Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Sheltie Inu

Shetland Sheepdog / Shiba Inu Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

The right side of a black and tan and white Sheltie Inu dog that is looking forward. Its mouth is open and its tongue is out. There is a toy in front of it and a flag stone patio behind it.

Kita the Sheltie Inu at 1 year old—"Kita has been a great sidekick in daily life and at my place of work. Dogs and children are his favorite. He is the best mix of the Sheltie and Shiba inu. He is a great watch dog, very polite, super clean, energetic and athletic, sometimes cuddly, friendly to all, and loyal to his family."

Description

The Sheltie Inu is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Shetland Sheepdog and the Shiba Inu. 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.

The front right side of a black, tan and white Sheltie Inu puppy that is standing in snow. It is looking forward, it is snowing and it has snow all over its face. The dog's tail is curled up over its back. It has small perk ears.

Kita the Sheltie Inu (Shetland Sheepdog / Shiba Inu mix) as an older puppy at 6 months playing out in the snow

The left side of a black, tan and white Sheltie Inu puppy that is sitting on a hardwood floor looking forward and its head is tilted to the left. It has small perk ears.

Kita the Sheltie Inu (Shetland Sheepdog / Shiba Inu mix) as a puppy at 9 weeks old

The right side of a tan Sheltie Inu puppy that is sitting on a concrete surface. It is looking forward Its tail is curled over its back and it has ears that are sticking out to the sides.

Nala the Shetland Sheepdog / Shiba mix (Sheltie Inu) puppy at 3 months old

A thick-coated, tan Sheltie Inu puppy is laying across a concrete surface and it is looking down and forward. There is ice on leaves behind it. The pups ears are sticking out to the sides.

Nala the Shetland Sheepdog / Shiba mix (Sheltie Inu) puppy at 3 months old

Left Profile - A thick coated, tan Sheltie Inu puppy is sitting on a concrete surface and it is looking up and to the left. Its tail is curled up over its back.

Nala the Shetland Sheepdog / Shiba mix (Sheltie Inu) puppy at 3 months old

The left side of a tan and white with brown Sheltie Inu dog that is standing across grass and it is looking forward. Its tail is in the air. It has perk ears and its body is mostly tan with a white chest.

"Elle the Sheltie Inu at 3 years old—she's a wonderful family addition. Has been very easy to train. Barks very little; usually only when she wants to come in from outside. She's not very fond of strangers; will bark when someone comes to the house and runs to the gate. Takes time to warm up to people. Lots of energy but not high strung. Loves attention. She's just beautiful!"

The back right side of a tan and white Sheltie Inu puppy is standing in grass and it is looking to the left. It has perk ears.

"This is Elle (pronounced Ellie) shown here at 4 1/2 months old. She is 1/2 Sheltie and 1/2 Shiba Inu. Beautiful baby girl, who is learning sign language. Registered with United All Breed Registry, Inc."

Close up head shot - The front left side of a perk eared, tan and white Sheltie Inu puppy that is standing in grass.

Elle the Sheltie Inu (Shetland Sheepdog / Shiba Inu mix breed) puppy at 4 1/2 months old

Topdown view of a tan and white Sheltie Inu puppy that is standing on sand and it is looking forward. There is a purple scarf behind it.

Elle the Sheltie Inu (Shetland Sheepdog / Shiba Inu mix breed) puppy at 4 1/2 months old