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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 Chatanooga?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Chattanooga is ranked the 6th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for the number of dog-friendly hiking trails, dog-friendly restaurants, dog-friendly restaurants, and the cost of dog insurance.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Chattanooga

Chattanooga has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can roam and get some fresh air. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Play Wash Pint, Heritage Dog Park, Greenway Farm Dog Park, and Chattanooga Chew Canine Park. 


Chattanooga and the surrounding areas are also home to several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Renaissance Park, Reflection Riding Nature Center, and Lula Lake Land Trust. 

Life in Chattanooga with a dog

Chattanooga has over 100 pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your pup will have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Foodworks, Feed Co. Table & Tavern, Acropolis Grill, 1885 Grill, Universal Joint, and State of Confusion.  


Chattanooga has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


Additionally, the city is a great spot when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Chattanooga is the 49th most pet-friendly city for rental listings.


If you ever have friends or family visiting Chattanooga, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are La Quinta Inn & Suites, The Westin Chattanooga, Moxy Chattanooga Downtown, and Staybridge Suites.  

Popular dog breeds in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Goldens, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, Yorkshire Terriers, and German Shorthaired Pointers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your home, your new pup will have many of its peers throughout the city.

 

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