Shel Aussie

Shel Aussie

Breed Characteristics

Type:Mix
Group:Working
Life Span:12-15 Years

Shel Aussie Build Information

A Shel-Aussie is the hybrid cross of a Shetland sheepdog and an Australian shepherd. Shel-Aussies weigh between 30 and 65 pounds. Their coats are dense, coarse and straight, and they may display color combinations of black, brown, white or merle. Expect moderate shedding from these dogs, and be prepared to brush their coats regularly to prevent matting. Shel-Aussies have earflaps that either hang downward or stand partially upward.

Size:Large
Length (Male):22-27 in.
Length (Female):18-20 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Shel-Aussies are intelligent, and their eagerness to learn and please their owners makes them easy to train. They are alert watchdogs. They make loyal family dogs, but their herding instincts may prompt them to herd smaller household members. They are playful and active, and they enjoy fetching. Shel-Aussies are true to their working dog instincts, and they need to be provided with tasks to do and with plenty of mental stimulation to thrive.

Activity Level:Moderately Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly

Appearance

Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Chocolate, Gray, White
Shedding:Moderate
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Soft

Shel Aussie Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Easy
Retrieving Skills:Yes
Possible Schutzhund Work:Yes