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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 Mckinney?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, McKinney is ranked the 27th most pet-friendly city with a population between 200,000 and 350,000. The city scored an A for its number of dog-friendly hotels and the cost of dog insurance.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in McKinney

McKinney and the nearby area have a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and enjoy the warm Texas sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Dog Park at Windhaven Meadows, Jack Carter Dog Park, Wagging Tails Dog Park, and Beckert Park. 


McKinney and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you and your dog can enjoy a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, Bob Woodruff Park Trail, and Arbor Hills Trail.

Life in McKinney with a dog

McKinney has dozens of great pet-friendly restaurants 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 include Harry’s at the Harbor, Emporium Pies, Dempsey’s Place, and The Yard.        


McKinney has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If your friends or family are visiting McKinney, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Towneplace Suites, Sheraton McKinney Hotel, and Hampton Inn & Suites.                   

Popular dog breeds in McKinney

McKinney is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, German Shepherds, Poodles, Bulldogs, Yorkshire Terriers, and Pembroke Welsh Corgis. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.

 

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