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Shiloh Shepherd

My sunshine doesn't come from the skies, it comes from the love in my dog's eyes.
- Unknown

Shiloh Shepherd puppy


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For more information on the characteristics and care of the Shiloh Shepherd please contact any of the breeders listed below or:

Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc.
(parent club)

International Shiloh Shepherd Registry
(authorized registry)

International Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club - $5 Flat Rate Shipping on Dog Calendars!

Shiloh Shepherd adult
Ace's Royal 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.

The Shiloh 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.

The 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 daily walk.  


Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Tina Barber, New Zion
New York Breeders


New York


Tina Barber
11922 North Road
Fillmore, NY  14735
(716) 567-8040

New Zion




Gloria and Darrel Setterlund 
33011 Indiantown Road
Locust Grove, VA   22508

Noble Acres




Jessica Strauss
218 Lopez Avenue  
Port Angeles, WA    98362
(360) 808-7949


Strauss Haus Shepherds


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