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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 Rochester?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Rochester is the 25th most dog-friendly city with a population between 200,000 and 350,000.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Rochester

Rochester has many dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and get its daily exercise. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Better Together Dog Park, Greece Canal Dog Park, and Ellison Dog Park.


Rochester also has several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore are Highland Park, Genesee Valley Greenway, Canalway Trail, and Pittsford Trail System.

Life in Rochester with a dog

In Rochester, you’ll find dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you and your dog can grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Jines Restaurant, Swiftwater Brewing Company, The Gate House, and Mercantile on Main. 


Rochester has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. Plus, the city is a great location when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. A study from Zumper ranked Rochester as the 26th best city for pet-friendly rentals.


If your friends or family are visiting Rochester, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, and Hammock Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Rochester

Rochester is home to a diverse range of dogs. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Havanese, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, Golden Retrievers, and Beagles. No matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.

 

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