- Kimberly Murnyack
- Central Pennsylvania
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High Caliber Shilohs is a small breeding program located in Centre County, Pennsylvania, that is dedicated to breeding Shiloh Shepherds with stable temperaments, superior conformation, and excellent health. Our six Shilohs live with us in a large house we built in 2007 and have one acre of fenced yard in which to play. We do not confine our Shilohs to kennels or crates; they share the entire house with us and are our only “children”. Our Shiloh Shepherds are greatly loved and well socialized. All six of our Shilohs have received their Canine Good Citizen certificates and two are certified with Therapy Dogs International.
We enjoy competing in conformation shows in order to promote our Shiloh Shepherds, to prove their proper structure, movement, and conformity to breed standard, and to socialize with other breeders and exhibitors and meet their Shilohs. We often attend shows held by organizations such as NAKC, IABCA, NKC, ICKC and specialties held by our breed club, the International Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club (ISSDC). Our Shilohs have earned many Championship titles and awards with these organizations as well as with our registry, the National Shiloh Breeders Registry (NSBR).
Just as important as the conformation of our Shiloh Shepherds is their versatility in other areas as well. We have two Shilohs, Moose and Terra, who are certified therapy dogs and go on visits to nursing homes and the Special Olympics. We also have two Shilohs, Murphy and Terra, who are herding instinct certified and we hope to continue training for this exciting activity, which comes naturally to many Shilohs. All six of our Shilohs have had varying levels of agility training and each enjoy their time spent with this fun sport. But we also have plenty of unstructured fun with off leash hiking in the woods, camping trips, swimming, going to the dog park and to baseball games and meeting new people at pet expos.
The health of our Shiloh Shepherds and of our future generations is of the utmost importance to us. We perform health testing for hips, elbows, heart, eyes, and thyroid, as well as DNA testing for degenerative myelopathy and a TLI blood test that shows indications of Endocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. Each breeding we do is extensively researched and the sire and dam are carefully chosen so as to complement each other in conformation, genetically, and in health and temperament. Our goal is to continually improve upon each of these aspects of our dogs. We look for loving homes and dedicated owners for our Shiloh Shepherds who will keep us updated with reports on the health, temperaments, and personalities of our puppies as well as provide us with lots of photos of them so we can see how they develop. It is very important to know what each breeding has produced so that we may continue to improve upon the breed so dear to our hearts, the Shiloh Shepherd!
Please feel free to give us a call at (814) 387-0124 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about this very special breed. Visits to our home are welcomed and encouraged.