I moved to boise idaho. You would think a place that knows all about herding type breeds would know something about shelties or even heard of them. Oh wait. They say she's smaller sized collie, why would u buy a collie that back yard breeders are making small. What is she mixed with? Collie n what? Must be an Australian shepherd mix. Why else would she have a blue eye. Is she mixed with a GSD and Aussie? It would explain her perked ears and coloring. Wow. I get that maybe the cities don't know much about all herding type breeds, but still. Shelties are a popular breed Right? I wasn't expecting to get is she mixed with xyz questions. At first I would say shelties, but after they asked what. Sheltie is, I stated saying shetland sheep dog. Some seem to understand, but I sometimes get the feeling that they don't believe me. I take the opportunity to educate people about shelties. I had 1 person today who actually knew about shelties and asked if that is what Kota is. She was really breed savvy. She rescued her own dog from the shelter who is a pug mix and it looks like only all legs. Then the kids. Oh dear, lawsuits waiting to happen n it feels like the parents want it to happen. Walking Kota kid spots her. Oh pretty dog. Comes runing up, Kota avoids her by making me the blocker. Kid tries to go around me to get to her only for her to try and get away. Stops kid quickly. Slow down, talk softly and if u bend down maybe she'll come to u. Kota now,wants nothing to do with the kid. You know, you should never run up to strange dogs no matter the size or cuteness. Kid runs away unsatisfied my dog didn't like her. Sorry just thought I'd rant a bit. Does anyone else get those questions and random kids running up to ur dog?