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Welcome to the International Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club, Inc.

The Shiloh Shepherd is a true contemporary breed developed to fill the need for a Shepherd from the past, a protector, a best friend, a part of the family. Shiloh Shepherds are dogs of giant size, incredible intelligence and wholesome beauty. Shilohs portray a distinctive impression of nobility with superior intelligence, strength of character and a heart of gold.

Our original Shiloh Shepherds are bred to be calm and kind. Shilohs excel in all types of work, from animal assisted therapy to obedience to guardian assignments as they tend well to children, elderly and livestock. Taking their intelligence and stamina from their German Shepherd ancestors and their size and gentle nature from years of selective breeding, the Shiloh Shepherd is a perfect dog for today’s home.

This gentle giant should appear longer than tall. The desired height can be no less than 28” for males and 26” for females. Shilohs have two types of coats, the plush (long) and smooth (short). They come in a variety of color combinations.

Please take time to research the breed very carefully. Our website and e-group are great resources to learn and meet breeders and owners who have been involved with Shilohs for many years. We promote and encourage unity, health testing, genetic research and the preservation of the original breed standard.

This website is a great resource to meet breeders and owners who have been involved with the Shiloh Shepherd for many years.



The International Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club has quickly become "THE CLUB" of choice for many longtime Shiloh Shepherd owners. In this organization, breeders and Shiloh enthusiasts are working together to increase Performance and Companion opportunities as well as provide equal representation of the Shiloh Shepherd breed in the working dog community.

The Shiloh Shepherd has proven to be very versatile and often enjoys various activities such as Herding, Obedience, Agility & Therapy. Known for their steadfast temperaments - the Shiloh is a frequent recipient of the American Kennel Club's "Canine Good Citizen" and "Temperament Test" awards. Shilohs have also been found very valuable in the roles of Livestock Guardian, Search and Rescue, Detection, Seizure Alert & Service Assistant. Many of these dogs are also Champions of record in the breed ring.

The ISSDC is very proud to honor the outstanding temperament, trainability and working skills of our Shiloh Shepherd breed. SHILOHS AT WORK has been created to feature numerous Awards, Certificates and Titles pertaining to these valuable accomplishments.

Shilohs are a versatile breed that excells in many areas. Learn more:



Follow the links below to see lists of our titled Shilohs:

How to Submit Your Shiloh's Achievement

To add your Shiloh's relative statistics to the ISSDC records, please submit registered name of your Shiloh, your first and last name as owner (and/or name of handler) and the designation for which your dog is accredited with, plus the name of the appropriate organization. Also, please forward a copy of the appropriate certificate earned.

  • [click here] to submit the above information to our Shilohs At Work Volunteers at workingdogs@issdc.com

    Include the following information in your email:

    - Type of Achievement List (i.e. CGC, Temperament Test, etc):
    - Shiloh's Registered Name:
    - Shiloh's Call Name:
    - Owner's Name:
    - Organization Awarding Achievement:
    - Remember to attach a copy of the certificate to the email