The Shiloh Shepherd is a rare breed developed in the United States of America, founded by Tina Barber (see below for a link to an interesting article written about her, by Fred Lanting).
The Shiloh Shepherd has similarities to the German Shepherd, while it is still it's own breed of dog. The Shiloh is a shepherd. But, a few of the distinctions between a Shiloh Shepherd and a German Shepherd are that Shilohs are larger, have a more level topline, and generally a more gentle demeanor.
Average Lifespan: 9 - 14 years.
Height: males no less than 28"; females no less than 26"
Weight: 80lbs - 140lbs
Grooming: Regular brushing is necessary, as Shilohs do shed significantly!
Shilohs are highly intelligent & trainable, while maintaining a very gentle & sensitive spirit. Proper socialization is a must. They grow to be very large, strong dogs.
We asked our kids, who have been raised with Shilohs, how they would describe what a Shiloh Shepherd is.
Here's some of their answers:
"A Shiloh Shepherd is very sensitive with it's feelings."
"Shilohs like adventures or different things in their schedules because they don't like the same thing... it gets boring."
"They are watchful for danger & want to protect you."
"Shiloh Shepherds usually will be by your side or at least somewhat in your view, so they can see what's going on."
"A Shiloh Shepherd is a guardian."
"They like to chase stuff like squirrels."
"They are very strong & courageous."
"Shiloh Shepherds are & will forever be your companion."
"They can take up a lot of room in a car."
"They look into your eyes & it just feels like they look right into your heart."
"Set your mind on the things above..."