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 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.
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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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.