following "breed description" includes only the words (in brown)
original to ARBA
History of the Breed-
The Shiloh Shepherd is a new breed, beginning in the United States in
the late 1970’s and the early 1980s by a breeder who was dissatisfied
with the German shepherd breed then in existence. The breed was
interbred with other animals to create a new breed, known as the Shiloh
The Shiloh Shepherd is a dog of great strength and nobility standing
strongly and with the look of nobility. Although larger than his
ancestors, the size should not detract from his overall appearance and
should be enhanced by his height.
is a working dog, and his willingness to serve should be shown by his
of a person, or
should be penalized. The dog may be aloof, not anxious to approach
strangers, but should never be sharp or fearful in any situation.
Temperament= It is
important that the dog be properly behaved in the ring, and any signs of
misbehavior shall be heavily faulted. Any shyness or aggressiveness
should be faulted.
must show intelligence
lives to work and play
with his owners, and will show this in any activities. and the dog may be used
for search and rescue and protection work. The original breed German
shepherds was bred to herd sheep, and the Shiloh should show similar
with his life,
faults are serious faults and should be so recognized.
or in any way
detract from the beauty of the dog.
While in motion,
the ears may be flat to the head, but standing should be erect.
Hanging ears on a puppy
may be accepted. However, any ears that have been altered is a
Light eyes are a
fault and should be avoided.
In the adult, there
are The bite must be examined with the head in a natural position as
raising the head can distort the bite.
should appear alert and noble, when standing, never with the head
the neck. For correct placement,
are to be avoided, and too much spring in movement is a fault.
removed are not to be faulted.
a fully grown
males should not be faulted.
in excess are not a fault, as this is supposed to be a large breed.
over three years old,
shall be disqualified
as well as
full trot the back should be straight, with no roach or give.
in proportion to the
distortion of the overall outline of the dog,
overall impression of the dog is very important in judging this breed.
It should be
in males and females
RIBS: but slightly
bowed Ribs The proportion of the dog is important in judging the overall
look of the animal.
in a stack. In movement the dog should have a level back with the
but not a
the tail without a decided break. It must not be too long or too short.
Full and lively
but should not hook
to the side The tail must be active and alive working as a rudder would
to move a ship, from side to side.
rises A tail that is
“dead” and not active is a SERIOUS FAULT.
AS THE BREED
IS DEVELOPED TO BE A WORKING AND HERDING DOG. In judging
it should appear that the dog could continue to move without stopping;
the motion must be
height should be in proportion to the size of the length of movement.
Evan t a.
When the dog
There may be
a period of suspension when all four feet are off the ground. This
should not be faulted.
with the rear feet in a
follow through. A failure to follow through is a fault. ,but the movement should
not raise the dog from the ground, but rather propel it forward.
as well as
the but raising slightly off the ground.
what can be
the dog or
front feet striking the ground in a hard motion, but striking the ground
under the head
in a full
Since the working ability of the Shiloh Shepherd is so important, the
movement of the dog is most important.
back should not roach nor should it dip.
in a straight
be faulted, and detracts from the appearance of the dog.
shoulder, and never from the elbows. The failure to fully extend in
front, is a fault of movement.
and give the
appearance of an effortless motion.
At some point
the dog should single track, while in full movement.
to the bottom
of the foot
failures of the dog to move as describes are faults of movement ,from the
rear, the front or the side. Faults of movement are very serious faults
and the dog should be penalized for any such faults equally.
category is missing in the ARBA Breed Description of the Shiloh.
This category is missing in the ARBA
Breed Description of the Shiloh
The disqualifying faults are attempting to or biting the judge or other
dog, in or outside of the ring, monorchidism, cryptorchidism, docked
tails or ears, cropped or hanging ears, undershot jaw, or dogs with
noses not predominantly black. Dogs or bitches that are shy or
overly aggressive must be disqualified by the judge.