The ISSR, Inc. was incorporated in July, 1991 along with the SSDCA, Inc. Entries
into the database did not begin until September 1991, the beginning of our first
fiscal year. The following chart lists every litter that has been registered
with the ISSR over the past 11 fiscal years. Every litter produced under the
direction of the Breed Warden is carefully evaluated via our extended
RC (Relationship Coefficient) program that contains
over 45,000 Shiloh Shepherd™ ancestors verified by the ISSR, Inc. database.
Furthermore, approval is not given to any specific breeding pair that does not
meet the strict guidelines set by the ISSR
Rules and Regulations. All breeding dogs must pass size, hip and temperament
evaluations, provide an extensively documented (5 generation) projection pedigree listing
height, weight, color, coat, temperament, littermate
x-ray (LMX) hips and 14 Dominant and Recessive characteristics plus
individual LMI (Littermate Information) and RC (Relationship Coefficient) reports prior to submitting a
litter application for approval. As per the ISSR Rules and Regulations,
Article 2: Section 4: Rules Pertaining to Litter
The following rules apply to the
registration of litters:
puppies to be registered with the I.S.S.R, Inc. must be
born out of previously Registered "RED",
"ORA" or "GOLD" Dogs only, and each puppy in the litter
must be registered.
Furthermore no litter application will be
accepted, unless the Breeder/Co-Breeder has a valid
license and signed Breeders Code on file with the ISSR.
Section 4 Item A)
Any litter application submitted
without a four-generation pedigree on both the Sire and Dam,
or a projection pedigree on the specific litter will be
Furthermore, complete LMX Data on the Sire and/or Dam
MUST meet the required 70% passing hip evaluation, or
application will be returned. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will ANY
progeny from such litters be eligible for Gold papers!
Restricted litter applications must be submitted if:
Neither Sire nor Dam meets the 70% LMX
Both Sire and Dam are ORA, and/or Red papered, or
a combination of both.
Either Sire/Dam fail to meet any other
Only restricted "yellow"
papers will be issued to all progeny from such breedings.
They will not qualify for GOLD upgrades
at any time.
Any application returned for insufficient LMX data, as
per Article 2, Section 4 Item A, can resubmit a
restricted form, whereby all progeny will be eligible
for ORA or Black/white papers only.
LMX data submitted
on any Sire or Dam with less then two passing littermates in a
litter of five or less will not qualify as having official
data to meet the LMX requirements for unrestricted litter
papers to be issued.
be accepted from any breeder nor co-breeder that has had any
of their dog(s) ISSR registration(s) suspended/revoked within
seven years of application. Furthermore, no litter application
will be accepted from any breeder and/or co-breeder (as per Article
2 Section 1) that is not licensed with a signed breeders code
on file with the ISSR, Inc. as well as being a member in good
standing with the SSDCA, Inc.
application will be accepted from any breeder whose
breeding privileges are under investigation by the SSDCA,
Inc nor from any breeder that actively owns/co-owns non
ISSR approved stock that claim to be “Shiloh Shepherd™”
registered dogs. Furthermore, the owner/co-owner of both
the Sire and Dam must
in good standing with the SSDCA, Inc and have a recent
signed Breeders Code on file, and one or both must have
fulfilled the licensing requirements of the ISSR, Inc.
For complete details
regarding licensing requirements, please see
All breeders (along with each litter they produced) are listed by their
geographic region (see below) and alphabetically by their last name. ISSR
Licensed breeders also are listed by kennel name. Every ISSR litter
produced, along with the breeders status and litter information are listed under
the following geographic regions:
Northeast (NY, New England, PA, OH,
Southeast (MD, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, AL, FL)
Midwest (IN, IL, MI, WI, MN, IA)
Midsouth (KY, TN, MS, MO, Arkansas, LA)
Northwest (ND, SD, KS, UT, NV, ID, NE, WY, etc.)
Southwest (TX, AZ, NM, CO)
West Coast (CA, OR, WA, British Columbia)
We hope that the color codes we have added will help you recognize those that
are still actively breeding ISSR dogs versus others.
||Active ISSR Licensed
groups that continue to market their various unapproved progeny as Shiloh
Shepherds™. For full details please read
*The confusion article explains the origins and provides some additional
historic details in regard to the various bogus registries that have been
formed over the past several years. The chart you see below shows the
actual amount of litters produced by these people (in brown) while they were
associated with the ISSR. If you take a few moments to examine the facts,
it should be very easy to see that they did not make much of an impact on
our gene pool. Most of the puppies produced by these breeders HAVE
remained in the ISSR.
We have estimated that less then 10% of the puppies produced within those
litters have actually been used in a breeding program outside of the ISSR.
Most of the stock being used by
the "slivers" consists of "faulty" pets as can be seen in my
BROKEN HEARTED articles.
These "shilohs" are then crossed with questionable GSD mixes and
sold "as" "shilohs"
for thousands of dollars!
Therefore, we would like to urge you to carefully investigate and verify any
data that you may be presented with by anyone outside of the ISSR who is
claiming to be producing "Shiloh Shepherds™."
Of course, all of our ISSR data has been continuously updated on our websites
since 1997. And our entire history has been clearly documented on our
A Note from
the Breed Founder
Tina M. Barber
Over the past decade I have devoted a considerable amount of time to
most of the breeders listed on these pages, in order to help them
achieve their goals as they help each other to sufficiently expand our
genepool in order for the Shiloh Shepherd to attain official recognition
as a breed. Some have understood my vision and have worked/are still
working very hard to help me reach these goals, while others were only
interested in profiting from the reputation that these dogs had earned
during the decades that they were bred at my
Shiloh Shepherd™ kennel.
They quickly jumped in to breed puppies without any regard for the
future welfare of the entire breed. When following the strict ISSR rules
became a difficulty for them, they just left. Some of these people later
grouped together to set up various
in order to issue "papers" without having to follow the guidelines
required by the ISSR,
It is my hope that
the listings you have seen on these pages will help you to better
understand the true history of this breed, as well as the people that
have dedicated themselves toward helping me attain my vision for these
magnificent dogs! It is because of these VIB's (Very Important Breeders)
that have started out as Licensed Breeders and continued to expand their
education via the OSS Academy as well as other programs sponsored by the
SSDCA, Inc. (official parent club) that your grandchildren will someday
be able to enjoy the special qualities that we all love about these
If not for these
pioneers, there may not have been a breed under development today, and
certainly there would never have been a chance for an official "breed"
known as the Shiloh Shepherd™ in the future.
If you feel
that you have been drawn to these dogs, please take some time to fully
all claims that you will be hearing
from various people claiming to be selling you "Shiloh Shepherd™"
If they are not listed on our ISSR, Inc. Licensed Breeders
page, then the puppies that they are attempting to sell you do not have
any "real" accredited registry backing them!
The ISSR is the only
registry that has maintained data (as you can see on the following
pages) on this breed--while still under development. Thanks to the TCCP
we have documented extensive data on over 3000 Shiloh Shepherd™ dogs from
birth through final adult registration! The ISSR has
sponsored many programs, including the
Health Survey 2000 that is being
updated on a continuous basis. Our
Force team assists all ISSR, Inc.
Licensed Breeders in collecting heart, hip and other data in order to
make our dogs the best that they can be.
DON'T SETTLE FOR
Tina M. Barber
As you can see by the new charts posted above, we lost some ground
due to the "sliver" fiasco's that we have been dealing with since
the inception of my LB program, but we HAVE made a lot of progress
in the past few years!! Most of the "fly by nights" that jumped in
after my fire are now gone .. and the HONEST - DEDICATED LB's are
moving forward in a positive way!!
In 2007 we had a total of 29 litters
born!! This clearly shows a strong trend in the right direction;
back to the way things SHOULD be!! Many of those pups have been
placed on C/O's with potential future LB's that are dedicated to the
TRUE vision for this "breed" -- STILL under
I am foreseeing 2009 as our BEST year ever!!
Shining Stars have been
working very hard to help me expand our gene pool, and it looks like
our future LB's will be a lot more dedicated to the BREED -- instead
of their pocket book, or ego!! Take some time
to look at the
so that you will be able to better understand
our future goals!!
These tables were originally published in 2001 and
have been updated yearly in 2002, 2003, and 2004. The note from the breed
founder was written in February 2003 exclusively for the Shiloh Shepherd