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These links will take you to sites
containing all kinds of information
about Shiloh Shepherds:

Shiloh Shepherd Friends - This is an SSDCA Inc. approved Public Forum where anyone interested in learning more about these magnificent ISSR dogs can post questions that will be answered by the Breed Founder and her VIB's, as well as many Shiloh owners.  This list is also full of experienced breeders of Shilohs (and non Shilohs), trainers as well as new and future owners to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. All aspects of finding, raising, training and breeding your present or future Shiloh Shepherd are discussed here openly and honestly.


SSDCA - The Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club of America.  The only recognized club for Original Shiloh Shepherd enthusiasts.


ISSR - The International Shiloh Shepherd Registry.  The only recognized registry for Shiloh Shepherds.  Shilohs are NOT an AKC breed, nor do we want them to become one.


Genetic Task Force - The GTF is a group of Shiloh Shepherd breeders that are working to collect data on genetically transmitted diseases and defects that affect our breed.  Shiloh breeders have always tracked virtues and faults of their dogs, as well as their littermates, but now we are creating an even more comprehensive database that will be used to record data on genetic diseases and defects in our breed.  With this data, we will be able to better determine which lines of dogs are carriers of specific diseases, as well as working with our breeders to eradicate those diseases in future generations.


STM - What is it? As a comparison, let’s just ask another question.  The Shiloh Shepherd—what is it? When you start comparing the Shiloh Shepherd to the GSD, be it the modern “show dog” or the import, you could literally talk for days and still not cover every detail. STM simply stands for the Shiloh Training Method and just as the GSD is so different from the Shiloh—STM also stands alone!


Shiloh Shepherd Trifold - A short printable history of the breed.  Created by "Shilohs" e-group members, and perfect for handing out to people that stop you and ask questions about your Shiloh Shepherd.  :-)


ISSR Inc, Health Survey Update - Part I - ISSR Health Survey 2000 update:  "This has been a very productive year for all of us. The SSDCA joined us to sponsor the Health Survey 2000, and we have all been working very hard to compile enough data so that Dr. Padgett can help us..."


ISSR Inc, Health Survey Update 2001 - Part II - Sample Genetic Trait Worksheet:  Dam: Beauty,  Sire: Beast,  Formula for Puppies’ Risk...


ISSR Inc, Health Survey Update 2001 - Part III  - "In our last update we shared some sample (generic) trait worksheets, just to give you an idea of what we were working toward. Since Homecoming, we now have the complete reports prepared by Dr. Padgett, just for our dogs..."  Also including the "Genetic Diseases and Guesstimated Carrier Frequency of the Shiloh Shepherd".


Some other links and websites related to genetics and breeding:

Sleeping Dragons... - The world of purebred dogs rests on the shoulders of (two) sleeping dragons...
Purdue  http://www.vet.purdue.edu/depts/vad/cae/update.htm
GDC  http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/gdc/gdc.html
congenital and genetic disorders http://www.vetinfo.com/dinherit.html

Genetic Concepts  Animated DNA from the beginning  http://vector.cshl.org/dnaftb/
Canine Diversity Project  http://www.magmacom.com/~kaitlin/diverse.html
Castro Laboreiro-rare breed  http://www.geocities.com/mop07231/cl_indexP0.htm
MIT Biology Textbook  http://esg-www.mit.edu:8001/esgbio/
Designer Genes  http://www.thinkquest.org/library/lib/site_sum_outside.html?tname=18258&url=18258/index2.htm
Mendelian genetics  http://www.biology.arizona.edu/mendelian_genetics/mendelian_genetics.html
The Gene School  http://www.thinkquest.org/library/lib/site_sum_outside.html?tname=19037&url=19037/
DNA From A to Z  http://dna2z.com/
Mendel Web  http://www.netspace.org/MendelWeb/




Hellmuth Watchel  http://www.ckcusa.com/genetics3.htm

Genetic Relationships - Armstrong  http://www.compuped.com/genes_ja.htm
P Water Dogs genetic registry  http://www.pwdca.org/health.html
Nature of genetic Disease - Armstrong  http://workingdogs.com/doc0134.htm
Control of genetic disease  http://workingdogs.com/doc0031.htm
NetVet  http://netvet.wustl.edu/vspecial.htm
heritability of herding Traits  http://www.sheepdog.com/genetics/intro.html
Genetic Selection  http://www.bordercollie.org/kpgensel.html
Genetics of Behavior  http://www.bordercollie.org/kpbehav.html
Heritability  http://www.workingdogs.com/doc0189.htm
Wolfdog Genetics  http://www.kc.net/~wolf2dog/wdgenes.htm
Compuped  http://www.compuped.com/bell.htm
NetPets- lots of articles  http://netpets.com/dogs/reference/genetics.html
Here's some good sites on the reproduction cycles in bitches.




     If you can't get to site above click on http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/predog/ and then scroll down to and

     click on "Reproduction in the female dog".


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The information on this website was written by ISSR breeders and other concerned individuals, however we are are NOT veterinarians. This information is being provided as a general overview, from information we were able to find about each disease through our own research. These summaries are not intended to be relied upon as medical or veterinary advice, nor do we consider ourselves experts in the veterinary field or in any of these conditions. While we do our best to provide the most up to date information, new research is constantly being done on these diseases. We recommend that you do further study and talk to your veterinarian on any topics you see here, as we cannot guarantee that the information posted here is the most current information available.  This site was originally designed and maintained by Debbie Knatz.