Please Note:
This page was first published in the Shiloh Shepherd Learning Center in November 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.

October 28, 1999

Dear ISSDC Members:

We are pleased to inform you that the Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. Advisory Board, after weeks of discussion and careful deliberation, has unanimously agreed to offer you a one-time opportunity to return to the SSDCA, Inc. and the International Shiloh Shepherd Registry, Inc. Under no circumstances will any such proposal be repeated. This offer is good for a period of 30 days from the date of this letter.

The following non-negotiable items and conditions apply:

1.Your dog(s) will be re-instated on a 5-year probationary period only. If any ISSR, Inc. rules are broken, their papers will be permanently revoked. The rules may be found at our website,

2.During this probationary time the Breed Warden must approve all breedings.

3.You must agree to follow all ISSR rules and re-instate pre-existing co-ownerships on all ISSR stock in order to qualify your dog(s) for re-admittance. Furthermore ISSDCR dogs applying for admittance need to have the signatures of both parties where co-ownerships exist agreeing to the transfer of these dogs to the ISSR in order to adhere to the established ISSR rules.

4.All dogs (out of originally registered ISSR, Inc. parents) not registered with the ISSR, Inc. will be re-evaluated by the Breed Warden or her designated representative after one year of age prior to admittance. All dog(s) before admittance will need to submit DNA tests and new or valid hip certification as per ISSR rules.

5.You are required to join the SSDCA, Inc. (if not already a member) with full 5-year pre-payment and sign the Breeder’s Code of Ethics. You will not be allowed voting rights for the first 3 years and will not be allowed to hold any office for the duration of the 5-year probation.

This offer is predicated upon the permanent termination of your ISSDCR records with validated proof such as a letter to the ISSDCR registrar terminating their ISSDCR papers forwarded to the ISSR, Inc., PO Box 309, Silver Springs, NY  14550.   Individual contracts must be signed agreeing to the above terms. Copies will be filed with the SSDCA, Inc., the ISSR, Inc. and the Chairman of the Grievance Committee.

This limited time offer is good for a period of 30 days from the date of this letter. Your response must be postmarked by November 27, 1999.  If you have any questions, please contact our club secretary at or at 716 346-6741 between 7 and 8 EST and she will pass your concerns on to the other board members.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Best Regards,

 William C. Pellicane
SSDCA Advisory Board Member
Liaison to the ISSR

History of Club Split (1997) | March NL Letter | New club announcement letter  (pdf)| Tina's June '97 membership letter | Homecoming Letter | New club post Grand Island letter (summer '97) (PDF) | Letter from club member (PDF)| What's in a name | new club's objections to ISSR registry changes (PDF) | ISSR response: the difference between a club and a registry | New club announces new registry Part I | Part ii | Part III (PDF)|  SSDCA Amnesty Letter | Amnesty FAQ's | Olive Branch Letter sent to other club members