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.

Why are There Two Shiloh Shepherd™ Registries and Two Breed Clubs?

How it All Began

After a year of propaganda and negotiations back and forth between the SSDCA and the organizers of the ISSDC, a tentative agreement was reached that, in a nutshell all people politics would be handled by the ISSDC, as well as Newsletters, etc.  (Please note the club responsibilities outlined in the first letter).  This in turn would "free up" Tina's time to focus more attention on the ISSR, and especially the LMX program. She would then communicate ISSR business to the membership via the ISSDC newsletter.  Her first article was rejected, forcing her to write a letter to the membership again reiterating the differences between a club and a registry.  This in turn caused the ISSDC president to send out his rebuttal and these were followed by long, mostly personal attacks between both parties. We feel that there is no need to publish these letters since they have nothing to do with the dogs or the breed! The following letters should suffice to provide you with a clear picture of the activity that led to the formation of the ISSDCR and the return of the SSDCA. 

All ISSDC correspondence is in the form of PDF files to insure their accuracy.  They may be accessed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.  The files are large, but we wanted to reprint them in their entirety. Please right click on the file to download and save  them on your computer!

March 97 Newsletter Announcement

New Club Announcement Letter (May '97) (PDF)

Tina's June '97 Letter to the Membership

97 Homecoming Letter (Summer '97)

New Club Post Grand Island Meeting Letter  (Summer '97) (PDF) Three meetings were to be held across the country so that members could attend and voice their questions and concerns about the new club to their temporary officers.  At the Grand Island meeting, it was asked if the new club was considering  starting  a new registry. The answer was no.

Letter from a Club Member (Summer '97) (PDF)

What's In A Name? (Summer'97)

New Club's Objections to ISSR Registry Changes (Fall '97) (PDF)

ISSR Response: The Difference between a Club and a Registry (Nov '97)

The New Club Announces their New Registry (Feb '98)
 Part I  (PDF)
 Part II (PDF)
 Part III (PDF)

SSDCA Amnesty Letter (October '99) 
Please note: the Amnesty Letter Expired on 11/27/99

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Amnesty Letter

Olive Branch Letter sent to ISSDC members (November '99)

Once to every man and nation
Comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of the truth with falsehood,
For the good or evil side;
Some great cause, God's new Messiah,
Off'ring each the bloom or blight,
And the choice goes by forever
'Twixt that darkness and that light.

Then to side with truth is noble,
When we share her wretched crust,
Ere her cause bring fame and profit
And 'tis prosperous to be just;
Then it is the brave man chooses,
While the coward stands aside,
Till the multitude make virtue
Of the faith they had denied.

By the light of burning martyrs,
Christ, thy bleeding feet we track,
Toiling up new Calv'ries ever
With the cross that turns not back;
New occasions teach new duties,
Time makes ancient good uncouth;
They must upward still, and onward,
Who would keep abreast of truth.

Though the cause of evil prosper,
Yet tis truth alone is strong;
Though her portion be the scaffold
And upon the throne be wrong;
Yet that scaffold sways the future,
And, behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow,
Keeping watch above his own.


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