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Sheltie Tzu

Shetland Sheepdog / Shih Tzu Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

A shortlegged, red and white with black Sheltie Tzu dog is standing on a tiled floor and it is looking up. It has long fringe hair on its tail, belly, chest and ears.

Mr. Tadakitchi the Sheltie Tzu at 11 months old— "This is my Sheltie / Shih Tzu. His name is Mr. Tadakitchi. He is very energetic, playful and cuddly. He is a little over a foot long and 6 inches tall and has a tail almost as long as his body. His head seems to be too big for his body, but I don't believe he will outgrow that. He has medium-length hair over most of his body, but his tail hair is about 4 to 6 inches long and halfway curls over the back. He is a mild shedder and a mild barker. He is a great watchdog and will alert me if ANYTHING is going on outside my house."

Description

The Sheltie Tz is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Shetland Sheepdog and the Shih Tzu. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Close up front view - A low to the ground, red and white with black Sheltie Tzu dog standing on a tiled floor. Its hind legs are on top of a white with green and red striped towel and it is looking forward.

Mr. Tadakitchi the Sheltie Tzu at 11 months old

Close up view from the top looking down at the dog - A red and white with black Sheltie Tzu dog is standing on a tan tiled floor jumped up and placing its paw in the hand of a person in front of it.

Mr. Tadakitchi the Sheltie Tzu at 11 months old

Front view - A shortlegged, low to the ground, red and white with black Sheltie Tzu is sitting on a tiled floor and it is looking to the left.

Mr. Tadakitchi the Sheltie Tzu as a puppy at 4 months old

Top down view of a soft-looking, longhaired, tan, black and white Sheltie Tzu puppy laying stretched out across a floor, it is looking up and its head is slightly tilted to the left.

Pookey the Sheltie / Shih Tzu mix (Sheltie Tzu) puppy at 4.5 months old, photo courtesy of Suzie Schnalke

Side view - A tan, black and white Sheltie Tzu puppy is wearing a brown with orange shirt sitting on a carpet and it is looking up.

Pookey the Sheltie / Shih Tzu mix (Sheltie Tzu) puppy at 4.5 months old, photo courtesy of Suzie Schnalke

View from the top looking down at the dog - A fluffy tan, black and white Sheltie Tzu puppy is sitting across a carpet and it is looking up. There is a person in front of it.

PPookey the Sheltie / Shih Tzu mix (Sheltie Tzu) puppy at 4.5 months old, photo courtesy of Suzie Schnalke

Close up - A tan, black and white Sheltie Tzu puppy is laying on its back, belly up and it is facing forward. The puppy is laying in the arm of a person laying next to it.

Pookey the Sheltie Shih Tzu mix puppy (Sheltie Tzu), photo courtesy of Suzie Schnalke

A tan, black and white Sheltie Tzu puppy and a brown and black with white Sheland Sheepdog are sitting in the backseat of a vehicle and they are looking out the window of the car.

Pookey (front) the Sheltie / Shih Tzu mix (Sheltie Tzu) puppy at 4.5 months old in the car with Willow the purebred Shetland Sheepdog (back), photo courtesy of Suzie Schnalke