Breed group : Herding, Non-Sporting
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GENERALBreed group: Herding, Non-Sporting Type: Hybrid
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 15-25 pounds Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Brown & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-15 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
Sheltie Inu is a designer dog cross between the Shetland Sheepdog and Shiba Inu. These dogs are fox-like in appearance with a handsome, bright and alert disposition. They are not commonly seen dogs but are very friendly.
Sheltie Inu comes in varieties of colors but mostly seen in sables and white with Shiba's cream or red combination.
The coat a Sheltie Inu is thick, double layered, smooth and straight on the outer layer coat.
The Sheltie Inu is a very affectionate, smart and friendly. However, they need supervision with younger children and similarly small pets such as cats. On the other hand, they go well with larger dogs and adults.
The coat of a Sheltie Inu sheds moderately and needs regular grooming and brushing. Their food intake should also be monitored carefully since they Sheltie tendency to easily gain weight.
Sheltie Inu's are intelligent dogs. Early training and socialization is advised.
Sheltie Inu's are playful, energetic yet do not need much exercise. They can play indoor and feel more adjusted and happy when they're with the family.