Please Note:
This page was first published in the Shiloh Shepherd Learning Center in October 1999; it remains here as part of the historical record. The "other club" has since disbanded although other spurious "registries" have sprung up.  For more information, please check:

Confusion and Shiloh Shepherd History: the first 40 years.

History of the Club Split:
August 97 Homecoming Invitation


Dear Shiloh Owners & Fanciers

....  Since I am mailing this invitation to “owners” first and foremost, I realize that many of you are not members of the SSDCA Inc. and have not been aware of the changes that have taken place this past year. The club is “closing down,” and a new club, the International Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club, is taking over all of the “official” club responsibilities. If you want to stay informed about your breed, I would like to strongly urge you to join this club ASAP! I am sure that a representative will be available all weekend to answer any questions you may have! Please be sure to get involved, for the sake of your dogs, in future activities.

 Let me assure you again that the new club does not “control” your registry, the ISSR, Inc! Although many have confused the “club” and “registry” in the past. You have to take some time to educate yourself regarding the specific functions of both (diverse) entities! ISSR rules and regulations booklets will be available ($2.00 each) at Homecoming. So if you do not have one, please be sure to pick up a copy! All Shiloh owners, future owners, and especially breeders should be well acquainted with the present rules! Over the next year I will be working very closely with the VIB’s to determine if and when, various rules should be revised, or new ones added! If you have any suggestions concerning these changes, please contact my VIB secretary, Lisa J. Barber….She is also the ISSR secretary and can answer your registry questions....