The Only Official Parent Club for
the ISSR, Inc., Since 1991
GV CH. Shiloh Lisa's Smoken Megan, 1991
GV CH Bionic Black Smoke of Zion, ROM
CH Moriah's O Daughter of Zion, circa 1995
3x GV Joan's North Star of Zion, the
all time top winning Shiloh bitch!
Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club of America
page. (The oldest Shiloh
Shepherd site on the Internet, over 415,000 visitors have already stopped
in to view our pages.)
(final revision as approved by the members of the SSDCA, Inc. in 1993 and
still valid) and
Breeders Code of Ethics
officers (current and
former SSDCA officers)
(You don't have to own a Shiloh Shepherd to
love them! Help us promote this magnificent breed by joining today!)
SSDCA Members Forum
If you are a member of the SSDCA, please join this group to discuss
important issues concerning our breed!
Regional Chapters (updated
list of SSDCA, Inc. regional chapters in your area)
(requirements for setting up a
chapter, including forms and sample by-laws)
to date with what is happening in the Shiloh world plus website updates
Handy two page brochure, written by our members,
describing the Shiloh Shepherd origins, appearance, registry, etc.
(established to help us raise funds in order to promote our breed)
Shepherd Emporium (for Shiloh
merchandise--clothing, calendars, mugs, etc.)
Over 200 items to choose from!
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Club Response to Proposed UKC Recognition of the Shiloh Shepherd
GV CH. Shiloh's Captain-Caliber Baker and
CH. Mona, 1991
CH Shiloh's Flaming Arrow, 1992
GV CH W W-Lisa's Special Lex V Shiloh at 10 months
CH. Shiloh-Kari's Steel Saber
everyone has been waiting for is finally here!! Please take a moment to
visit our new
site so you can read some reviews, peek inside and view some amazing
never before seen pictures!
Since its inception, the
SSDCA, Inc. has always insisted on maintaining open and honest documentation
of all events that have concerned our membership, as well as future Shiloh
Shepherd enthusiasts. The following links will take you to old club letters
as well as other historical memorabilia that will help you to understand all
of the trials and tribulations as well as the victories that we have
encountered over the past decade!
Please join us as we proceed down memory lane!
History of SSDCA (1991-97)
(written by a former club officer, article details, by year, the tumultuous first 6 years)
SSDCA Officers: Where are They Now?
(listing of SSDCA officers from 1991-2009)
Back Issue Creates Chaos
(read the full story of the event that rent the club and almost destroyed
Back Issue Redux--ShilohShepherd Posts 2000 (the
issue reviewed on one of our first public forums)
Election (Candidates position
statements; notable in that all but one of those elected resigned shortly thereafter;
all but two of the candidates left the SSDCA within the next few years.)
Glory to God Letter (Dec. 96)
(So titled as it references Luke 2:14; this letter, written by Tina
Barber, was sent to all club members. It was later used by the next
splinter to prove that Tina was politically incorrect and that the club
should be run like a business by professionals. This letter was the
catalyst that led to the
major split in 1997, the results of which are still being felt today via
the many splinter groups that have arisen from this original split.)
History of the Club split
(This documentation was originally
placed on the Learning Center in the fall of 1999 as the SSDCA announced an
Amnesty for members who had removed their dogs from the ISSR.)
97 Newsletter Announcement (Tina
enumerates the reasons why she was allowing others to form a new club due to
the extreme financial burden that paying for most club expenses--extensive
advertising, all color newsletters, pet expos, etc.--was having on her,
thus allowing the SSDCA to go dormant so that she could continue to put
forth more effort into compiling more documentation with the Registry)
Tina's June '97 Letter to the Membership
(Tina further expounds on the [temporary] failure of her "vision"
for sufficient breed expansion, her
agreement with the SSDCA vice president and others that the SSDCA will go
dormant starting in Aug. 1997 for a period of 18 months, SSDCA members to
join the new club; her plans for the ISSR, after 18 months if the new club
has succeeded, the SSDCA will permanently disband, mentions her concern
about her article being censored in the March 97 newsletter)
97 Homecoming Letter (Summer '97)
Living up to her part of the "deal", Tina encourages all SSDCA members to
join the new club.
What's In A Name? (Summer'97)
(Tina reiterates the importance of the fish symbol in our logo. One
of the first "bones of contention" with the officers of the new club was
their intention to remove the fish symbol.
ISSR Response: The Difference between a Club and a Registry
(Nov '97) (After her
article was not published in the new club's first newsletter, Tina again
discusses the differences between the registry and the club; she sends her
New Splinter Club
All ISSDC correspondence is in the form of PDF
files to insure their accuracy. They may be accessed with
Acrobat Reader. The files are large, but we wanted to reprint
them in their entirety. Please right click on the file to download and
save them on your computer!
Club Announcement Letter (May '97) (PDF)
New Club Post Grand Island Meeting Letter (Summer '97) (PDF)
meetings were to be held across the country so that members could attend and
voice their questions and concerns about the new club to their temporary
officers. At the Grand Island meeting, it was asked if the new club was
considering starting a new registry. The answer was no.
Letter from a Club Member (Summer '97) (PDF)
New Club's Objections to ISSR Registry
(Fall '97) (PDF)
After not publishing Tina's article about updates to the ISSR Rules
and Regulatlions, the new club enumerates its objections.
The New Club Announces their New Registry (Feb '98)
SSDCA Highlights 1997-2004
(compiled by Tina Barber and
Karen Ursel, lists club's accomplishments over the last 7 years)
For a more detailed outline, please view the info/links listed below.
The SSDCA Returns (1998-1999)
- First chapter (NESSA) created to stand
in the gap for the SSDCA, Inc.
first website goes live on Jan. 1, 1998, announcing that the SSDCA
will rise again. [We apologize for
the broken picture links; this website has not been maintained since Aug.
1998 when the Learning Center and NESSA pages moved to
- NESSA holds 3 specialty shows by May
- New board appointed by Tina.
- Two page club ad published in Rare
- Double edition newsletter published
- Learning Center created, club website
- Successful Homecoming
- Breeder co-op ads run monthly in Dog
- ShilohShepherd email list started. This
has continued to expand and is now located in
Shiloh Shepherd Community Forum.
Club elections in 1999;
very successful Homecoming with live "nightly" updates on the website.
SSDCA continues to grow.
- Amnesty offered (Oct. 1999) All details
of the club split were placed
in the Learning Center.
Please note: the ISSDC/r
was disbanded in early 2001 and the USSDC/r (United Shiloh Shepherd
Dog Club/Registry) took over the "records". This group never managed
to get organized and by 2002 was taken over by the SSBA (Shiloh
Shepherd Breeders Association). As of 2004 this group has also
been active although the new "registrar" has now taken over the former
"TSSR", started in late 2002 by Patti Schaefer and a few former ISSDC/r
breeders. For additional details please be sure to read
Club members support Tina in her effort to rebuild her life after
her tragic fire in January 2000, eventually raising $14,000.
- Club/breeders co-op full page
color ad in Dog World
- Club sponsors the
Health Survey 2000
Homecoming 2001--seminars by Dr. George A. Padgett and Fred
Lanting; videotaped for a potential documentary.
2002 Board Election -- President's report and Candidates
- December 2002:
Club Response to the Public regarding misinformation in the
Dog Fancy article about Shiloh Shepherds
- Yearly full page breeder and SSDCA
member color ads in Puppies USA and Dogs USA,
and selected issues of Dog World and Dog Fancy
- November 2003: Started the
Shiloh Shepherds Community Forums
Very successful 30th Annual Homecoming
- December 2004: Our forums grow to
739 members, the largest and fastest growing in Shiloh history!
Board Election - Candidates Position statements
- March 2006: The Shiloh Shepherd
Story published with very successful book signings in
Huntington, WV and Ashland, KY.
- August 2006: Our Homecoming was a
magnificent success! The excitement is becoming
contagious and our forums have now grown to 1295 members!
reading about our latest victory!
Club Response to Proposed UKC Recognition of the Shiloh Shepherd
Selected Articles from
Newsletters (1998 and beyond)
Special Note from Our President and Breed Founder,
its inception, the SSDCA, Inc. became infiltrated by a few
self-deluded egomaniacs with outlandish delusions of grandeur.
group, upon deeply embedding its tentacles, created much discord
for the entire membership.
to take some time to investigate these links can see a clear
picture of that entire story.
escapades did not revolve around "club politics" as some may tend
to believe, but, rather, the damage that these egotistical fools
have poured out upon our limited genepool just because they wanted
to gain some kind of "recognition" for their meager earthly
existence has threatened the very survival of our entire breed!
myself many years ago that I would provide all of the people that
have involved themselves with this breed--be it for good, or evil,
their proper place in the history books, and soon this promise
will be fulfilled with the release of my breed autobiography! This
year the whole world will know everything about the REAL Shiloh
Shepherd, once the TRUTH about the "good-bad-ugly" is fully
P.S. If you
have any questions please join me along with hundreds of other
dedicated Shiloh fanciers on our
Shiloh Shepherds Community Forums!
|August 2006 Update
As promised last year, my book has been
released and is available on various sites, as well as directly via
Shepherd Story website.
Furthermore, I have started working on
my new project to expose the truth about the dissidents. Be sure to take
a moment and visit my new site: