Shiloh Shepherd Times, AUGUST 2005
August Vacation Facts!
I would like to share an interesting list of why people don't take vacations. Does this sound familiar?
28% - I must take care of my work schedule
23% - I have trouble finding pet care
11% - I can't find time to make travel plans
11% - There isn't anyone to look after my house
Did you know that August is considered one of the most dangerous times to be on US roads? August is the time of year when most road trips are made. On the average, 117 people die every day on US roads.
So everyone buckle up, be safe, take the dogs, and have a great vacation!
Ideas for future newsletter articles are greatly appreciated. Contact Heather O'Connor, or give her a call at (410) 544-1384 today.
Dear ISSDC Members:
Judy Vaneman, President
We are looking forward to our members being able to pick up the ball and run with it in the future. We all wish to thank each member for making this one of the best dog clubs ever!
It was 1879 and a group of Buffalo soldiers from the 19th Calvary were tracking Chief Victorio also known as Apache Wolf. Victorio had taken his people and left the San Carlos reservation. They were responsible for killing several settlers, attacking wagon trains, and stealing many horses. They were on their way to Mexico. The Buffalo soldiers, who were made up of black men, many ex-slaves had been tracking this band for several weeks now. These soldiers were known for their knowledge and care of their horses and for always finishing the job they started. Being out for several weeks, they were running low on food and water.
Trooper Jones, who everyone called “Jonesy” was sent ahead
to try and find some water. Jonesy would ride his bay horse for several
miles and walk several miles so as not to wear the mount out. While walking,
he noticed up ahead something crawling. He mounted the bay and galloped
up to the spot. He got down and approached. Not sure what it was, maybe
a coyote, a wolf, no it was a dog. A big gray sable. As he got down on
one knee the dog stirred. “So, you are not dead” Jonesy said. “What
are you doing out here fella, all alone and with an arrow in you?” Jonesy
knew the Indians kept dogs to guard their camps and alert them when someone
was approaching. But an Indian wouldn’t just shoot a dog and leave
it to die, they would eat it. This dog was hurt bad and in terrible shape.
Talking to the dog, Jonesy said, “what am I gonna do with you fella”?
Just then the dog tilted his head and let out a low whimper. Jonesy who
was very good at treating the horses’ ailments and injuries would
never let an animal suffer. He knew what he had to do. He removed his revolver
from his holster.
SHILOHS IN PRINT
We are currently working on our lastest ad for the annual Dogs USA Magazine. Want to participate and be listed? Contact Judy to see if there is still room.
We're a Club! We have GEAR! A wide variety of apparel is available, in addition to many other novelty items. All proceeds from this shop go directly back to the ISSDC. Visit the shop now and support your club.
We are currently collecting pictures for the 2006 Our Shilohs calendar. Send your full-size, unedited pictures to Susi Ramstead before September 1, 2005.
The production calendar is printed based on pre-sale orders only. Once they are printed that is all there is, thus making them a treasured limited special edition.
Cost of each calendars covers printing and postage only. All information and new on-line ordering will be available soon at the Shiloh Shepherd Boutique.
Calendars will be printed and delivered prior to this Christmas Season.
“The Shilohs Calendar lets us enjoy pictures of some beautiful Shilohs, each and every day of the year! We can’t wait to order our 2006 calendars, and we urge you to do the same!”
--Jan Burke, Miracle Shilohs
Although I have been around for over 10 years, I may not know everything,
but I do know who to call when I have a question.
1. Check with your breeder as to what your puppy was eating
when it was still with its littermates. If you and your breeder decide
that you will feed the puppy something different, make sure you take
enough of the puppy’s regular food with you and make the change
5. Be sure to train your puppy! Puppy training classes are great for socialization and new manners. They learn quickly and get bored with the repetition so be creative. After training classes have ended be sure to practice daily for at least ten minutes to keep your puppy attuned to what you expect of him/her.
6. Shilohs love to play in their water. They splash
and stand in it as they drink.
12. Shilohs often get panosteitis between the age of 5 months to 24 months. If your puppy suddenly begins limping have your vet check for Pano. If you suspect Pano give your breeder a call.
13. Have fun with your puppy! If you have any questions PLEASE CALL YOUR BREEDER! Join our Yahoo group even if you only check in every month. Let your breeder know about any health issues your puppy may have.
August 6-7 (ARBA)
August 13-14 (ARBA)
August 13-14 (IABCA)
August 20-21 (ARBA)
August 27-28 (Rarities)
August 27-28 (IABCA)
September 3-4 (ARBA)
September 3-4 (Rarities)
September 3-4 (ISSDC/NKC)
September 10-11 (ARBA)
September 11-12 (RBCSWO)
September 17-18 (ARBA)
September 17-18 (Rarities)
September 24-25 (ARBA)
September 24-25 (IABCA)
Thank you, Jan Burke, for all your hard work assembling the show calendar. Check out the complete 2005 Show Calendar at Jan's website.
Sire: Shiloh-Guardian Still Smokin
Mona sits very prominently in the history of our Shiloh Shepherds with many pedigrees tracing back to her. Mona is very typical of an “old world-style” German Shepherd. She was oversized (above standard) huge boned, huge headed with a huge, square body and an unwavering sense of loyalty, protection, and at all times, very trustworthy and gentle.
She was a true herding dog and in the last few years of her long, wonderful life, she adopted an orphaned baby goat, a flock of chicks and quite a few human children! She took her job of foster parenting very seriously, taking great care of all her children.
Mona was full of life till the very end, loving to sneak up from the side or from behind and nip us on the thigh and then spin around with a very mischievous look, waiting for us to chase her. She still loved to play ball and loved to go for nice slow walks in the pastures and down to the creek as she got older.
We loved Mona dearly and feel blessed to have had her in our house and raising our kids, canine and human alike. She will forever be a part of our hearts and her great big bear hugs are still missed tremendously.
sire: iCH Willamette Valley Marsala,
My name is Kara and I am 11 years old and love the Shiloh
Shepherd. My mom breeds and trains Shiloh Shepherds. This year my mom
let me travel to the shows with her, and I am now the one that goes
into the show ring with our puppies.
by Kara Althoff
Sire: Zion's Walker Texas Ranger
Wolfie is one of the "FAB FIVE" Shilohs responsible for bringing permanent recognition with the American Herding Breed Association (AHBA) to the Shiloh Shepherd Breed.
Wolfie resides at Shadow Hill Shilohs in West Virginia. He is one of our spectacular smooth coats working in the herding arena. Wolfie's natural instincts are enhanced by his strong desire to please and his calm, but steady approach to the stock.
We are eagerly awaiting the delivery of our very own sheep at Shadow Hill this fall! In the meantime, this team has resumed training at Keepstone Farm in Virginia. I feel that Wolfie has a lot of potential and we are currently aiming towards earning another title in the more advanced AHBA Ranch Dog division.
Sire: GV 4NSbiWSCSq CH-G
"When I die, I want to come back as your dog!” I’m so flattered when people tell me that. It means that Lily is living the great life that even people want.
Ever since Lily joined our family in August of 2000, her life has been filled with fun, travel and great adventures. She’s a true tourist having explored and hiked her way through the West and is always hankering for more.
Lily has chosen a life of leisure. She looks at you like you’re crazy if you want to play ball. But, mention the word hike and she’ll howl and whine all the way to the trailhead. She loves to pack up and go…..anywhere, just as long as she is part of the plan.
She is a large, gentle girl with deep eyes and a sweetness that captures your heart. Even if you don’t like dogs, you like Lily. Once she decides you are her friend, you become one of her “people” and she never lets you forget it. She wraps you around that big paw of hers and bookmarks your heart, giving you a piece of herself that you never forget.
She’s a wonderful companion, a part of our family and a true ambassador for the breed.
Four shilohs will share the spotlight each month and tell their stories. Do you know of a Shiloh you wish to see spotlighted in future newsletters? Please send your nomination along with a brief descripton for consideration to Heather O'Connor.
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