What is sheltie skin syndrome?

What is sheltie skin syndrome?

Dermatomyositis is an inherited disease of the skin, muscles, and blood vessels that causes dramatic inflammation of these tissues in the body. The affected breeds are Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs, and dogs that are mixes of these breeds.

What does a Shetland Sheepdog look like?

The Shetland Sheepdog is a small, active, and agile herding dog standing between 13 and 16 inches at the shoulder. The coat, along with a long, wedge-shaped head; small, three-quarter erect ears; and deep-chested, level-backed torso, give Shelties the look of a rough-coated Collie in miniature.

Are Shetland sheepdogs good pets?

Shetland sheepdogs are known for their gentle, sweet, pleasing personality. They are also playful and affectionate, all traits that have made them a popular family pet. Shelties are leery of strangers. As a result, they are good watchdogs, likely to greet outsiders with lots of barking.

Are Shetland sheepdogs good with other dogs?

Shetland Sheepdogs tend to be a peaceful breed that get along well with other dogs. However, if your other dogs are small, you need to be aware of the Sheltie’s natural instincts.

What is myositis dog?

Masticatory muscle myositis (MMM) is an immune system disorder in which the dog’s immune system identifies the dog’s own muscle tissue as foreign and attacks it. The masticatory muscles are the muscles involved with chewing. MMM causes these muscles to become swollen and painful.

Are Shelties high maintenance?

Shelties are an active breed and need exercise everyday…more than just a 10 minute walk around the block. Shelties need regular biweekly grooming (brushing is a necessity!) and they shed extensively.

Can Shetland sheepdogs be left alone?

Can shelties be left alone? Shelties shouldn’t be left alone for a long time because they’re prone to separation anxiety and other psychological issues than other breeds. In general, an adult sheltie can be left alone for about 6-8 hours. However, puppies shouldn’t be alone for more than 4 hours.

How old is the Lady on senior Shelties?

Lady is 13 years old with boundless energy. Here she is trying to climb a tree to get to a squirrel. About 7 months ago we were contacted by our local shelter about Toby who was 10 years old and his owner had died. The nephew was supposed to keep Toby or find a good home for Toby so the nephew dropped Toby off at the shelter.

How old is Chewie the White Sheltie?

Chewie (Chewbacca) is a large shaded sable and white male sheltie. He weighs 40 lbs. and is 20 in. tall and the vet estimates his age to be around 10 yrs. Chewie was found by a good samaritan lying in a ditch. We are so glad someone cared enough to save this precious boy.

Can a senior Sheltie walk on a leash?

Nicky is learning to come when called and walk on a leash…both things that are difficult when a little one is so fearful of his surroundings. A fenced yard is a must as well as having a crate since he is crate dependent. Nicky is house trained and hasn’t had a single accident.

Where can I get a Sheltie that is heartworm positive?

Loves to nap and sleep at night in his crate but will also sleep on a dog pillow or blanket. Chewie is heartworm positive but is being treated and should make a complete and speedy recovery. If a larger, older sheltie is right for you, you will not be disappointed in this sweet and loving boy. Chewie is at Sheltie Rescue of East TN.

How old is my 2 year old Sheltie male?

I have a 2-1/2-year-old Sheltie male that has always tried to chase cars while we walked 13. Our 4-year-old Sheltie had a stroke (FCE) as a result of a spinal chord injury she suffered 12. I just purchased a dog house for Shelby, my 5-month-old Sheltie. She is very hesitant 11.

Why did my 4 year old Sheltie have a stroke?

Our 4-year-old Sheltie had a stroke (FCE) as a result of a spinal chord injury she suffered 12. I just purchased a dog house for Shelby, my 5-month-old Sheltie. She is very hesitant 11. My question is this: How do you teach an old dog new tricks?

What kind of skin problems does a Sheltie have?

Shelties also have a genetic predisposition to a disease called Dermatomyositis. These dogs have skin lesions on their faces and or paws and muscle loss in their facial muscles. If you are noticing anything like this or your dog’s skin isn’t clearing up it’s time for an exam by her veterinarian.

What kind of cancer does a Sheltie have?

All my Shelties have died of cancer. [updated 7/12/01] 32. I have invented a dog phone. 31. I’ve noticed in shows lately that the tip of Shelties’ ears are not folded down as much as in the past. 30. My Sheltie has recently whitish patches on both of her eyes (one spot on each eye).