|Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club of America (SSDCA)|
It is hard to imagine that a single person could be responsible for a creature as unique and beautiful as the Shiloh Shepherd but these dogs in fact owe their existence to the vision and dedication of one woman – Tina Barber or MaShiloh as she is perhaps better known.
It was Tina’s life-long dream to develop a breed of Shepherds with size, strength and outstanding beauty complemented by a superior intelligence. Tina dedicated over 40 years of her life to her breed and whilst she is no longer with us, her presence is still strongly felt. Tina can be found in every word of the breed standard, in the guidelines and rules of the registry and in the strict breeding practices followed by the ISSR breeders many of whom she personally mentored.
Tina’s story is told in depth in her book
“Against the Wind – A breed is born”
It is a story of courage, vision and tenacity which highlights the many triumphs and heartbreaks Tina experienced as she worked to develop
Tina’s legacy has passed to another generation
with her daughter Lisa fulfilling the role of breed warden for the ISSR. The breeders of the ISSR are committed to carrying on Tina’s work bringing to fruition one woman's remarkable dream.
There is a wealth of history and information available about Tina and the development of the Shiloh, many of it written by Tina herself.
To read more follow the link.