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Wondering what breeds do well with shelties

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by Pam, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Pam

    Pam Forums Enthusiast

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    Hi,
    I am thinking of adding to my fur family--notice the word "thinking"--it may be years LOL My husband is uncertain, given Beau's fence running and bunny mania, that he wants another sheltie(obviously I disagree). :sick::( And although he is doing really really well in many facets, he is a handful. Sigh. Now Beau, by report, plays really well with all the other dogs at doggie daycare but his favorite is a Lakeland Terrier--not sure I want a terrier. So just wondering if there are other breeds that do best with shelties.

    BTW, I will keep pushing for another sheltie, only time will tell. As Beau is improving in so many ways, I am hoping his sudden urge to chase wildlife will quiet down a bit. Walks are usually pretty great these days.
     
  2. ghggp

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    Really, something other than a sheltie??? I have rescued so many shelties over the years and not one was a fence runner, bunny chaser, or overly excitable. That said, they were 5 and over! Why not consider an older sheltie? Funny, I have seen many shelties on this site with Poms as buddies...
     
  3. Calliesmom

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    One of Cranberry's first friends was a Pom....
    but mine have been around all kinds of dogs and have gotten along with all of them.
    Destin's first buddy was a beagle but they moved away.....
     
  4. SheepOfBlue

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    Another Sheltie says Angus
     
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  5. Chris

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    We have had a Beagle-Corgi mix (Corgis and Shelties are a good combo) and now we have a Papillion. good all the way around!
     
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  6. Pam

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    I was thinking Papillon as they are smaller (Beau is very large) and still in my wheelhouse for dogs, and somehow somewhat personality-wise like tiny shelties from what I can tell--without the herding. But I have actually not known any papillons.

    Can you say anything about Pap personality?
     
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  7. ttexan

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    Minature Aussie (American Shepard) - same size as Sheltie but heavier. Ours play well together. Of course, a second Sheltie would be great.
     
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  8. Pam

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    Oh I agree a second sheltie would be great. I've only ever owned shelties and GSDs (although my mom had a Shih Tzu just before I left home). My husband is a bit initimated by the pushiness, power and zest for running (especially after bunnies) that is Beau--and Beau is a very big boy. A secret: he is kind of "my" dog. Hubbie needs his own. LOL
     
  9. Chris

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    Our Loki is quite the little bundle of energy. We got him at about two. He wasn't housebroken, so we took him back to rate training, and he learned just fine. They're barky and very loving! Loki is adventurous and roams our woods after the deer. He is also very protective -- Lord help anyone who would ever dare threaten my DS, to whom he belongs. We also once saw him run ff a fox bigger than he is!!
     
  10. Lexi

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    I have a spitz(so lets say bigger pom) he likes to chase cars by the fence and if I would not say no he would chase wild animals and runners on our walks. I have a sheltie girl of under 13in size and even if she sees him running and chasing the cars she never did it. I walked her separate when she was young in places where there are cyclist ecc but she never showed any interest. So I think you could get another sheltie and it won't behave like Beau.
    I like Papillons too maybe some day I will have one.
     
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