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Sheltie Pug

Shetland Sheepdog / Pug Hybrid Dogs

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The back left side of a tan Sheltie Pug dog is laying across a blue and white striped blanket looking up. Its long tail is curled at the end and its ears are folded over.

"This is Cody, my Pug / Sheltie mix. He looks a lot like a Puggle, but his ears aren't as floppy and his legs are longer. He turned a year old last month and he's already 27 pounds! I adopted him when he was 6 months old and he is still very hyper despite being neutered and over a year old now. He loves to play fetch which is very un-Pug-like. He is very playful and very friendly. I walk him 4 times a day and try to play fetch or take him to the dog park 3 times a week to tucker him out. He acts like a large breed dog; he definitely doesn't have that human syndrome. He's also a barker, which was surprising. A heavy shedder, too. He has the typical Pug underbite and inside sneeze and snoring issues, but a lot more stamina and loves the water."

Description

The Sheltie Pug is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Shetland Sheepdog and the Pug. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Close up front view - A black with white Sheltie Pug dog with a big underbite that shows its bottom white teeth standing in dirt looking forward with its tail curled up over its back. The dog is wearin a red harness. It is mostly black with a white chest.

Booger the DNA tested Shetland Sheepdog / Pug mix at 2 years old—"Booger was a rescue dog and we always wondered what breed he was because he didn't act or look like any dog we have seen before. He is super friendly with other people and dogs. He is very playful and rambunctious. Always full of energy (even after neutering). He is very clown-like at times. We noticed that he tends to "herd" other dogs when we go to the dog park. The weird thing is, that he doesn't play with dogs his size or smaller, but he loves to play with bigger dogs!! I finally decided to do the doggy DNA test. Turns out that he is a Sheltie / Pug mix. Now I know why he acts the way he does. He has the traits from both breeds!!"

Side view - A black with white Sheltie Pug dog is laying across a concrete surface in front of a medal beam pole looking forward. Its mouth is open and tongue is hanging out. The dog is overweight.

Booger the DNA tested Shetland Sheepdog / Pug mix at 2 years old

The left side of a black with white Sheltie Pug dog is standing across the arm of a tan couch. Its head is inside of a lamp shade. The light is turned on. The dog's tail is curled up over its back.

Booger the DNA tested Shetland Sheepdog / Pug mix at 2 years old checking out the light in the lamp.

A tan with white and black Sheltie Pug dog is laying across a rug and on top of another dog. It is looking up and its head is tilted to the left. The dog is mostly tan with white on its chest and black on its snout.

Cody the Pug / Sheltie mix

A tan with white Sheltie Pug dog is laying against the back of a tan couch on a blue, green and white pillow and it is looking at the camera.

Cody the Pug / Sheltie mix