Shiloh Shepherd Times,
by Heather O'Connor
School's back in session! Its been a hot summer but I think you will like our future Winter Suprise will pleasantly cool you down. I would like to be the first one to invite you to our ISSDC Christmas Party!
Circle the second Saturday of December on your calendar now. It is
our goal to have multiple parties
throughout the North American Continent for all to attend. I am
We need more help so don't be shy. This is to be a human only event filled with fun and food and best of all new and old friends who share our passion-Shilohs. So call me (410-544-1384) if you have any suggestions or want to volunteer as a Regional Coordinator. More info will follow in next month's newsletter. Keep your ears and eyes open for more information to be shared! Hold December 10 open for your local ISSDC Christmas Party!
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Dear ISSDC Members:
I am proud to be the newest member of the ISSDC Board of Directors. This club is a dream come true for me. I have hoped for solidarity in the Shiloh World for many years and now, thanks to the founding members, it has become a reality.
I hope many of you attended the Labor Day Show in Punxy. I would like to exend a big Thank You to Judy and all who put this show together. While I feel a bit left out because of the proximity in which I live, I do plan to attend the Memorial Day 2006 Show in Punxy. It would be great if our members will plan their next summer vacation early and be there also. What a great reunion that will be!
Welcome to all of our new members. I hope that you enjoy our newsletter
and that you will invite your friends to join the club. We have some
exciting plans for the future.
I discovered the Shiloh Shepherd on the internet in the year, 2000. At that time there was only one breeder way up here in Canada! I ended up bringing home my beautiful puppy from NY in August, 2001, and began to show him with the Rare Breed Club of Southwestern Ontario (RBCSWO) that year. There were only one or two other Canadian owned Shilohs who would regularly attend, apart from the occasional “over the border” visit by a few Americans, mostly for Specialties.
However, within the space of two years I began to see more and more Shilohs attending these shows. And now, five years later, Shiloh Shepherds are of the highest numbered participants at RBCSWO shows! We now have a great roster of wonderful breeders in this country too. Talk about a breed blooming!
The time finally seems right to form a Canadian Chapter of the ISSDC. Dave Herz from Bold Canine Shiloh Shepherds is spearheading this endeavor with a little help from some of us Canuck Shiloh lovers. The new Canadian website is almost ready to launch! It’s going to focus primarily on Canadian events and dogs, but will also have great message boards and an info center that I’m sure everyone will enjoy! Our goals for the Canadian club and website are to reflect the positive attitude of our mother club, the ISSDC, and to encourage new Canadian Shiloh owners to actively participate in our show and technical events.
A relatively new club has formed, called the Rare Breed Performance Club of Ontario. This is an excellent venue open to Shiloh Shepherds to compete in events such as Tracking, Herding and Obedience. They also offer additional events and services such as Carting, Lure Coursing, Temperament Testing, Canine Good Neighbor (our version of the CGC) and Herding Instinct testing. They also offer interesting seminars on these activities. We are very excited that our Canadian Shilohs now have the RBPCO available to anyone who wishes to take their dog to a higher level.
And like the RBCSWO, the RBPCO would love to see American Shiloh participation. These groups hold shows almost every month, and it’s a great opportunity to get a Canadian Title on your dog! So come on up and join us!
Five Springs, owner of
Thoughts from the Rainbow Bridge
Everyone who owns or has owned a pet knows about the Rainbow Bridge. It is a place where our beloved pets – dogs, cats, horses, rabbits or any other animal goes when they pass on. Whether it is from sickness, accident or old age, they all pass over the Rainbow Bridge. This is a brief story of a pet dog that has gone to the Rainbow Bridge and met old friends and made new ones.
“Hi Mom and family, it’s me, Shadow, your fur baby who left you a while ago. I just wanted to tell you that I am doing just fine here over the Rainbow Bridge. I am not tired or sick anymore. I have plenty of food and water and there is a lot of room to run around and play. So, don’t be said that I am gone because I am happy and healthy again. Plus, you have that new little fur baby to take care of. I know he will never replace me but I am sure you will love him just like you loved me.
Speaking of other dogs, remember when you brought me home and I was a
little furball. You introduced me to that old white dog you had named Snow.
Well, he’s here. Really, I’m not kidding. He recognized me
and I recognized him. Remember, he was old and didn’t want to bother
with me. I would bite his ears and he would growl. Well, he’s not
old and grumpy anymore. We play together all the time. If you are wondering
why Snow has never contacted you the reason is that only some of us up
here can contact our human friends. It’s strange but that’s
the way it is. Snow did tell me to let you know he is just fine. He misses
you and he says it’s nice to be young and healthy again. He does
want to thank you for loving him and taking care of him all those years.
He knew he was bad sometimes but he really didn’t mean it.
ORDER YOURS TODAY!!
The 2006 Our Shilohs 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 is now available at the Shiloh Shepherd Boutique.
Calendars will be printed and delivered prior to this Christmas Season.
Abi, My mom is so ticked at me. I totally refuse to eat. She makes my
dinners and ends up throwing them out. She says food is very expensive
and she can't afford to keep this up. I don't like anything anymore.
She's tried chicken, beef, liver venison, bison, but I still don't eat.
She tried kibble, raw, home cooked, canned. I still don't eat. She made
me scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, nope. I won't look at yogurt and
I ate a wee bit of cottage cheese but didn't finish it. I'm just not
hungry for any of this stuff. Could you check on any really good tasting
food out there that I would really like ?
Good Luck, and
if you need groundhog, just write me.
You've made the decision to get a new puppy. You've learned
about the breed and been in touch with your breeder. The more you know
about your newest family member the better equipped you'll be to stock
up on all the essentials that your puppy needs to get started in his
Fosters & Smith
KV Vet Supply
The Dog's Outfitter
Care-A-Lot (my favorite)
September 3-4 (ARBA)
September 3-4 (Rarities)
September 3-4 (ISSDC/NKC)
September 10-11 (ARBA)
September 10-11 (NCA)
September 11-12 (RBCSWO)
September 17-18 (ARBA)
September 17-18 (Rarities)
September 24-25 (ARBA)
September 24-25 (IABCA)
October 1-2 (ARBA)
October 1-2 (IABCA)
October 8-9 (ARBA)
October 8-9 (Rarities)
October 15-16 (ARBA)
September 15-16 (Rarities)
October 22-23 (IABCA)
October 29-30 (ARBA)
October 29-30 (IABCA)
Thank you, Jan Burke, for all your hard work assembling the show calendar. Check out the complete2005 Show Calendar at Jan's website.
Sire: Shiloh's Wolfin'
A Legend and Icon of the Shiloh Shepherd.
One of the ORIGINAL Shiloh Shepherds born in December, 1992 he set the standard for gentle spirit and huge size. Loving, kind, yet protective he was a true “Flock Guardian”. Never was there a moment when he didn’t keep a watchful eye on all members of his family. Even when he was in the show ring he still kept watch while maintaining his regal status and winning a championship.
London was responsible for helping many people decide to have a Shiloh Shepherd in their lives. Everyone that met London was so impressed with him they wanted a dog “Just Like London”. We were the fortunate ones God blessed and He let London come into our lives. He will live in our hearts forever and we are grateful to have been so blessed.
Now London is forever a youthful energetic pup enjoying himself with Bo, Lukie, Trinka, Shep, and many other wonderful Shilohs that have crossed the "Rainbow Bridge" until his family reunites with him.
sire: Shenandoah-Mt. Selah's Magnum
Zoey is our first Shiloh, she is from Pinetree Shilohs in Colorado. Zoey's first show was in Topsfield, Massachusetts when she was just 7months old.
We continued to show seeing how she loved the ring and just in a shot 2.5 years Zoey has accomplished her breed championship, Rarities championship, Canadian championship, International championship, and ARBA championship.
From the show ring to the beach, she is what we ever wanted in a dog, from having great times at shows, meeting new faces this would of never of happened without our Zoey, she has made a tremendous impact in our lives.
I want to thank owner/handler Joe and handler Suzy Graham for making all our dreams come true.
Sire: Heaven Orion Cazador of Dessert
is an operational member of the Allegheny Valley
Search and Rescue Dog, a United Way sponsored
organization based in northwestern Pennsylvania. Rio
Rio has proved to be a natural at SAR having a
high prey drive, exceptional stamina, and no fear, often to
the absolute horror of her handler. To date, she has
Additionally Rio is a graduate of Clarion Canine Obedience Club's puppy kindergarten and Beginner Obedience classes. She received the NSBR Senior Puppy of the Year award in 2003 and her NKC Jr. Show Championship in 2004. In October of 2004, she was featured on the front page of our local newspaper in full search gear during her participation in a parade.
Rio's younger "sister," CJ's Velvet Vixen (Sugar/Lobo, February 2004) is following in her footsteps and is showing great promise.
Zions' The Mark of Zorro
GiGi, Nobles Glamour Girl of Zion, came to me from Gloria Setterlunds' Noble Acres just a little over two years ago, when she was two years old. Gloria waited two years to find the right match for GiGi and boy did she ever! It is hard to describe how our actions, reactions and lives have merged. I am retired and able to have her with me practically 24/7 even though I work part time. I refer to her as my CC - Constant Companion.
She is totally adaptable and virtually fearless, prancing into any new situation, head up, alert and apparently enjoying herself. She spends hours accompanying me while I am serving warrants for the county courts, keeping her eye on me from the car. In the afternoons I deliver results of Medical Exams to various offices where she has has her own core of admirers.
She jumped onto my sailboat the first time she saw it and has sailed with me ever since, will swim every chance that she gets.
She has a lovely, even temperament, though not particularly outgoing, allows herself to be petted but never acknowledges the petter (Princess Syndrome). Still, under her gorgeous coat though, as she takes care of business at home, allows no into the house or on the property without an OK.
I cannot imagine my life without her. She is indeed, my CC
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 the newsletter design team.
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