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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 Newark?
A recent study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Newark is ranked the 98th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is one of the best places for raising a healthy dog, as it ranked 32nd overall in the pet health and wellness category.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Newark
Newark has a healthy amount of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to play and get some exercise. A few of the best off-leash parks are Branch Brook Park Dog Park and Central Park in the nearby area.
In Newark and the surrounding area, you’ll also find several fun hiking trails for when you want to take your dog on a nice long walk. A few great spots to explore include Mills Reservation, Saddle River Area Bike Path, and Inwood Hill Park Trail.
Life in Newark with a dog
Newark has several pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will have options when you want to get something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants include Campino Mercado, NICO Kitchen + Bar, The Green Chickpea, Intrinsic Cafe, and Casa Nova Grill.
Newark has plenty of other pet-friendly establishments, such as pet stores, groomers, and daycares. There are also over a dozen dog-friendly shopping centers in Newark and the surrounding area. For instance, you can take your dog to the Mall at Short Hills, and they browse the shops and common areas from a pet stroller.
If you have friends or family in Newark for a visit, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Home2Suites, DoubleTree, and Courtyard by Marriott.
Popular dog breeds in Newark
Newark is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Boxers, Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Poodles, German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, and Labrador Retrievers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will find many of its canine peers across the city.
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