Shetland Sheepdog mixes- Top 10 Sheltie mixes (with pictures)

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Shetland Sheepdog mixes come in different sizes and colors depending on the dominant parent between the Sheltie and the other parent. These differences can even occur in Shelties mixes of the same litter. 

However, with that in mind, these mixes are extremely adorable and pleasing to the eye.

Most of these mixes will have big dark round eyes and long flowing coats.

These are some of the common traits in most Shetland Sheepdog mixes but the features may differ from one mix to the other.

To get a better insight into these mixe, we will look at the top Sheltie 10 mixes for you to getter a more detailed insight on what you can expect.

You may also be interested in Golden Retriever mixes.

So, let us get right into it. 

10 Sheltie mixes

1. Golden Retriever Shetland Sheepdog mix

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The Shetland Sheepdog Golden Retriever mix is also known as the Golden Sheltie.

This dog combines the friendliness of a Golden Retriever and the incredible Sheltie energy to create a clever and spunky designer dog that is easy to train.

The Golden Sheltie is a good family dog and companion as well.

Some of the features that you can expect from this hybrid are an athletic long body, brown eyes, a well-feathered tail, and a long silky coat. Feathering will also be on the underbelly and legs

Size:

Height: 16 to 22 inches, Weight: 40 to 60 pounds.

Colors:

Fawn, White, Sable, Gold, Tan, Merle, Black, Blue, or a combination of either of these colors.

Lifespan:

The Golden Sheltie has a lifespan of between 11 and 15 years.

Almost similar mix- The Golden Retriever Border Collie mix

2. Shetland Sheepdog Shih Tzu mix

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The Sheltie Shih Tzu mix is also known as the Sheltie Tzu. 

This Sheltie hybrid is known for his friendliness, trainability, and for being a great family dog.

He also has great looks with his floppy ears,  a high maintenance straight-haired coat but does not shed much. Sheltie Tzus also have alert blue or brown eyes, floppy ears, and black noses.

Size:

Height: 10 to 16 inches, Weight: 15 to 25 pounds.

Coat colors:

Brindle, Black, Sable, Brown, White, Red, Silver, Cream, Blue, Fawn, or a combination of any of these colors.

Lifespan:

The Sheltie Tzu has a lifespan of between 11 and 15 years.

3. Poodle Shetland Sheepdog mix

Sheltidoodle-mix

 

The Poodle Sheltie mix is also known as the Sheltidoodle or Sheltipoo.

This Sheltidoodle mix is an intelligent, versatile, affectionate, and sensitive hybrid dog that is great as a companion or family dog.

The Shetland Sheepdog Poodle mix is also calm around strangers but can be mildly protective.

Not forgetting his looks, this mixed dog can have blue or brown medium-sized almond-shaped eyes, brown or black nose, and a low-shedding coat that can range from curly to straight.

Size:

Height: 14 to 19 inches, Weight: 30 to 50 pounds.

Coat colors:

Black, Silver, Red, White, Sable, Pied, Blue, Brown, Cream, Gray, or a color combination.

Life expectancy:

12 to 15 years.

You may also be interested in the Poodle Cocker Spaniel.

4. German Shepherd Sheltie mix

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The Shetland Sheepdog German Shepherd mix is also commonly known as the Sheltie Shepherd. 

Sheltie Shepherds are a combination of 2 very intelligent and energetic dogs and are great family and working dogs.

These dogs have erect eyes, brown eyes, brown or black noses, and long fluffy tails.

This Sheltie mix is a quick learner but will require frequent grooming to keep his long double coat looking great.

However, you must train him from an early age to control his strong herding instincts.

Size:

Height: 22 to 27 inches, Weight: 50 to 65 pounds.

Colors:

Brown, black, tan, white, cream, red, pied, sable, pinto, brindle, merle, fawn, or a combination of either of these colors.

Lifespan:

The German Shepherd Shetland Sheepdog has a life expectancy of between 12 and 15 years.

5. Border Collie Shetland Sheepdog mix

Border Collie sheltie mix

Also commonly known as the Cosheltie, this mix is arguably the most interesting in this list. This is because both of these dogs look almost similar in appearance and this. After all, they are closely related even in their ancestry.

You can learn more about the Border Collie by visiting our Border Collie Breed guide. 

With that out of the way, it is worth noting that the Sheltie Border Collie mix is an extremely intelligent, lively, and playful dog that is very trainable.

However, this may not be the best dog for you if you have young children because of his strong herding instincts.

In terms of appearance, this mixed dog should have brown eyes, erect pointy ears, fluffy tail, and a long muzzle with a black nose.

This designer dog should have a thick medium to long coat.

Size:

Height: 13 to 22 inches, Weight: 18 to 30 pounds.

Colors:

  • Blue Merle
  • Black, brown, and white.
  • Tan, white and brown.
  • Red, black and white.
  • Brown, black and gold.

Almost similar mixed dog- The Australian Shepherd Border Collie mix.

6. Australian Shepherd Shetland Sheepdog mix

Australian shepherd sheltie mix

This Sheltie mix is also known as the Shel-Aussie.

The Shel-Aussie mix is another striking crossbreed that is not so great for apartment living due to his high energy and herding instincts.

This mix is also very adaptable but not suitable for extremely hot areas.

The Shetland Sheepdog Australian Shepherd mix has a thick coat, blue/brown/amber almond-shaped eye, small erect ears a nose that can either be black, Isabella, or Brown.

Size:

Height: 16 to 23 inches, Weight: 30 to 65 pounds.

Colors:

Black, Brown, White, Brindle, Cream, Blue, Fawn, or a color combination.

Lifespan:

The Australian Shepherd Sheltie mix has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years.

You may also like- The Australian Shepherd Husky mix.

7. Shetland Sheepdog Pembroke Welsh Corgi mix

Corgi-Sheltie-Mix

This mix is also commonly known as the Corgi Sheltie or Shelti Corgi.

The Corgi Sheltie mix is a mellow, intelligent, protective, and loving pooch that is suitable as a companion or any family setting.

This Sheltie mix gets along well with children and other family pets and will not hesitate to step up in a dangerous situation.

Depending on the dominant parent this dog can have a medium to long double coat, dark-brown almond-shaped eyes, a black nose, and a long bushy tail.

Size:

Height: 10 to 16 inches, Weight: 11 to 30 pounds.

Coat colors:

White, sable, red, brown.

Lifespan:

The life expectancy of a Shetland Sheepdog Corgi mix is between 12 and 15 years.

You may also like learning about the Miniature Corgi.

8. Cocker Spaniel Shetland Sheepdog mix

Cocker-Sheltie mix

This hybrid dog is also commonly known as the Cocker Sheltie.

The Cocker Sheltie is an alert, friendly, elegant, and inquisitive mix that makes for a great family dog. He is also great with children and family pets alike.

As per the appearance of this Sheepdog mix, you can expect him to have a long and dense double coat, sturdy body, a kind but alert expression from his brown eyes, black nose, and floppy ears.

Size:

Height: 14 to 16 inches, Weight: 25 to 35 pounds.

Coat Colors:

Merle, white, tan, black, brown, and tricolor.

Lifespan:

The Cocker Sheltie has a life expectancy of between 10 and 13 years.

9. Beagle Sheltie mix

beagle sheltie mix

This Shetland Sheepdog mix is also commonly known as the Beagle Sheltie or Sheagle.

The Sheagle is an energetic, sweet but feisty mixed dog that is also intelligent and very trainable. He is also a good family dog and gets along well with young children and other family pets.

This Sheltie mix has a medium-length coat, alert dark brown eyes, a black nose, floppy ears, and a medium-length muzzle.

Size:

Height: 13 to 15 inches, Weight: 15 to 28 pounds.

Coat Colors:

White, Tan, Brown, Sable, Red, Blue Merle, Tricolor, or a combination of any of these colors.

Lifespan:

The Beagle and Shetland Sheepdog mix dog has a lifespan of between 11 and 14  years.

10. Shetland Sheepdog Bichon Frise mix

Sheltie Bichon Frise

This mix is also commonly known as Shelchon or Sheltie Bichon. 

The Shelchon is a medium-sized dog with a thick and long double coat that can range from soft to wavy. This pooch also has an inquisitive and alert expression from dark brown and round eyes, a blunt muzzle, and a black nose.

The Bichon Frise Sheltie mix is a cheerful and friendly dog that can be reserved around strangers but is great with children.

You should, however, be aware of the strong herding instincts that can make him try to herd smaller pets.

Size:

Height: 9 to 12 inches, Weight: 13 to 25 pounds.

Colors:

Brown, white, cream, sable, black, and white.

Lifespan:

The Sheltie Bichon Frise has a life expectancy of between 12 and 16 years.

Summary

The Shetland Sheepdog is a friendly and intelligent that has a close resemblance to his cousin, the Border Collie.

This dog has been mixed with several breeds to create striking crossbreed some of which we have mentioned in this article.

Although we only looked at 10 Sheltie mixes, you should be aware that this dog has other mixes that may be equally suitable for you.

So, before you pick your next canine family addition, do some more research by reading more articles and watching some online videos.

Which of these Shetland Sheepdog was your favorite? You can share with us your top pick in the comment section below.

There you go, WOOF!

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