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Shollie

German Shepherd / Collie Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Close up front side view - A thick coated, tan with black and white Shollie is standing on a parking lot and it is looking to the left. Its mouth is open and tongue is out. There is a person standing behind it. Its v shaped ears are hanging down to the sides.

Adult Shollie (German Shepherd / Collie mix)

Description

The Shollie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the German Shepherd and the Collie. 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.

Front side view - A large breed, perk eared, black and tan with white Shollie dog is standing in front of a tree in dirt looking up and to the right. Its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling.

Petey, a German Shepherd / Collie mix

Two people are sitting on a tan couch and a tan Shollie dog is laying on the floor in front of them looking forward. A lady is watching TV and a young man is drawling in a large note pad of paper.

"This is Bogie, my German Shepherd / Collie cross. He was rescued at 8 weeks old. He is a very comical and fun-loving dog. He will chase almost anything that moves and dive into the snow as if he were made for it. He loves to try and "fetch" snowballs even though he can’t find them.

"He is a VERY energetic dog and needs lots of exercise so he gets 1 long walk a day and a doggie play date later on. As for training, he can get bored easily and keeping him focused on anything for a long time is a challenge, as he also needs lots of mental exercise; but if you can keep him interested he will do anything to please you.

"He lives with our family, which includes our 11-year-old mini Dachshund. His best doggie friend is Snickers, a chocolate Lab down the road. They can play all day long and be exhausted but still want more.

“He is a very loveable dog and always wants to be close to his people. He is an invaluable part of our family that could never be replaced; we truly love our "Clarence Puppy."”

Close up front view - A small tan with white Shollie puppy is being held in the hands of a person who is wearing a gray shirt.

Bogie the German Shepherd / Collie cross at 8 weeks old

Side view of a tan with areas of white and black large breed thick coated dog with perk ears, a long muzzle and long fluffy tail. The dogs tongue is hanging out. Its nose is black and its eyes are black. It is standing outside in a grassy yard next to a white privacy fence.

Sage the German Shepherd / Rough Collie mix at 3 years old—"Sage is my best. She is the one that does those little things to put a smile on my face. Ya she has a very bad habit of barking at nothing but we've been working on that, that's not going to well. Ever since I got sage I knew she was speicel that she was the dog for me. Sage loves toys that look like puppies. She makes you chase her down when you play fetch She sits on your lap as if she is a lap dog. She is 69 pounds loves strangers, not always a good thing. She like to smile."

Front view of the head and shoulders of a thick coated shephered looking dog with large perk ears a long muzzle and a big black nose. The dog is wearing a spike collar sitting outside on a deck next to a sliding glass door.

Sage the German Shepherd / Rough Collie mix at 3 years old

View from the top looking down at a tan with white and black dog wearing a hot pink pouch vest sitting in grass on top of a garden hose looking up. It has a thick coat and its bottom teeth are showing.

Sage the German Shepherd / Rough Collie mix at 3 years old