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Australian Shepherd or Miniature Australian Shepherd / Shetland Sheepdog Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Side view - A black, brown and white Shel-Aussie dog is laying on its right side on a person's bed and it is looking forward.

"Jaxley at 7 years old—best dog ever! 1/2 Aussie Shepherd / 1/2 Sheltie. 30 pounds."

Other Names

Shel Aussi


The Shel-Aussie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Sheltie and the Australian Shepherd or the Miniature Australian Shepherd. 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.


ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = Shel-Aussie

Designer Breed Registry = Shel Aussi

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Shel-Aussie

International Designer Canine Registry® = Shel-Aussie

Close up front side view - A brown with white Shel-Aussie puppy is laying on a pillow and it is looking forward. Its body is mostly tan with a white stripe down its forehead to its snout, its chest and tips of its paws.

Shel-Aussie puppy