What is a sable Sheltie?
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Thereof, what is a sable Merle Sheltie?
A sable merle is a sable dog with a single merling gene. Like sable, the color can range from pale golden to mahogany with varying amounts of white. Sable Merles can be achieved by breeding a blue merle to a sable dog or a sable merle to a sable.
Likewise, what is the difference between a Sheltie and a Shetland sheepdog? Collies and shelties are both descendants of border collies, but they're different dogs. Rough collies have a long, lustrous coat, while smooth collies have a much shorter coat. Shelties are formally called Shetland sheepdogs, and though they look like mini versions of rough collies, they're their own distinct breed.
Thereof, what is a sable dog coat?
Sable: Black-tipped hairs; the rest of the hair can be gold to yellow, silver, grey, or tan. The darkness of the coat depends on how much of each hair is black versus the lighter color. Totally clear sables might only have black in their whiskers.
What is the life expectancy of a Sheltie?
12 – 13 years