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Scottish Blackface Sheep 
and Shiloh Shepherds

Scottish Blackface Sheep and Shiloh Shepherds

Registered, gentle, health tested Shiloh Shepherds

Shiloh Shepherd female - Cedar

Cedar, our first Shiloh Shepherd,  introduced me to the breed that I now know is the one  I have been searching for my whole life!  Once you've known a Shiloh, there is no going back...

I had always admired Shepherds, but the dogs I grew up calling Alsatians were nothing like today's German Shepherds.  The Alsatians I remembered were large, sound, versatile dogs with good conformation and stable temperaments.  I'm sure there are still German Shepherds out there that are like that;  unfortunately, we could not find them in our search.

Instead, we discovered the Shiloh Shepherd, which has the attributes of old style Shepherds.  The rigorous health testing required of all breeding stock was something we appreciated.

In early 2009 after searching for over a year to find just the right Shiloh to add to our family we located a British Columbia based breeder of Shiloh Shepherds ,  Sherry Drebnicki (now retired from breeding) who sold us our beautiful Cedar.   Three years later after a long time carefully researching hundreds of pedigrees we found Finn from Kai-Lyn Shilohs in Ontario, who's pedigree was the perfect complement to Cedar's.   They were bred in 2014 and  Maeve was the special puppy we chose to keep from that litter.  From there our pack has grown over the years.   Cedar had two litters with Finn and now their descendents are an integral part of our breeding programme.     We've introduced other excellent bloodlines including foundation lines with the addition of Fia from CJ Shilohs and through the studs we've used to sire Maeve's litters.   We've been thrilled with the results and are excited to see what the future will bring when Orla, Fia and Aoife all complete their health testing.    We also have a very special girl on a co-own, Willow.   Testing for Willow, Orla and Fia will begin in early 2019.   Results will be posted on their pages.