I came across an older sheltieforums thread last night http://sheltieforums.com/showthread.php?t=4075 where the op asks what the ideal temperature for a sheltie would be. She/he heard somewhere that the ideal temp was 72 degrees. Anyone agree? That seems a little high to me. AFAIK, shelties were originally bred to live outdoors in fairly harsh environments. I've always assumed they tolerated cold fairly well. Fasb seems to. We've walked in single digit temps before and he shows how cold he is by wasting a lot of time eating snow and rolling around. Thoughts? Is there an ideal temp for a sheltie? For that matter, are there subtle signs that a sheltie is cold/ I've never seen Fasb shiver or curl up in a ball in winter. Generally, in the head of winter, he still spends a lot of time sleeping on tile floors or in the coldest part of the house. He does sleep on furniture more during winter, but probably not more than 50 percent of the time. Generally, he avoids blankets if we try to cover him. I've kinda wondered how well Fasb adapts to temps in the house. Heat bothers him once in a while in the summer, but he's an indoor dog and we have central ac. In the winter, we keep the thermostat in the 70's, but it's an older drafty house w/ low humidity and we mostly run a heat pump which I find somewhat uncomfortable. I'm kinda curious how "colder heat" feels to a sheltie. Thoughts. I'd kinda like to know what the signs of cold are. My vets have always said, "Oh, you'd know if he was cold" and the only signs I've heard of are shivering and curling up.