Definition of sheltie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛlti/
(also shelty)

noun (plural shelties)

A Shetland pony or sheepdog.
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'.

Words that rhyme with sheltie


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