Welcome to Shiloh Shepherd Information


Providing accurate information about the Shiloh Shepherd breed as envisioned and developed by the Shiloh Shepherd Breed Founder - Tina M. Barber.

Do you remember a specific "German Shepherd" you used to know as a child (or if you are under 40) one that your family or friends told you about? He was the dog with that super, almost human intelligence; that big family protector that was so very gentle with little children, yet would give his life for his master without question. The dog that would walk you to the school bus, and then show up again exactly on time to wait for your return; the hero that everyone talked about; the one that seemed half human. His personality consisted of Lassie, Strongheart, and Rin Tin Tin all rolled into one.

Well, that dog is still here today, and he is called a Shiloh Shepherd™.

These versatile dogs are gentle giants strictly bred for great intelligence, sound hips and stable temperaments. The Shiloh Shepherd is at home being a loyal family companion or working in many different fields.

"Introduction to the Shiloh Shepherd™" - written by Tina M. Barber

Country of Origin: United States
Group: Herding
Life Expectancy: 10 to 12 years
Height: Females: 26 - 28+ inches
Males: 28 - 30+ inches
Weight: Females: 80 - 100+ lbs
Males: 28 - 100 - 140+ lbs
Coat Colors: Dual/Bi-colored Dual: Black with various shades of silver, dream, tan or red
Sable/Bi-colored Sable: Various shades of silver, golden, red, brown, grey or black
Solid: Black, white or buff [read more]
Coat Varieties: Plush and Smooth
Temperament: Courageous and self confident, this gentle giant possesses superior intelligence wrapped in a heart of gold, faithfully protecting his home and those he loves. An extremely versatile and easily trained companion, he is steady and bold without undue aggression; yet sweet and loving when playing with small children, animals or comforting the elderly.
Health Issues: Skeletal: Canine Hip Displaysia (CHD), Panosteitis (Pano)
Digestive: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), Megaesophagus (Mega-E), Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO)
Cardiac: Subaortic Stenosis (SAS), German Shepherd Dog Inherited Ventricular Arrhythmia (GSDIVA)
Other: Bloat, Torsion, Cryptoidism, Allergies [read more]
Grooming: Smooth: Requires less care and grooming but sheds more
Plush: Requires more care and grooming but seems to shed less
*Regular brushings for both coat types is recommended to prevent tangles and matting
Living Conditions: These dogs can spend time outside but prefer to be inside with their family.
Exercise: Varies depending on the individual dog. Generally, a good walk a couple times a day should be sufficient although some dogs may require a more strenuous routine.
Good with Children and/or other Pets? Yes. They make wonderful family companions, gentle and reliable with children but protective of their homes.
*Early and continuous socialization is recommended