At A Glance

Size: Large

Weight: 140 - 160 lbs.

Height: 26" - 32"

Life Span: 10 - 14 years

Shiloh Shepherd

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Herding

Origin: United States (1970s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Agility Trials, Search & Rescue, Therapy Dog, Herding

History and Facts: 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.

Temperament / Behavior
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.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip and elbow problems; bone disease; stomach disorders; skin conditions

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


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