What is a Shiloh Shepherd?
A Shiloh Shepherd is considered a “rare breed” developed by Tina Barber starting in 1991. They are versatile and easily trained companions that have been selectively bred for great intelligence, excellent health and sound stable temperaments.
Courageous and self confident, these gentle giants possess superior intelligence wrapped in a heart of gold. They have an uncanny ability to recognize the emotions of their family. Steady and bold, they faithfully protect those they love without undue aggression. They are instinctively sweet and loving while playing and interacting with small children, the elderly and other animals.
On average males range in height from 28 to 32 inches and 110 to 140 pounds. The females range in height from 26 to 29 inches and weigh between 80 and 110 pounds.
Shilohs come in two different coat styles, Smooth and Plush. The Smooth coat is a double coat made up of medium length fur that lies close to the body. The Plush coat has longer hairs and a distinct "mane" that extends to cover the chest.
There are a wide range of colour variances in the breed with dual or sable coats in a variety of shades of black, grey, tan, brown, cream, silver and red. Also acceptable are solid white, buff and black coats. In all there are over 33 colour varieties available in both Plush and Smooth coats.