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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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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 Los Angeles?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Los Angeles is ranked as the 73rd most pet-friendly city. With plenty of sunlight and plenty of outdoor activities, it’s not surprising that the city scored 6th for outdoor pet-friendliness. Los Angeles also boasts the 5th highest number of animal shelters per capita, and the city scores well for health and wellness, ranking 44th out of all cities.


Dog parks and activities 

As a large city, there are plenty of parks for you and your dog to enjoy. According to a study by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), Los Angeles has 13 dog parks, approximately 0.3 parks per 100,000 residents. Eight of the city’s dog parks are off-leash parks.


Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Laurel Canyon Dog Park in the hills of Mulholland, Lake Hollywood Park by the famous Hollywood sign, and Alice’s Dog Park in Pasadena.


While there are about 70 miles of coastline surrounding the LA area, there is only one off-leash beach in the city where dogs are allowed to roam. That said, there are plenty of dog-friendly beaches in the areas outside of the city. Some of the most popular beach spots to take your pup include Granada Beach in the Belmont Shore Beach and Huntington Dog Beach, a little further south, in Orange County.


Life in LA with a dog

With 475 dog-friendly restaurants in Los Angeles, the city is one of the best places to grab a bite with your furry friend. A few of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in Los Angeles include The Waffle, Fred 62, The Morrison, and the Alcove Cafe & Bakery.


LA offers plenty of groomers, spa services, pet stores, and other dog-friendly establishments. Leashed dogs are welcome across the city's many outdoor attractions and shopping malls. Los Angeles is also great when you need to get around the city via public transportation. The LA Metro allows small pets on the bus and rail line, provided they are in a crate.


Popular breeds in LA

Los Angeles is home to a diverse range of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Beagles.

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