What is a Shiloh Shepherd?
Shiloh Shepherds are a rare breed that was bred to resemble the shepherds of the past in both looks and temperament. Shilohs have been selectively bred to have a gentler, more family-friendly temperament. Shilohs are larger than most German Shepherds. Males typically weigh between 80 - 130 lbs and reach heights of 28-33 inches at the shoulder. Females weigh in between 70 - 100 lbs and are 26-30 inches at the shoulder. Many genetic diseases, such as Canine Hip Dysplasia, have been significantly reduced in the Shiloh Shepherd. The Shiloh also comes in both a long-coated (plush) or a shorter German-Shepherd-type (smooth) coat. Their average life span is 10-13 years.
The breed standard describes Shilohs aptly as "a gentle giant with a heart of gold". They love to be with their people; going places with you and being a part of your life. Shilohs would not be happy chained out or kenneled away from their families. All Shilohs are incredibly intelligent & empathetic. Their ability to sense how their people are feeling, that "almost human" intelligence and connection to their families, truly sets them apart.
Shiloh Shepherds have a natural beauty that draws people to them. They tend to turn a lot of heads so be prepared for lots of attention when you take one out in public!
ISSA Breed Standard