Many of you may remember that I rescued my former sheltie, Dixie, from a BYB (back yard breeder) last year. Dixie's sire (Weston) was a CHW sable merle and her dam (Lassie) was sable. I thought they had shaved Lassie, but I was told she was a 'smooth hair' sheltie and her short fur was natural. It sounds completely ridiculous to me. So my question is, is there such a thing as a smooth hair shletie? PS When Dix was a puppy she looked like a JRT with sheltie markings.