There has been a lot of
confusion associated with the "Shiloh" name. The first thing you need to
understand is that the Shiloh Shepherd is not a recognized breed! Tina
M. Barber has been breeding oversized German Shepherds since 1962. In
1974 she changed her kennel name to
Shiloh Shepherd and
X-Ray (LMX) program.
By the late '80's her
dogs had developed a great reputation for being exceptionally
intelligent and extra large! Soon they were also noted for having an
extremely low incidence of CHD and being very child safe! The demand for
these magnificent creatures rose like a flood, but not enough could be
produced in order to fill the orders!
In 1990 Tina started
looking for possible breed recognition, so she wrote the
and started the parent breed club (Shiloh
Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc.) and the
Shepherd Registry, Inc., that was to maintain all future data for these
dogs. At the same time a
Licensed Breeder's Agreement was established in
order to keep future breeders honest! Please view the
overtook many of these people and when the
ISSR Rules and Regulations
seemed too onerous to follow, they started to look for an alternate path!
The complete history has been recorded in the
It wasn't long after
that that a few of these folks discovered that the "Shiloh Shepherd"
name was not trademark protected, and this led to mass chaos that has
since resulted in a
multitude of 'registries" being formed in order to
"paper" any long haired GSD look alike as a "shiloh"!
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