Breed

Shetland Sheepdog


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperament
  • playful
  • energetic
  • bright

Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Choosing the Best High-Protein Shetland Sheepdog Dog Food

In regard to weight, the Shetland Sheepdog is a small dog generally weighing 15-25 pounds. The Shetland Sheepdog is also considered a small dog in regard to height, with an average height of 13-16 inches. If you're trying to figure out the optimal dog food for your Shetland Sheepdog, you should definitely consider the option of a high-protein dog food like those available from Spot & Tango. The Shetland Sheepdog is an AKC Registered breed in the 'Herding Group' with roots originating back to Scotland. The bright, playful and energetic Shetland Sheepdog with a somewhat reserved demeanor, generally does particularly well on a high-protein dog food. This is thanks, in part to, its small size combined with its moderately active energy levels.


Breed

Shetland Sheepdog


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperment
  • playful
  • energetic
  • bright
Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Like all dog breeds within the AKC’s Herding Group, the Shetland Sheepdog has an instinctive ability to control the movements, or 'gather', other animals. Originally bred to protect or herd livestock, the Shetland Sheepdog is a breed that used to run non-stop for most of the day. However, changes to the Shetland Sheepdog in modern-day society leave the breed less active than in years past. We'd recommend the Shetland Sheepdog a high-protein dog food to help the dog manage their weight and still provide them plenty of protein for their naturally active lifestyle.


Energy
active
Grooming
brushing 2-3 times a week
Training
wanting to learn
Shedding
seasonally

The Shetland Sheepdog is considered a moderately active dog and thus your Shetland Sheepdog could benefit from a high-protein dog food due to that simple fact alone. A dog food rich in high-protein helps to build muscle and support the energy levels of a moderately active Shetland Sheepdog. Furthermore, the calories in high-protein dog food are more efficiently used by a moderately active dog like the Shetland Sheepdog. In fact, dogs that don't receive enough protein can actually experience muscle loss and see a noticeable drop in energy levels. Lastly, a high-protein dog food that's optimal for the Shetland Sheepdog is low in carbohydrates which are a non-essential component of a healthy diet for most dogs, but especially true for a moderately active Shetland Sheepdog.


The Shetland Sheepdog is a small, small dog weighing in at over 15 pounds. Dogs of this size could benefit from a well-rounded diet that have all the necessary nutrients for their small frame. While a high-protein dog food is important for small breeds due to the calorie efficiency in a high-protein diet, most important is the proper percentages and sources of those proteins and that essential nutrients are included in the diet. When you select a high-protein dog food for your Shetland Sheepdog at Spot & Tango, you can be assured that we have properly balanced a properly sourced, high-protein dog food while also including other essential nutrients needed for a small dog such as the Shetland Sheepdog.


Spot & Tango offers several high-protein meat options for your Shetland Sheepdog including a Turkey & Red Quinoa, Beef & Millet, and Lamb & Brown Rice option. All our recipes have an appropriate blend of spinach, carrots, peas, various fruits, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock and an all-natural blend of vitamins & minerals to ensure meals are nutritionally balanced while still creating a high-protein dog food for a Shetland Sheepdog. 100% of the ingredients in our recipes are approved for human consumption (because dogs deserve to have the same quality food that we eat) and use USDA Certified meats. We never use preservatives, growth hormones or artificial additives. Our vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins our eggs help increase protein levels while also containing essential calcium and amino acids to support strong bones, build muscles and repair tissue. If you want a high-protein dog food for your Shetland Sheepdog, Spot & Tango could be the solution.