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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 Reno?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Reno is ranked the 65th most pet-friendly location. The city is a relatively affordable place to own a dog, ranking 49th overall in the pet budget category. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Reno

Reno has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to enjoy. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Virginia Lake Dog Park, Whitaker Dog Park, Link Piazzo Dog Park, and Rancho San Rafael Regional Dog Park.


In Reno and the nearby area, you’ll also find several fun hiking trails for when you want to take a nature-filled walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring are Mayberry Park, Flume Trail, and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 

Life in Reno with a dog

Reno has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants meaning you and your dog will have plenty of options when you want to go out to eat. The Brewer’s Cabinet, Wild River Grille, Two Chicks Reno, Walden’s Coffeehouse, and Squeeze In. 


According to Wallethub, Reno has the most pet businesses per capita. This includes pet stores, spas, daycares, and groomers. The city is also a great location for when you need to find a place to live with your dog. A study from Zumper ranked Reno the 27th best city for pet-friendly rental listings.


Each year, there are various events celebrating dogs and their owners. For example, Barktoberfest where you and your dog can enjoy food trucks, live music, a fun run, and other dog-friendly activities.


If you have friends or family visiting the Reno area, they’ll have dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs.  A few of the more popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Whitney Peak Hotel, Sonesta ES Suites, and Staybridge Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Reno

Reno is home to a variety of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, Chihuahuas, Border Collies, and Pitbulls. So, whichever breed you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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