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Collie and Shepherd Crosses: Excellent Family Pets!

Over the years at Curious Puppies we have had many mixed breeds, including the always popular collie and shepherd crosses. We have had beautiful Border collie crosses, sheltie (Shetland sheepdog) and rough collie crosses, Australian shepherd, German shepherd and others. Many times these farm mixes are from working farm dogs, other times they are from planned litters of family pets. Both have made some amazing litters over the years and we love to show off these wonderful pets and let people know how great collie and shepherd crosses can be.

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What Makes Collie and Shepherd Crosses So Great?

There could likely be quite a list assembled of why the collie and shepherd crosses make such fantastic pets, especially if you ask current or previous owners! Many will want future pets to have some form of this cross, whether a rough or smoth collie, Border collie, German shepherd, Australian shepherd, or any of those other wonderful breeds, as they have found them to be particularly intelligent, faithful, and easy to train dogs. Over the years we hear so many stories of how quickly these dogs are trained, how attentive they are to their families, and how healthy collie and shepherd crosses tend to be. Even many vets will recommend this type of farm dog mix over a larger purebred due to the possible health issues alone when people are looking for puppies for sale. Because of the mix of breeds, collie and shepherd crosses are more likely to live longer and healthier lives. Super sweet border collie cross puppy, heart-melting!This is a proven fact of hybrid vigour and a fact that not all people understand. Most often crossing different breeds that have different common potential health issues will help to breed out some of those possibilities, giving the dog a higher chance at a healthier and longer life. Of course, you must always take into account proper care of these dogs, just as you would any other dog. They must still have all the exercise and attention given them, and quite often due to the high intelligence, they will need extra stimulation and training to keep their minds active and not become bored. When it comes to collie and shepherd crosses, we tend to recommend them to homes with at least a decent yard, or larger properties, and not very often to an apartment, as they do tend to require that extra exercise that is not always easy from an apartment. For an experienced dog owner however, especially if they have extra time, we do occasionally allow these collie and shepherd crosses into an apartment building when we know they will get all the attention and exercise they will need. The list for these fantastic dogs can go on, but these are just a few of the top reasons why collie and shepherd crosses make excellent dog choices. 

Possible Down-Side to Owning a Collie and Shepherd CrossTwo of our cute sheltie collie and shepherd cross puppies for sale

Ownership of collie and shepherd crosses can have its downsides however. If you are a first-time dog owner, or never grew up with a dog, this may take a bit more work than you expected. You may possibly think that because they are so intelligent that everything will be smooth going and they will be trained in a flash. This can be true, however as with most dogs, the owner must be willing to spend the time and be consistent with the training, in order for it to go well and with minimal frustrations. We always recommend crate training as a first choice when beginning puppy training. This helps the dog to feel more comfortable in his new surroundings, as well as ease the potty training process. Another possible downside for collie and shepherd crosses can actually be their high intelligence. They will need a lot of attention and stimulation so as not to become bored, and if the new owner does not have the time needed in the early stages, you may find the dog starting to get into trouble such as chewing, barking, having accidents in the house, or other negative actions that will cause frustration. And because of their larger size and strength, more damage can be done is a shorter time than from a smaller dog. However proper time and training, as well as proper use of the crate, will make sure that none of these things need to happen at all.

Excellent Choice When Looking for Puppies For Sale

Over the years people have grown to see the amazing potential of these collie and shepherd crosses. These dogs have consistently shown such high intelligence, easy-going nature, companionship, faithfulness, and child friendly personalities. Across the world, they have made thousands of families happy and brought so much joy to many. Overall, collie and shepherd crosses make an amazing choice for anyone looking for a loving and faithful, healthy and long-living companion.


Our young family has been fostering puppies since 2007 and has enjoyed many special breeds and hybrid cross breeds. We simply provide a temporary home to puppies before they are adopted by their forever families. The puppies always enjoy the personal attention from our two children as well as the other dogs in our family, and they are occasionally spoiled even getting to put our children to bed! The puppies also love being able to play with our friends and their children who visit, and it’s always great for them to be exposed to so many different people at the ideal ages.

We have 3 dogs of our own: - Buster, a Boston Terrier x Beagle (also known as a Boggle). - Georgia, a pure bred silky black American Cocker Spaniel. - Dakota, a Landseer Newfoundland dog (Newfie).

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8 Responses to “Choosing Collie and Shepherd Crosses”
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  1. My family is very interested in adopting a German Shepherd and rough collie female puppy. Please contact me if you are able to help me find an available puppy.

  2. I’ve watched my brothers Collie Sheppard, Koda, grow up for the last 5 or 6 years and I definitely agree with what’s said here. They have in my opinion the perfect mix of friendliness, intelligence, energy and loyalty you could want in a dog, and for that reason I’m currently looking for one of my own. Of course, it doesn’t just happen though, Koda was socialised and trained well but the results are a great addition to the family.

  3. Do you have any pics of adult sheltie germans?

  4. We are looking for a collie, shepherd mix. I have a son that is legally blind. On the 4 of October, he found out she had pancreatic cancer, and was suffering. He did one of the hardest things he has ever had to do, Zena was his life, his eyes, ears, best friend, she even saved his life once, she was 14 years old. My son is devastated he felt protected at all times. She was a husky, ridgeback, St Barnard mix was SMART, good with kids other animals. My son dose not want a service animal, as he wants them to be able to be petted and interactive with others. The family would like to get him an collie, shepherd mix as we have researched, feeling this might be the best of both worlds for him. Christmas time would be a good time as it will give him time. Could you let me know if you have any, even before Christmas would be fine, would like a puppy or a younger, female, however some males bond well it just depends on there personality. Thanks for your time

  5. Hi. We adopted a shelter puppy. We were told the mother was a black border collie, and they suspected the father was a Sheppard. The 7th and 9th picture above looks almost exactly like our puppy. He has huge front paws and the same exact markings, and colors. His face is a little more narrow ( smaller). Would this be a German Sheppard mix then? No one seems to know including our vet. Any input would be appreciated.


  6. We adopted one of these puppies we named her Cami and she is so precious, adorable, perfect tempered, and intelligent. You can trust these breeders they breed their dogs very carefully! 😀

  7. Catherine cybulak says :

    Hello I am in the process now of looking for a new puppy probably within a year we have had a German Shepherd border collie cross she was the best puppy we currently have a purebred golden retriever and she is amazing but she’s getting older now we would like to get another female border collie Shepherd cross if it is possible I would like to get an appointment with you to come and see your border collie German Shepherd crosses because I am 100% that is our next little angel that we want to get next looking forward to hearing from you

    1. Berry & Leanne says :

      Hi Catherine, unfortunately this article is over 6 years old. We no longer have had any collie crosses for a few years, sorry to say! Most parents have been getting spayed/neutered which helps decrease accidental, though super cute, litters. Best wishes finding your new family member!!!
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