We are very excited. Roseland Shilohs in PA just had a litter of 4 beautiful Shiloh puppies, two males and two females (Athens, Rome, Paris and Milan). We have been looking and waiting for a male as an addition to our family for a long, long time. It finally looks like we are fortunate to get us a male from the litter between
Semper Fi Major Smith, TT, CGC aka Major and
IC-CH iCH bTP bCH Roselands Zavana Sun Of Azzaro, CGC, TT aka Annie.
The litter was born April 8th 2013. This is a partnership breeding between Roseland Shilohs in PA and Azzaro Shilohs in VA. Stacey at Roseland Shilohs and Nancy at Azzaro Shilohs are both extremely dedicated breeders, and we trust them 150%. Below are some photos of a proud Annie with her puppies (with permission from Stacey to post)
These two can play for a full day straight, no kidding. When Gucci leaves and goes back home, she is pouting for a couple of days before she's herself again.
We are hopefully getting close to getting us a male Shiloh Shepherd addition to the family. The little fur-ball Samson, who's not born yet (but already has his spot and name on our "kid" hauler SUV) is coming from Azzaro Shiloh Shepherds in VA and Roseland Shilohs in PA.
If we're lucky, we'll be picking him up in Virginia sometime around June 1-3.
Maggie is turning 15 months, and still growing. We had her spayed a few weeks back, as we do not plan to breed her. We both still work. Imagine that. We'd love to breed, with about 15 acres, space is not an issue. Time is though. Breeding these magnificent dogs, do it right, and devote all the time is not possible while still working.
Maggie is still filling out nicely, and is now longer, taller and heavier than any German Shepherd we've ever had, and is currently around 85-88 pounds She is still a kid, and so she sometimes acts like a kid, spunky as she is. She is probably the most intelligent dog I have ever trained. Positive reinforcement and setting her up to success when training is the key. We still have a lot to do.
We had her one year hip X-rays done a while back. Sent the radiographs to OFA for reading, and came back with both hips good. We were jumping for joy, because the the local vet had initially read one side as questionable.
Our primary breeder was not successful on the last try for a winter litter. We have been waiting a long time for our male Shiloh addition, and decided to extend our search. At this time, it looks like Azzaro Shiloh Shepherds in Virginia will have a male for us. Nancy is an energetic, compassionate individual who takes the responsibility of breeding very seriously. We'll just hope for the best, and keep our fingers crossed. We can't wait to meet them.
Picking her up Saturday in Virginia. What a hoot thats going to be.