5 Things Only A Shetland Sheepdog Would Herd

Shelties love to herd anything within paw's reach.

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A Shetland Sheepdog will not let anything “walk” by without trying to herd it. Via Sheltie Shack Rescue of Kansas, Inc./Petcha
Katrina Rossos

As a member of the herding group, the Shetland Sheepdog will instinctively herd any and everything that moves. And we mean everything.

As farm dogs, Shelties were bred to herd sheep and other livestock. They’re also widely known as “nippers,” nipping at their owner’s heels to guide them in a direction as if they were a part of their flock. But it’s not just humans and animals they love to herd. Sometimes a Shetland Sheepdog cannot help but try to herd inanimate objects.

Here is a look at some of the things a Shetland Sheepdog has determined to be fit to “herd.”

1. A Vacuum:


2. Trash Cans:


3. A Young Girl:


4. An Exercise Ball:


5. Fish In An Aquarium (a valiant attempt, anyway):

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