by LRGSDKS on 07 January 2013 - 05:01
by roblew1 on 07 January 2013 - 05:01
by Hundmutter on 07 January 2013 - 09:01
They are a separate 'variety' of larger, based-on-GSDs (probably more ASL),
dogs achieved by crossing in other dog breeds - Google it. There are a couple
threds on here that discuss them currently.
I do not believe they are any more healthy or less prone to genetic problems
with hips etc than other dogs are. If you are unlucky with your choice of pup,
you are unlucky. How much 'research' did you do before you bought your old
bitch ? Incidentally, 11 is no bad age for such a wreck as you describe to reach !
by Bob McKown on 07 January 2013 - 12:01
by roblew1 on 07 January 2013 - 13:01
by Sunsilver on 07 January 2013 - 15:01
She was originally a breeder of Shiloh Shepherds under the ISSR, the registry of Shiloh Breed Founder, Tina Barber. Tina took her to court, as she chose to breed outside of Tina's very strict standards. As Shilohs are still 'a breed under development', all breedings must be approved by the breed warden (since Tina's death, this is her daughter, Lisa.)
Here's the record of court judgement, which states Shelly can no longer call her dogs 'Shiloh Shepherds'.: http://www.shilohshepherds.com/buyersBeware/1996CourtCase.htm
As for the health of the Kings, many breeders of long-coated oversized dogs DO make an effort to eliminate health problems from their stock. It's like purchasing ANY dog: investigate before you invest, Caveat emptor and all that...
And to each his own: if you like this sort of dog, fine! Just don't expect it to be everyone's cup of tea, and you will not be able to show them as they are not a recognized breed under AKC or CKC. I think the UKC recognizes them??
by Hundmutter on 07 January 2013 - 15:01
Guess somebody local to you must have said once that the German (ie original)
German Shepherd Dog was the 'king' of dogs, or something. and that got spread
around ? There is certainly no other basis for calling West German GSDs
by Bob McKown on 07 January 2013 - 15:01
by Sunsilver on 07 January 2013 - 16:01
by Hundmutter on 07 January 2013 - 16:01
begun over here, despite that we do have a few ppl selling
both (so called) Shiloh Shepherds and King Shepherds in the
UK. Mind you, given the complications over how 'real' they
can be in the first place if they are not proven-from-source
imports (!), I suppose they could just be oversized 'ordinary'
ie German ancestry GSDs ? Not sure about bitches, though;
we never had as much of a size problem with females (although
yes there still have been some big bitches about).
I suppose for how LONG Roblew has been 'growing up' with their
neighbours' misinformation, is the next question ?
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