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Kim O.

10/31/2022

Shetland Sheepdog

My puppy is healthy and smart. She’s adorable. I’ve had her for a month now, no problems. I gave 4 stars because customer service is very hard to contact and the app crashes frequently.

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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 Mobile?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Mobile is ranked the 45th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for the cost of the dog insurance and a B for dog-friendly restaurants.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Mobile

Mobile has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and get their daily dose of exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Julien Marx Dog Park at Medal of Honor Park, HopHounds Brew Pub & Dog Park, Danielle Juzan Memorial Dog Park, and British Park. 


Mobile and the surrounding area also have several great hiking trails for when you want to take your dog on a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore include Tricentennial Park, Public Safety Memorial Park, and Washington Square.

Life in Mobile with a dog

Mobile has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, The Blind Mule Restaurant & Bar, Meat Boss, and Mellow Mushroom. 


Mobile has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, daycares, and pet stores. There are also a large number of pet sitters in the area. Plus, every year, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If your friends or family are in Mobile for a visit, they will 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 The Battle House Renaissance Hotel, Candlewood Suites, La Quinta Inn, and Homewood Suites.   

Popular dog breeds in Mobile

Mobile is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, German Shorthaired Pointers, and Beagles. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your home, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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