Dog Breed Profile

Shollie History

The Shollie is a fairly new hybrid, or designer, breed of domestic dog that was created in the 1990s by crossing the Schipperke with the Scottish Terrier. The Shollie is a medium-sized, robust, and active dog with a wiry coat. The origin of the name “Shillie” is not known for certain, but it is believed to derive from the Old English word shillelagh, meaning “walking stick”. The Shollie is an energetic, playful, curious, and affectionate little hybrid that loves being around people. The Schipperke is a very old, small, and agile Belgian sheepdog with a harsh, wiry, and waterproof outer coat and a soft undercoat. The Schipperke is descended from the Flemish Sheepdog, which originated in the Netherlands. The Scottish Terrier is a small, vivacious, and tenacious terrier with a hard, dense, and straight outer coat and a soft, dense undercoat. The Scottish Terrier is descended from the Irish Wolfhound, which originated in Ireland.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Shollie Physical Characteristics

The Shollie is a medium-sized, low set, short coated breed of dog that is typically 15 to 25 inches tall at the shoulders. Males are typically 25 to 30 pounds and females are typically 20 to 25 pounds. They have almond shaped eyes and a long tail that is usually docked. They have long, thick legs and feet. They have a long, thick, cotton like coat. They can be any color, including white, cream, sable, and brindle. The legs are feathered, and the tail is bushy.

Eye Colors

Blue, Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Sable, White, Brown, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 21 – 29 inches

Female Height Range: 21 – 29 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 70 – 80 lbs

Female Weight Range: 70 – 80 lbs

Shollie Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Shollie Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat, Patellar Luxation, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA)

Shollie Temperament and Behaviour

The Shetland Sheepdog is a confident, outgoing, and friendly breed of dog. They are very intelligent and quick to learn. They are highly adaptable and can adjust their activity level to fit well in any situation. They are playful and curious, but are also gentle and devoted. They are generally easy to train, but due to their high intelligence, they can also be stubborn at times. They are friendly and sociable with humans, but are reserved with strangers.

Shollie Activity Requirements

Scottish Terriers are small, muscular, and hardy, making them well-suited to outdoor adventures. They are small enough to get just about anywhere, but large enough to be up for anything. Most Scottish Terriers are very energetic and will need a daily walk. They also love to play and will enjoy a game of fetch or tag. While they love the outdoors, they are just as happy playing indoors. While they do not require a lot of physical exercise, they do need plenty of mental stimulation. A puzzle toy or training game can help keep your Scottish Terrier occupied throughout the day. If you do not live an active lifestyle, a Scottish Terrier may not be the best dog for you. They are very high energy and love to spend time outside. If you live in an apartment or don’t have much outdoor space, they will be miserable.

Miles Per Day

12 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Shollie is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Shollie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Shollie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Shollie is part of the Unclassified group.

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