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overview of the Sheltipoo Dog Breed
Are you looking for a small to medium, easy to train, low-shed dog that’s super smart?
Check out our Sheltiedoodle puppies for sale!
Sheltiedoodles are a cross between the Shetland Sheepdog and the Poodle. These super-smart dogs are easy to train and ready for anything: new tricks, adventures, games of fetch, and more! Sheltiedoodles are athletic and excel in sports and obedience competitions, but at the end of the day, the Sheltiedoodle is a big sweetheart. They are affectionate dogs and love to be with their family.
Adopt a Sheltiedoodle puppy today and welcome home a bright, affectionate, and intelligent companion!
Affectionate and Playful: Shetland Sheepdogs are born watchdogs and are reserved to strangers, though not aggressive. Poodles are known to be friendly to everyone. Both breeds are playful and very affectionate with their families!
Talented athlete: Shelties excel at agility, herding, tracking, flyball, and obedience trials. Poodles excel at retrieving, swimming, and hunting. Your Sheltiedoodle will enjoy a wide variety of activities — and will be good at them too!
Phenomenal Intelligence: In a study of 132 dog breeds performed by Dr. Stanley Cohen, Poodles ranked number 2 intelligence and Shelties ranked number 6! A Sheltiedoodle, or Sheltiepoo, will be happiest (and best behaved) when it’s busy and has a purpose. Consider enrolling your Sheltiedoodle in competitions such as obedience, agility, tracking, flyball, etc.
Easy to Train: The Sheltiedoodle’s intelligence means they’ll pick up new commands very quickly; sometimes in less than five repetitions! Their people-orientated nature means they’ll be eager to please you.
Alertness: Shetland Sheepdogs are known for their herding instincts and alertness, which can carry over to Sheltipoos. They may be watchful and alert to changes in their environment, making them good watchdogs.
Friendly: Sheltipoos are generally friendly dogs that get along well with family members, including children and other pets. Socialization from a young age is important to ensure they are comfortable around strangers and in various situations.
Great Family Companion: Sheltiedoodles, love to spend time with their families and get along well with children and other dogs. Whether they are playing, taking a walk, competing, or just relaxing at home with you, they’ll be happiest by your side.
Remember that individual Sheltipoo puppies may display a range of these traits, and their behavior can be influenced by factors such as early socialization, training, and the specific genetics of their parent dogs. If you’re considering a Sheltipoo puppy, it’s essential to spend time with the breeder, meet the puppy’s parents, and inquire about the puppy’s upbringing and socialization to get a better sense of its potential personality traits.
Sheltipoo Breed history
Sheltiedoodles are a designer dog. They are also called Sheltiepoos, Sheltie Poodles, and Shetland Poodle Mix.
Sheltiedoodles can be registered with:
- International Designer Canine Registry
- Designer Dogs Kennel Club
- Designer Breed Registry
- American Canine Hybrid Club
To fully understand the Sheltiedoodle breed, we’ll look at the history of the Shetland Sheepdog and the Poodle.
History of the Shetland Sheepdog
The Shetland Sheepdog comes from the Shetland Islands, which are north of Scotland. The cold, harsh climate in these islands meant that food was scarce during the winter months and farmers bred their animals to create hardier, smaller-sized animals, so they wouldn’t need as much food. Among the animals from these islands include Shetland Sheep, Shetland Ponies, Shetland Cattle, Shetland Geese, and the Shetland Sheepdog.
Shelties were used by farmers as watchdogs and herdings dogs for their livestock.
Although there aren’t a lot of records about the ancestry of the Shetland Sheepdog, some theories include ancestry from the larger Collie, Pomeranian, and maybe even the King Charles Spaniel.
The Shetland Sheepdog was mostly isolated from the rest of the world on the Shetland Islands – perhaps the island’s best-kept secret!
In the early 1800s, visitors to the island began falling in love with these small, bright dogs and would purchase them and take them home.
Soon, farmers began breeding Shetland Sheepdogs to sell. As the demand for the breed grew, there was a lot of cross-breeding, resulting in a wider variety within the breed.
Islanders realized the original Shetland Sheepdog was disappearing and there was an effort made to create standards for the breed.
However, this was no easy task. Some people thought the current Shelties needed to be bred with Collies to get to their original state, and some only wanted to breed with Shelties that favored the original Shelties.
Finally, in 1909, twenty-eight Shetland Sheepdogs were registered with the English Kennel Club. At that time they were called Shetland Collies. However, eventually, the name was changed to Shetland Sheepdog.
The Shetland Sheepdog was registered with the AKC in 1911 and today ranks 25th out of the breed registered with AKC.
History of the Poodle
Although Poodles are the national dog of France, they originated in Germany, where they were bred and used as retrieving water dogs. At that time, the Poodle’s showy haircut was practical – it allowed the poodle to move about easily while hunting while still protecting certain parts of its body, such as the paws, chest, and head.
With its elegance and intelligence, the poodle became a popular breed among the French nobles and in other parts of Europe. Because of their trainable, attention-loving nature and showy looks, poodles were often used in the circus. They have also been used for hunting truffles- underground mushrooms- with their long snouts.
The Standard Poodle was downsized to the Miniature and the Toy Poodle. If they are well-bred, each breed is a replica of each other.
Today, the Miniature Poodle is the most popular size of poodle, and the three sizes together rank ninth in the breeds registered with AKC.
Sheltipoo Average size
Sheltiedoodles are 14-19 tall at the shoulder and weigh 30-40 pounds.
Average Sheltipoo lifespan
Sheltiedoodles, or Sheltiepoos, usually live to be 12-15 years old.
Sheltipoo body features
With any crossbreed, the genes sort out randomly. Puppies in a litter widely vary in appearance, temperament, and health. Your Sheltiedoodle may look more like Sheltie or it may look like a Poodle. Or, it could be a combination of both!
Shetland Sheepdogs, or Shelties, look like miniature Collies. Their coat is long, thick, and straight. They have a narrow muzzle and erect ears.
Poodles have a curly or wavy coat which is often kept short. They also have a narrow muzzle, but their ears hang down on the sides of their face.
Sheltiepoos often have a curly or wavy coat of the poodle. They can have a mix of coat colors, including black, blue, brown, cream, gray, pied, red, silver, and white.
grooming Your Sheltipoo Puppy
The grooming needs of your Sheltiedoodle will vary depending on the type of coat it inherits from its parents.
If your Sheltiedoodle’s coat is more like a Shetland Sheepdog, it will have a thick double coat. It will need to be brushed weekly and probably daily during heavy shedding seasons to keep their gorgeous coat healthy. They also will need to be bathed occasionally, or when dirty.
If your Sheltiedoodle’s coat is more like a poodle’s, their coat will need to be brushed daily to prevent matts and tangles. Their coat will need to be trimmed every 6 weeks. Its coat will also be low shedding.
Your Sheltidoodle will also need its nails trimmed and teeth brushed regularly.
Keeping Your Sheltipoo Puppy Healthy
Sheltiedoodles are generally healthy, however, it’s essential for dog owners to be aware of conditions that may affect their dog.
Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
Shetland Sheepdogs and Poodles are at risk for hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues in dogs.
Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the thigh bone doesn’t fit snugly into the hip and can result in limping, lameness, or arthritis if it’s not addressed.
Hip and elbow dysplasia can be genetic, or it can be caused by environmental factors such as overeating or injuries.
Here are some ways to prevent hip dysplasia in your puppy:
- Ask the breeder for an OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Hip Clearance. Dogs with hip dysplasia shouldn’t be bred.
- Talk to your vet about the right food for your puppy and stick to the correct amount to prevent unhealthy growth.
- Keep your puppy from running or jumping excessively on hard surfaces and from standing on their hind legs.
Bloat or Gastric Torsion
Bloat, also called gastric dilatation-volvulus or gastric torsion, is a life-threatening condition.
Bloat is when the stomach becomes twisted, and the gases in the stomach are unable to escape. The pressure from these gases affects the blood flow to the heart, and it can be fatal.
To prevent bloat:
- Avoid feeding your dog right before or after heavy exercise.
- Feed them a few smaller meals a day instead of one large meal to prevent bloat.
- Learn to recognize the symptoms of bloat so you can take action immediately.
Some owners choose to have surgery done to tack their dog’s stomach in place and prevent it from twisting again.
Other Conditions that May Affect Your Sheltiedoodle
Sheltiedoodles can also be affected by hypothyroidism, Collie Eye Anomaly, von Willebrand’s Disease, and Sebaceous Adenitis.
Typical Sheltipoo Allergens
First of all, what causes allergies?
Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these dead skin cells. Dander is attached to the fur that dogs shed.
Although no dog is truly hypo-allergenic, Sheltiedoodles are lower-shedding dogs, so the risk of allergens is reduced in this breed.
Remember, each puppy has a different combination of genes, so allergens vary from dog to dog. Spending time with a puppy before adopting it is a good way to know if you are triggered by their allergens.
If you or someone in your home has animal allergy concerns, please consult your health provider before adopting a puppy.