Hahaha! Sorry, I am laughing here over this bit .....
not a barker (or can be easily trained to not bark, unlike our Sheltie!)
LOL:. Noisy devils, aren't they? Welcome to the forum. Sorry to learn of your health problems, hope that someday they can find a way to help you. I own 6 shelties and will not be having a 7th for the same reason. They can even bark under water I reckon. I have a friend in England who owns a Havanese(and shelties), if you like I will ask her how that blend goes.