The Shollie is a relatively new mixed breed and is a combination between the German Shepherd and the Border Collie. This dog can make an amazing family pet, as they are very playful and love being around people. These pups will form very tight bonds with all of their family members, and it will be hard to imagine what life was ever like without them. They get along especially well with children and will be very protective of them.
Given that this mixed breed has not been around for a long time, there are no exact specifications as to how they might behave. That said, dogs will have the same characteristics as their parents, and the Shollie is no different. Like their German Shepherd parent, they are intelligent, hard workers and will be very protective of their family if need be. Like their Border Collie parent, they will have the herding instinct in their DNA, and they may very well like to chase after small animals. The Shollie is a large dog and typically weighs between 70-80 pounds.
Something to keep in mind before bringing a Shollie home is that they are heavy shedders. They will need to be brushed daily, but no amount of brushing will be enough. They will be sure to track fur around the house, so let’s just say it would be wise to have a vacuum close by. Similar to their parent breeds, the Shollie is very trainable and enjoys working. They will enjoy learning new tricks and will love being stimulated mentally.
The Shollie has a high energy level and will require plenty of exercise. These doggos are usually very friendly and get along great with other pups. Taking them to an off-leash dog park can be a great way to let them burn off their energy while they socialize at the same time! Whether it be the dog park, an off-leash trail, or an open field, the Shollie needs to run daily. If you fail to exercise your pup enough, there is a good chance you will come home to some serious destruction!
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