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Kim O.

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 Chandler?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the biggest US cities to find the most pet-friendly spot in the country. In the study, Chandler is ranked the 81st most pet-friendly city. Chandler is regarded as a good place to raise a healthy pet, ranking 59th overall for pet health and wellness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Chandler

Chandler has plenty of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to play and enjoy the warm Arizona sun. According to a Trust For Public Land study, there are 1.5 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 31st highest in the country. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Shawnee Park, Nozomi Park, Snedigar Sportsplex Dog Park, and Chuparosa Park.

Chandler and the surrounding area are home to several great trails for when you want to take your dog on a nice long walk. A few great spots to explore are Desert Breeze Park, Papago Park, and Shaw Butte Trail.

Life in Chandler with a dog

Chandler has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your pup will have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include OverEasy, BLD, Bahama Buck’s, San Tan Brewery, and The Casual Pint Ocotillo.

In Chandler, you’ll find a variety of other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. Each year, there are also several pet-centered events like costume contests and swimming days to celebrate dogs and their owners. Plus, the city is one of the best in the country for finding a place to live with your dog. A Zumper study ranked Chandler 23rd for pet-friendly rental listings.

If you have friends or family visiting Chandler, they too will have plenty of places where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly lodgings in the city are Sonesta Select, Drury Inn & Suites, and The Cays Resort.

Popular dog breeds in Chandler

Chandler is home to a big mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Shih Tzus, and Golden Retrievers. No matter what breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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