November 2012

The strange and simple joys of life with Shelties

Shelties can bring joy to your life in many ways.

The joys of living with Shetland Sheepdogs can be both strange and simple. One of the things I love so much about the breed is their abundant fur. I love the luxurious feeling of running my fingers though Sasha’s sable coat, and caressing the top of her head with my face, feeling her ears flicking against my cheek.

Watching "Dog Whisperer" doesn't make you a canine expert

One must own or work with a dog to give canine advice

One of my best friends watches National Geographic's "Dog Whisperer" religiously. She is fascinated by the transformations that host Cesar Millan makes with out-of-control dogs. Every week, she shares with me how an unsocial husky was turned into the perfect family dog.

When I took in my first dog, this friend was the first person to give me advice on how to raise and train my pooch. What's the problem you ask?

She has never owned a dog.

Shelties and the White House

A President helped popularize this breed in the U.S.

The presidential election in the United States is just a few days away, and like the general population, dog lovers hold varying political views and opinions. Most will agree that it’s fun to have a dog-loving President in office, and Presidents certainly can help popularize otherwise obscure breeds. Sheltie lovers may be interested in learning that it was a President, President Calvin Coolidge, who helped popularized Shetland sheepdogs in the U.S., according to an article on the Psychology Today website.