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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 Fort Lauderdale?

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, Fort Lauderdale is ranked the 3rd most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city received an A+ for the number of dog-friendly rentals and restaurants. It also scored an A for the number of dog parks.  

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and enjoy the warm Florida sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Riverwalk Linear Dog Park, Off Lead Dog Park, Barkyardn’ Brews, Oakridge Dog Park, and Holiday Park Dog Park.  


In Fort Lauderdale, you’ll also find 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 Oleta River State Park, T.Y. Park, and Tree Tops Park.


Plus, the city is home to several great dog-friendly beaches where your pooch can play in the sand and enjoy the waves. Fort Lauderdale Canine Beach and Performance Pups Freshwater Dog Beach are a couple of spots worth checking out.    

Life in Fort Lauderdale with a dog

Fort Lauderdale has over 150 pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include The Wharf Fort Lauderdale, Coconuts Bahamas Grill, Quarterdeck, and Rustic Inn Crabhouse.    


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


The city is also a great location when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Fort Lauderdale is the 67th most pet-friendly city for rental listings.


If you ever have friends or family visiting Fort Lauderdale, 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 The Atlantic Hotel, W Fort Lauderdale, The Kimpton Goodland Hotel, and Sheraton Suites.     

Popular dog breeds in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Labrador Retrievers, and Goldens. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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