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Old 10-02-2008, 02:21 PM
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I used to belong to the shiloh club,,the one the 'originator' of the breed created. This was quite a few years ago.

Long story short, I've had some personal experience with shilohs, (friends owned them and they came from the orginator of the breed)..I wouldn't pay that amount of money (and they are WAY over priced in my opinion), for one.

Nice to look at ,,yes,,good temps,? I've seen better, Good health? I'll take my chances on a gsd before I would a Shiloh.

All I can say is,,you better be darn sure of who your dealing with if purchasing a Shiloh. That breeder better be able to show you proof of hips and elbows being certified by an organization NOT a vet/breed warden.

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Old 10-02-2008, 05:23 PM
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Wow thanks a ton!
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:35 PM
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I may be going to a Shiloh breeder's house this weekend. I will get tons of pictures!
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:42 PM
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:59 PM
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Hey Dakota - I actually had a female, show quality Shiloh for three weeks. Shelby was 5 months when I purchased her from a very reputable breeder (an actual partner of the breeds originator). She was a beautiful sable with black markings - a living doll. All was great , but she was relentless with my BMD, Bodi. Bodi gets along with all dogs and he tolerated Shelby to the max, but she was badgering him to the point of exhaustion - not dominating, just playing. We had to make a very difficult decision since owning a Shiloh has been a dream of mine since I first met one back in 1994. Regretfully, we gave Shelby back to the breeder who was very understanding. Bodi slept for three days after that.

I still will own a Shiloh one day.
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:09 PM
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Aww, poor Bodi!
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:28 PM
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Aww poor Bodi!
But I bet you enjoyed that little shiloh girl?
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:31 PM
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Hey Dakotah.

Got back from the breeder's with my some-hundred-photo-filled-Canon a few hours ago. She had a lot of gorgeous Shilohs.

The breeder's website is www.SolaceShilohs.com and she was absolutly wonderful. She has an amazing kennel and some spectacular pups and gorgeous adult Shilohs. When the pups are born she puts a colored ribbon on them. When they are 3 weeks old the ribbon is removed to avoid another puppy choking another by pulling on the ribbon and she takes them in to get microchipped. She matches the microchip number to the ribbon color and the puppies go by their color from there.

She had all of the puppies evaluated today and I attended that. They did a series of tests to see what level of submission, independence, etc. and other characteristics they have to detemine what kind of family the puppies would be good in and what activities they would be good at, such as Tracking or Agility. They decide whether the puppy is "Hard" or "Soft" through these tests and determine what family each puppy would fit the best into. Then they alert the puppy owners they have lined up what puppy she thinks would be best for them such as, "The Lime-Green puppy would fit your family best because..." and then they would say whether the puppy had a high drive, low submission, was very independent, etc. and place the best puppy with the best family that way the family is happy and the dog is at its happiest.

Laura [the breeder] also gave me a ton of useful tips as far as training and raising puppies, etc. She was very, very busy today so she couldn't spend too much time informing me, but I'll be going back next week.

I fell in love with her kennel and guesss what...
I'll be working with her from now on!

So, from now on you guys will be seeing tons of Shiloh photos IF my permission is granted to post the photos on here. If not you'll all be hearing about it, at least.

In case you didn't know, Shiloh's come in two different coat types. "Plush" - the gorgeous coat you see on most Shiloh's and "Smooth-coat" - which is alot like the coat of a GSD, but smoother; not as coarse.

The difference between GSDs and Shilohs, if you're wondering, is their top line (GSD's have a slanted one, as you can always tell, and Shiloh's have a straight topline). The Shiloh's head, hindquarters, chest, etc. are more broad than your typical GSD and Shilohs are not hearly as hard as GSDs are, meaning Shilohs are much more senstive than GSDs.

Just to illustrate that...

German Shepherd Dogs.


www.klgsd.com


www.vomhausmiller.com

Smooth coated Shiloh.

www.dogbreedinfo.com

Plush coated Shilohs

www.xandushilohs.com

I got all that information & more from the breeder today. I really had a great time and learned a lot. I also fell in love with the breed of Shiloh Shepherds. They're wonderful!

Oh, and about all of those pictures I took......
They are all edited & resized, just awaiting a permission granting email to post them all here.
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:29 AM
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Actually, not all GSDs have the curved back like that. That is a German Showline trait. Working lines tend to have straight backs just like the Shilohs. IT also has alot to do with the way you stand them. Look at my boy for example....



But, as you can see, that slant comes from how I have him standing; alot of people stack their dogs slightly overstretched. Somehow, that became fashionable.

Here he is with a straight, level back just like the Shilohs:


That was an ancient pic from when he was about 18 months old, btw.


How tall are those dogs? You mentioned them being broader, but they look kinda thin to me (that may just be those particular dogs though). Do they have reds and browns, or are they all the cream color like that?
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:18 AM
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Shiloh resembles GSD's a lot...
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