Most shelties are de-barked because the breeders won't be bothered to breed for a dog that doesn't peel paint with its incessant barking (or to breed for one that doesn't bark at clouds going by and everything else).
I actually can't laugh...because our Pit bull on the team actually did CRUNCH a sheltie...her mom has like 10 or so of the fluffy idiots running around (used to breed). She forgot one day to manage them correctly, and the pit bull took a whopping bite of the sheltie...pins in her legs and all.
Now Sawyer is running with her next tournament, and she wants to crunch Sawyer.
We'll see how this goes.
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo
"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw