Border Collie German Shepherd Mix | All You Need to Know

Shepherd Collies, or “Shollies,” are one of the newer hybrid dogs that continue to grow in popularity. They’re the descendants of Border Collies and German Shepherds.

Regardless of what has piqued your interest, carry on reading to learn all about the Border Collie German Shepherd mix.

Border Collie

The Border Collie originated in Northumberland on the border between England and Scotland. It was here where the dog gained prominence for its sheep herding abilities.

The German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is a natural herder whose primary purpose is herding flocks. However, it’s an intelligent and loyal breed, so it has worked in various settings outside its breeding purposes.

The Shollie’s Appearance

Some may look like the Border Collie, some like the German Shepherd, and others may combine features so well they don’t look like either parent.

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Border Collie German Shepherd Personality and Temperament

The affectionate hybrid will go to great lengths to ensure its human(s) are happy, so long as you play with them.


While naturally social like its parents, early socialization is essential for Shollies, especially for large families. Depending on the socialization, or lack thereof, the breed can be overly timid or aggressive towards anyone who isn’t their human.

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