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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 Omaha?

A recent WalletHub study reviewed the 100 largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Omaha is ranked the 24th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places for owning a pet, with the 23rd ranking in pet budget. The city is also above average for pet health and wellness, ranking 30th out of all major cities.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Omaha

Omaha has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run and play. 

Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Hefflinger Dog Park, Hanscom Park, and Omaha Dog Bar.

Omaha also has eight hiking trails for when you want to take a scenic walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring with your furry friend include Big Papio Trail, Field Club Trail, West Papio Trail, and Keystone Trail.

Life in Omaha with a dog

There are dozens of pet-friendly restaurants in Omaha, meaning you’ll always have somewhere to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Sean O’Casey’s, Paradise Bakery & Cafe, bliss Old Market Bakery, and Goldbergs in Dundee.

Omaha has plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet shops, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city is also one of the best in the country for renters seeking a place to live with their pets. A Zumper study found Omaha to have the 12th most pet-friendly rental listings of all cities.

If you have friends or family stopping by Omaha for a visit, there are numerous pet-friendly hotels for them to stay in with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Magnolia Hotel, EVEN Hotels Omaha, Hotel Deco, and Element Midtown Crossing.

Popular dog breeds in Omaha

Omaha is home to many different kinds of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are Labs: German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers, Bulldogs, Boxers, and Siberian Huskies. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your new pup will have many other canine companions across the city.

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