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Shetland Sheepdog



₹30,000 to ₹40,000


Shetland Sheepdog


13-16 inches


06-12 Kilograms


Sable and White, Sable Merle and White, Black and White, Black and Gold, Black White and Tan, Blue Merle and White, Blue Merle White and Tan


12-14 Years


4-6 Puppies (approx.)



The Shetland Sheepdogs are compactly built canines who are renowned for their beautiful coat which is fairly long and is evenly spread all over their body. These dogs are very popular all around the world and are currently ranked #24 on the list of most popular dog breeds which features a total of 194 breeds and is formulated by AKC.

In India, the demand for this breed is not that high. These canines are mostly found in big cities and are not readily available in various other parts of the country. These dogs have a decent tolerance to heat and high temperatures, hence they can comfortably thrive in this country but the main reason for their low demand could be their low availability and overall price. These pooches are a bit pricey to bring home and then maintain properly and due to this, many people end up looking for some other options that are easily available and are pocket-friendly.

Given below is the average price list of the Shetland Sheepdog puppies which are available in various variations.

  • Shetland Sheepdog Puppy price (Basic): ₹30,000 to ₹40,000
  • Shetland Sheepdog Puppy price (KCI registered): ₹40,000 to ₹50,000
  • Shetland Sheepdog Puppy price (Show Quality): ₹50,000 to ₹80,000

If you are planning to raise a Shetland Sheepdog as a pet and you want to get this canine from a breeder, then you should solely concentrate on getting it from a reliable and trustworthy breeder only. Many breeders in the country are just looking to increase their profits and they don’t care that much about the overall quality of the canine. But, contrary to that, there are some breeders who not only prioritize the health and fitness of the pups that they are providing to the potential dog parents over everything else but also, they are genuinely passionate about dogs and other animals. They want the canines which are available at their place to remain healthy and they also care about the needs of the people. And, thus, you should always try to get the pup you desire to raise as a pet from such genuine breeders only.

Shetland Sheepdogs for Adoption

There are numerous Adoption centers all around the country from where you can get the dog you desire to raise as a pet. Adoption is a great way of becoming a dog parent. You are not only helping the animals in need but you are also saying No to random unreliable breeders. There are hundreds of dogs at these Adoption places that are waiting for their new parents to take them away. Even some rare breeds such as Shetland Sheepdogs can also be sometimes found at these Adoption places. We at Tailsbuddy have always encouraged Adoption of pooches rather than getting them from random breeders. If you are someone who is looking to adopt a dog but are having some troubles with it, then you can contact us or you can WhatsApp us on +91 9555566321 and we'll connect you to the best adoption centres as soon as possible.

And, if you have any further questions once you adopt your desired pooch such as how to properly raise a dog or how to maintain his health, then again, we are here to help you out. Just message us on WhatsApp saying “Hi, I want to become a Pet Parent” on +91 9555566321 and we’ll quickly solve all your pet-related queries.

Factors Affecting the Shetland Sheepdog Price in India

Now there are various factors that can affect the original Shetland Sheepdog price in India. These factors are as follows:


There are three different price categories for a Shetland Sheepdog (in India): Basic, KCI Registered and Show Quality.

  • Basic category includes all those dogs and puppies that are not registered to any kennel club including KCI. A basic Shetland Sheepdog puppy can cost anywhere around ₹30,000.
  • KCI is short for Kennel Club of India and if a dog belongs to KCI Registered category, then it means you will get a canine whose quality is up to the mark. You will also be able to participate in KCI dog shows if your canine is registered and also you will get a KCI registration certificate.
  • A Show Quality dog means that the canine is closest to the ideal as mentioned in the Breed Standards. If the characteristics of a dog are not similar to its breed standards description, then that canine is not considered to be “Show Quality”. If you are not planning to participate in dog shows with your pooch, then it does not all that much whether you buy a Show Quality dog or a normal Pet Quality one.

Physical Attributes and Characteristics

Physical features such as different coat colors can influence the overall price of a dog. In case of Shetland Sheepdogs, these canines are found in a lot of different coat coat colors and based on the rarity of the coat color, the price of this dog may vary. The rarer the color of the coat, the higher might be the price. Different coat colors in which these pooches are found in are – Sable & White, Sable Merle & White, Black & White, Black & Gold, Black White & Tan, Blue Merle & White et cetera.

Age & Gender

There is a greater demand for puppies as compared to older or mature canines, hence the puppies usually cost more compared to grown-up pooches. Also, sometimes, male dogs are priced higher as compared to the female canines.

Pure or Mix Breed

The cost of a purebred dog is higher than the mixed-breed as there are lesser chances for a purebred puppy to develop hereditary health problems as compared to the one that is mixed-breed.

Availability and Location

The canines that are easily available in a region tend to cost less than the pooches that are harder to find in that region. In case of Shetland Sheepdogs, as they are not that readily available in several parts of this country, the overall price of these dogs is a bit on the higher side especially compared to those dogs that are easily available.

Reputed Breeder

If you are getting your dog from a popular and a reputed breeder, then again, its price can go fairly high. Breeders that are not-so well-known and popular tend to charge less for a pooch.

Miscellaneous Factors

  • Champion Bloodline: If a dog belongs to a champion bloodline, meaning any of its predecessors (forefathers) were given the title of Champion in an official dog event, then its price can also go fairly high.
  • Microchip: The price of a dog can also increase if it has been microchipped by the KCI. The extremely small pet microchip helps in providing a permanent ID for your pet.

Read some information regarding Shetland Sheepdog and see if it’s a right fit for you or not-

The Shetland Sheepdogs are highly intelligent canines that originated in Scotland around the 1700s. These dogs are very obedient and devoted to their parents and they listen to their loved ones’ commands quite sincerely. This is an easy-to-handle breed and is a joy to raise as a pet. The section below will help you in deciding whether this breed is right for you or not.

Reasons that might make a Shetland Sheepdog suitable for you:

  • These dogs are extremely friendly and affectionate with their housemates and close ones.
  • They are very gentle and careful with small kids.
  • These dogs get along fairly well with other animals like cats and other canines.
  • They are very easy to train.
  • Their tolerance to both hot and cold climatic conditions is pretty great.
  • They possess an awesome watchdog ability.

Reasons that might make a Shetland Sheepdog ill-suited for you:

  • These dogs are not that well suited for an apartment life. They prefer an open area like a yard or a garden where they can remain sufficiently exercised.
  • These dogs shed quite a lot.
  • They have high social needs.