Purchasing a Shiloh Shepherd is a huge investment in time and money.  Caring for him/her after your purchase can be a daunting experience as well.  Questions about nutrition, all the forms you have to fill out, etc. abound.  Who should you call for information? Tina comes immediately to mind, and while as the breed founder she is the ultimate authority on Shilohs, past, present and future, she does have a life to lead.  Being called upon to answer basic questions from 8 AM (or earlier) until 2 AM, as she is now, does not give her time to be able to think, live a normal life or spend the time needed to work toward the future development  of the Shiloh into the 21st century and beyond.

Tina is monitoring the ShilohShepherdFriends forum almost daily. If you have computer access, we urge you to join.  She will answer your questions there.  Be sure to check the archives for questions that may have been asked in the past.  Please do not call her if you have questions about the messages on the list! (If you have any trouble joining the list, please contact the list administrator.) For those with an interest in becoming a breeder and who meet the criteria, please contact the club secretary about joining the OriginalShilohShepherds forum. We are also updating our FAQs and our Learning Center, but again, in order to do this, she must be freed from the constant phone calls.  If, however, you want to talk with someone and/or do not have computer access, here are some guidelines:

For information about upcoming litters of Shiloh Shepherds, please contact individual breeders

Please note: The ISSR (International Shiloh Shepherd Registry) in no way endorses these breeders, makes no claims of, nor is responsible for, any breeder/client relationship or contracts, written or verbal, which arise from contact made through this site.

Once you have purchased your Shiloh puppy, first check our FAQs and the Learning Center and then please contact your breeder with questions about:


  • Food and Nutrition
  • Worming 
  • Vaccinations
  • Stress

Other Health Concerns

Growth and Development

  • Pano
  • Puberty
  • Soft Ears
  • Chewing


  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Shampoos
  • Teeth
  • Show Grooming


  • Housebreaking--to crate or not to crate
  • Socialization
  • Puppy Kindergarten
  • Obedience
  • SAR
  • Herding
  • Agility
  • Titles on your dog

These topics are often discussed on our ShilohShepherdFriends forum. Please contact our list administrator to subscribe.


Registry Questions

  • Forms
  • Upgrades
  • Rules
  • PennHip vs. OFA
  • Co-ownership
  • Breeder's Agreement


  • Pedigrees (TCCP)
  • Projected Breedings


  • Certified Litter Evaluators:
    • Lisa Barber
    • Pam Dymond-Weed

For in depth advice about training issues, behavioral problems, breeding questions and questions that your breeder cannot answer or that cannot be answered on our fourms, you may make an appointment for a consultation with Tina Barber by contacting the club secretary at 585 346-6741 between the hours of 7 and 8 PM EST.  Detailed Relationship Coefficient reports with in depth analysis from Tina (as only she can provide) may be ordered for $90 through the club secretary. Please contact the secretary for the fee schedule.

Please contact the club secretary with questions about the SSDCA and/or questions for the grievance committee.