Golden Sheltie

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Great Britain -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Golden Sheltie

The Golden Sheltie is a mixed breed dog. Its parents are the Golden Retriever and the Shetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie. The Golden Retriever is truly man's best friend. Highly intelligent and loyal, the Golden Retriever is a friend to everyone he meets. They have a tendency to shed. The Sheltie looks like a smaller version of a Collie. The dog was originally used to herd livestock such as sheep in Scotland, particularly in the Shetland Islands. The combination of these two breeds gives us the Golden Sheltie, a courageous, intelligent dog that loves its family and is easy to train.

History of the Golden Sheltie

There have been mixed-breed dogs for as long as there have been breeds. Naturally, Golden Retriever and Sheltie mixes existed even before these hybrid dogs got an official name and were intentionally bred. However, while this is testament to the breed's long lineage, it's also quite difficult for people to determine its origin. The closest we can come to knowing when the Golden Sheltie was created is to assume that it was sometime in the last two decades, somewhere in the USA, like all other specific cross-breed dogs. Fortunately, even with the lack of information on the origin of the Golden Sheltie, we can learn more about this hybrid only by examining the parent breeds. As both the Golden Retriever and the Shetland Sheepdog are breeds with a long history, we know that both make ideal pets.

 

        

A little of the Golden Retriever

        
The Golden Retriever has been one of dog lovers' top choices for many years. A friendly, easy-going dog, the Golden Retriever was once primarily a hunter and waterfowl Retriever developed in Scotland on the estate of Sir Dudley Majoribanks, First Lord Tweedmouth. An animal lover, he focused on creating a companion with a disposition suitable for home, field and water. By breeding his dog, Nous, with a Tweed Water Spaniel, he was able to achieve his goal. The Golden Retriever was prized for its ability to bring in waterfowl at long distances, carrying them gently in its strong jaws. Registered with the American Kennel Club in 1925 as the Golden Retriever, this dog was formerly classified as the Flat Coat (Golden).
Standard of the Golden Retriever

A little of the Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie, is a passionate working dog. Known for his ability to herd sheep gently and efficiently, his other charges once included pony, cow and even chicken. Brought to Britain from the Shetland Islands in the early 1900s, the breed was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1909, but was not classified separately from the Collie until 1914. A highly intelligent dog, they aim to please and are one of the best obedience competitors today.
Standard of the Shetland Sheepdog

Appearance of the Golden Sheltie

A medium-sized dog, the Golden Sheltie is often seen in gold, beige, blue merle, sable, black, white or a combination of any of these colors. Its body is long, ending in a slightly curved, well feathered tail. Its coat is long and can be quite silky. His ears may drop like the Golden relative, but are just as often seen erect like the Sheltie. Typically, his muzzle is long and rather pointed. His nose will be black and his eyes dark, with a sparkling expression of amusement and intelligence. Size may vary, depending on dominant parental genes. Feathers will be visible on the Golden Sheltie's legs and belly. Its teeth are well defined and shaped. It has an athletic, agile stance, a natural expectation based on the parents' characteristics and experience as working dogs.

Temperament of the Golden Sheltie

The Golden Sheltie is an affectionate dog that loves to be with its family. He can be a barker and will alert you to the approach of a stranger, but with proper introduction to new people at a young age and at regular intervals, this characteristic should subside. It can herd young children or small animals due to its innate herding instinct. The Golden Sheltie is highly intelligent, likes to please and enjoys doing a job, so obedience training is a good thing for him.

Needs and activities of the Golden Sheltie

The Golden Sheltie will need a moderate amount of daily exercise. He's highly intelligent and loves play that stimulates his mind. He needs vigorous exercise, and you can divide an hour's exercise into two thirty-minute sessions if you wish. Lack of proper exercise can lead to behavioral problems. He loves to carry objects in his mouth, from balls, bones and other toys to tree branches and newspapers. This hybrid can be prone to weight gain, and will make an excellent jogging partner to keep you and him in shape.

Maintenance of the Golden Sheltie

As the Golden Sheltie can have a very long and abundant coat, a thorough weekly brushing, at the very least, is required, and owners are recommended to use a pin brush for weekly grooming. To avoid damaging the coat, spray with water from a spray bottle and brush from the bottom of the coat to the tips. The hair between the ears can become matted, so be sure to brush these carefully too. This hybrid only really needs a bath when it's really dirty, so a routine bath isn't necessary. Particular attention should be paid to the ears, which can harbor moisture, especially if your Golden Sheltie likes to swim. Check them often to make sure they're clean and dry. Brush your Golden Sheltie's teeth at least two or three times a week. It's best to start grooming your hybrid at a young age to get it used to the practice.

The latest updated breeds

  • Redbone Coonoodle -- Redbone Coonhound X Poodle

    Redbone Coonoodle He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin U.S.A. <> France -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Redbone Coonoodle The Redbone Coonoodle is a cross between a Redbone Coonhound and a Poodle. Both parent breeds are intelligent and loyal, so you can expect your Redbone Coonoodle to be the same. A...
  • Reagle -- Rottweiler X Beagle

    Reagle He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Germany <> Great Britain -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Reagle The medium-sized Reagle is a cross between a Rottweiler and a Beagle. This hybrid is very loyal and devoted to its owner, enjoying showing affection to members of the household. The Reagle will do...
  • Rattle Griffon -- Rat Terrier X Brussels Griffon

    Rattle Griffon He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin U.S.A. <> Belgium -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Rattle Griffon The Rattle Griffon is a hybrid of the feisty Brussels Griffon and the alert Rat Terrier. A small dog, the Rattle Griffon generally weighs less than 6.5 kilos. Hybrid dogs are generally...
  • Rattle -- Rat Terrier X Poodle

    Rattle He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin U.S.A. <> France -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Rattle The Rattle is a hybrid of the Rat Terrier and the Poodle. This medium-sized breed averages between 11.5 and 22.5 kilos in weight and 25.5 to 58.5 centimeters in height, depending on the traits it inherits...
  • Ratshi Terrier -- Rat Terrier X Shih Tzu

    Ratshi Terrier He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin U.S.A. <> Tibet -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Ratshi Terrier The Ratshi Terrier is a mix of two toy dogs, the Rat Terrier and the Shih Tzu. They generally weigh between 4.5 and 9 kilos and measure around 20.5 to 30.5 centimeters high at the shoulders...
  • Ratshire Terrier -- Rat Terrier X Yorkshire Terrier

      Ratshire Terrier He is not recognized by the F.C.I.     Origin   U.S.A. <> Great Britain -> U.S.A. Translation   Francis Vandersteen     A brief presentation of the Ratshire Terrier The Ratshire Terrier is a mix of the Rat Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier. They are small dogs weighing between 4.5 and 9 kilos as adults. The Ratshire Terrier generally stands...
  • Ratese -- Rat Terrier X Maltese

    Ratese He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin U.S.A. <> Central Mediterranean Basin -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Ratese The Ratese is a hybrid cross between the Maltese and the Rat Terrier. They will remain small, generally weighing around 7 kilos and measuring around 25.5 centimeters high at the...
  • Rat-Cha -- Rat Terrier X Chihuahua

    Rat-Cha He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin U.S.A. <> Mexico -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Rat-Cha The Rat-Cha is a cross between the purebred Rat Terrier and the purebred Chihuahua. This creative dog has lots of energy and is very affectionate towards its family. The Rat-Cha, also known as the...
  • Rat-A-Pap -- Rat Terrier X Continental Toy Spaniel

    Rat-A-Pap He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin U.S.A. <> France and Belgium -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Rat-A-Pap The Rat-A-Pap is a hybrid, a cross between the Rat Terrier and the pure-bred Continental Toy Spaniel. The hybrid is an alert little dog with an intelligent expression and great energy. The...
  • Rashon -- Rat Terrier X Bichon frise

    Rashon He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin U.S.A. <> France / Belgium -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Rashon The Rashon is a designer dog and is a cross between a pure-bred Rat Terrier and a pure-bred Bichon frise. They are small dogs weighing up to 5.5 kilos and measuring up to 30.5 centimeters. These...
  • Raggle -- Rat Terrier X Beagle

    Raggle He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin U.S.A. <> Great Britain -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Raggle The Raggle is a designer dog composed of a cross between a pure-bred Rat Terrier and a pure-bred Beagle. They are small but energetic dogs that can be a little obstinate and have a strong prey...
  • Pyrenees Pit -- Pyrenean Mountain Dog X American Pit Bull Terrier

    Pyrenees Pit He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin France <> U.S.A. -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Pyrenees Pit The Pyrenees Pit is a great designer dog, a deliberate cross between two loyal and powerful dogs with strong natural guarding instincts, the American Pit Bull Terrier and the Pyrenean Mountain...
  • Pyrenees Husky -- Pyrenean Mountain Dog X Siberian Husky

    Pyrenees Husky He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin France <> Siberia -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Pyrenees Husky The Pyrenees Husky is a hybrid dog. Its parent breeds are the majestic Pyrenean Mountain Dog and the intuitive Siberian Husky. They are medium to large-sized dogs. He is the descendant of...
  • Pyredoodle -- Pyrenean Mountain Dog X Poodle

    Pyredoodle He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin France -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Pyredoodle The Pyredoodle is a hybrid dog. Its parent breeds are the Standard Poodle and the Pyrenean Mountain Dog. It is a larger dog that is often considered a gentle giant. He gets along with most people. He's also...
  • Pyrador -- Pyrenean Mountain Dog X Labrador Retriever

    Pyrador He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin France <> Canada -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Pyrador The Pyrador is an intentional cross between the most popular dog in the United States, the Labrador Retriever, and the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, a faithful guardian and protector of sheep in the mountains...
  • Pushon -- Pug X Bichon frise

    Pushon He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin China <> France / Belgium -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Pushon The Pushon is an adorable little dog that combines the best features of the Pug with the fluffy softness of the Bichon frise. Although their size may be small, they have big personalities. They...
  • Pugwich -- Pug X Norwich Terrier

    Pugwich He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin China <> Great Britain -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Pugwich The Pugwich is a sociable, affectionate dog of small to medium size that has a cheerful disposition and loves to play. They make ideal pets with their confidence and outgoing nature. Active and...
  • Pug Shiba -- Pug X Shiba

    Pug Shiba He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin China <> Japan -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Pug Shiba The Pug Shiba is a hybrid breed. Its parent breeds are the Shiba and the Pug. Unfortunately, the Pug Shiba will lose frequently, as both parent breeds tend to do. He needs moderate activity and enjoys playing...
  • Pug Pit -- Pug X American Pit Bull Terrier

    Pug Pit He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin China <> U.S.A. -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Pug Pit The Pug Pit is a gentle, playful dog that is very affectionate with its family and with strangers too. He's happy in an apartment or house with a fenced-in yard. He is small and stocky. He will have a...
  • Pugottie -- Pug X Scottish Terrier

    Pugottie He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin China <> Great Britain -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Pugottie The Pugottie is a small mixed breed that is a cross between the Scottish Terrier and the Pug. These dogs generally weigh between 7 and 11.5 kilos and can measure around 30.5 centimeters when...
  • Pugland -- Pug X West Highland White Terrier

    Pugland He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin China <> Great Britain -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Pugland The Pugland is a hybrid of the Pug and the West Highland White Terrier. Because both breeds are small dogs, the Pugland will also be small. They rarely measure more than 30.5 centimeters, and their...
  • Puginese -- Pug X Pekingese

    Puginese He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin China -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Puginese The Puginese is a popular designer hybrid between the Pug and the Pekingese. The two parent dogs are similar in size and appearance. The Puginese was first developed in China and is well known for its appearance and...
  • Pugillon -- Pug X Continental Toy Spaniel

    Pugillon He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin China <> France and Belgium -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen This breed is also known as Pugion A brief presentation of the Pugillon The Pugillon is a specific cross between a purebred Pug and a purebred Continental Toy Spaniel. Although both parent breeds were bred as pocket dogs, they are...
  • Pughasa -- Pug X Lhassa Apso

    Pughasa He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin China <> Tibet -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Pughasa The Pughasa is a cross between a Pug and a Lhassa Apso. They are active, friendly dogs that make excellent pets. They are good with children if socialized early. Pughasa are playful and although they have...
  • Puggit -- Pug X Italian Sighthound

    Puggit He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin China <> Italy -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Puggit The Puggit is a specific crossbreed of two pets that have each been popular companions of royalty for hundreds of years, the Pug and the Italian Sighthound. It's a gentle, playful dog with a generally...