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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 San Diego?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, San Diego is ranked as the 9th most pet-friendly. The city excels when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 2nd out of all the cities in the country. Additionally, the city was ranked 8th for outdoor pet-friendliness. Plus, San Diego is noted to have the most animal shelters per capita.


A similar study from SmartAsset also ranked San Diego as the 9th most pet-friendly city in the country. 

Dog parks and activities in San Diego

As a big and sunny city, there are plenty of dog parks in San Diego. According to the study from SmartAsset, San Diego has about 1.2 parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Capehart Dog Park, Quartyard, Balboa Park, Kate Sessions Park, and Nate’s Point Off-Leash Dog Park.


With plenty of sunlight and nearby coastlines, there are several great dog-friendly beaches for you and your pup to explore. Some of these include The Original Dog Beach, La Jolla Cove, and Fiesta Island Park.

Life in San Diego with a dog

San Diego is tied for the most dog-friendly restaurants per capita. There are over 581 dog-friendly restaurants in the city, meaning you’ll always have somewhere to grab a bite with your furry friend. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Sally’s Fish House & Bar, Bay Park Fish Co., Bay Hill Tavern, and Antique Row Cafe.


San Diego is home to many other dog-friendly businesses, including groomers, daycares, and pet stores. There are also eight dog-friendly shopping centers for you to explore with your dog.


If you have friends or family visiting the city, there are over 650 dog-friendly hotels so their companions can come along for the trip. In addition, many of these hotels don’t charge any additional pet fees. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in San Diego include Hotel Solamar, Pendry San Diego, Ocean Beach Hotel, and Staypineapple.

Popular breeds in San Diego

San Diego is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are: French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Poodles, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Rottweilers, Australian Shepherds, and Yorkshire Terriers.

 

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