Originally prepared in 2004 with last update by Tina Barber in12/09

Over the past decade many people have gone to various ISSR Licensed Breeders feeling safe and secure, although they were asked to pay them thousands of dollars for a puppy, because they were under the impression that these people were part of my breeding team and were thus following all of the required protocols—NOT NECESSARILY SO!

Unfortunately many of these people joined the ISSR just so that they could get more money for their pups, not because they wanted to be on the pioneering team that was dedicated toward properly expanding our gene pool! However, it does not take long for unjust motives to be exposed, thus forcing these oxymudas to leave the ISSR and attempt to start their own or jump into one of the fake “registries”.  I think that the matrix listed below will clearly show these trends!

Nevertheless, you must also realize that it is extremely difficult to predict what a particular breeder may – may not—be planning to do in the future.  Will they be there for you a few years from now?

Regretably, this is not something that any of us can answer! It is up to the consumer to be alert and ask lots of questions! That's why we encourage people to join our Shiloh Shepherd Community Forums.

Too much of our gene pool has already been compromised! Too many good dogs have been lost due to their breeder going “haywire”!  Just take a look at this Wall of Shame.

I hope that the matrix listed below will benefit future owners by discouraging the fly-by-nights from entering our program in the first place!

Oh yes, we have always had an LBA! Right from the start potential future breeders were asked to sign it if they wanted to register their dogs with the ISSR! Many refused to do so and stayed with the AKC instead, but others (maybe looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?) jumped in with both feet! Did they bother to even read the agreement? Did they ever intend to honor it? Who knows.  Yet they quickly signed up and started selling their pups for thousands of dollars.

It did not take me long to figure out that many of them were selling their pet quality pups on co-ownerships with GOLD papers! Ouch!! Once I started investigating all of these cases and tried to work with these breeders to help them to properly evaluate their pups—I realized that I was being tagged as “THE” Super Bitch of the century! 

Hmmm, instead of trying to breed better dogs--they just wanted to get me out of the picture!  Enter the splinter mentality--and the rest is history.

Now you can analyze the true facts for yourself—hopefully this information will help you make the best possible decision when choosing your next future companion!

Shiloh Shepherds: What Are They?

Rare Breeds: What Are They?

Puppy Producers: What Are They?

Real Questions Honest Answers from the Shiloh Shepherd Breed Founder

Please note:  Although all of the breeders listed in the charts and the three tables below joined the Breed Founder's VIB/OSSA (Original Shiloh Shepherd Academy) program to further their education in preparation for becoming future breeders, many of these people never even produced a litter. They are, nevertheless, listed because they had, at one point, signed up for  the program.

Those who signed up, never registered a litter in the ISSR or left shortly thereafter and are no longer breeding Shiloh Shepherds are listed in a separate table below. 

Many additional details are provided in the code chart listed below.

Former LB's (color coded in blue) listed as *INACTIVE are still supportive of the ISSR and own/plan to purchase ISSR dogs but have chosen not to breed at this time.

Those that have left the ISSR and continue breeding *their* version of "shilohs" within *their own* "registries"  or are named on a "splinter" website as a "shiloh" breeder are color coded in brown and listed as splinters.  For more details about these people, please visit our Shiloh Fraud  Buyer Beware and Tina Speaks! pages.

Table 1

(1)
Year Joined

(2)
Kennel

(3)
Breeder Name

(4) Year Left LB Program

(5)
Reason
 for Leaving

(6)
Present
Affiliation

(7)
ISSR Litters Produced

(8)
LB-ISSR
Status

1974

Shiloh Shepherds™

Tina Barber

*

Active

ISSR

 72

 Breed Founder

1990

New Zion Shilohs

Lisa Barber

*

Active

ISSR

115

VIB

1991

Packs Hilltops Kennel

Jerry and Chary Pack

2001

expired

NSBR

8

Splinter

1991

Vic-Mar

Vicky Smith

1996

Gossip

None

2

*Inactive

1992

Atherton J.D. Crane 1998      ISSR       4

*Inactive

1992

Betterways Kennels

Stephen and Barbara Betcher

*

Active

ISSR

10

VIB

1992

Bilan Shepherds 

Billy Pellicane

*

Active

ISSR

0

Emeritus

1992 Smoke N Ember Dale and Pat Urso

*

Active

  ISSR

1

LBIT

1992
1999
 

Windsong

Wendy Fullerton

1998
2004

started ISSDCR

ISSDC

8

Splinter

1993

Sundance

Neil Carbone

2001

expired

ISSR

2

*Inactive

1993

Liberty Acres

Don Roberts

2000

expired

sold out

12

None

1993

Sunstar

Gale Richardson

1998

ISSDCR

TSSR

3

Splinter

1994

CJ's Valley View Farms

Judy  Vanemanx

1998

ISSDCR

NSBR

3

Splinter

1994

Highlife Kennels 

Pamela McCloskey Moody

*

Active

ISSR

3

VIB

1994

Rich Hills

Karen Faith

*

Active

ISSR

2

*Inactive

1995

Freestate Kennels

Wayne Guthrie

1999

personal

none

2

*Inactive

1995 Trinity Judy McElroy 1998 NA ISSR 1 *Inactive

1995

Mason Dixon
 

Don Leilich

1998

ISSDCR

TSSR

3

Splinter

1995

Valleybreeze Shepherds 
 

Shane O'Brien

2000

Personal

ISSR

3

*Inactive

1996

Chaniya's A.-A. Kennels

Julie Kline

2001

expired

ISSR

2

*Inactive

1996

Danica Kennels

Eugene Luckett

*

Active

ISSR

8

 LB

1996

Highlander Shepherds 

Lynette Segee

2006

resigned

 

7

Splinter

1996

Vision Kennels

Barb Cullen

*

Active

ISSR

5

 VIB

1997

Maranantha Kennels

Marion Tarbox

2003

Expired

ISSR

1

*Inactive

1997

North Star Kennels 

Jim North

2001

Personal

ISSR

2

*Inactive

1997

Trillium Hill

Karen Ursel

*

Active

ISSR

 8

VIB

1998

Howling Winds

Jan Lutsic

2006

NA

 

2

Splinter

1998

Northern Lights Kennel

Debbie Baker

*

Active

ISSR

7

LB

1998

Tigertoes Shilohs

Pam DymondWeed

*

Active

ISSR

0

VIB

1999

Camelot Kennel

Mynde Bunker

2002

deceased

ISSR

7

Deceased

1999

City Bricks Shilohs

Corinne Filipski

*

Active

ISSR

 0

 VIB

1999

Dayspring Shilohs

Lilli Anglin

*

Active

ISSR

7

 VIB

1999

Noble Acres 

Gloria Setterlund

2004

resigned

NSBR

1

Splinter

1999

PAW Kennel 

Janice Williams 2000 2 USSDCr 2 Splinter

1999

Raid the Wind

Diane McClure/
Wendy Fullerton
x

2004

 Started ISSC

NSBR

5

Splinter

1999 Stonecold Shilohs Evie Esposito-Bell * Active     LBIT

2000

Atlantic Sable Shilohs

Jayne Polem

2005

resigned

NSBR/
SSBAR

2

Splinter

2000

Guardian Kennels

Vanessa Dutton

*

Active

ISSR

5

VIB

2000

Majestic Knights

Shari Lowe

2005

resigned

?

2

Splinter

2000

Rising Star

Sheila Masse

*

Active

ISSR

3

LB

2000

SilverMist

Wanda Wilson

NA

Active

ISSR

0

LB

2000

Strauss Haus Shepherds

Jessica Strauss

*

Active

ISSR

7

VIB 

2001

Blue Moon
 

Katie Gallagher

2002

suspended

TSSR

1

Splinter

2001

Evergreen Kennels

Susan Ferry

2006

Resigned

ISSR

 1

Resigned

2001

Narnia

Keith Kerns

*

Active

ISSR

 1

LB

2001

Shepherds Ridge

Debbie Knatz

*

Active

ISSR

0

VIB

2001

Wildfire Kennel

Jessica

*

Active

ISSR

0

LB

2001

Winter Harbor

Jennifer Modigliani

*

Active

ISSR

1

LB

2002

Solace Shilohs

Laura Kathryn

*

Inactive (2014)

ISSR

7

VIB

2002

V.I.D.

Gabriele Wellik

2006

resigned

 

1

Splinter

2002

WhiteFang Shilohs

Olga Twombly

*

Active

ISSR

0

VIB

2003

Deelight Kennels

Dee Bunker

*

Active

ISSR

2

LB

2003

New Days Terry DeVito

*

Active

ISSR

1

LBIT

2003

Omni

Vicki Ringstrom

*

Active

ISSR

0

Deceased

2003

Roads Less Traveled

Jennifer Grazer

*

Active

ISSR

0

LB

2003 RoseCity Irene Valeneuza

*

Active

ISSR

0

LBIT

2003

Serenity Hills Shiloh

Willie Lass

*

Active

ISSR

2

LB

2003 Green Mountain Shilohs Terry Trombino

*

Active ISSR 0

LBIT

2004 Silver Maples Michelle and Jim Sparks

*

Active

ISSR 0

LB

2004 TiAmo DMS Mrs. Anthony P. (Nancy) Tisci

*

Active

ISSR 0

LBIT

2004 Wolf Creek Mike Kerr *

Active

ISSR 0 LBIT
2005 Savannah Laura Lizotte * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2005 Carolina Mtn. Michelle W. Johnson * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2005 Free Spirit Valerie Hirschhorn * Inactive ISSR 0 LBIT
2006 River Wind Debbie Mayo * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2006 Gnostic Quest Win Maag * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2006 SouthWind Shilohs Jackie Watson * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2006 Torridon Shilohs Marcella Foster * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2006 IHOSS Stacey Lemaux * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2007 Moon Shadow Cherry Moon * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2007 Dakota Shilohs Lura Usselman * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2007 Shomeir
Royim
Cheryl Ben-Magen * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2007 Silver Run Chris Adair * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2007 Overdog Pam Houghtaling * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2007 Shamira Rick and Jan Foreman * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2007 Epic Shilohs Sarah Tasca * Active ISSR 1 LBIT
2008 Moon Song
Shilohs
Denise Harden * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2008 Sparta Shilohs Zak Becker * Active ISSR 0 LBIT

2008

Sparta Shilohs Anne Foerster * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2008 Dutch Pride Shilohs Zwanet Boer * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2008 Chelanham Shilohs Sondra Boyd-Kaminski * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2008 Echo Shilohs Mindy Mencias * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2008 Silvermoon Maya Jerome * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2008 Meritage Jolanda Naarding * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2008 RiverPack Michelle Schubring * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2008 Maddens Shiloh's Kennel Sherri Madden * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2008 Sentinel Shilohs Shani Gadwaw * Active ISSR 0 LBIT
2008 Qudrat Christy Shore * Active ISSR 0 LBIT

Note:  Litter data is through 12/2007.

The chart below represents all the currently active ISSR Licensed Breeders as well as those who have produced one or more litters while active within the ISSR.  The LB's are listed as per the year they joined the SSDCA as well as their current status.  Slivers are also listed as per the year they joined the SSDCA (not when they left). Additional SSDCA members who joined the club in 2008 are waiting to qualify for entry into the exclusive OSSA program.   

Chart 1


 

Please note that we have not had any traitors (slivers) meeting the criteria for Group 1 to deal with from among the group that has joined us in the past 6 years (since 2003) and we hope that our new stricter rules for joining will enable us to continue this very pleasant trend!


Table 2

The following kennels only produced co-owned litters within the ISSR or never produced a litter within the ISSR or had litters but went back to the AKC, or left to work with a different breed, or never completed the program and are no longer breeding dogs.  Those that were in our OSSA/VIB program and never had a litter who are presently on leave, but still supportive of the ISSR and may still choose to be re-instated at a later time are listed as ISSR-Inactive and color coded in blue.   Those that have never produced a litter on their own while with the ISSR but have since started/joined one of the fraudulent registries (or are listed on a splinter website as being a breeder)  are listed as splinters and are color coded in brown.

Year Joined Kennel Name Breeder Name Year Left
LB Program
ISSR Litters Produced Present Affiliation

1991

Chateau de Chief Shelley Watts

 1996
 

2

Kings

1991

Da-Jo

Joan Zaniewski

 1993
 

1

Neutral

1991

Gatekeeper Josh Lewis

1994

2

AKC

1991

Iles Steve Iles

1993

1

Kings

1991

JNK Jackie Wisniewski

1996
 

14

 AKC

1991 Midnight Sun Marilyn Travis 1998 1 *Inactive

1991

Olympus Tony Romenello

1995

0

AKC

1991

Schuler

Darlene Schuler

1994

1

*Inactive

1991

Von Wisel

Jean Wisel

1998

1

*Inactive

1992

Full Quiver

Dennis Cook
 

 1994

2

Neutral

1992

M&M Shilohs Mary Ann Bayley

1995

1

 AKC

1992

Siskiyou Shepherds  Bev Roth

2005

0

Splinter

1993

Excalibur Holly Petrenic

1995

1

AKC

1993

Pine Wood Ellen Grandner

1995

2

AKC

1994
 

Dakota

Ralph Jackson

1998

2

Neutal

1994

 

Storm

Deborah Dennis

1998

1

Neutral

1995
 

Arizona Char Fleming and Pat Brown

1998

1

Neutral

1995

 

Cascade

Joann Blank

*

0

Neutral

1995

Desert Kennels Gary Allison

1998

0

Splinter
 

1995 Dogwood Kimberly Hicks 2001 0 *Inactive

1995
 

Double Axel

Julie Jajowka

1996

0

Neutral

1995

Kingdom Kennel Trish Heins

2000

0

AKC

1995

Lakeway

Penny Porter

1998

0

Splinter
 

1995 Legend Tom and Robyn Young 1997 0 *Inactive

1995

Moriah Terry Casey

1996

1

AKC

1995

North Star Joan Ayers Cohen

1996

1

AKC

1995
 

Oasis Tony Cocilova

1998

3

Neutral

1995

Sierra

Susi Ramstead

1998

0

Splinter
 

1995

Sky Shilohs
 

Dana Russe

1998

0

Neutral

1995

Tru Care Shepherds Barbara Schonian

1998

0

Neutral

1995

Willamette Valley Anne Spaulding Prill

1998

2

AKC

1995  Roaring Rocks Sue Curley 1997 0 *Inactive
1995 Shaman Jan Rayburn 1997 0 Neutral
1995 Six Paws Kathy Dalton-Horn 1997 0 Splinter
1995 McKenzie Shoals Sandy Oswalt   0 Neutral

1996

Gemini

Dotty Piscitelli

1998

1

Splinter

1996

Shenandoah

Patti Schaeferx

1998

7

Splinter

1996

Gateway

Becky Althoff

1998

0

Splinter

1996

Destiny Shilohs  Kevin Plotz

2000

0

*Inactive

1996

Millbrook Farm Marcia and Tom Turner

2001

0

Splinter

1996

Paragon

Colleen Gottx

1998

1

Splinter

1998

Harmony Shilohs 

Dale LaCognata

2001

2

*Inactive

1998
 

Heartsong Shilohs Olga Wallace

2002

1

Neutral

1998
 

Shadow Hill Shilohs Audrey Harrison

2004

0

Splinter

1999
 

Aurora Shilohs Kelly Nobis

2002

0

*Inactive

1999

Green Acres 

Tim Laundry

2004

1

*Inactive

1999

Legend Shilohs

Katherine Edison

2001

1

*Inactive

1999
 
Nizhoni Shilohs Margaret Woodhams

2006

0

*Inactive

1999

Peaceful 

Lyn Casto

2005

0

*Inactive

1999

Petra Kennels

Tonia Meadows

2001

1

*Inactive

1999

Rain Forest

Nancy Castro

2002

0

*Inactive

1999 Seven Fires

Annie Garlough

2002

0

*Inactive

1999

Mystic Morn

Linda Williams

2004

0

*Inactive

2000 Golden Spirit

Melody Bennett

2004

0

*Inactive

2000

KTF Shilohs  

Jamie McGrath

2001

2

*Inactive

2000

Rivers Run

Amy Anstett

2005

2

*Inactive

2000

Shiloh's of Bethel 

Kathi Williams

2001

2

*Inactive

2000

Thunderidge Shilohs Jill Cameron

2002

0

AKC

2000 WaSha's Shilohs  Sharon Joshlyn

2003

0

*Inactive

2001 Asgard Kennel  David Schlosser 2002 1

*Inactive

2001 Belle-Grace Shilohs  Dawn Swick 2006 1 Splinter

2001

BraveHeart

Gary Felty/Lori James

NA

2

Neutral

2001

Eden Kennels

Robin Erlach

*

0

*Inactive

2001

Enchanted Flame

Ina Bushon

*

1

Neutral

2001 Lone Star
 

Kristie Butler

2006

0

*Inactive

2001

North Shore Shilohs

Angela Luke

2004

1

*Inactive

2001

Shilohs of Kai-Lyn  Virginia Storey

2003

0

Splinter

2001 Sirius Jessica Harrison 2002 1 Neutral
2001 Wolfden Shilohs Bill and Jill Gerew

2005

0

Splinter

2002

Abba's Shilohs

Michelle Wirrell

2006

1

Splinter

2002 Bearpaw Shilohs Nancy Schmidt

2006

0

Splinter

2002

Sun Devil Katy Schuele

*

1

Neutral

2003

Keystone Shilohs Cheryl Bender
 

2004

0

Splinter

2003

Shadowgate Farm Cheryl Mundy

2005

0

Splinter

2003

Southern Highlands

Cheryl McLemore

*

1

*Inactive

2004
 
Brick Chapel Rhonda & Mikel Van Emon 2006 0

Splinter





Table 3

This group signed the LBA and registered their kennel names but did not fully participate in the OSSA program and allowed their membership to lapse after the first year. Obviously they were never committed to the program, some never even purchasing a Shiloh, so they cannot be listed with those that did have "some" incentive to get somewhat involved, albeit for a very short time, and probably the wrong reasons!

Year Joined Kennel Name Breeder Name Year Left
LB Program
ISSR Litters Produced Present Affiliation
1994 Noah's Bark Lacene Kammerer 1995 0 Neutral
1995 Genesis Roxanne McSwain 1996 0 Neutral
1996 Covenant Farm Nancy Ledford 1997 0 *Inactive
1996 Giant Step Shepherds Leslie Bolin 1997 0 Neutral
1996 Tantara Suzie Graham 1997 0 Splinter
1997 Kuro Kennel The Milligans 1997 0 Neutral
1999 Deacon Jane Howard-Hammerstein 2001 0 *Inactive
2000 Hidden Oak Kennels Jo Walz 2002 0 Neutral
2000 Desert Wind Lou Hedges 2002 0 *Inactive
2000 Sleepy Hollow Rebecca Wentworth 2001 0 *Inactive
2001 Annawakee Creek Pam Cole 2002 0 Neutral
2001 Aumoka Karen Devor 2002 0 *Inactive
2001 Gottsburg Craig Schuman 2002 0 *Inactive
2001 GEP Kennel Greg Andrews 2001 0 Other GSD
2001 Splendor Diane Ontko 2002 0 Other GSD
2002 Sequoia Heather O'Connor 2004 0 Splinter
2005 Devotion Chris and Laura Belair 2006 0 Neutral
2005 Genesis Michelle Bowler 2005 0 Splinter

 

 


 

Explanation of Colors and Codes

(1) Year Joined

These statistics have been gleaned via the year that this individual joined the SSDCA, Inc. as a prerequisite to joining the ISSR Licensed Breeder (LB) program

(2) Kennel Names

are listed in alphabetical order as they appeared on the ISSR Registered Kennel roster

(3) Breeder Name

List of all breeders associated with that kennel name, be it a single entity, married couple or partnerships that have been formed for the specific purpose of breeding Shiloh Shepherds under that particular DBA

(4) Year Left

Represents the year that this kennel/person(s) rescinded their affiliation with the ISSR/SSDCA, Inc.

* indicates that the breeder is still in the program and those breeders are color coded in purple. Those that are no longer in the program but still true supporters of the ISSR are colored in blue.  The rest are color coded in either black or brown for those no longer affiliated with the ISSR.  

(5) Reason(s) for Leaving This column lists a short explanation, ie.
 
Expired Expiration of SSDCA membership
Personal Various unexpected family problems (not dog related)
Resigned Political/Gossip/Traitor issues
Attempted political take overs Started xxx  (new organization)--In such cases we will provide a direct link to additional information regarding this person's present affiliation. They are also color coded in their own color--brown.
(6) Present Affiliation Direct link to more data regarding this former ISSR breeder! Note that some of these people have hopped in and out of so many "registries" it has been hard to keep up with their gyrations.

?? If anyone knows their present affiliation, please contact the webmaster.
(7) # of ISSR Litters produced Gives the number of litters actually bred within the ISSR (not including co-ownerships).  Data is updated yearly and is up to date through Dec.  2004.
(8) ISSR Rating Those still with the ISSR are listed as follows:

A. As "fully" Licensed Breeders (LB/VIB)
B. As Licensed Breeders in Training (LBIT) until they have completed all of their LB requirements.
(x) Helped orchestrate the attempt to have the UKC recognize the Shiloh Shepherd as a breed or started other clubs/registries  (also color coded in brown).

 

It's been a rocky road for the ISSR, but all in all, we still have more dedicated people who have had enough grit to stay and work for the betterment of the breed. 

Honest Facts


Over the past 17 years we have had a total of 168 people join/enter the LB ranks with  53% still supporting the ISSR.  Only 9%  of Licensed Breeders that ever produced a non-co-owned litter within the ISSR have left to join an alternate (fake) shiloh ''registry". Many that joined our program never completed the requirements/became discouraged prior to completion. 

 

Where Do They Go?

In this article we have tried to provide you with a clear, honest listing of everyone that has ever been involved with the ISSR Shiloh Shepherd.  As you can see, some people had an extremely short duration with us.  There are many reasons for this! We would like to share just a few examples.

Many of these people just got a puppy and were very excited about the breed/becoming a "breeder" until they had a chance to face some of the real problems/disappointments that can go along with this commitment.

If their beloved pet's hips did not pass or she lost a few shows, or even if someone started a rumor about the person (not necessarily dog-related), they would get upset and "quit" the breed! Of course, this is not the way you would expect a "breeder" to behave, but these people are/were just pet owners that "thought" they may like the idea of "becoming" breeders, yet lacked the backbone and sacrificial mindset it takes to get there!

In another case, a couple had an amazing dog that did pass all of her breeding requirements, and was taking the show world by storm. But on one occasion they left her in the yard while they ran a quick errand, only to discover that she had opened the gate and ran right into the road, being killed instantly! This was so devastating to them that they just faded into oblivion! 

Very few of the people that we have listed in chart 2 and 3 actually "left" the ISSR, they just dropped out of the breeding program (some permanently, some temporarily) for a variety of reasons that may/may not have had anything to do with their dog's quality, club politics or even the ISSR rules!

As you can see by the extended chart, most of the people that had joined the LB program, did not end up becoming "splinters"--only a small number actually chose to start/join "other" registries in order to to sell FAKE Shilohs!

These are the people who are now giving our breed a bad reputation because they have comprised quantity for quality and integrity for personal financial gain!

If you take your time to study our charts, it should help you to separate the wheat from the chaff, so that you can feel comfortable about contacting one of our active Licensed Breeders about your future puppy!

Before you contact any of the "kennels" listed all over the Internet, please join our community forum, in order to get to know our active ISSR breeders a little bit better.  You will have a unique opportunity to read their posts, ask them questions, and read what other breeders, as well as their clients have to say!

By getting to know this breed, and all of  *us* better, you will be able to make wiser decisions when it's time for you to purchase your future puppy!!

For more details, please view our 2006 update which shows that of the 167 litters produced within the ISSR between 1991-97, only 24 came from those that are now being called "splinters" and who departed in 1997-98.
 

2010 Update

As of 1/2009 we have had 485 litters produced within the ISSR and only 91 came via the slivers - before they left and NONE since early 2006.  THE SLIVERS HAVE FALLEN!! LONG LIVE THE ISSR!!

 


Please note

As of 2001, the ISSR, Inc. (with the approval of the SSDCA, Inc.) has incorporated several stricter requirements for future Licensed Breeders.  These requirements were re-affirmed by the board in 2004.

1.  They have to sign the current Licensed Breeders Agreement and rededicate themselves to the program every three years in order to stay in the program.

2. They must consistently comply with the Genetic Task Force requirements for data submission on their dogs and on any litters produced in order to maintain their license.

3. They cannot attain full Licensed Breeder rights until they have fulfilled their Licensed Breeder in Training requirements (which takes three years to achieve).

4.  As of 2005, potential breeders must wait one year from the time they join the SSDCA, Inc. before they may join the licensed breeder program, become a student in the Original Shiloh Shepherd Academy and be listed on our site as a Licensed Breeder In Training.

5. As of 2009, the NDA has been introduced and all LB's were asked to sign it (although it will not be a mandatory requirement).  Thos e who chose not to sign it were removed from the new advanced OSSA-2 group.  All new LBIT's will be required to sign it prior to being let into the program.

We plan to provide you with additional updated charts as per this program at the end of each fiscal year. 


For additional clarification,  visit our Shiloh History Timeline, Acronyms What Do They Mean? and our Confusion articles!
 

The ISSR has continued to grow and stand strong, despite all of the adversities constantly thrown against it, and the Shiloh Shepherd Founder!

 

A Note from the President

updated January 2008

I realize that there may be some confusion regarding these charts, as to why "so many" people have left the ISSR. Let me take a moment to assure you that our rate of attrition is actually not bad at all, when you consider all of the other factors!

First of all, you need to compare the real % of splinters, against the complete number of OSSA members!! Out of the 159 people that have 'signed up' to become "breeders" within the ISSR .. only 22% have joined the "dark side" and only about 1/2 of those are actually "breeding" fake puppies within the sliver camps ... and most of them are not even staying with just *one* registry ... instead, they are bouncing around more now than ever before!! These people were never involved with us for the sake of gene pool expansion, or breed recognition ... they were only interested in making some extra money breeding higher priced pups!! However, when the rules didn't fit their agenda, they jumped ship!

Many others did not bother to read the "fine print" or just didn't think that the rules would apply to *them* until it was too late!! For this reason we have continued to make things harder for folks to "just join" the OSSA program & start breeding puppies! As of June 2005, we have included a 1 year waiting period, from the time that they join the club, so that they can get to know us better (and we can get to know them better too) rather than allowing anyone to just "sign up" on a whim!!

We all feel that this new program will be very productive in the future, because it will screen out many of those that never made it much past the first year anyway, as well as those that are NOT sincerely interested in the future welfare of our magnificent breed!! However we still encourage newcomers that have honest intentions to join our program, and eventually become part of the pioneer team that is going to take this breed to it's final destination!!



We expect a great future for all sincere ISSR breeders!!! If you would like to get to know us better, please join our ever growing community forums!

January 2009 Update

If you look at our 2006 update, you will see that out of 167 litters produced within the ISSR between 1991 and 1997 only 24 came from those  who joined the sliver camp.  However, if you look at the data we have continued to record since then you will see that despite the big "falling away" in 2006 we have continued to grow stronger every year!

As of Dec. 2008 the ISSR has recorded 283 additional litters and only 49 were produced by those who are now in the sliver camp!

Considering the fact that our rules have gotten even stricter in order to "weed out" those that are only interested in starting small "puppy mills" instead of being dedicated to the future welfare of the breed, our rate of attrition has been greatly reduced and the new LBIT's that are joining us are much better prepared for the hardships that will meet them as they move forward with this team! Nobody is trying to "get rich quick" and that's why I feel that they will be able to endure to the end!

January 2010 Update

If you have not taken enough time to read the entire article, DO IT NOW!! I wrote it, but I just read it myself just to refresh myself and found it as valid now as it's ever been!! The lesson is there - STUDY IT!! On the first page I talk about how the slivers got started and why their "product" would never even get close to imitating the REAL DEAL!!

If you look at chart #1 you can see that in THE PAST 7 YEARS (since 2003) we have had 36 NEW LBIT's with only one going "inactive" but NO SLIVERS!! If you look at chart #2 you will note that we have only had 3 slivers rear their ugly heads via that group, however we have NOT seen  any more of them since 2005!! In other words, THE SLIVERS ARE FADING OUT!!

Just like the "pet shop puppies" have become a thing of the past (you hardly ever see any pet shops selling "puppies" these days), the slivers won't be around much longer either!!

If you study chart #3 it  looks like Michelle Bowler (Genesis) was our last and fastest sliver - she jumped ship the SAME year she joined, after getting 2 grown adults on C/O!! Talk about a quick "SNATCH and RUN" scam!! This girl takes the cake!!

If you are thinking of inviting a Shiloh into your home -- STOP - take some time to educate yourself!! Join our huge 2558 member forum and get to know our breeders!!

Please bookmark our Learning Center and visit often!

 
Other reports of interest:

Litters and Breeders: lists, by breeder and area of the country, all litters born within the ISSR since 1991

ISSR Charts: Graphs of litters born per year.

United We Stand: Unveils the "breeder" curtain for future puppy seekers!

Current ISSR Licensed Breeders: contact information 

SSDCA Shining Stars  The good guys!

"Registry" Comparisons (a must read)

Shiloh Shepherd or Long Haired GSD? (the original criteria for the Shiloh Shepherd)

Who Are These People? The "bad" guys!

Don't Fall 4 The Fraud!  Clearly shows what the slivers are doing

Caveat Emptor: Buyer Beware: Investigate B4 U Invest

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