• Shiloh Shepherd Dog

    Shiloh Shepherds are large, muscular dogs with noble expressions. They have a balanced, athletic build that exudes power and elegance.

  • Group: Herding
    Lifespan: 9–13 yr
    Height: 26–32 in
    Weight: 80–160 lb

  • Care

    The Shiloh's double coat needs brushing a few times a week to look its finest. Smooth-coated dogs shed continuously, whereas plush-coated dogs shed very little for most of the year. But both varieties blow their coats twice annually. During these periods of increased shedding, brushing more frequently is wise. Regular nail trims should also be part of your pup's grooming routine. Nails that get too long can cause pain and potentially lead to running or walking problems. Lastly, to guard against dental disease, be sure to brush your dog's teeth often.

    Because of their deep chests, these dogs are at a greater risk of bloat (also known as twisted stomach). To help prevent bloat, break your dog's food up into several meals a day, and use a food bowl designed to slow their eating. Also, avoid feeding immediately before or after any kind of vigorous activity. These are just a few ways you can help prevent this life-threatening condition. Consult your veterinarian about other methods, including surgical options.

  • Disorders

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.