The Pembroke Sheltie is a medium-sized breed developed by crossing the Pembroke Welsh Corgi with the Shetland Sheepdog. They are also known as Shelti Corgi or Corgi Shelti.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi X Shetland Sheepdog = Pembroke Sheltie
This hybrid will make an amazing family pet & companion dogs. They have the traits of both their parents, the tenderness and mellowness of the Sheltie (Sheetland Sheepdog) and the regal attitude of the British Corgi.
Appearance (How do they Look?)
The Corgi Sheltie mix is a medium sized dog breed and can inherit the appearance characteristics of one or both parent breeds. Your Pembroke Sheltie will stand about 12 to 15 inches tall and weigh 14 to 30 pounds when fully grown adult.
They have a dark muzzle with a black nose tip while the eyes are almond-shaped. They have a pair of hanging or erect ears and bushy tail with short, straight legs.
The length of the coat may vary from medium to long, which is straight, smooth, soft and double coated. The colors of the coat can be brown, red, sable and white or a combination of any two.
Pembroke Sheltie Pictures
|Other Names||Sheltie Corgi, Sheltie Corgi Mix, Corgi Sheltie Mix, Pembroke Welsh Corgi Shetland Sheepdog Mix|
|Color||Brown, White, Sable, Red|
|Coat||Long, Medium, Smooth, Soft, Straight|
|Breed Type||Crossbred Dogs|
|Breed Group||Herding Dogs|
|Size||Medium Sized Dogs|
|Life Span/Life Expentancy||12-15 Years|
|Temperament||Loving, Loyal, Intelligent, Protective|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Other Dogs||Unknown|
|Country of Origin||U.S.A|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA
Temperament & Behaviour
The Pembroke Sheltie makes excellent pets and family dogs. They are loving, lively, loyal, intelligent, protective and courageous canines by nature making it a great choice for first time pet owners.
Adequate socialization and training from puppy days will make them easy going with kids and other pets in the family.
They are not perfect watchdogs or guard dog as it does not bark at strangers and warn its master of an intruder. However, they are very loyal to their owners and never hesitate to protect them in a difficult situation. Owing to its herding instincts from both its parents, the Pembroke Sheltie tends to chase people and cars.
Care ~ Exercise
These active canines need a lot of exercise to stay happy and healthy. Your pet will love going on long walks, jogs, and playing in the dog park or the fenced back yard and those interactive games of Frisbee and fetch. ‘
Their medium size makes them suitable for condo or apartment style living, provided they get 1-2 hours of exercise time on a daily basis.
The Sheltie Corgi Mix dogs are minimal shedders and are a low maintenance breed. They are not hypoallergenic dogs.
They have medium-long double coat. Brush them at least a couple of times every week to assure a healthy and bright coat hair and bathing them only when required to protect the natural oils in her coat.
You can also take help from your professional groomer in their shedding season. You should check her ears at least once a week, cleaning them as needed with a cotton ball and approved canine-ear wash solution.
This canines does not possess drooling and bad odor traits. Clipping their toenails when grown and brushing their teeth twice a week will avoid tartar development and tooth decay.
The Shelitie Corgi mix breeds are generally healthy with an average life-span of 12-15 years.
Like other crossbreds it may inherits few health issues from its parents;
- Von Willebrand’s Disease
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
- Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA)
The Pembroke Sheltie is an extremely smart dog with higher than average intelligence owing to their parent’s genes. They are highly trainable dogs, easy-to-train and eager to learn and please their owners.
Obedience: To keep his herding traits in check, acquaint him more with different commands like “Stop” or “Pause” and more. This will make him obey your commands from the pup days.
Leash: It requires leash training from puppy hood to keep its herding and chasing instincts under control.
Positive Reinforcement: Early socialization of the pup new people, kids and other pets will allow the dog to become friendlier. Positive training methods like treats, hugs, praises, and snacks will motivate your pet Corgi mix to learn faster.
Their diet should be like any another dog of its size and energy level. Dry Dog food with balanced nutrition for medium sized dogs 2-2.5 cups is advised. Meals should be divided into two for better digestion.
Pembroke Sheltie Puppies Images
Video: Corgi Sheltie Mix Puppies Playing
We have tried and provided most relevant information to you, so you can thoroughly comprehend what your Pembroke Sheltie will need to live adequately. Contact a good breeder to receive all certification required.
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