Does Your Sheltie Swim? (User Poll)

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Does Your Sheltie Swim?

Yes, they love the wet stuff!
3
20%
Sometimes... with caution.
9
60%
Are you kidding me? No way!
3
20%
 
Total votes: 15

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Does Your Sheltie Swim? (User Poll)

Post by SheltiePlanet » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:54 am

Do Shelties like water? Some seem to fear the stuff, others can be coaxed in, and some simply love it!
Let's find out what the "norm" is for Shelties - swimming yay or nay?
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Re: Does Your Sheltie Swim? (User Poll)

Post by Ronna58 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:32 am

I have never had my Shelties to the beach. I don't go myself because I avoid the sun as much as possible due to fair skin and a skin condition. I imagine Liam would love it. Emma would probably just dip the feet.
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Re: Does Your Sheltie Swim? (User Poll)

Post by Baxnfursmom » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:30 pm

They haven't had much experience with it but I can't see either of them jumping in. We do walk at the local park in the summer and go down to the rocks on the shoreline. They stay a good distance from the water and give it a distrustful look. LOL
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Re: Does Your Sheltie Swim? (User Poll)

Post by casale » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:20 am

Howard loves to paddle, but Piper not so much.
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Re: Does Your Sheltie Swim? (User Poll)

Post by animalsandhumans » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:35 am

My boy Leo absolutely loves the beach! Its his favourite place I think! As far as swimming goes he swims out for sticks and balls when the water is calm. He doesn't mind little waves but if its over his head then he just likes to chase the incoming waves up and down the beach. He's all about the splashes!
Misty, my little blue merle, is not keen on swimming but she'll go out into the water until she's just about swimming. Neither of them like swimming in our pool, but we often bring them in with us so we can make sure they know how to climb out ..... if we aren't there. We have a fence but...... you can never be too safe.

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Re: Does Your Sheltie Swim? (User Poll)

Post by rosieph » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:58 am

Yup! Eva absolutely ADORES it!
I was pretty worried the first time we took her to the pool, but she took to it like a ... fish in water? LOL
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Re: Does Your Sheltie Swim? (User Poll)

Post by KenRC51 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:43 am

Haven't had the chance to take Daisy to the pond or a pool.

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Re: Does Your Sheltie Swim? (User Poll)

Post by shelleyec1974 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:58 pm

Marly doesn't seem to like the water at all. I have only had her around a swimming pool and she stays away from it. We put her in just so that she could cool off and swim around a little, but she didn't care for it. She was happy afterwards to be cooled off though.....hahahah.

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Re: Does Your Sheltie Swim? (User Poll)

Post by elaine » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:14 am

My 29 lb Sheltie (Breeze) will follow my husband into the ocean. He thinks he's a good swimmer...which he is not. I guess all of that fur holds his butt down.

My 12 lb Sheltie (Sunny) does not like to swim. We put him in the pool and he's an excellent swimmer. We carried him out into the ocean and once again...doing the doggie paddle...he's an excellent swimmer. BUT as soon as he made it to land...that is where he stayed. Maybe he's so little he just floats.

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Re: Does Your Sheltie Swim? (User Poll)

Post by PreciousSheltie » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:07 pm

Should have a poll section for "I'm not sure, I haven't tried" xD
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