Shollie Breed Summary
High-Energy, Active, Intelligent, Loyal and Protective
The Shollie is a hybrid dog and is a mix between a German Shepherd and a Border Collie. Despite the parent breeds being very popular, the crossbreed unfortunately isn't as well known. It's also thought that most Shollies display more German Shepherd in their physical traits.
However, they do make lovely family pets and their high intelligence mean that they are fairly easy to train as well. Additionally, they are extremely protective over their 'hoomans' but gentle with their families.
Fun Fact: Shollies are known to be one of the healthiest breeds, meaning you can enjoy a long life with them!
|Lifespan||12 - 15 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 21in - 29in|
|Weight||Males and Females 68lb - 79lb|
|Coat||Medium Length Coat that is Dense and Straight in Texture|
|Color||Black, Sable, White, Brown, Fawn|
|Eye color||Blue, Hazel, Brown, Amber|
|Common health issues||Skin Problems, Joint Dysplasia, Bloat, Wobbler Syndrome, Von Willebrand’s disease|
Shollies are known for their high energy and active ways and will require a lot of physical and mental stimulation with a family who are also fairly active already. This said, they are also highly affectionate dogs and will always try to protect their humans. They are a very gentle breed and get on well with children – although they may try to herd them! They also may get on with another dog or even a friendly (or tolerant!) cat. As much as they are high energy, they also love their chill-out time as well, such as napping and snuggling in bed with you. Because of their high intelligence they are very easy to train but will require a committed owner.
The Shollie is a hybrid dog; a cross between a German Shepherd and a Border Collie, although there is not that much known history of the breed and no date of origin, it’s difficult to pin-point exactly when this breed came to be. However, as both breeds are very popular and well-known for their intelligence and athleticism, it’s thought they were probably bred to possess similar traits to their parents. With the German Shepherds having a rich history of serving as a service dogs, and the Collies known for their strong ability to herd sheep, this new breed is a highly, well-rounded dog with fantastic abilities. They will easily make fantastic companions, guard-dog, sheep dogs, whatever!