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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 New York City?
WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, New York City is the 90th most pet-friendly city. The city’s strength is outdoor pet-friendliness, where it ranked 16th overall.
However, the city does not fair as well for pet health and wellness, with a rank of 71st. Plus, New York City is one of the most expensive cities for pets, ranking 95th in terms of pet budget. The city has the highest veterinary care costs in the country. It also has the highest dog insurance premium.
Dog parks and activities
On the other hand, the study found New York City to have the highest number of dog parks per capita. According to a study by ParkScore, New York City has 1.62 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This means that you’ll always be close to a dog run no matter what neighborhood you live in.
There are dozens of parks, many of which have areas where dogs are allowed off-leash between 9 P.M. and 9 A.M. You can enjoy early morning off-leash walks and meet your fellow dog owners and make new friends for you and your pet. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Sirius Dog Run in Battery Park City, Tompkins Square in the East Village, and Carl Schurz Dog Park on the Upper East Side.
With over 500 dog-friendly restaurants in New York City, you will always have somewhere to get a bite with your furry friend. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in New York City include Barking Dog, Parnell’s Pub, Sidewalk Cafe, and Bistro Les Amis.
Getting around NYC with a dog
New York is very much a walking city, making it a great place for ensuring you and your dog have plenty of opportunities to stay active. New York City is also great when you need to get around the city via public transportation. The New York City Transit allows pets on the MTA bus and small dogs are also permitted on the subway.
Popular breeds in NYCNew York City is home to a diverse range of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Poodles, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, and Labrador Retrievers. You’ll see more of certain breeds in different areas across the city. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are popular in Upper East Side and Tribeca, and Dachshunds are popular in Chelsea.
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