Shiloh Shepherd (smooth)
Rare Dog Breeds
This eclectic group of ancient dog breeds is anything but ordinary. To describe the dog breeds in this group as "rare" is entirely relative. Many of them are hugely popular in their native countries. The powerful Fila Brasileiro is used throughout Brazil as a police dog and a hunter of jaguar and other big game. The Canadian Eskimo Dog has a long history working with the Inuit peoples. The Sloughi and the Azawakh are ancient North African sighthounds. For our purposes, these dog breeds are considered "rare" because they have not yet...
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|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Life Span:||10 to 14 years|
|Color:||A variety of colors, including shades of black-and-tan, silver, red, tan, dark brown and black, as well as solid black or solid white as long as the nose, lips and rim of the eyes are black|
|Coat:||The ideal dog has a double coat of medium length. The outer coat should be as dense as possible with hair straight, harsh, lying close to the body. The hair around the neck area should be slightly longer and thicker|
|Size:||Large Dog Breed|
|Height:||26 to 30 inches|
|Weight:||100 to 160 pounds|
The first impression you should get from a good specimen of the Shiloh Shepherd is that of a large, strong, muscled shepherd. The dog should appear alert and noble. The Shiloh Shepherd displays courage and self-confidence, always willing to serve as a companion and protector. The ideal dog should be friendly and approachable, although some aloofness (not shyness) is acceptable. The ears are moderately pointed in proportion to the skull, open toward the front and carried erect. Eyes should be brown, medium-size and almond shaped. The dense double coat, whether plush or smooth, should be brushed about three times a week. A variety of colors is acceptable, including shades of black-and-tan, silver, red, tan, dark brown and black, as well as solid black or solid white as long as the nose, lips and eyerims are black. Your Shiloh Shepherd is best suited to a home with a yard and needs plenty of daily exercise to keep it happy and conditioned.
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