Pembroke Sheltie Activity Requirements
Your Pembroke Sheltie hybrid is an active canine, needing 1 to 2 hours of daily exercise. Her herding heritage keeps her moving and investigating. She is a hunter, these strong instincts coming from both sides of the bio mix, making it vital that you keep her on leash whenever she's outside the house or other enclosed area. This is for both her safety and your sanity ... unless chasing her through the neighborhood, following those interesting scents intentionally adds exercise to your exercise regimen! She'll thoroughly love those long walks or jogs, romping and playing in the dog park or the fenced back yard and those interactive games of fetch, Frisbee, seek and find, earth dog activities and obedience practice. Because she has a higher than average intelligence level, it is important to keep her mentally challenged as well as physically challenged to avoid those annoying and frustrating behaviors which can develop from a bored canine. Her medium size makes her suitable for apartment or condo living, provided the owner commits to appropriate exercise for her. She is also well suited to family homes with or without a fenced yard. She can live in urban or rural settings as long as she can be properly exercised on a daily basis. She has a double coat, so colder temperatures are well tolerated and hotter temperatures are moderately tolerated but additional protection may be required in those hotter temperatures.