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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 Denver?

A recent WalletHub study has reviewed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Denver is ranked as the 16th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the best for pet health and wellness, ranking 7th out of all major cities. The study also ranks Denver 31st for pet health and wellness.


A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Denver as the 10th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city’s high walkability score and high concentration of pet-related businesses are among the top reasons Denver is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly cities.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Denver

Denver has a wide variety of pet-friendly places for you to enjoy the outdoors with your dogs. According to the SmartAsset study mentioned above, there are 1.9 dog parks for every 100,000 residents in Denver. Over a dozen of these are off-leash parks where your dog can play to their heart's content. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are Kennedy Dog Park, Lowry Dog Park, Berkeley Lake Dog Park, Fuller Park, and Railyard Dog Park.


Denver also has almost a dozen great hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few great spots to hike with your dog include Seward Park, Discovery Park, Carkeek Park, and Washington Park Arboretum. 

Life in Denver with a dog

In Denver, you’ll find over 276 dog-friendly restaurants for you to grab a bite to eat with your furry friend. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Denver Beer Company, Lucile’s Creole Cafe, Kaos Pizzeria, Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, and Washington Park Grille.


Denver has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, spas, pet stores, and six dog-friendly shopping centers. 


If your friend or family are in Denver for a visit, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels will permit any canine companions for no extra charge. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Hotel Teatro, The Crawford Hotel, The ART, a Hotel, and The Maven Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Denver

Denver is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs, German Shepherds, and Bulldogs. No matter, which breed you decide to add to your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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