Health Issues


The Genetic Task Force is a group of dedicated Shiloh Shepherd breeders that are working together to collect data on genetically transmitted diseases and defects that affect the breed.

Shiloh breeders have always tracked the virtues and faults of their dogs, as well as their littermates, but are creating an even more comprehensive database that will be used to record data on genetic diseases and defects in the breed.

With this data, the Breeders will be able to better determine which lines of dogs are carriers of specific diseases as well as working with fellow breeders to eradicate those diseases in future generations.

Many genetic diseases such as Hip Dysplasia have been significantly reduced in the Shiloh Shepherd.

Please visit the Shiloh Shepherd Genetic Task Force - Library of Diseases for a list of reported diseases and defects. Some common health issues are listed below.




  • Megaesophagus (Mega-E)
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
  • Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO)



  • Bloat
  • Torsion
  • Cryptoidism
  • Allergies