GSD/IVA is an inherited electrical issue within the heart that is found in GSDs and Shilohs. It can cause sudden death in young dogs and has no outward or obvious symptoms. A 24-Hour Holter Monitor test is required to diagnose these conditions. Because the arrhythmia may not occur all the time it is easily missed with typical Ausculation and Echo-cardiograms.

We are hoping that in the future we will be able to test all pups from every litter. In order to make this a reality we need to have an adequate supply of holter monitors in the Shiloh community. The ISSDC is raising funds to purchase additional monitor(s) that will be lent out to breeders.

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The International Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club (ISSDC) was founded by people who were deeply involved with Shiloh Shepherds since their official acceptance as a Rare Breed back in 1991. We came together as a club to promote, preserve, and protect the dogs we love. We are a coalition of breeders and owners that seeks to recognize excellence in conformation and performance and to provide assistance to dogs in need when we can. We have a lot of fun too!

We are an international club with members in Canada, the USA, and Europe, and we’re growing in strength and numbers all the time. We are comprised of three registries: the National Shiloh Breeders Registry (NSBR), The Shiloh Shepherd Registry (TSSR), and and the Worldwide Shiloh Shepherd Breed Association (WSSBA), which have came together to promote best breeding practice, maintain genetic diversity, and share knowledge and information in order to maintain the highest standards in health and vigor while bringing forward exemplars of the breed standard. While we work closely with our three registries, we welcome all as members. Breeders and owners of dogs registered in the various Shiloh registries, along with people who simply share an interest in our dogs, are all equally welcome. If you are looking for people whose focus is the celebration and betterment of the Shiloh Shepherd, the ISSDC is for you. Join us for learning, for fun, and for the love of dogs!


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