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Shiloh Shepherd

Size: Large

Weight: 140 - 160 lbs.

Height: 26" - 32"

Life Span: 10 - 14 years

Health Problems: Hip and elbow problems; bone disease; stomach disorders; skin conditions

Origin: United States (1970s)

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Working / Herding

Category: Companion Dog, Agility Trials, Search & Rescue, Therapy Dog, Herding

Exercise Needs

The Shiloh Shepherd needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. This dog may be destructive if bored. A minimum of 1.5 hours of exercise daily is recommended. This breed will do well indoors if exercised enough.

Grooming Needs

Brush your Shiloh Shepherd daily. This breed is high shedding, but does not require regular bathing.


The Shiloh Shepherd is intelligent, non-aggressive, mild mannered, and easy to train. This breed is loyal, enjoys challenges, and is protective of its family. This breed tends to be dominant, an experienced handler / owner is recommended.

Compatibility with Kids

Great family dog. May be aggressive with strange dogs of same sex. May chase cats and critters. Should not be trusted around babies or very small children.


This rare breed was bred in the 1970s to restore the original large-sized German Shepherd dog. It has American and Canadian Shepherd blood, as well as Malamute.

Pet Facts

This rare breed has its own registry, and is not recognized by the AKC. It is large, strong and muscular and looks like a German Shepherd. However, it is larger, better tempered, and has better hips. There are two coat types: plush and smooth. There are only about 2,000 in the U.S.

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