An easy guide that offers answers to anyone searching for the true story regarding the history and development of these gentle giants. This timeline should provide you with a quick overview and the links will take you to some of the fully documented web pages that have been written for your protection!


1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's 2000's
Tina starts
Konegin Kennel
Changes name to
Shiloh Shepherds
    Zion Kennel
To avoid confusion, Tina Barber breeds ISSR Shiloh Shepherds under the Zion banner.

Shows, breeds, trains SCH. Personal Protection dogs with NASA, formulates the future STM program.

Conformation points/titles several AKC German Shepherds.

  Collects decades of data and starts the LMX program

Tina begins the tradition of annual Homecomings.

  Breeds AKC German Shepherd Dogs, trains and titles dogs for NASA Schutzhund and personal protection, lectures across the country, writes numerous articles for major publications such as  the  GSQ, publishes Shiloh Shepherd newsletter.  Publishes 1986 Stockbook.

Establishes satellite kennels across the country


Shiloh Shepherd Breed Standard is written by Tina.

Tina's dogs enter the rare breed world as Shilohs Shepherds, named for the kennel of origin.

Tina and Lisa travel across the US/Canada showing their dogs to promote the breed.

2000 Shiloh Shepherd Farm, aka, Zion Kennel, burns to the ground. Tina and Lisa move to Fillmore and form New Zion Shilohs.
Tina writes The Shiloh Shepherd Story
33rd annual Homecoming!

Tina continues to write articles for our website and major publications.

Shiloh Shepherd (Kennel) Advertising - 1970's-80's

New Zion Shilohs - home of the original Shiloh Shepherd 

1991 2000 2004 2005-6

Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club of America incorporated
SSDCA dormant  Aug '97
Feb-SSDCA reborn
Sponsored health survey with Dr. George Padgett With help of many of our members fought the UKC battle. Raised funds for the IBS.
One List e-group started  
Heillman attempts a coup d'etat

Gary and Wendy form new club. SSDCA offered amnesty in late 1999.  New club disbanded in 2001.


2003 2007
  Shiloh Shepherd community forum started. Our community forums have grown rapidly, reaching nearly 1800 members by year end
1991   1997 1999 2001 2007
International Shiloh Shepherd Registry incorporated as a separate entity from the SSDCA.  

Registry rules put on the web.
Amnesty offered to splinters. Dr. Padgett presents the results of the health survey at Home-coming ARBA war! Tina rescinds permission for ARBA to use her copyright- protected Breed Standard. ARBA forced to remove it from their website.
Genetic Task force  website

ISSR websites list licensed breeder and litter charts fully documenting all activity!





  TCCP hired to computerize registry records.

Shiloh Shepherd Learning Center created

ISSR database expanded to include over 1 million ancestors.

Tina continues to write articles exposing the frauds!
Iles tries to take control of club/registry- forms "Iles Shiloh Shepherd Registry"
Breakaway group is taken to court - Watts can't call her Shiloh/GSD mixes "Shilohs" - names them King Shepherds.
View Shiloh Shepherd Kennel memorabilia 1998 2001 2002 2005
Shiloh Shepherds Kennel Picture Collage from the '80's Gary's club, ISSDC forms - starts own registry ISSDCr Gary's club (ISSDC) and registry fall apart. The "registry" eventually splits into 3 different factions. SSBA formed from Gary's registry-led by Christi Christi joins TSSR,  SSBA led by Jan.

Canada chapter is formed by another newbie.

Learn More about Confusing Acronyms

Judy's registry (NSBR) splits from Gary's registry.  Anything goes. Issues Shiloh Shepherd "papers" for all GSD's.  Numerous outcrosses welcomed with no central control. By 2007, between the 3 rival "registries",  nearly 30 GSD's have been brought in as outcrosses!

Shiloh Shepherd ads from Aug. 1992-1994.

For the first several years after the Shiloh went "rare breed" the only breeder advertising was Zion Kennels and Tina paid for all breed advertising herself.

Marcia's  registry,  USSDCr, forms from Gary's registry and closes.


TSSR (Pattis' registry) forms from remants of Gary's registry.


TSSR handed over to Christi


Starts allowing GSD outcrosses



Don't miss out on reading

 Remembering the Past!

3 "registries" unite to try to gain UKC recognition-as a requirement for doing so, they resurrect the name "ISSDC" for a club. 


After Tina rejects Gaby's breeding program, the "ESSR" joins up with the others.

Protecting Breed Development by Tina Barber, Left- Korcha 1990, Right-Shadow 2007

Million Dollar Question: What is a Breed

Tina Barber, Shiloh Shepherd Breed Founder, Discusses Critical Issues Facing her breed

Real Questions Honest Answers From the Shiloh Shepherd Breed Founder, Tina Barber!

The Shiloh Shepherd Story: Against the Wind A Breed is Born!

Genetic Deceptions - written by Tina M. Barber

Shiloh Shepherds - What R They? GSDs, LHGSDs or Just Mixed Mutts?

"Shiloh" Shepherd Fraud! Don't Let the Frauds fool you!

Shiloh Shepherds Pedigree Examples

Puppy Producers: What Are They?

What Is A Shiloh Shepherd (1990 Article written by Tina M. Barber)

The ARBA Story by Tina M. Barber, Shiloh Shepherd Breed Founder


Shiloh Shepherd Illustrated Breed Standard
The ISSR Shiloh Shepherd Breed Standard is copyright protected by Tina M. Barber,
the author and breed founder.

Important Registry Links You Don't Want to Miss!

ISSR links: litters born, licensed breeders, registry rules

Shiloh or Long Haired GSD- What makes a dog a Shiloh?

Registries - What Are They?

For more Shiloh Shepherd breed and club history and  information, please check the links below:
Kennel of Origin | Club History: the First 7 Years | SSDCA Officers: Where are They Now? | Back Issue Creates Chaos |Back Issue Redux--ShilohShepherd Posts 20001996 Election | Glory to God Letter (Dec. 96)| History of the Club Split | 1999 Election |SSDCA Highlights: 1997-2004 | Shiloh History: the first 40 Years | 2002 Election | 2005 Election | 2008 Election |

To learn more about the importance of registries, please read:
Registries: What Are They   | ISSR: the real Shiloh Shepherd Registry | ISSR Licensed Breeders | Confusion | Investigate Before You Invest  | ISSR Licensed Breeder Matrix | A Simple Registry and Club Comparison | Shiloh v. LHGSD |

For information about rare breeds, please check Rare Breeds: What Are They? 


Buyer Beware: Registry Comparisons
If you would like more specific information about any of these 'registries', please check our  Shiloh Buyers Beware Blog and The Shiloh Wall of Shame

Also be sure to read the settlement in the court case where
Tina M. Barber's rights to the name "Shiloh Shepherd" were affirmed.