogs tested were either carriers or affected - keep checking this page for updates

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Multi Drug Sensitivity including Ivermectin

Australia / NZ statistics:
32.8% of dogs tested were either affected or carriers - keep checking this page for updates

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MERLE

Australia / NZ statistics:
No information is currently available - keep checking this page for updates

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von Willerbrand's Disease Type III

Australia / NZ statistics:
All dogs tested so far were clear - keep checking this page for updates
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Please be aware that other genetic diseases or developmental abnormalities may still be present. A genetic test does not replace the need for ongoing clinical assessment by a veterinarian. Disease penetrance and clinical assessment of affected animals can only be performed by a qualified veterinarian.

Disease Statistics provided by breed club health committies and member bodies