Hybrid Origin: The Sheltidoodle is a hybrid between the Poodle and the Shetland Sheepdog. Country of Origin: Sheltidoodles originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Sheltidoodle is a great family companion.Breed Characteristics: Sheltidoodle typically are highly intelligent, loyal, and affectionate. Sheltidoodles tend to be easy to train due to their high intelligence passed down from the Poodle. Sheltidoodle do well in all environments but require daily exercise. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Sheltidoodle is 10 - 13 years.