Shetland Sheepdog Puppies for Sale in Huntington Beach, CA
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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.
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 Huntington Beach?
A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Huntington Beach is the 32nd most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored As for dog-friendly restaurants and pet sitters.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup to run around and get some exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Huntington Beach Best Friend Dog Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, El Dorado East Regional Park, and Olive Hills Dog Park.
Huntington Beach and the surrounding area also have several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a scenic walk with your dog. Huntington Beach Central Park, Santa Ana River Trail, and Peters Canyon Regional Park are some great spots to explore.
The city also has some great dog-friendly beaches for your pooch to enjoy the sand, water, and California sun. This includes Huntington Dog Beach, Huntington State Beach, and Bolsa Chica State Beach.
Life in Huntington Beach with a dog
Huntington Beach has over 80 pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include The Bread Crumb, Park Bench Cafe, 2nd Floor, and Simmzy’s.
Huntington Beach has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and daycares. Plus, every year, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
If your friends or family are in Huntington Beach for a visit, they will find numerous pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area include The Waterfront Beach Resort, Pasea Hotel & Spa, and Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach Resort.
Popular dog breeds in Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Maltese, Poodles, Pomeranians, Labs, Siberian Huskies, and French Bulldogs. No matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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