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Welcome to our new Reference Center! Check back often as we continue to grow.

Your Pet's Microchip. Why Register?

Why chip is self-explanatory. To find your pet when/if it is ever lost. However, for a microchip to work, the number needs to be registered.

Not all registration is equal. Microchips are useless until they’re registered in a database where important contact information is stored should your pet ever go missing. Many microchip manufacturers use a pay-to-play services with annual fees. Sometimes the first year is included with the chip purchase, however, many times it is not.  Many registries claim to be free, and often end up charging for updates and transfers. Following are some resources:

Safety Tips
Five Things.... Reducing Pet Stress

Summer: Heat Stroke, Know the Signs

Summer: Recognizing Symptoms of Overheating

Winter Pet Tips
How To Get Rid of Skunk Smell

The Pet Pages Project
Dangers & Emergencies
  • Dangers, Plants & Foods
  • Pet Poison Safety Tips
  • Disaster Ready?
  • Disaster Preparedness (ready.gov)
  • Emergencies Happen – Do You Have An Emergency Kit?
  • Bloat, the Mother of All Emergencies
  • Bloat Chart
Download Dangers & Emergencies Packet
Grooming & Care
  • Bathing
  • Nail Trimming
  • Dental Care
  • Trimming Feet (coming soon)
Download Grooming & Care
Health & Screenings

Improving the health and longevity of the Shiloh Shepherd is a goal of many breeders. The Health Center is your reference for information about general health, health screenings and more… [read more]

Shiloh Shepherds are dogs, therefore, any disease susceptible to the dog population can occur in Shilohs. It is also important to note that any disease prevalent to the Shiloh Shepherd’s ancestor, the German Shepherd Dog, is likely to occur in this breed.

What Normal, Healthy Dog Play Looks Like

Story at-a-glance

  • Sometimes it’s difficult for dog parents to know whether their pet is playing with another dog, or about to get into a fight
  • Normal dog play has no winners or losers — there’s a healthy, balanced back-and-forth between the dogs
  • Signs of potentially dangerous play include one-sided intensity or aggressiveness, grabbing and shaking and raised hackles
  • The best time for your pet to learn appropriate dog-to-dog interaction is while she’s still a puppy

Read the complete article [HERE

Permissiveness - Getting Away With It

Story at-a-glance

  • Allowing a dog to do what a dog wants to do
  • How barriers can be breeding grounds of frustration
  • Out of control behavior problems because owner is too permissive

Read the complete article [HERE

Dogs Need Space

Not every dog loves every other dog. Some need their space. Follow the links below for helpful hints and guideance:

The Family Tree