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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 Providence?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzes some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Providence is ranked the 16th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000.


The city scored an A+ for the cost of dog insurance and an A- for the number of dog-friendly restaurants. With an average premium of $22.38 per month, the city has the 2nd lowest cost of pet insurance in the entire country.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Providence

Providence has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and get its daily dose of exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Bell Street Dog Park, Warwick City Park, and Pawtucket Dog Park.


Providence and the surrounding areas are also home to several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Dexter Training Grounds, Lincoln Woods State Park, and Goddard Memorial State Park.  

Life in Providence with a dog

Providence has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Julian’s, Flatbread Company, Costantino’s Venda Bar & Ristorante, Ladder 133 Kitchen & Social, and Red Fin Crudo and Kitchen. 


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


The city is also a good place when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Providence is the 79th most pet-friendly city for rental listings. 


If you ever have friends or family visiting Providence, 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 Graduate Providence, The Dean Hotel, Hotel Providence, and Homewood Suites.   

Popular dog breeds in Providence

Providence is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Pit Bull Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Boxers, and American Staffordshire Terriers. No matter which kind of dog you decide to bring into your home, your new pup will find many canine companions across the city.

 

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