The Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog. Less favored nicknames
are the Toy Collie and the Miniature Collie. They are small dogs, and come in a variety of colors,
such as sable, tri-color, and blue merle. They are very intelligent, vocal, excitable, energetic dogs
who are always willing to please and work hard.
The Hovawart is a medium to large size German dog breed. The name of the breed means "an estate guard
dog", which is the original use for the breed. The breed originated in the Black Forest region and was
first described in text and paintings in medieval times.