Shiloh Shepherd, ISSA

Temperament: Loving, loyal and outgoing companions, with a drive to work.

Height: 28 inches/76 cm or more (males) and 26 inches/66 cm or more (females)

Weight: min 110 lbs/50 kg (males), min 80 lbs/36 kg (females)

Life Span: 9-14 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.31

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.03

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: -0.03

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Kato M0.250.10-0.12
2 Orange Boy M0.260.010.09
3 Purple Girl F0.260.10-0.24
4 Pink Girl F0.200.12-0.16
5 Red Boy M0.150.120.00
6 Echo’s Breaking the Ice M0.260.05-0.04
7 Riverwind's Rev It For Victory F0.230.030.06
8 SHS Kingdom's Pride of Kovu M0.31-0.020.04
9 Arkan Vid Echo M0.38-0.00-0.14
10 Samwise M0.55-0.06-0.07

Shiloh Shepherds originated over half of their founders from the Shiloh kennel breeding program of GSDs which began in the 70s; 16 out of 20 of the founders contain dogs directly or indirectly from that kennel. Two of these Shiloh founders from that line had crosses from other breeds, such as flock guardian dogs and malamute. Later, some outcrosses were done to a long haired GSD/GSD derived herding stock, a white shepherd, a GSD, and a Czech wolfdog.

Breed Standard coming soon!

Like many large breeds, Shiloh shepherds are prone to bloat (GDV). They also suffer from hip dysplasia, occasional panosteitis. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is also a concern in Shiloh shepherds.

The currently tested population of Shiloh Shepherds is in Hardy Weinburg equililbrium or close to it, which means breeders are doing a good job not inbreeding at present.

Genetic analysis of the breed shows that dogs from different regions fall within the same breed, but with some different genetics developing in different regions of the world. United States based Shilohs appear to have genetics that compare to dogs worldwide, while other regions appear to be becoming genetically distinct. This breed has thus far been found to have very low levels of average alleles of 4.33 and also low effective alleles of only 2.63. This indicates a severe bottleneck likely due to low number of founders for the breed.

The currently tested population of Shiloh Shepherds is in Hardy Weinburg equililbrium or close to it, which means breeders are doing a good job not inbreeding at present.

The 86 Shiloh Shepherds in this study possessed only seven DLA class I and five DLA class II haplotypes. This is the lowest number of DLA class I and II haplotypes identified in any other breed to date and is a reflection of the small number of founders that contribute to DLA diversity in contemporary Shiloh Shepherds. However, further study and testing of Shiloh Shepherds may find more DLA types over time. Three DLA class I (1052, 1065, 1165) and II haplotypes (2017, 2053, 2080) are found in 88% (DLA class I) and 93% (DLA class II) individuals.

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
1052201737.05%
1068205324.40%
1165208023.19%
116720536.63%
116620226.02%
117220330.90%
100120010.60%
116020240.60%
103520260.30%
104520390.30%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10010.90%
Class I10350.30%
Class I10450.30%
Class I105236.83%
Class I106824.25%
Class I11600.60%
Class I116523.05%
Class I11665.99%
Class I11676.59%
Class I11721.20%
Class II20010.90%
Class II20030.30%
Class II201736.83%
Class II20225.99%
Class II20240.60%
Class II20260.30%
Class II20330.90%
Class II20390.30%
Class II205330.84%
Class II208023.05%


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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Aria of ShahaylaF0.280.01-0.09
2Arkan Vid EchoM0.38-0.00-0.14
3Aslan The Great Of SpartaM0.24-0.010.15
4AZ's Hobo Conley FCSM0.340.03-0.05
5AZ's Queen Of The KingdomF0.42-0.060.01
6BacchusM0.220.010.21
7Bright Shining Halo of IHOSSM0.39-0.03-0.16
8Byebye Elle Bird of RiverwindF0.280.08-0.13
9Capriccio of ShahaylaF0.230.10-0.16
10CyanF0.170.12-0.04
11DP's Shield Maiden Floki FCSF0.230.080.13
12DPS-Black CadillacM0.76-0.21-0.13
13DPS-Black DiamondF0.69-0.14-0.22
14DPS-Faith For The FutureF0.310.06-0.14
15DPS-Fast Forward To The TopM0.300.06-0.03
16DPS-Feylin's Dutch GuardianM0.330.000.00
17DPS-Finding My Way To YouM0.280.030.09
18DPS-Guardian's Feylin Fly To MeF0.220.050.08
19DPS-HeMa's Always Adorable AngelF0.290.03-0.13
20DPS-HeMa's Desirous Danny-boyM0.38-0.080.01
21DPS-HeMa's Grey Mystery ManM0.290.11-0.27
22DPS-HeMa's Handsome WarriorM0.40-0.03-0.04
23DPS-HeMa's Hayabusa Hero ToohayM0.300.00-0.13
24DPS-HeMa's Sweetheart For DannyF0.310.11-0.27
25DPS-Noa's Deeply Loved HeliosM0.280.06-0.04
26DPS-Noa's Deeply Loved HeraF0.300.01-0.08
27DPS-Noa's Deeply Loved ThorM0.350.04-0.11
28DPS-Skaya's Limited EditionM0.360.09-0.17
29Duke Darius Of Dutch Pride (Duke)M0.280.05-0.04
30Dutch Pride's Cool Guy CharlieM0.42-0.01-0.20
31Dutch Pride's Cool Guy KaytM0.300.04-0.09
32Dutch Pride's Duke DarkanM0.180.120.01
33Echo of Guardian SpiritF0.350.00-0.05
34Echo's All Fired Up (Doja)M0.190.13-0.04
35Echo's Big League Fire Storm M0.37-0.040.04
36Echo's Chasin' the HorizonF0.290.05-0.07
37Echo's DallasM0.350.03-0.10
38Echo's Donnie DarkoM0.250.09-0.18
39Echo's HopeF0.290.08-0.10
40Echo's LedgerM0.32-0.010.05
41Echo's LegacyF0.300.020.02
42Echo's Phantom Storm of Fenris M0.41-0.05-0.03
43Echo's SalemF0.360.04-0.10
44Echo's Starr Studded OakleyM0.210.050.06
45Echo's Total EclipseF0.310.010.07
46Echo's TsukiF0.26-0.000.08
47Echo's WallyM0.310.01-0.09
48Echo’s Breaking the IceM0.260.05-0.04
49ElviraF0.250.07-0.09
50Epic's Majestic Rock StarM0.320.03-0.05
51FCS Gwydion CailinF0.150.140.06
52FCS Keilah RoseF0.240.07-0.05
53FCS Kerri LassF0.190.030.20
54FCS TheaF0.230.010.20
55Flynn Dutch Traveler For IHOSSM0.37-0.060.13
56Guardian's AmaterasuF0.290.010.12
57Guardian's AxelM0.350.07-0.21
58Guardian's Georgia On My MindF0.240.060.03
59Guardian's Going the DistanceF0.220.06-0.01
60Guardian's Johhny Cash of SentinelM0.31-0.020.14
61Guardian's Jolie MarieF0.290.07-0.06
62Guardian's Keeping the FaithF0.240.04-0.00
63Guardian's Leap of Faith F0.300.00-0.03
64Guardian's Light of ZivaF0.31-0.060.35
65Guardian's Moonstruck CosmoM0.260.03-0.04
66Guardian's Noble AtticusM0.310.08-0.24
67Guardian's Once in a Blue MoonF0.340.02-0.06
68Guardian's Onyx JewelM0.180.070.17
69Guardian's RagnarM0.220.020.11
70Guardian's Ranch GirlF0.250.05-0.04
71Guardian's Rocky Mtn. AtaraF0.180.090.07
72Guardian's Sentinel DuchessF0.270.040.01
73Guardian's SpartanM0.290.06-0.12
74Guardian's TrajanM0.310.13-0.34
75Guardians LuckyCharm for Silvermoon F0.210.020.19
76Guardians New Found Barrett (Barrett)M0.240.030.06
77Guardian’s Reflection of WildfireF0.36-0.040.04
78Iso sentinel of ZionM0.250.07-0.11
79Jetta's Little Halo of GuardianF0.30-0.030.14
80Jewel Cherish Everlasting Love M0.36-0.00-0.05
81Jewel's Amazing GandorM0.37-0.04-0.14
82Jewel's Amazing MachoM0.38-0.03-0.11
83Jewel's Breathtaking ChytahM0.180.070.18
84Jewel's Breathtaking GabbroM0.230.12-0.08
85Jewel's Cherish Beautiful Blossom (Sheila)F0.39-0.070.06
86Jewel's Cherish Flower GirlF0.310.000.00
87Jewel's Cherish Gentle BreezeM0.26-0.010.11
88Jewel's Cherish Key of the Heart (Max)M0.39-0.07-0.01
89Jewel's Cherish Ray of Sunshine M0.340.06-0.25
90Jewel's Dazzling LazioM0.200.15-0.21
91Jewel's Dazzling OlimpiaF0.270.06-0.09
92Jewel's Dazzling SantosM0.28-0.040.19
93Jewel's Viva of Shahayla F0.200.070.02
94Jewels Breathtaking BlizzardM0.220.09-0.02
95Jewels Breathtaking IdocraasM0.240.060.12
96Jewels Breathtaking LazuliF0.220.090.03
97Juno Gentle Son Of Dutch PrideM0.300.05-0.08
98KatoM0.250.10-0.12
99Kodiak Arctos of SolaceM0.30-0.020.07
100Kyla of Guardian KennelsF0.300.020.02
101Lakota-Golden Eyes Of RiverwindF0.260.12-0.12
102Loki Lough of New ZionM0.250.05-0.04
103Lord Reykur of Guardian KennelsM0.240.05-0.05
104Moonshine's Pink CosmopolitanF0.36-0.030.02
105Nikani Guardian's Perfect MatchM0.40-0.120.08
106Orange BoyM0.260.010.09
107Pink GirlF0.200.12-0.16
108Purple GirlF0.260.10-0.24
109Red BoyM0.150.120.00
110River Pack's Heart of AtlantisF0.29-0.010.05
111River Pack's Wynn For VictoryF0.280.05-0.03
112Riverwind's EzekielM0.270.10-0.15
113Riverwind's Hannah GraceF0.270.07-0.05
114Riverwind's Moon ShadowM0.220.13-0.13
115Riverwind's Moonlight ReverieF0.33-0.01-0.05
116Riverwind's Moonshine & RosesM0.320.010.00
117Riverwind's Moonstruck For LoboM0.280.07-0.22
118Riverwind's North Star of ZionM0.270.10-0.19
119Riverwind's Rev It For VictoryF0.230.030.06
120Riverwind's Ruby MoonF0.260.10-0.19
121Riverwind's Shiloh Teddy BearM0.32-0.050.15
122Riverwinds Logan Howl'n At The MoonM0.300.04-0.01
123Rocky Mountain DookerM0.160.15-0.07
124Rocky Mountain Shadow of Blu M0.160.10-0.04
125RP's Rocky Mtn. Koal MinerM0.210.030.09
126Ruby's Cosmic Gem of RiverwindF0.250.030.07
127SamwiseM0.55-0.06-0.07
128Shahayla Obi Won KanobiM0.340.01-0.04
129Shahayla Turbo PorscheF0.27-0.000.00
130Shahayla's Little Ms PiperpotF0.340.11-0.34
131Shahayla's Silver and GoldF0.36-0.01-0.03
132Shahaylas Brio of GuardianF0.130.14-0.06
133SHS Kingdom's Pride of KovuM0.31-0.020.04
134Silvermoon's Willow of ZionF0.320.010.04
135SNS's Five Minute MajorF0.300.020.05
136SNS's Oops I Did It AgainF0.240.030.02
137Sparta's Blaze of GloryF0.280.13-0.22
138Super Nova's Stanley CupM0.200.090.09
139Tempo of ShahaylaF0.230.05-0.04
140Tikaani Dear JJ of IHOSSF0.34-0.01-0.01
141Timba of WinterharbourM0.310.05-0.11
142Victory's Sassy Chassis of DPSF0.290.12-0.24
143Victory's Turbo Running Full BoostM0.25-0.030.10
144Willow Rock's Haunted TimbersM0.200.10-0.02
145WillowRock's Windy November (Nova)F0.270.070.01
146Wolfcreek Storm's Phantom EchoM0.51-0.05-0.15
147Zion's Lykaios Jewel of HoltanF0.290.06-0.06
148Zion's Smokey on the RiverwindM0.320.06-0.15

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