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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 Las Vegas?
A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Las Vegas is ranked as the 4th most pet-friendly. The city scored number one overall for outdoor pet-friendliness. Plus, it ranked 32nd and 34th for pet budget and pet health and wellness, respectively.
A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Las Vegas as the 6th most pet-friendly city. The city is ranked so high because it has one of the highest numbers of dog parks per resident in the country. It also has a high ratio of pet-related establishments and a low average of rainy days during the year.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the most pet-friendly cities, largely due to how much there is to do outdoors with your pets. The previously mentioned SmartAsset study found the city to have 3.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents, the fourth highest in the country.
Among these are over 20 off-leash dog parks where your furry friends can roam and play. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Barx Parx, Woofer Dog Park, Centennial Hills Dog Park, and All American Dog Park.
Life in Las Vegas with a dog
There are over 200 pet-friendly restaurants in Las Vegas, so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Big Dog’s Brewing Co., Rollin Smoke Barbeque, Griddlecakes, and Nevada Brew Works.
Las Vegas also has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet shops, spas, and groomers. Plus, there are several dog-friendly shopping centers for you and your pooch to peruse. A great spot to enjoy with your dog is the Downtown Summerlin shopping center, where you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly shops and plenty of other pups and their owners in the outdoor areas.
As one of the most popular travel destinations in the country, it comes as no surprise that there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels in Las Vegas. If you ever have friends in town, they’ll have no shortage of places to stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are NoMad Las Vegas, Sterling Gardens, The Retreat on Charleston Peak, Vdara Hotel & Spa, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Popular dog breeds in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is home to many different dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and Golden Retrievers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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