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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 Lubbock?

A study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Lubbock is ranked the 55th most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is one of the most affordable places to own a dog, ranking 39th overall in the pet budget category. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Lubbock

Lubbock has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to stretch its legs and enjoy the Texas sun. A few of the most popular parks in the city are Canyon Run Dog Park and Hub City Unleashed.


There are also several great hiking trails for when you want to take your dog on a nice long walk. A couple of spots worth checking out are Mae Simmons Outer Loop Trail, Buffalo Springs Lake Loop, and Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark Loop.

Life in Lubbock with a dog

Lubbock has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants so you’ll have plenty of choices when you want to get a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are The Lantern Tavern, Urban Bricks Pizza, The Garden, and Twisted Root Burger Co.


Lubbock has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, pet stores, and daycares. There are also over a half-dozen dog-friendly shopping centers where you can browse and buy with your pup. One great place to explore is the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market.


The city is also one of the best when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. A study from Zumper ranked Lubbock 18th in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.


When you have friends or family visiting Lubbock, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are SureStay Plus Hotel and La Quinta Inn & Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Lubbock

Lubbock is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Bulldogs, Labs, Rottweilers, Boxers, Yorkshire Terriers, Blue Lacys, and German Shepherds. No matter which kind of dog you want to bring into your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.

 

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