The Shiloh Shepherd information is too vast to summarize in such a small space! They are basically larger, calmer, more companionable German Shepherds. Their large bodies are muscular and proportional, maintaining the grace, confidence and stability of the German Shepherd. They have long, dense double coats that come in various color combinations similar to the GS. This breed has a broad head and tapered muzzle; ears are triangular and stand erect and eyes are almond shaped and always brown. The tail is bushy and held down but slightly curved (saber-like).
This breed is known for their superior intelligence that allows them to be highly trainable and intuitive-- knowing when to work hard and when to be gently playful. They need plenty of socialization and training (as early as possible) and are best handled by experienced owners or those that are confident and consistent enough to handle a big dog with high energy. If well trained, they excel in obedience and agility events, sports, protection, herding, tracking, search and rescue, therapy, physical assistance work..and many other activities!
Shiloh Shepherds are said to make excellent family companions that are gentle with children and the elderly, friendly with other pets and outgoing with strangers (provided the socialization/training has taken place). They can become destructive if left under-exercised, under-stimulated and lonely. This breed needs plenty of interaction with their owner/family every day!
This breed thrives in environments where they can have a job to do (such as those mentioned above). However, members of this breed make equally good matches for active individuals that can meet their exercise needs. They are very athletic and excel at many sports; an hour a day of activity should keep them healthy and productive.