The Shollie is a mongrel dog, a cross between the German Shepherd and Border Collie breeds. Intelligent, energetic and loyal, these puppies inherit some of the best qualities of their parents. The Shollie is an excellent family dog that forms close bonds with the humans in its life and acts as a protective guardian. This mixed breed is also energetic and playful, which means it is not a dog suitable for living in a small flat. They need to have access to outdoor space and engage in regular exercise sessions.
Shollies are mixed breed dogs. The main coat colours of the Shollie are black, brown, gold and white. The Shollie is considered to be a heavy shedding dog, so you will need to commit to daily brushing sessions. If you live near open fields or have access to a large dog park, these will become ideal playgrounds for the Shollie, and the Shollie is a great partner with children. The dog will take on a protective role, while enjoying play sessions with the children in the house. However, you must supervise play between the children and the dogs.This mixed breed is also known to be intelligent. Add agility and fetch tasks to the routine to keep the dog mentally stimulated and satisfied.
As a newer designer dog breed, there is not much accurate history on record about the Shollie. But looking at the background of the dog’s parental breeds can give you a good idea of its heritage. The German Shepherd Dog was originally bred as a herding dog in Germany and dates back to the 19th century. The breed eventually became famous as a working dog for the police and the military, and these days you can also see them as guide dogs. The Border Collie also claims to have herding roots, this time from England and Scotland. A designer breed, some have ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. Consider adoption if you decide this is the breed for you!