The Shiloh Shepherd's overall appearance is rather heavy. The back is broad, strong and solid. The head is broad and noble, slightly domed and in proportion to the body. The width and length of the skull are approximately equal with a gently defined stop, strong developed cheekbones, and a gradually tapering muzzle. The muzzle should be predominantly black, the length being equal to that of the forehead, with the lips firmly fitted and solid black. The muzzle should not be long, narrow or snipey in appearance. Both upper and lower thighs are well muscled. The tail is quite long and thickly covered with dense hair, hanging down like a plume. The coat comes in two varieties: smooth and plush. The plush coat is medium-length with a dense undercoat and has a distinct mane from the neck to the chest. Hair should not be more than 5" (12 cm) in length. The smooth coat is thick and medium-length with the outer hair being harsh to the touch.
Bred as companions, Shilohs have loyal and outgoing personalities. Many of the breeders in the United States operate out of large farms where the puppies are introduced to a large variety of animals. They were developed to be gentle and loving, able to work with animals and children, while still possessing a trainable drive for working applications, such as assistive service, obedience, or herding. Shiloh Shepherds are reported to be the least territorial when compared to other Shepherd breeds. With proper socialization they adapt easily to a variety of environments and are stable. Extreme aggression or shyness is severely penalized in the breed standard.
|Height||28-30 inches (71-76 cm)|
|Weight||Male: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg)Female: 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg)|
|Colors||Black Black and Tan Golden Gray Silver White|
|Good In Apartments||
The Shiloh Shepherd will do okay in an apartment if it gets enough exercise. These dogs are relatively inactive indoors and do best with at least a large yard. They have all-weather coats and will do well in cold as well as hot climates. They can live outdoors, but would be much happier inside close to their owners. Be sure they have plenty of water and shade on hot days and proper shelter in the winter.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
The Shiloh Shepherd loves strenuous activity, preferably combined with training of some kind, for these dogs are very intelligent and crave a good challenge. They need to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk, jog or run alongside you when you bicycle. If under-exercised, this breed can become restless and destructive.
Easy Training: The Shiloh Shepherd Dog is known to listen to commands and obey its owner. Expect fewer repetitions when training this breed.
Moderate Maintenance: Regular grooming is required to keep its fur in good shape.
Constant and Seasonal Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!