one of a breed of small sheepdogs resembling a miniature collie, raised originally in the Shetland Islands.
Origin of Shetland sheepdog
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for shetland sheepdog
a small dog similar in appearance to a rough collieAlso called: sheltie
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