Shilohs can be good at herding and search
and rescue as well as protection, but they possess a much softer temperament and are not
recommended for aggression work.
Larger than the German Shepherd, the Shiloh
Shepherd stands ideally at 30 inches or more at the shoulder, and weighs as much as 140
pounds. He has two coat types. The Smooth coat variety possesses a straight, medium-length,
harsh double coat. The Plush variety has the same type of coat but he also has a distinctive
mane around his neck and chest and feathering on the ears and back of his front legs.
may come in shades of black with tan, golden tan, reddish tan, silver, and cream as well as
golden, silver, red, dark brown, dark gray, or black sables. Solid black or solid white coats
are also seen.
Shepherd has been bred to have a medium to medium-soft temperament, being calm and
friendly, great with kids, and yet can be an excellent protection dog. Courageous
and self confident, this gentle giant possesses superior intelligence wrapped in a heart of
gold, faithfully protecting his home and those he loves.
With the renowned shepherd versatility, the Shiloh is an
easily trained companion who loves to swim, carry packs for the mountain climber, endure long
trail rides, or pull heavy sleds. His excellent nose can be utilized in various ways. As a
true, loyal flock guardian descendent, he is steady and bold without undue aggression, ready
to die fighting for those in his care, yet sweet and loving when playing with small children,
animals, or comforting the elderly.
With the great stamina of his farm
dog ancestors, he is capable of trotting all day long. He requires a
fenced yard and lots of exercise including a daily walk.