The I.S.S.R. as
of June 1, 1992 took over the registration of the Shiloh Shepherd to better
control the future of the Shiloh Shepherd. All dogs must meet all
requirements, i.e., Hips, temperament, size, and pedigree before receiving
Permanent Registration. Dogs must have a preliminary x-ray, and have that
x-ray approved before being bred. NO EXCEPTIONS.
1). Black Bordered Certificates
are issued to:
a). Dogs that pass the size, temperament, and
hip requirement but DO NOT posses at least 16 registerable “Shilohs” in
their first 4 generations or 32 in their first 5 generations.
b). Any dogs that
are sold as pets, not for breeding.
c). Dogs that do
not meet one of these size, temperament, or hip requirements, but meet the
Even though these dogs CAN be registered as Shilohs they are NON-BREEDABLE
and therefore CAN NOT BE SHOWN IN ANY CONFORMATION SHOWS!!
2). Orange Bordered Certificates
are issued to all dogs that pass all their hip, size, temperament
requirements and either:
Have not less than 16
registrable “Shiloh” in their first 4 generations with a minimum of 7 on one
Have 32 in their first 5
generations with a minimum of 15 on one side.
Please note: any
Dog/Bitch in this pedigree category that does not pass the size, hip and
temperament requirements will be issued non-breeding papers.
Bordered Certificates are issued to all puppies that have at least:
16 registrable “Shiloh’s” in
their first 4 generations, with a minimum of 7 on one side, or
32 in their first 5 generations
with a minimum of 15 on one side. These temporary certificates can stay in
effect only until the individual dog reaches 36 months of age, but can be
transferred to their permanent standing at any time after 13 months of age.
Each dog must pass his/her hip, temperament, and size certification prior to
receiving permanent papers.
Any Dog/Bitch that does NOT pass
the hip or temperament certification will be issued black bordered
certificate, NON-BREEDING PAPERS!
Any Dog/Bitch with at least 21
registrable Shiloh’s in their first 4 generations or 43 in their first 5
generations that passed both hip and temperament requirements but does not
reach the size requirement prior to 36 months of age will be issued orange
bordered certificates. BREEDABLE WITH CAUTION PAPERS!
Bordered Certificates are issued ONLY to dogs that pass ALL 4
Pedigree with no less than 21 registrable Shiloh’s in the first 4
generations (minimum of 10 on one side) or 43 in the first 5 generations
(minimum of 19 on one side). These dogs are considered the
ULTIMATE BREEDABLE QUALITY! A dogs registry papers may be re-evaluated
at any time and downgraded to a lower level if that dog is used for
breeding purposes and is producing an unusual number of offspring that
do not meet the standards or all have certain faults.
Please Note: Any dog from this category
that does not reach size, but passes hip and temperament requirements will
receive Orange papers.
Question #1: What if
my dog is 36 months of age has his hip OFA and Temperament Certificate along
with the Pedigree requirement of 21/43 for Gold certification, but has not
reached the minimum size requirements yet?
Answer: Your dog will receive permanent Orange (breedable
with caution) Papers.
Question #2: What if my dog has 12
“Registrable Shiloh’s” on his sire’s side but only 4 on his dam’s.
Does he meet the 16 minimum requirement for Orange Certification?
Answer: NO!! He must have AT LEAST 7
on one side the and rest on the other!
Question #3: What if my dog is 32” at
the withers and over 160 lbs. with excellent OFA hips and has passed all of
the temperament requirements, but only has 14 “Registrable Shilohs’s” in his
Answer: He can still be registered as a “Shiloh”, but
unfortunately, he will only be able to receive Black (non-breedable) papers.
Question #4: What if I purchase my dog
from Shiloh Kennels does that mean I have a Gold quality show dog?
Answer #4: It all depends on what Breed of dog you purchased. Rottweilers,
German Shepherds, Shetland Sheep dogs, etc. are not registrable as
“Shiloh’s”. Only Dogs that fit the Requirements specified are eligible for
registry with the I.S.S.R.
Question #5: What if I have a very large
female that passes all of your requirements but only has 9 “Registrable
Shiloh’s” in the first 4 generations can I breed her to a better quality
male and then register the pups?
Answer: Yes, but only if you turn in the
A.K.C. papers on both dogs to the I.S.S.R. (you are not allowed to double
register individual dogs or litters!!) Your puppies would then receive their
Pink (Temporary) Papers until they reached maturity and could be
individually certified either Orange (For those that passed all of the
requirements) or Black (for those that failed).
Please Note: Even though an individual
dog may not qualify for registration, in this case, the puppies would
qualify and therefore be Registrable!
Question #6: What if I purchase an OVERSIZED
German Shepherd with a pedigree that says all of his ancestors were 30”-32”?
Answer: Proof of hips, temperament, and size
on each dog as far back as the 5th generation MUST be submitted
form the Owners and Breeders along with pictures (VHS tapes), Veterinarian
statements, etc., etc., etc. The Breed Warden may still choose to
examine each living individual personally prior to issuing Certification
Question #7: What if the dog I purchased had
43 registrable “Shiloh’s” therefore qualifying for the “Gold” category, but
upon reaching maturity, my dog did not attain the size requirement?
A: Your dog would then have to be certified
within the Orange category, and you would have a legitimate complaint
against the Breeder. If your dog was guaranteed to reach size, but failed,
you have every right to ask for a replacement!!
Please note: The
information listed above has been taken verbatim from the SSDCA, Inc.
Newsletter, Vol. I No. 1, printed in late 1992.
It is being reprinted
here for clarification. If you would like to see a picture of the
original page, please click on
Furthermore, the seven
Questions and Answers have been numbered and colored for easier reference.
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