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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 Henderson?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Henderson is ranked as the 56th most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is one of the best when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 24th overall in the category.  

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Henderson

Henderson has a plethora of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to frolic in the warm Nevada sun. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, the city has five dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 3rd highest in the country. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Bark Park, Capriola Park, Cactus Wren Dog Park, Esselmont Dog Park, Paseo Vista Dog Park, and Acacia Park.

When you want to go a nice long walk with your dog, there are also several great hiking trails in Henderson and the surrounding area. A few great spots to explore are River Mountains Loop Trail and Historic Railroad Hiking Trail.

Life in Henderson with a dog

Henderson has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will have plenty of choices when you’re hungry and want to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Gold Mine Tavern, Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub, King’s Fish House, Craft Kitchen, and Mountainside Restaurant and Tavern.

Henderson has a variety of other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. When you go to find a place to live with your dog, you’ll have plenty of choices in Henderson. According to Zumper, the city is the 42nd best location in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.

If your friends or family come by Sin City for a visit, they too will also have no trouble finding a place to stay with dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, Homewood Suites, and The Westin Lake Resort.

Popular dog breeds in Henderson

Henderson is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, American Pit Bull Terriers, German Shepherd, Beagles, and Boxers. No matter which breed you end up adding to your family, your new pup will find plenty of its peers across the city.

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