Shetland Sheepdog: Weight charts, life expectancy, size, and more

Discover everything about the Shetland Sheepdog, including weight charts, weight progressions of registered dogs, life expectancy, size, and other useful information.

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Head of the dog breed Shetland Sheepdog
  • 33 - 38 cm
  • 14 - 27 lbs
  • 12 - 13 years
  • from 13 months
  • 35 - 40 cm
  • 14 - 27 lbs
  • 12 - 13 years
  • from 13 months

Size, development and life expectancy of Shetland Sheepdogs

The Shetland Sheepdog belongs to the small dog breeds and reaches a size of about 33 - 40 cm. Already after a maximum of 13 months Shetland Sheepdogs are fully grown and reach their final size.

The Shetland Sheepdog is characterized by an average life expectancy of 12 - 13 years. This makes it one of the dog breeds with a typical lifespan. The final weight varies depending on gender, ranging between 14.3 - 26.5 lbs. Fully grown female Shetland Sheepdogs have approximately the same final weight as males.

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Male Weight Curve: Development of the Shetland Sheepdog from 2 to 13 Months

Male dogs of the Shetland Sheepdog breed belong to the category of light dogs. After 3 months, they reach a relatively low weight of 8,5 lbs. Within another 3 months, their average weight increases to approximately 15,3 lbs. With a growth period of 7 months, these males ultimately reach a final weight ranging from 14.3 - 26.5 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 6.83 lbs
3 Month 10.58 lbs
4 Month 14.11 lbs
5 Month 17.20 lbs
6 Month 19.40 lbs
7 Month 21.38 lbs
8 Month 22.93 lbs
9 Month 24.03 lbs
10 Month 24.91 lbs
11 Month 25.35 lbs
12 Month 25.79 lbs
13 Month 26.46 lbs

Female Weight Curve: Development of the Shetland Sheepdog from 2 to 13 Months

Female dogs of the Shetland Sheepdog breed are classified as part of the light dog category. By the end of 3 months, they attain a weight that can be considered relatively low, amounting to 8,5 lbs. Over the subsequent 3 months, their average weight rises to approximately 15,3 lbs. As they continue to grow for 7 more months, these females eventually achieve a final weight range spanning from 14.3 - 26.5 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 6.83 lbs
3 Month 10.58 lbs
4 Month 14.11 lbs
5 Month 17.20 lbs
6 Month 19.40 lbs
7 Month 21.38 lbs
8 Month 22.93 lbs
9 Month 24.03 lbs
10 Month 24.91 lbs
11 Month 25.35 lbs
12 Month 25.79 lbs
13 Month 26.46 lbs
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Shetland Sheepdog: Frequently asked questions about the dog breed

How much does a Shetland Sheepdog puppy weigh?

Typically, a Shetland Sheepdog puppy weighs around 5,6 - 8,5 lbs at 2 months old and continues to gain an additional 5,57 lbs over the next 2 months. By approximately 18 weeks, when the puppy reaches the adolescent stage, a Shetland Sheepdog puppy weighs about 11,2 - 13,6 lbs.

What is the typical size of a Shetland Sheepdog?

The size of an Shetland Sheepdog can vary depending on gender and genetics. Generally, male Shetland Sheepdogs reach a shoulder height of approximately 37.5 cm, while females have an average shoulder height of around 35.5 cm.

When is the dog breed Shetland Sheepdog fully grown?

The dog breed Shetland Sheepdog usually reaches full physical maturity at about 13 to 13 months of age. However, this may vary from individual to individual, as each dog has its own growth rate.

What is the average weight of a fully grown Shetland Sheepdog?

The weight of a fully grown Shetland Sheepdog dog can vary depending on factors such as gender and genetics. On average, male dogs of this breed typically weigh between 14.3 - 26.5 lbs. Female dogs, on the other hand, usually have a weight range of 14.3 - 26.5 lbs.

What is the average lifespan of a Shetland Sheepdog dog?

Shetland Sheepdogs generally have a life expectancy of approximately 12 to 13 years. With proper care, nutrition, and regular veterinary attention, they can lead happy and healthy lives.