SORRY, NO PUPPIES UNTIL 2025 OR SO..... We are working on an outcross project in cooperation with other breeders, and will implement the next generation into our breeding.
BUT IN GENERAL: Are you sure you want a puppy? You will have to be able to invest a lot of time the first couple of years, so your puppy will grow up to be a nice dog. Otherwise, please check out our 'Rescue' Page, to find a dog who has already learnt the basics. I'll never become a very large breeder, because I want all my dogs with me in the house, even after their 'retirement', so the limits are set. I also enjoy training or entering other activities with my dog one on one and there are only 24 hours in a day. So any dog of mine will be a family member first, breeding comes next. Anything I get into, I like to know about beforehand. Therefore I have joined a course in kynology, including genetics, the birthing process, diseases, etc. I am glad to have ended up with several mentors who have been involved in the breed for a long, long time, and I love to learn from them. Before you come to me for a puppy: are you really sure you want a dog? Are you really sure you want a dog this big? Do you understand the consequences: going out rain or shine, all expenses involved (vet costs, insurance, food, good food, expensive food!). Will you put up with damage to your favorite shoes, throwing up, diarrhea, shedding, muddy pawprints all over the place?
Then think again, do you really want a Shiloh? Because I warn you, once you have one, you will probably want several....
The price of a pup may startle you at first, but in the long run, we don't make a profit. And frankly, that is exactly how it should be, from my point of view. These are living creatures, with all their virtues and imperfections, looking for a place to share their love and energy. A lot of money is spent even before the pups are conceived (and sometimes it doesn't even actually work out...): health testing, stud fees, transportation of the dogs or the semen, and preparing our home for the little ones. Then, we pamper the pups, to give them the best start possible. And, finally, we want to check up on the health of our progeny, and pay for several tests to be done. Also, we have a soft spot for rescue organizations, be it for Shilohs or mutts, to improve the conditions for less fortunate dogs all over the world. Make sure to check our 'Rescue' page to see where you could help!
I can relate with her ideas fullheartedly. She states that in fact, you get the puppy for free, and pay for the breeder's (back up's) expertise, the costs of producing and raising the litter, and for future assistance.
With our breeding program we want more people in Europe to get to know about this wonderful breed, the beauty and sensitivity of these dogs. Health and temperament are the two main focusses for me, and alongside I am striving for my ideal in conformation.
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