Another Installment in the Continuing Brokenhearted Breed Founder Series

by Tina M. Barber

Report Filed: October, 2005

Upon arriving I was pleasantly surprised to see that Sheila had done a magnificent job decorating her booth!!

Since the first show had already started we rushed over to watch.  I wasn't shocked at what I saw, this time! The tails on these dogs were even worse than what I had seen at their last show. Even poor Hope looked a bit disgusted!

I immediately rushed over to get our IBS and Sheila and I proceeded to hand it to the judges! We all stood around watching as they took the time to quickly view the pictures.  Did it help? The real Shilohs enter the ring--but who will win?

Yup, you guessed it!

Now what? Do I jump up and down screaming about tails? They all have horrible tails! Since this is a "Rarities" show, and these six sliver dogs enter all of their shows--they can't lose face by putting up a real Shiloh, now can they? This is the ugly side of politics--but they are paying a "bit" more attention to the tails who do you think they put up in the third show? Yoda!

Well, at least our booth was getting lots of traffic!

I felt bad for Sheila and her chapter. They had put so much work into the Expo's in their area.  This was the fourth major public awareness venture over the past two years and they still can't beat the politics that "Rarities" has been dishing out, even though they have gorgeous, well trained dogs!

Sunday started out a bit better.  As we arrived (late), Sheila rushed out to inform us that Hope had  taken Group One!

Everyone was extremely elated over the the news, and our booth was packed even more on what should have been our slow day than it was all weekend!


A lot of people were excited to finally meet the real Shiloh Shepherd, and they weren't disappointed, although many were shocked when they discovered that most of them were just pups! They had a hard time believing that Hans was only 7 months old and that 30" Brady was only 10 months and still growing!

We'd like to thank all of our members for displaying their dedication to the real Shiloh Shepherd by assisting Sheila and the SSONE chapter with this expo.  Many good people had the opportunity to meet our dogs.  The knowledge that others received is still spreading via our forums!


Originally published Nov. 2005
Be Sure to Read the Other Articles in the Continuing Series of "Live" Reports from the Shiloh Shepherd™ Breed Founder:

Broken Hearted Breed Founder (1998)| Cherry Blossom 1999| Brookville Report (2000) |
Frederick Report (2001) | Sportsman Show (2004) | Broken Hearted Breed Founder Redux (2004) | Cherry Blossom Classic 2004 | Cherry Blossom 2004 Collage | What Should a Shiloh Shepherd Tail Look Like? (A Lesson for the Judges) | NCA Show 2005 | Rarities Show at the Hartford Pet Expo 2005 | Canada Show Update: May 2006 | Cherry Blossom Classic 2006 | NAKC and Rarities Show: October 2006 | Empire Classic: July 2007 | Rarities Show: Lums Pond Park: September 2008 | Broken Hearted Breed Founder Series |

Be sure to read:

What is a Shiloh Shepherd? |Examples of Real ISSR Shiloh Shepherd Pedigrees |Real Questions Honest Answers from the  Shiloh Shepherd Breed Founder | Puppy Producers: What are They? | Shiloh versus Long Haired GSD | Don't Fall 4 the Fraud | Registry Comparisons | Protecting Breed Development | Shiloh Fraud | Learning Center

And to see what the ideal Shiloh Shepherd should look like, please view our ISSR, Inc. Illustrated Breed Standard and don't miss Tina Speaks!

Shiloh Shepherd Story: Against the Wind - A Breed is born