For more information on the
characteristics and care of the Shiloh Shepherd please contact any of the
breeders listed below or:
Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc.
Shiloh Shepherd Registry
Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club
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Flush of Zion
The Shiloh Shepherd is a recreated dog, and
owes his existence to the efforts of a dedicated American breeder, Tina Barber. Tina had German Shepherds as a
child in Germany and believed that the modern German Shepherd had strayed too far from its
roots in appearance and temperament. She spent over 30 years breeding back to the original
German Shepherd type. These new dogs are now known as Shiloh Shepherds. Shilohs are good at herding, search and rescue,
and protection, but they are not recommended for aggression work.
Shepherd stands at least 30 inches at the shoulder, and weighs up to 140
pounds. The Smooth coat variety possesses a straight, medium-length,
harsh double coat. The Plush variety has the same type of coat with a distinctive
mane around his neck and chest and feathering on the ears and back of his front legs. Coats
may come in shades of black with tan, golden tan, reddish tan, silver, and cream as well as
golden, silver, red, dark brown, dark gray, or black sables. Solid black or solid white coats
are also seen.
Shiloh Shepherd has been bred to have a medium to medium-soft temperament, being calm and
friendly, great with kids, and yet can be an excellent protection dog. Courageous
and self confident, this gentle giant possesses superior intelligence wrapped in a heart of
gold, faithfully protecting his home and those he loves.
With the renowned shepherd versatility, the Shiloh is an
easily trained companion who loves to swim, carry packs for the mountain climber, endure long
trail rides, or pull heavy sleds. His excellent nose can be utilized in various ways. As a
true, loyal flock guardian descendent, he is steady and bold without undue aggression, ready
to die fighting for those in his care, yet sweet and loving when playing with small children,
animals, or comforting the elderly.
With the great stamina of his farm dog ancestors, he is
capable of trotting all day long. He requires a fenced yard and lots of exercise including a
displayed above courtesy of:
Barber, New Zion