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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 Gilbert?

A study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Gilbert is ranked the 57th most pet-friendly location. The city is one of the best places to raise a healthy dog, ranking 12th overall for pet health and wellness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Gilbert

Gilbert has plenty of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run around in the warm Arizona sun. According to Trust For Public Land, there are 0.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Cosmo Dog Park, Dog Park at Crossroads Park, and Quail Run Dog Park. 


In Gilbert and the nearby area, you’ll find a healthy number of hiking trails for you to take a long scenic walk with your dog. A few great dog-friendly trails to explore are Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Papago Park, and Lost Dutchman State Park.

Life in Gilbert with a dog

Gilbert has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants so you’ll have a variety of options when you want to get a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Joe’s Farm Grill, La Ristra, Liberty Market, Over Easy, and Flying Basset Brewing.


Gilbert has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet spas, daycares, and pet stores. The city is also home to a variety of dog-centered events each year where you can celebrate your furry friends.


When you have friends or family visiting Gilbert, they’ll find numerous pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the more popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are The Windemere Hotel, Home2Suites, and Tru by Hilton.

Popular dog breeds in Gilbert

Gilbert is home to a diverse range of dogs. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labs, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, Yorkshire Terriers, Poodles, Shih Tzus, Cavalier King  Charles Spaniels, Boxers, and Chihuahuas. So, whichever breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its fellow canines across the city.

 

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