Does Your Shetland Sheepdog Have a Rough, Dry or Cracked Nose?
Shetland Sheepdogs are elegant, beautiful dogs. Their loving, gentle temperament has made them a popular family dog and their intelligence has them at the top of the class in obedience. Of course, they deserve to look and feel their best - that's why you're here!
Your Sheltie's dry nose may be an overall dull, dry nose or a more extreme version, called nasal hyperkeratosis, in which nose tissue grows out of control over the nose in chunks or layers. Good news, Nose Butter works on all levels of Shetland Sheepdog dry nose issues.
Your Sheltie & Collie Nose
Collie nose, which is officially called discoid lupus erythematosus or nasal solar dermatitis, affects Collies, Shelties, and other collie-type dog breeds. (see images below) This inflammatory condition is believed to have a somewhat genetic component, which means the breed type has a predisposition toward it. Exposure to sunlight is an exaggerating factor. As expected, it is worse in the summer. Lots more info is offered below.