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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 Jacksonville?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Jacksonville is ranked as the 51st most dog-friendly. The city is great when it comes to pet affordability, ranking 26th of all the country’s major cities. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Jacksonville

Jacksonville is home to over a dozen high-quality dog parks. Many of these parks will let your dog roam off-leash. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Kanine Social, Springfield Dog Park, Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, Dog Wood Park, and Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park. 


In Jacksonville, there are also several dog-friendly beaches to help you beat the Florida heat. A few of the best include Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mickler’s Beach, and the Atlantic Beach, where your dog can play day and night, all year round.


The city also has plenty of hiking trails for your pup to explore. A few great places to hike with your dog include Julington Creek Animal Walk, Losco Regional Park, Black Creek Trail, and the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens.

Life in Jacksonville with a dog

There are over 170 dog-friendly restaurants in Indianapolis, so you and your furry friend will always have a spot to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Wicked Barley Brewing Company, Kickback Gastropub, Another Broken Egg Cafe, and Tijuana Flats.


There are many other dog-friendly businesses in Jacksonville, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. The city also has several outdoor marketplaces where pets are allowed to join you. One of the most popular is the Riverside Arts Market, which is known for its local food and live entertainment.


If your friends or family are visiting Jacksonville, there are close to 150 dog-friendly hotels for them and their dogs to stay in. Many of these places don’t charge extra service fees for pets. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Jacksonville River City Downtown Hotel and Hotel Indigo. 

Popular dog breeds in Jacksonville

Indianapolis is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, Bulldogs, Poodles, and German Shepherds.

 

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