This mix-breed originated in the 1800s in Germany, and once it became clear how intelligent they were, they were specifically bred specifically for sheep herding.
These high-strung hounds are extremely athletic and need plenty of exercise in order to burn off some of their boundless energy.
While Sheptika’s can technically live in an apartment, having a big backyard is ideal for these active canines to run around and survey.
Fortunately, training a Sheptika is a breeze compared to some other breeds out there, thanks to them being whip-smart and eager to please.
Socialization is crucial with these dogs. Their natural guarding instincts can turn from healthy overprotectiveness to a more volatile trait.