Friday, August 26, 2005


Confused about the Shiloh Shepherd, all the registries and the controversies? Here's your opportunity to learn the real truth.

If you take the time to follow the links we have provided, you will not be confused any longer!!

The Shiloh Shepherd is a breed still under development. The Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. (SSDCA) is a non-profit organization formed in 1991 to promote and protect these dogs while the gene pool continues to expand under the direction of their founder, Tina M. Barber. Please take a few moments to visit our home page.

The International Shiloh Shepherd Registry, Inc. (ISSR) was created to maintain the complete database for these magnificent dogs. Data collection can be traced to Tina's personal dogs since 1962, and detailed littermate information (LMI) on all Shiloh Shepherds has been carefully documented since 1974! The Complete Computer Place in Texas has continued to work under an exclusive contract to carefully record and process all pertinent data since 1993. For more details, please visit http://www.shilohshepherds.org/ISSR,inc.htm

For even more information regarding the Shiloh Shepherds please visit our Shiloh Shepherd Learning Center site map and if you have any specific questions that have not been answered in Tina's Q & A, please take a moment to join our Shiloh Shepherd Friends forum where you may ask her directly.

Don't miss our new article: Shiloh Buyer Beware: The Rest of the Story!

21 Comments:

Blogger Corinne said...

NICE blog

1:10 PM  
Blogger Olga said...

Nice! All anybody wants to know, easy to reach from just one place! There is tons of information here for anyone who wants to read about the Original, ISSR registered Shiloh Shepherd! Happy reading!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Nice blog Tina, we stand with you. I can only second what everyone said. If your interested, do your research and you will see that these are the REAL Shiloh Shepherds.

Carol

5:02 PM  
Blogger shilohbuyersbeware said...

It never fails, there is a small group of dissidents "out there" that have problems selling their UN-shiloh (GSD mixes) that they are trying to pass off as *real* Shiloh Shepherds. These people have managed to fool many that have not bothered to study all of the information that I have been placing on the Learning Center, or taking the time to investigate the true history behind this "breed" that is still under development.
That's why they seem to live for only one goal .... to viciously attack me on any open forum that they can find!! This has become an annoying "thorn" but it will never stop me from sharing the truth with anyone that wants to learn more about my dogs!!
Now when I read their redundant attacks, I can almost see the humor in their pitiful outbursts! Just like the foolishness that they tried to use to attack Jeff's blog with http://www.seppalasleddogs.com/blog/2003_07.html I totally believe in free speech, but I don't believe in allowing false slander to attack anyone, myself included!
Any slanderous posts planted here by those that are operating on the "dark side" will be removed! Although I believe in keeping this blog open to all comments, both good & bad from those that have ISSR dogs, and any sincere fanciers or potential future owners that would like to share their feelings here. All I ask is that you try to remain on the appropriate subject!!

6:02 AM  
Blogger Solace Shilohs said...

The forum is great place to learn about and share you experiences about real Shiloh Shepherds. And also, Learning Center mentioned in the blog is the place to get accurate information on Shilohs.

12:05 PM  
Blogger PJohnson said...

Very well done and thank you for letting us share our lives with these incredible dogs.

10:23 PM  
Blogger rebelshiloh said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Christy and Greta said...

Tina...Great blog!

It's super that potential puppy buyers will have another place to come and learn the TRUTH.

Support only ISSR breeders.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

For anyone curious the deleted posts are all from the same person.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Brooklyn Billy said...

Nice Blog.....


Its a shame that people are still jealous of Tina after all these years.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Mayhem Mary said...

I would like to thank Tina "Ma Shiloh" Barber and all of her Liscensed Breeders for all of thier hard work and dedication to the creation and betterment of the Original ISSR Shiloh Shepherds! They are truly a gift and I am blessed to be able to have one as a member of my family!
Mayhem Mary

4:57 PM  
Blogger Admin said...

Please note: despite the fact that we have encouraged everyone to freely share their feelings on this blog, we have no recourse but to ask our bloggers to properly identify themselves. In the future any anonymous posts will be deleted.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Tina M. Barber said...

I guess that RebelShiloh must have read my post on our
Shiloh Shepherds (tm) Community Forums because the last entry was even more insulting--insisting that referring to this heckler as a "slime ball" proves exactly what a "female dog" I am! Wow! Talk about hatred!

I guess that my new book must have a lot of people very worried, wondering if I bothered to expose the truth about them. Guess they will just have to order a copy and find out.

Trying to insult me on this blog won't change anything, because I am determined to keep deleting his/her silly posts.

Actually the more times that he/she posts, the more foolish he/she will look!

Although maybe the next time he/she posts, the word "Alpha" will be placed in front of the other word and I may allow that to remain!

6:53 AM  
Blogger Corinne said...

I am glad this blog is here

6:51 PM  
Blogger sue said...

Enjoyed the info on the blog. I feel like I'm lost in space- hope this gets posted. Just wanted to let the world know that I support Tina and Lisa and the work of the ISSR Shilohs - These people know what they're doing. If anyone wants to buy a pure bred "Shiloh" the only way they can ensure that is to buy a dog that is a registered ISSR shiloh! If someone just wants a pretty dog and doesn't care if it's a pure bred Shiloh and just want it to LOOK like a shiloh then, sure, go to these other people who are not connected with the ISSR - but don't pay anymore than you would if you were adopting a dog from the local dog rescue. Only the ISSR Shilohs are going to last because their breedings as well as genetics have been meticulously recorded since the early 70's. Also, a word to potential buyers make sure your Shiloh breeders can tell you about the their dogs, their dogs offspring, their siblings and their parents, grandparents, greatgrandparents, uncles/aunts. Ask if they can give you definite information about elbows, hips, eyes, temperments. If the "shiloh" breeder is not an ISSR member chances are they can't tell you these things. Also, beware, if the breeder has ISSR shiloh parents but is not a member of ISSR double check with the ISSR and make sure these use-to-be registered ISSR shiloh dogs did't have any genetic problems. I went to one website of a person selling "shiloh shepherds". This person had several dogs but only told of the pedigree of one of her dogs. I learned from the ISSR forum that this person was breeding dogs that were never registered with ISSR and that the one dog that did have ISSR papers was not supposed to be bred because of genetic problems. Buyers beware!!!!

7:37 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I cannot understand how supposedly intelligent people (? are splinters really intelligent) can be so callous and "child acting" in their dealings with people. You are supposed to be adults, yet you insist on behaving as children. At least the children have the excuse that they need to learn respect others, but these people are supposed to be adults, why don't they start acting like one.

Carol

4:42 PM  
Blogger Mayhem Mary said...

Posted Mon September 12 2005 09:19 PM
Ma,
I have said most of this before but it bears repeating. Thank you doesn't seem to be enough to cover what you have done for these dogs and people such as myself! Because of your hard work, withstanding of constant attacks and personal tragety I come home everyday to a pup that is healthy, loving, intellegent, and beautiful! His body is nearly as big as his heart! What more could anyone ask for. I got exactly what I wanted and much much more. I got my best friend and confidant. I could have purchased a imitation Shiloh for a good deal cheaper than I did, but I choose to spend almost twice what I was offered, why? 1. Because There was not one question that I asked Tina or The LB's that was not answered truthfully and in a timely manner. There was never any dancing around the questions they were answered. 2. Any piece of health information I asked for was provided willingly. No questions why no bucking. Knowledge is power I have an encylopedia (sp) for answers and or history twenty four hours a day seven days a week 365 days a year. There is ALWAYS someone here to answer what ever question I ask. 3. There was NEVER any pressure to buy a pup not from Tina or anyone else. 4. Last but absolutely not least......They care about the health, happiness, and welfare of every dog, be it pet or show quality. I didn't purchase my beloved Bo from New Zion and Ma and all of the LB's will still treat me like I did and like I am a member of the family. My breeder Lilli, answerd every question willingly with knowledge truthfullness and confidence. So to finish up my speach. Do I stand behind Tina Barber, All of the LB's, the ISSR, and the SSDCA? You bet your tail I do! Will I continue to stand behind them? Yes I will stand behind, beside, and infront of if need be! These kind people are my family. I am a simple country girl but make no mistake.......DON'T MESS WITH MY FAMILY!
You can't and wont win!

Mary Harley
SSDCA Member
Proud Mama of Bo!

3:19 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Be sure to check Shiloh Buyer Beware: The Rest of the Story.

6:28 PM  
Blogger TiAmo T said...

While it is true that human beings will aways have differences of opinions, I continue to be stunned by the "anger" expressed by some toward Tina Barber, the acknowledged and documented founder and continuing developer of the original and only authentic SHILOH SHEPHERD. Of course, I can't really know what is in the heart or mind of these detractors (aka splinters), but the "nature" of their comments makes one wonder about their emotional state and motive. My reaction to these detractors is a sad feeling that their motive must be born from jealousy and greed rather than a concern for the welfare and future of these dogs. I just don't know what else it could be? I don't understand why they are unwilling to follow the carefully designed and stated ISSR "rules and regulations" which are in place to protect not only the Shiloh Shepherd dogs, but also to protect the public who might purchase them. I have no reason to believe that any one is sincerely more concerned about and committed to the welfare and integrity of the SHILOH SHEPHERD than Tina and Lisa Barber.
So far, I have received three ISSR SHILOH SHEPHERDS and am now happily and patiently waiting for my fourth puppy as a direct result of my contact and experience with Tina and Lisa Barber at New Zion Shilohs. I have found them to be helpful and generous with information, education and suggestions about these magnificient dogs that they have originated and continue to carefully, expertly and lovingly develop. YES, there are specific guidelines to agree that you will follow in order to have the privilege to "adopt" an ISSR recognized SHILOH SHEPHERD. AND, YES... If you choose to be a BREEDER there are even more "RULES AND REGULATIONS" to agree to follow in order to qualify as and that you must agree to continue to follow in order to remain a "recognized" ISSR SHILOH SHEPHERD "breeder". Frankly, I appreciate the "rules and regulations" because if I choose to have a SHILOH SHEPHERD, I really want to know what I am getting. I want an "authentic" SHILOH SHEPHERD and the only true Shiloh Shepherd is a "qualified" ISSR SHILOH SHEPHERD available only from "recognized" ISSR breeders. No matter whether you just want a wonderful family pet or if you are seeking a breeding quality SHILOH SHEPHERD ... be sure to ask for proof documenting their "authenticity" as ISSR qualifying SHILOH SHEPEHRD.
Nancy T.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Katy Schuele said...

Great article Tina!

I for one am proud to say I am on co-own with you. I hope to stay on co-own for as long as you'll let me so that I can learn learn learn.

Anyone can whelp a litter, it takes knowledge to do a great breeding. Thank you for taking the time to helping me learn.

Katy Schuele

3:47 AM  
Blogger MaShiloh said...

Please be sure to visit my new Tina Speaks website: http://www.tinambarber.info.

7:37 PM  

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