The Pembroke Sheltie is developed by crossing the Pembroke Welsh Corgi with the Shetland Sheepdog. These dogs are medium sized with either a pair of erect or hanging ears. They have a dark muzzle with a black nose tip while the eyes are almond-shaped. They have a hanging, bushy tail and short, straight legs.
|Also known as||Sheltie Corgi, Sheltie Corgi Mix, Corgi Sheltie Mix, Pembroke Welsh Corgi Shetland Sheepdog Mix|
|Coat||Long, medium, soft, smooth|
|Colors||Brown, white, red, sable|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12 to 15 years|
||Medium; 12-15 inches (adults)|
|Personality Traits||Intelligent, protective, loving, loyal|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Unknown|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA|
These medium-sized dogs have a higher-than-average intelligence. They are brave, loyal, and lively. They possess the tender mellowness of the shelties, mixed with the royal attitude of the British Corgis, and can settle nicely in all types of homes.
The family-oriented Pembroke Shelties are protective, and would guard your family and kids. However, they are not too likely to bark to alert its owner the sight of strangers. Though, if a situation escalates, they would seldom hesitate to defend and protect its family.
As they seem to have inherited the herding instinct from their parents, these dogs have a tendency of herding (going after) people or cars.
Being extremely active, they can be hyper and can exhibit excessive bursts of energy, though some individuals can be introvert by birth, and eventually develop a shy nature. They have a basic sense of humor and are good with kids. Normally, they are good jumpers and don’t nip.
As they are willing to learn and have a tendency of pleasing their owners, the Pembroke Sheltie dogs are easy-to-train.
Leash: Extremely important to keep its herding and chasing instincts under control.
Obedience: To keep his herding instinct in check, acquaint him more with different commands like “Stop” or “Pause”. Try increasing his attention level. When your dog is on leash, spin an object at a distance from him, and give the command “look”. Once he turns his attention away from the object and places his glance on you appreciate him with a reward. After he has improved on his attention go a little further and test how he reacts to a moving vehicle or humans while kept on leash.
Nothing in particular. Just fix up a general dog diet schedule, which is good for all other breeds of its size and energy level.
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