Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Sheltie Shepherd

Shetland Sheepdog / German Shepherd Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Front side view - a thick coated, shepherd looking dog with large perk ears, a black nose, brown eyes and a long snout laying down in brown leaves looking towards the left.

"Sheeno is a 7 year old, 75lb German Shepherd / Sheltie mix. We adopted him at 9 weeks old from a responsible breeder who wanted the loyalty, intelligence, and looks of these two great breeds! She did a wonderful job with our Sheeno! He is very smart and very loyal. He loves affection and never leaves my side. He has a very mild temperament and is great with children. At the age of 7 he still loves to romp and play like a puppy, but once inside he's a complete couch potato!"


The Sheltie Shepherd is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Shetland Sheepdog and the German 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.

A long-haired, perk-eared, black with tan and white Sheltie Shepherd dog is laying on a dog bed, it is looking up, its mouth is slightly open and there is a soccer ball on its front paws. The dog looks happy.

"Nikki is a 3-year-old German Shepherd / Sheltie mix. She weighs about 60 lbs. and is about 5 feet when she stands on her back paws. She is the friendliest dog I ever met and loves everyone; she is great with young children and even newborns. She never growls and only barks at squirrels or other animals that are around when she is in the backyard, she never bites. She loves to play with other dogs and is very good with cats. She is pretty hyper and needs to run around a lot, but once she gets out her energy she is calm and just wants to sit or lie down next to you and be petted. She is super smart and learned all her commands and even some tricks within the first 3-4 months I had her; she learnt her name the same day I got her. She loves winter and playing in the snow."

The front right side of a longhaired, perk eared, black with tan and white Sheltie Shepherd is laying on a hardwood floor and it is looking to the right. It is surounded by ripped tissues and dog toys and laying across its front paws is a plush pink bone.

Nikki the German Shepherd / Sheltie mix at 3 years old

The right side of a long haried, black with tan and white Sheltie Shepherd dog standing in snow looking at the camera. There is a wooden privacy fence behind it.

Nikki the German Shepherd / Sheltie mix at 3 years old out in the snow

Close up front view - A long haried black with tan and white Sheltie Shepherd dog with a long snout sitting across a hardwood floor looking to the left.

Nikki the German Shepherd / Sheltie mix at 3 years old