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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 Toledo?

A recent study from WalletHub reviewed 100 of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Toledo is ranked the 33rd most pet-friendly location. The city is one of the most affordable places to have a pet which is why it ranked 6th overall in the pet budget category.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Toledo

Toledo has many dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to play and get exercise. According to a study from Trust for Public Land, there are 0.7 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Glass City Dog Park, Side Cut Park, Toledo Pet Farm Dog Park, and Middlegrounds Metropark Off-Leash Area.

Toledo also has several fun hiking trails for when your dog really wants to stretch their legs. A few great spots to explore are Swan Creek Metropark, International Park Rotary Trail, University Park Bike-Hike Trail, and Sterling State Park.

Life in Toledo with a dog

In Toledo, you’ll find dozens of pet-friendly restaurants, meaning you’ll always have plenty of options when you want to grab a bite with your dog. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants are Ye Olde Durty Bird. Maumee Bay Brew Pub, Hamburger Mary’s, Kobe Bay, and Attic on Adams.

Toldeo has many other pet-friendly establishments such as pet stores, daycares, and groomers like Heather’s Salon, where your can pamper your furry friend. There are also several great training facilities where you can teach your pup obedience and good behavior.

If you have friends or family in Toledo for a visit, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Candlewood Suites, Red Roof Inn, and Country Inn & Suites. 

Popular dog breeds in Toledo

Toledo is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Golden Retrievers, Labs, German Shepherds, Boxers, and Beagles. No matter which breed you want to bring into your family, your new pup will have many of its fellow dogs across the city.

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