Mini Sheltidoodle, also called Sheltipoo, is a designer breed resulted from the cross between the Shetland Sheepdog and the Mini Poodle which inherited the best features of its parents. It has either a curly coat such as the Poodle or short and dense hair as the Sheltie. The coat comes in colors such as cream, grey, white, black and brown. It has long ears that hang down, a triangular nose, button eyes colored in black and a sturdy body.
It is a very affectionate, loving, intelligent and alert dog and it is perfect for families with children. To identify exactly its temperament it is important to know the characteristics of its parents.
Train it from an early age and it will be perfect for you and your family. It picks up tricks fast and it tends to obey to commands and orders. Be patient and ensure you do a consistent training, by being firm but fair. Also offer it treats, praise and encouragement. Early socialization is essential to make it happier, confident and trustworthy.
Due to its calm personality and its moderate need to be exercised, Mini Sheltidoodle can adapt well to apartment living. It needs a little space for its own play sessions and can be also exercised outdoor on a regular basis.
Due to its curly coat, Mini Sheltidoodle needs to be brushed 2-3 times weekly in order to prevent tangles. Also, clipping every 6-8 weeks will be helpful to maintain its coat. Brush the teeth at least two or three times a week and check the ears once a week to prevent infection. Clip the nails carefully to avoid bleeding and pain.
If you want to have a healthy Mini Sheltidoodle, ensure you feed it with high quality food. It needs the perfect nutrition to be in a good shape.
Mini Sheltidoodle is a relatively healthy breed. It is prone to health issues such as hip dysplasia, PRA or epilepsy. Similar to all mixed dogs, it can have less health issues due to their genetic diversity. The Mini Sheltidoodle is a designer breed recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club).
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