Facts & Origin
Origin and history of the Shetinese
The Shetinese hybrid breed is created by crossing the Pekingese and the Shetland Sheepdog. Both breeds have their own unique histories.
The Pekingese originated in China and were considered royal pets, while the Shetland Sheepdogs were bred in the Shetland Islands of Scotland, where they were used as herding and guard dogs. The combination of these two breeds has resulted in a unique mix known as the Shetinese.
|Origin||China - Scotland|
|Life expectancy||12 - 14 years|
|Activity level||low - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character and temperament of the Shetinese
This mixed breed is known for its liveliness and playful character . Shetineses inherit the intelligence and lively spirit of their parents. So they are smart, agile and loving pets who are always ready for a game.
They are active and like to exercise their brains and bodies, but also love to rest on the sofa afterwards. Their affectionate nature makes them great family dogs and they are known to get along especially well with children.
Training and Husbandry
Since they are naturally intelligent and curious, they benefit from regular training and mental activity. They also need regular exercise, as they tend to have excess energy .
They show a profound loyalty to their families and tend to get along well with children. However, they can be suspicious of strangers, which makes them good watchdogs.
Care and health
- Grooming: The Shetinese requires regular brushing to keep its coat healthy and free of tangles. It should be noted that this hybrid breed is prone to seasonal shedding. Dental cleaning and nail care are also important to avoid health problems.
- Health: Like all mixed breeds, the Shetinese can be prone to a few health issues that affect its parent breeds. Chief among these is patellar luxation. Regular veterinary checkups are essential for this breed.
- Nutrition: A balanced diet is critical to the overall health of a Shetine. It is important to choose food of high quality and carefully consider the quantity to avoid obesity.
Breeding of the Shetinese
Breeding Shetineses requires special knowledge and experience due to their mixed genetics. It is important to screen both parents for hereditary diseases to ensure that the puppies are as healthy as possible.
What does this mixed breed look like?
They share the sturdy, compact build of the Pekinese, with the distinctive features of the Shetland Sheepdog.
Shetines often have thelong-haired, glossy coats of the Shetland Sheepdog, mixed with the plush appearance of the Pekinese. Their coat colors vary greatly and can include anything from sable, black, white, gold and more.
Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.
Shortness of breath
Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.
Bronchitis in dogs is an inflammation of the lower airways in the area of the bronchi.
Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.
The MDR1 defect is a defect in the MDR1 gene that can occur in some breeds of dogs and in humans. This results in the deficient or absent synthesis of a certain protein which is an important component of the blood-brain barrier, leading to hypersensitivity to some drugs.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
This mixed breed can be found in many different colors including black, white, brown, gray, red and blue.
The price depends on its origin, age, health and appearance. In general, such a puppy costs between 800 and 1,500 euros.
Yes, this mixed breed will be kept as a family dog or pet. He is loyal, intelligent, fond of children and affectionate and adapts well to a quiet home.
This dog can live about 12 to 15 years. However, he may die earlier due to hereditary diseases. Therefore, it is important to carefully review the selection of the puppy/adult.