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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 Fresno?

A recent Wallethub study analyzed some of the biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Fresno is ranked the 97th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city scored well for outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 55th of all major cities. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fresno

Fresno has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for you to enjoy with your dog. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Todd Beamer Dog Park, Woodward Dog Park, Roeding Dog Park, and Kearny Park. The city also has several scenic hiking trails for when you want to go on a trek with your four-legged friend.

Life in Fresno with a dog

There are over 75 pet-friendly restaurants in Fresno, so you and your dog will always have plenty of options when you want to grab a meal. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Batter Up Pancakes, Rocket Dog Gourmet Brats & Brew, and Starving Artists Bistro. 


Fresno has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, and groomers. It is also a convenient place for finding a home for you and your pet. A recent Zumper study ranked Fresno 62nd in the nation for pet-friendly rentals.


If your friends ever come to Fresno for a visit, they’ll have plenty of places to stay with their furry companions. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Fresno include La Quinta Riverpark, and Sonesta ES Suites Fresno. 

Popular dog breeds in Fresno

California is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the state are: Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, Poodles, American Pit Bull Terriers, Beagles, Havanese, German Shorthaired Pointers, and Chihuahua. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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