Shelties are listed as the seventh most popular breed in Canada by the Canadian Kennel Club for 2018 but I never see one out for a walk. I wonder if it's because people buy multiples of them instead of the typical one with other breeds. I have owned a few at the top of the list. A German Shepherd was first for me, then an Australian Shepherd, then two Standard Poodles. As much as I loved them all, if I was ever to get another dog, it would be a Sheltie. Here's how it breaks down in Canada from 2018 Labrador retriever. German shepherd. Golden retriever. Poodle. French bulldog. Havanese. Shetland sheepdog. Australian shepherd. Any thoughts?