2, SECTION 2, NUMBER (5)
Due to the growing number of Shiloh Shepherds
and the distance involved in their locations, the need has arisen to expand
the acceptable temperament testing methods and locations.
Effective immediately, the following testing procedure will be accepted.
Canine Good Citizen with
American Temperament Test
Qualification including gun test (score sheets must accompany test
results on all procedures)
Also acceptable is a video tape showing the dog
Walking among busy surroundings,
i.e., fair, flea market, busy street, mall, etc.
Approaching another animal,
i.e., bird in cage, another dog, cow in pasture, etc.
Walking on an unfamiliar surface,
i.e., wire mesh, plastic, subway grate, in water, etc.
Reacting to gunfire,
i.e., fireworks, car back-fire, popping balloons, etc.
Reaction to an unfamiliar person staging an attack on the
owner while on leash. After the “attack”, dog should be asked to make
friends with the attacker.
Reacting to a slowly opened umbrella.
Please note: Incomplete tapes will not be accepted.
Graduation from a recognized obedience class where the gunfire test is
We hope in the future to
have our regional chapter leaders certified as temperament testers.