Definition of sheltie in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛlti
(also shelty)

noun (plural shelties)

  • A Shetland pony or sheepdog.
    More example sentences
    • The sheltie pattern specifies that shelties may be no smaller than 10 and no greater than 13 inches at the withers.
    • She had shelties for 20 years before getting her first Border Collie in 1985.
    • One is a border collie German Shepard and the other one is a sheltie.


early 17th century: probably representing an Orkney pronunciation of Old Norse Hjalti 'Shetlander'.

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