Shetland Sheepdog Mixes: 31 Cute Sheltie Hybrid Dogs

Shetland Sheepdog mixes

Given the Shetland Sheepdog’s alluring traits, it’s no wonder breeders cross them with other dog breeds to produce Shetland Sheepdog mixes. Thanks to their charm, these Sheltie hybrids are taking over the pet world by storm.

Although bred as herding dogs, Shetland Sheepdogs are mostly raised as family dogs. That’s why it comes as no surprise that a dog with their genes is highly intelligent, loyal, adaptable, and adorable.

This article provides a list of adorable Shetland Sheepdog mixes you can take home! Make sure to check them all to make the best decision!

31 Shetland Sheepdog Mixes

Shetland Sheepdogs, also referred to as Shelties, are sought-after cute and fluffy family companions. Originally bred as herders, they also now excel in dog sports.

Aside from these endearing traits, Shelties are undoubtedly beautiful dogs. Their long, thick coats and Collie-like appearance make them ideal canines for crossbreeding.

To know which breeds are commonly mixed with a Shetland Sheepdog, check out this list of 31 Sheltie mixes.

1. Sheltidoodle

Sheltidoodle Poodle Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Poodle & Shetland Sheepdog

A Sheltiedoodle, also spelled Sheltidoodle, is a cross between a Shetland Sheepdog and a Poodle. They are highly energetic dogs that love to exercise, which is why they love playing and being taken on walks. 

Although they are quite friendly, these dogs may tend to attach to one person like their Poodle parent. Because of this, they may develop separation anxiety if left alone at home for long periods.

That said, you should look into training your Sheltiedoodle so you can bring them with you during trips and vacations.

Regarding their appearance, these hybrids can have long, thick fur like Shelties or curly hair like Poodles. They come in different colors, like black or other color combinations.

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2. Shelchon

Shelchon Bichon Frise Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Bichon Frise & Shetland Sheepdog

Next on the list is the Sheltie Bichon, a hybrid of the Shetland Sheepdog and the Bichon Frise. This is an energetic mix that tends to bark a lot. 

Despite getting along easily with family members and children, they can be wary of strangers. With proper obedience and socialization training, their negative tendencies can be curbed.

Like Sheltiedoodles, Sheltie Bichons love spending time with their owners. Note that they could become unhappy and destructive if left alone for a long time. 

If their Bichon Frise parent is more dominant, they can exhibit standard Bichon Frise colors. If they inherit their powder-puff coat, you can expect them to shed minimally.

Since Bichon Frises come in a teacup size, you can also expect a smaller Sheltie Bichon if they were bred from this lineage.

3. Eskland

Eskland American Eskimo Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: American Eskimo & Shetland Sheepdog

Esklands are sweet and hyperactive mixes produced from crossing American Eskimos and Shetland Sheepdogs.

Due to their hyperactive nature, they might not be suitable for non-active households where there are elderly members. Active and young parents or couples are more suitable for this hybrid.

Their playful nature also makes them perfect playmates for children.

However, you may still need to supervise their playtime, especially if you have rowdy, younger kids.

Nevertheless, an Eskland is a gentle and affectionate family pet that is generally friendly towards other people and animals.

Due to their thick fur, Esklands are able to enjoy the winter season. In fact, this is their favorite time for playing and running around. Despite this, this mix can still thrive during hot summers.

4. Shel-Aussie

Shel Aussie Australian Shepherd Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Australian Shepherd & Shetland Sheepdog

The Shel-Aussie is another cute and amazing Sheltie mix to consider. Both of their parents, the Australian Shepherd and the Shetland Sheepdog, are excellent herding dogs.

Despite this, this dog is quite manageable and can easily get along with anyone. However, their strong herding instincts might cause them to chase smaller animals in the household.

If you have other pets, you might need to reconsider getting a Shel-Aussie. Otherwise, you need to train them to get along with your other pets as early as puppyhood.

As you can see, their thick and long coat makes them astonishing and impossible to ignore. They may come in blue merle, red merle, and even tri-color combinations.

However, due to their parents’ genes, the Shel-Aussie is a heavy shedder. This means you have to learn proper grooming techniques early on.

5. Border Sheepdog

Border Sheepdog Border Collie Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Border Collie & Shetland Sheepdog

A Border Sheepdog is a versatile mix that possesses the intelligence, adaptability, and energy of its parent breeds — the Border Collie and the Shetland Sheepdog.

As a dog handler, I’ve had multiple opportunities to work with Border Sheepdogs, and I have observed that this crossbreed easily gets along well with other animals and people. However, one must be ready to spend a lot of time exercising with them due to their high energy levels.

After a good training session with Border Sheepdogs, along with a good number of mental stimulation activities, I can guarantee that they can be very good candidates as apartment dogs.

Like the Shel-Aussie, the Border Sheepdog can have blue merle, red merle, and tri-color coats, just like their Border Collie and Shetland Sheepdog parents’ colors.

6. Cava-Shell

Cava Shell Cavalier Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & Shetland Sheepdog

Cava-Shells are a hybrid of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Shetland Sheepdog. This explains their regal beauty and high intelligence.

A Cava-Shell is often receptive and does bark at strangers. However, they tend to be aloof around people they don’t know. They are also well-rounded and don’t get too energetic.

However, they can be moderate shedders like their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parent. 

As with other Shetland Sheepdog and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mixes, ensuring proper health through providing the correct diet and exercise can help exceed its parent’s lifespan.

Overall, Cava-Shells are wonderful dogs for young and old people, singles and couples alike.

7. Cosheltie

Cosheltie Collie Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Collie & Shetland Sheepdog

The Cosheltie is another astonishing mix that combines the characteristics of a Shetland Sheepdog and a Collie. However, since both breeds bear similar features, the Cosheltie may be mistaken as a purebred.

In general, this mix is a medium- to large-sized dog with long, straight, thick fur that is rough to the touch. Usually, you may find them in a mix of black, brown, red, tan, white, or merle.

Coshelties are known to be very agile and easy to train. However, owners should be aware of their strong herding instincts, which may cause them to herd small animals and children.

Just like its Collie parent, they are quite protective, making them great watchdogs. Moreover, their intelligence and friendliness make them a bundle of joy to have.

8. Shethund

Shethund Dachshund Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Dachshund & Shetland Sheepdog

If you want a small hybrid dog that excels in hunting, herding, and being a companion, a Shethund might be your best option. This cross between the Dachshund and the Shetland Sheepdog is both adorable and smart.

Normally, a Shethund inherits the muzzle, body, and coat of the Shetland Sheepdog parent and the short legs of a Doxie. It can even sport a longer coat if it is bred from a long-haired Dachshund.

Their usual coat colors can be brown, red, tan, sable, and white from both its Dachshund and Shetland Sheepdog lineage. Rarer colors include cream and dapple.

Shethunds are true head-turners in the designer dog world. However, you may need to regulate their frequent barking and playfulness. Make sure to train them while they are still young.

9. Sheltie Shepherd

Sheltie Shepherd German Shepherd Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: German Shepherd & Shetland Sheepdog

A Sheltie Shepherd is a strong, intelligent, versatile, but equally playful family companion. It is a mix between a Shetland Sheepdog and a German Shepherd (GSD).

In terms of appearance, this cross is unsurprisingly large, with a thick double coat that can be medium to long in length. 

Their coats come in an array of colors, including black, brown, white, sable, red, tan, or a combination of these hues. However, just like its GSD parent, this dog may change its coat color as it ages.

Sheltie Shepherds are sociable canines that enjoy playing with kids and other pets at home. They are ideal for families with a large, fenced yard where they can roam around.

Although they are fast learners, Sheltie Shepherds have a stubborn streak from time to time. But just like the other mixes mentioned, firm training can solve this issue.

10. Sheltie-Kee

Sheltie Kee Keeshond Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Keeshond & Shetland Sheepdog

This innocent-looking dog is a Sheltie-Kee, an adorable hybrid of the Shetland Sheepdog and the Keeshond. It has a fluffy appearance due to its thick fur, which is more prominent around its neck and tail.

Sheltie-Kees also have tall, erect ears and brown eyes. Its tail may also be curled or feathered.

Aside from its looks, it is also very energetic and needs frequent exercise to burn its pent-up energy. 

Without enough physical and mental stimulation, a Sheltie-Kee may become loud and vocal, especially around strangers.

Nonetheless, this mixed dog is highly positive and not as sensitive as other dogs. It rarely gets sad or moody. It is a great companion for outgoing individuals that can match its free-spirited nature.

11. Golden Sheltie

Golden Sheltie Golden Retriever Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Golden Retriever & Shetland Sheepdog

The easy-going Golden Sheltie is an offspring of a Golden Retriever and a Sheltie. Coming from a dog parent naturally bred for hunting, it’s no surprise that this mix is naturally obedient and outgoing.

Furthermore, its Golden Retriever parent may be an American, English, or Canadian Golden Retriever, which has varying physical features. Some may even exhibit long coats.

A cousin of mine adopted a 2-year-old Golden Sheltie named Butter, and he reminded me a lot about my purebred Golden Retrievers. Butter is very playful and loves to bring us random things. He was also very friendly and affectionate, even with strangers.

Sometimes, Butter would also jump on the sofa, and straight onto our laps, without realizing how big or heavy he was. This is something that I have also noticed with my male Goldens, which was maturing quite at a later stage,

They are most suited for individuals or families that can match their playfulness and allocate enough time for physical activities. These dogs will surely enjoy playing fetch at the dog park. 

12. Sheltie Pin

Sheltie Pin Miniature Pinscher Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Miniature Pinscher & Shetland Sheepdog

The next Sheltie mix is an amazing and highly energetic dog — the Sheltie Pin. This pup is a hybrid of a Miniature Pinscher and a Shetland Sheepdog. Alternatively, to ensure a smaller-sized Sheltie Pin, a Miniature Sheltie may also be used for breeding.

As you can expect, the small body of a Sheltie Pin is packed with energy. They are quite vocal dogs as well. This makes them unsuitable for apartment living.

Instead of a double coat, Sheltie Pins are single-coated and usually come in a black and tan color. 

Having a single coat means frequent grooming is not necessary. However, this makes them unable to withstand cold weather.

Regular exercise is also recommended to help them become physically fit and mentally stable. Physical activities can prevent depression and destructive behavior in Sheltie Pins, as well as increase their lifespan.

These playful and energetic dogs will truly bring fun into your home, so reach out to the nearest Miniature Pinscher or Shetland Sheepdog breeder should you wish to get this mix.

13. Cocker Sheltie

Cocker Sheltie Cocker Spaniel Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Cocker Spaniel & Shetland Sheepdog

The Cocker Sheltie is another beautiful hybrid with a sweet and intelligent nature. This superb companion is a cross between the English Cocker Spaniel and the Shetland Sheepdog.

Cocker Shelties are often described as obedient, energetic, and eager to learn. This is good news for owners since they won’t have trouble training or teaching them a new trick.

On the flip side, they are likely to roam around and chase animals and even vehicles. To prevent accidents, potential owners should learn leash training.

You should also be financially prepared for grooming costs since this dog might be a medium shedder like its Cocker Spaniel parent. To save on costs, you may learn to groom a Cocker Sheltie at home.

14. Beagle Sheltie

Beagle Sheltie Beagle Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Beagle & Shetland Sheepdog

The cross between a Beagle and a Shetland Sheepdog results in the ever-loving Beagle Sheltie.

Many of these dogs have short coats and stocky builds. However, their coat tends to trap dirt and debris easily, requiring owners to groom and brush them frequently.

Moreover, just like its Beagle parent, this mix will surprise you with its stamina and energy level. Despite their frisky nature, they strive to please their owners as a way to show their loyalty.

Beagle Shelties are generally friendly but tend to bark a lot around strangers. While this may be labeled as aggression, you should know that they are only being cautious.

If you ever become an owner of a Beagle Sheltie, you should carefully plan your dog’s diet to avoid bloat, which is common to Beagles.

15. Sheltie Heeler

Sheltie Heeler Australian Cattle Dog Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Australian Cattle Dog & Shetland Sheepdog

If you want the best traits of an Australian Cattle Dog and a Shetland Sheepdog, you should check out the Sheltie Heeler. Since both its parents are medium dogs, you can also expect this mix to be similar in size.

One unique physical attribute that this dog may have is its coat color. Due to its Australian Cattle Dog lineage, it may have mottled or speckled coats that may either be blue or red. 

Given that it has two herding dog parents, this hybrid is energetic and bubbly. They are highly-trainable dogs that are diligent and obedient to their owners.

If you lead an active lifestyle, you can certainly count on a Sheltie Heeler to be your fitness companion. You can take them for daily walks, jogs, and lap runs around your neighborhood.

16. Shelillon

Shelillon Papillon Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Papillon & Shetland Sheepdog

A mix of the Papillon and the Shetland Sheepdog yields a Shelillon, a charming dog that boasts of the Papillon’s butterfly-like ears. 

This small pup may also have a rounded head and a narrow muzzle. Shelillons may also have round or almond-shaped eyes that are usually dark brown.

Their coats may come in a solid color or parti-colored like their Papillon parent. It is most likely to shed minimally if it inherits the silky, single coat of the Papillon compared to having the Sheltie’s dense double coat.

Crossing a Papillon and a Sheltie creates a dog that is outgoing, friendly, and spirited. They make excellent family companions and can tolerate small children around the house. 

However, they can be sensitive to loud sounds and sudden movements, so it’s best to always keep an eye on them. 

It may also occasionally show the rebellious side of its Papillon parent, but this can be prevented through positive reinforcement methods.

17. Sheltie Tzu

Sheltie Tzu Shih Tzu Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Shih Tzu & Shetland Sheepdog

Next on our list of Shetland Sheepdog mixes is a cross between a Shih Tzu and a Sheltie — the Sheltie Tzu. As a product of two gorgeous breeds, this dog has quite a number of mesmerizing features, including its silky coat.

Considering how big Shih Tzus get, the Sheltie Tzu is a small, fluffy dog. This mix usually sports a round head, floppy ears, and a bright expression. They typically have black noses and either brown or blue eyes.

Unfortunately, grooming a Sheltie Tzu can be challenging due to its coat, which is prone to matting. Luckily, shedding shouldn’t be a problem if they inherited the Shih Tzu’s long and silky coat.

In terms of temperament, Sheltie Tzus are loving and sociable pets. They easily warm up to kids and other pets in the household. However, they can be headstrong, so housebreaking could be a bit challenging.

18. Pembroke Sheltie

Pembroke Sheltie Corgi Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Pembroke Welsh Corgi & Shetland Sheepdog

When you combine a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a Shetland Sheepdog, you get a fluffy ball of energy called the Pembroke Sheltie

This mix is a medium-sized pup with either erect or droopy ears, a black nose, and almond-shaped eyes. They have furry tails and short legs.

The high energy level that it inherits from its Corgi is leveled by the mellow personality of the Sheltie. Thus, you get a well-rounded pup that settles well with all types of families.

Aside from their playful antics, owners should expect their Pembroke Sheltie to sploot, a common behavior exhibited by short-legged dogs.

Being naturally cautious of strangers, Pembroke Shelties will not hesitate to alert their humans through barking. Their protective nature can make them good watchdogs.

19. Poshie

Poshie Pomeranian Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Pomeranian & Shetland Sheepdog

If you’re looking for a lap dog, the Poshie could be your next pet. As a product of a Pomeranian and Shetland Sheepdog, this small- to medium-sized pup possesses a thick, double coat with a curled tail.

Aside from their teddy-bear look, their coat can come in an array of colors from both parents and may sport rare colors, including white and lavender.

Furthermore, this fabulous mix has small eyes, erect ears, and a long muzzle with a black button nose tip. 

One thing to know about the Poshie is that they love to be with their owner all the time. They enjoy getting attention from family members and being cuddled.

Despite their clingy nature, Poshies can be highly-independent and playful dogs. Although frisky, they are actually quite sharp and intelligent enough to be trained as watchdogs.

20. Sheltie Pug

Sheltie Pug Pug Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Pug & Shetland Sheepdog

A Sheltie Pug is a fun combination between a Pug and a Shetland Sheepdog. As you can expect, this mix is a small dog with a bulky appearance.

However, unlike your normal Pug, this dog has a long muzzle, fluffy ears, and a medium to long coat, which it inherits from its Sheltie parent. 

Although generally calm, Sheltie Pugs may have bouts of playfulness in the form of barking and spinning. This normally happens when they get too excited.

Also, they may display behaviors such as nipping other pets and children as a way to herd them. That’s why adult supervision is always advised during playtime.

With that, a Sheltie Pug is a better match for people with experience in handling dogs and giving firm training.

21. Sheltie Inu

Sheltie Inu Shiba Inu Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Shiba Inu & Shetland Sheepdog

Another designer dog to learn about is the Sheltie Inu. This Sheltie hybrid results from breeding a Shetland Sheepdog with a Shiba Inu. 

This unique blend of two different dogs creates a mix with the Shiba Inu’s coat colors and the Sheltie’s coat length. Although small, it has a sturdy build. However, some Sheltie Inus may have a completely different look.

Due to the Shiba Inu’s independent and dominant personality, training can be hard work. Fortunately, Sheltie Inus are eager to learn with the right methods.

Owners must be able to keep them occupied with daily activities to avoid negative traits and help them become well-adjusted pets. 

Moreover, Sheltie Inus are ideal companions for families with older children. They may not tolerate smaller kids that are loud and unpredictable.

If you’re lucky enough, some Shiba Inu breeders and rescues may have Sheltie Inus available.

22. Sheltsky

Sheltsky Husky Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Siberian Husky & Shetland Sheepdog

An eye-catching Sheltie hybrid dog is the Sheltsky. This mixed breed brings the best characteristics of its parent breeds to the table.

A Sheltsky may have the various eye and coat colors of its Husky parent and the rich, dense coat of a Sheltie. Others may have a medium, shaggy coat with a curled tail.

It comes as no surprise that Sheltskies are loud, energetic dogs. They tend to be very vocal and may want their owner’s attention all the time. 

It’s important to let them wander around and explore their surroundings. However, make sure to keep an eye on them since they can be quite the escape artist.

Overall, you’ll have a loyal, intelligent, outgoing, and active companion if you choose a Sheltsky as your pet.

23. Yorkeltie

Yorkeltie Yorkshire Terrier Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier & Shetland Sheepdog

If you’re a fan of the Yorkie breed, you’ll easily get fond of the Yorkeltie. The Yorkeltie blends the fierce personality of the Yorkshire Terrier and the intelligence of the Shetland Sheepdog.

In terms of appearance, this designer breed has a small stature with a lush double coat that can have a wiry texture. It can often come in shades of black, white, and brown.

It normally gets the Sheltie’s ears, but it may occasionally have the Yorkie’s upright ears. It has a moderately long tail covered in fur. Overall, Yorkelties boast an elegant appearance.

As family pets, Yorkelties are loving and usually very dependent on their owners for attention. They are quick-witted and easily get along with other dogs.

As territorial canines, they are known to be notorious barkers. They may alert their owners of the slightest noise they hear, so it can be a hassle for owners living in apartments.

24. Shelestie

Shelestie West Highland White Terrier Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: West Highland White Terrier & Shetland Sheepdog

A cute and bubbly hybrid dog, the Shelestie is a result of breeding together a West Highland White Terrier and a Shetland Sheepdog. This mix is a medium-sized dog with a thick, double coat with a coarse texture.

The Shelestie’s water-repellent coat comes in black, tan, brown, or cream with white markings. Their muscular build, wedge-shaped head, and narrow muzzles make them resemble a Sheltie.

Much like the other Sheltie mixes, Shelesties don’t like being alone and would often seek affection from their owner. However, they are superstars when it comes to training.

They respond to commands well, especially when given enough praise in the form of petting and giving treats. With the right training, they can be confident pups capable of being excellent watchdogs.

25. Sheltie-Chi

Sheltie Chi Chihuahua Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Chihuahua & Shetland Sheepdog

If you’re searching for a feisty streak in your next dog, you can check out the Sheltie-Chi mix. This hybrid results from combining a Chihuahua and a Sheltie Sheepdog.

Sheltie-Chi mixes are small lap dogs that can come in various Sheltie and Chihuahua colors, including the more common brown and rarer white coat. 

In most cases, they have medium to long coats, but some may even carry the gene for being hairless, a trait common in Chihuahuas. 

Despite the reputation of Chihuahuas as aggressive breeds, Sheltie-Chi dogs are far from this stereotype. These crossbreeds actually possess a sound temperament.

However, owners should carefully monitor their diet because their Chihuahua parent is prone to gaining weight, which can lead to obesity if not addressed early on.

26. Sheltiedor

Sheltiedor Labrador Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Labrador & Shetland Sheepdog

The Sheltiedor is a friendly dog bred from a purebred male or female Shetland Sheepdog and a Labrador Retriever. Due to their personality, this cross is a well-loved family pet.

Sheltiedors are medium-sized pups that often have the build of their Labrador Retriever parent. They often have thick coats that have featherings near the chest, legs, and tail.

They can be one of the standard colors of the Labrador: black, yellow, or

chocolate. Darker variations of yellow, like the red fox color, are also possible.

Despite their friendly disposition, Sheltiedors can be spunky family companions. Their inquisitive nature may cause them to wander a lot and do as they please.

On the bright side, unlike other Sheltie mixes, they are not prolific barkers. Overall, you will get an affectionate dog that will thrive on everyday walks to the park.

Due to their Labrador Retriever lineage, however, Sheltiedors can be prone to hip dysplasia and other joint-related issues.

27. Sheltese

Sheltese Maltese Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Maltese & Shetland Sheepdog

A Sheltese is an interesting mix of an easy-going and lively dog in one package. It is produced by breeding the adorable Maltese and the sweet Shetland Sheepdog.

This pup is usually bigger than a Maltese but may bear its straight, silky coat. It has a shorter muzzle than the Sheltie, paired with some floppy ears. In some cases, it might not resemble a Sheltie at all.

Sheltese dogs are generally friendly and gentle. However, they can get snappy at loud children and may even try to bite them if not trained properly.

Nevertheless, they get along well with other dogs and are quite easy to train due to their intelligent and responsive personality.

As small dogs, they might have difficulty controlling their bladders. That’s why potty training should be introduced early. Moreover, you should be knowledgeable about your Sheltese dog’s dietary needs.

28. Shelxer

Shelxer Boxer Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Boxer & Shetland Sheepdog

When a Boxer and a Shetland Sheepdog are bred together, you get a devoted mixed breed called a Shelxer. Due to its Boxer genes, you can expect this dog to have an athletic build.

A Shelxer can be a medium- to large-sized dog with a muscular stance and a short coat that can come in common Boxer colors, including brindle, white, fawn, and black.

However, they may have a wedge-shaped head and narrow muzzle like their Sheltie parent instead of the Boxer’s square head and short, rounded muzzle.

Owners may also choose to crop their ears and dock their tails to make them look sharper and more athletic.

Despite their looks, Shelxers have a goofy side and are inherently loving dogs. Their protective nature makes them excellent family guardians.

However, they may suffer from heart problems like dilated cardiomyopathy, which they can inherit from their Boxer parent.

29. Basset Sheltie

Basset Sheltie Basset Hound Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Basset Hound & Shetland Sheepdog

A gentle and loving hybrid, the Basset Sheltie is a mix of a Basset Hound and a Shetland Sheepdog. This short-legged dog makes a fun combination of a scent hound and a working dog.

The Basset Sheltie will often sport the wedge-shaped head and muzzle of the Sheltie while inheriting the long, droopy ears of the Basset Hound. It can also be close to the size and weight of the Basset Hound.

Its coat can be long or short and may exhibit one of the many Sheltie or Basset hound colors or markings.

Basset Shelties are outgoing but may also prefer afternoon naps instead of playtime. They can be mischievous as puppies but will grow up to be well-mannered dogs given enough training and discipline.

30. Jack-A-Sheltie

Jack A Sheltie Jack Russell Terrier Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Shetland Sheepdog

If you’re prepared for a dog that loves zoomies, you should get a Jack-A-Sheltie. A combination of a Jack Russell Terrier and a Shetland Sheepdog is sure to excite you with its energy.

A Jack-A-Sheltie has a compact and muscular body and can exhibit a short or long coat that comes in various colors. 

Note, however, that if you get a black dog, its Jack Russell Terrier must be a mixed breed. Meanwhile, you should also watch out if it has a pure white Jack parent because this variant is vulnerable to some health issues.

When it comes to temperament, a Jack-A-Sheltie is restless and would often dig or roam around. If you are a couch potato, you need to think twice about getting this mixed breed.

Jack-A-Shelties thrive in a physically active environment and make amazing pets for outgoing individuals.

31. Brittany Sheltie

Brittany Sheltie Brittany Shetland Sheepdog mix
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Parent Breeds: Brittany & Shetland Sheepdog

To finish off this list, here is the Brittany Sheltie, a rare mix between a Brittany Spaniel and a Shetland Sheepdog. Although an unusual combination, this dog is truly a keeper.

It is generally a compact, medium dog with strong legs for running. Since the Brittany is a brown and white dog, the coat of the Brittany Sheltie mix can come in this color combination.

The Brittany Sheltie is a mix of an attentive and intelligent dog with an affectionate side. As a result of breeding a hunting dog and a working dog, this mixed-breed dog likes to run around and stay active.

Like other Brittany Spaniel mixes, Brittany Shelties are striking and easy to train due to their lineage.

Final Thoughts

Due to its admirable characteristics, the Shetland Sheepdog is often crossed with other breeds. The resulting Sheltie mix is a perfect blend of two breeds with either similar or contrasting personalities.

Choosing the best Shetland Sheepdog mix will ultimately depend on your current lifestyle, environment, and preferences. You can choose a smaller dog with high energy or a larger dog with a moderate activity level. 

Regardless, this list surely offers some great choices for your next family pet or companion. In the end, it is your responsibility to bring out the best in your canine buddy.

Which mixed-breed dog caught your attention the most? Tell us your favorite Shetland Sheepdog mix in the comments!

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