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Shetland Sheepdog vs Toy Trawler Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Shetland Sheepdog vs Toy Trawler Spaniel" Compare Shetland Sheepdog and Toy Trawler Spaniel. Which is better: Shetland Sheepdog or Toy Trawler Spaniel?
Name Shetland Sheepdog Toy Trawler Spaniel
OriginsScotland United Kingdom
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Extinct
Popularity Rank24257
Reviews60
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Other Names Miniature Collie, Shetland Collie (obsolete), Dwarf Scotch Shepherd (obsolete), Toonie Dog (obsolete), Sheltie Miniature Trawler Spaniel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911 as a Herding breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
No set
Price $800-$1000 Unavailable

General Appearance - Shetland Sheepdog vs Toy Trawler Spaniel

Size Medium Small
Weight 14-27 pounds (6-12 kg) 13-15 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg)
Avg. Weight 20.5 pounds (9 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height 13-16 inches (33-41 cm) Male: 10-13 inches (25-32 cm), Female: 9-12 inches (23-30 cm)
Avg. Height 14.5 inches (37 cm) Male: 11.5 inches (28.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Shetland Sheepdog vs Toy Trawler Spaniel

Coat Dense Curly
Colors White
Blue
Merle
Sable
Tan
Black
Black & White & Red
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Toy Trawler Spaniel doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Shetland Sheepdogs shed moderately.
Toy Trawler Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Shetland Sheepdog vs Toy Trawler Spaniel

Temperament Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Responsive
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Active
Quiet
Gentle
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Shetland Sheepdog is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Toy Trawler Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite easy to train.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
Shetland Sheepdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Toy Trawler Spaniel is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Shetland Sheepdogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Shetland Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Shetland Sheepdogs are a social breed.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Shetland Sheepdog is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Toy Trawler Spaniel rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Shetland Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Shetland Sheepdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Shetland Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Toy Trawler Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Shetland Sheepdogs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Toy Trawler Spaniels have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Shetland Sheepdogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Toy Trawler Spaniels have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Shetland Sheepdogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Toy Trawler Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Shetland Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Toy Trawler Spaniels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Shetland Sheepdogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Toy Trawler Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Shetland Sheepdog vs Toy Trawler Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Shetland Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Trawler Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Toy Trawler Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Shetland Sheepdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Toy Trawler Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Shetland Sheepdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Toy Trawler Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Shetland Sheepdog vs Toy Trawler Spaniel

Health Issues
The Shetland Sheepdog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Toy Trawler Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cancer
Cataracts
Collie Eye Anomaly
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Haemophilia
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Trichiasis
Von Willebrand's Disease
No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 6-10 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Shetland Sheepdogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Toy Trawler Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Shetland Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Toy Trawler Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Toy Trawler Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Shetland Sheepdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Toy Trawler Spaniel can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Shetland Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Toy Trawler Spaniel has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Shetland Sheepdog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Toy Trawler Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Shetland Sheepdog vs Toy Trawler Spaniel

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 1-4 puppies

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