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10/31/2022

Shetland Sheepdog

My puppy is healthy and smart. She’s adorable. I’ve had her for a month now, no problems. I gave 4 stars because customer service is very hard to contact and the app crashes frequently.

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Shetland Sheepdog Characteristics

The Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, is an intelligent, quick, and obedient herding dog from Scotland's remote Shetland Islands. Modern-day "Shelties" are loving, devoted companions for whole families and superstars in dog sports like agility and obedience. With proper training and early socialization, the Sheltie can mesh well with adults, children, and other animals with ease.

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  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Accommodating

Shelties are often mistaken for their larger cousin, the Collie. The two share a similar cone-shaped face and fluffy rough coat, but standing between 13-16 inches at the shoulder, the Shetland Sheepdog is a bit shorter than the Collie. Eager to be trained and directed, the Sheltie is a top-notch competitor and loves to have a job, whether that's competing in an agility course or herding sheep.


The dense undercoat makes these dogs heavy shedders, and we don’t recommend them for people with sensitive allergies. Sheltie families should plan for regular grooming and frequent brushing to keep stray hair to a minimum.  These dogs come in a variety of striking coats, including blue merle and sable.  Shelties are relatively calm in smaller homes and can handle apartment living if they're provided frequent walks. Otherwise, they live their best lives with a fenced-in yard where they can run around. 

This breed is notoriously smart. A combination of their athletic ability, intelligence, and willingness to please makes them a top contender within performance events in their size group. This collection of attributes can make them successful athletes or successful escape artists, depending on how their energy is used. Ensuring these dogs have a job and purpose will help funnel their energy properly and ensure you don't have to chase them down at the dog park.

How dog-friendly is Aurora?

A recent study from SmartAsset analyzed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Aurora is ranked as the 11th most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the best places to have a dog because of its high number of dog parks and dog-friendly shopping centers.


A similar study from WalletHub ranked Aurora as the 62nd most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is one of the best when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 28th out of all the country’s major cities. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Aurora

Aurora has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and get their daily dose of exercise. According to the SmartAsset study, there are 2.1 dog parks per 100,000 residents.


Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include First Creek Farm Dog Park, Grandview Dog Park, and Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Area. When you want to take an extended walk with your dog, you two can explore the scenic Sand Creek Greenway Trail.

Life in Aurora with a dog

Aurora has many dog-friendly restaurants, so you’ll always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat with your furry friend. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Logan House Coffee, Parkway Bar and Grill, Legends of Aurora Sports Grill, and Sam’s No. 3. 


Aurora has plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city is also one of the best locations when you need to find a place to live with your pup. A Zumper study found Aurora to have the 34th most pet-friendly rental listings in the country.


If your friends or family are in town for a visit, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Aurora are Red Lion Inn & Suites, Hyatt Place, and WoodSpring Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Aurora

Aurora is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labs, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, and Rottweilers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, the new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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