Shiloh Shepherd
Picture of Rani, a female Shiloh Shepherd

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Home:Lenoir, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-service dog

Meat, bones, meat, bones, meat and more meat, playing, meat, playing and more meat.

There is not enough time in the day to play or eat meat.

Favorite Toy:
Anything she can steal when no one is looking.

Favorite Food:
Meat must have meat!!!

Favorite Walk:
The green way

Best Tricks:
Any trick she can do which requires very little effort.

Arrival Story:
Rani is an ISSR Shiloh Shepherd. Rani got her name because when we drove to pick her up it rained all the way there. It was a long 13 hour trip. It rained for the two days we were there and it rain for most of the 14 hours back. On the way home we learned she had a lot of fire in her she was afraid of nothing, my husband thought she would be more like Reigning Terror, but her personality is as sweet as can be. In our home she is both the instigator and the peace maker all rolled into one depending on her mood. She is quick witted and quick to get her feelings hurt. She can be the first to run out to play and the one to say, I don’t want to go out… not me... and turn around and you have to go find her. She does a good Ero impression, and a good clown impression all the while you know she is thinking of what to get into when you leave the room. Rani is the second most vocal dog in the house second only to Mali.

Forums Motto:
Meat..Meat and more Meat

The Last Forum I Posted In:
7 month old puppy in heat? Don't know what to do!!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 24th 2008 More than 8 years!

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Winners Bitch~~~

October 13th 2009 8:56 am
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This last weekend we went to a dog show, the Judge was Fred Lanting "Mr. GSD" I just could not pass up a chance to hear what he had to say about my wonderful girl. We placed Rani in the show in hopes she would place well and add to the points she had accumulated at the last show. We know Rani will soon become the bitch beat as she has such graceful movement the crowd cheers her on every time she is in a ring.

Rani just glides around the ring like she is floating. My husband hold the leash with just his first finger and thumb coming to a stop before Fred. Fred has Rani stand out so the crowd can see her as he looks her over and says so everyone can hear. "This is what a Shiloh Shepherd bitch is supposed to look like." I nearly fell out of my chair. He went on to say so many other things most of which I cannot remember as I was so floored. Rani went on in the show to take Winners Bitch. Rani then went up against a bitch who is the top girl in their age. She did not win against this girl, but maybe next time, her day is not to far off. If she had, she would have been in the Champions ring with Mali and we would have had to have someone else handle one of our dogs.


Show Girl ~Look at me NOW!

October 5th 2009 7:35 am
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Rani is our show dog. It all started a year ago this month here in NC in Maggie Valley where she took her first blue ribbon when she was only 3 months old. I had dreams of finishing her puppy championship but that dream did not happen as my health got in the way. Just when I thought I was getting better we went to a show last spring in Ohio. Rani was still able to compete as a puppy as the ISSR club has puppy competitions through to 12 months and at 10 months; we were eager and ready to go.

The day of the first show the judge had never seen a Shiloh before but had read the bread standard so Rani took second place. I was a little down hearted, but there was always the second day. I knew the judge the second day knew what a Shiloh was as it was going to be the breed Founder herself. Steve showed Rani and she just glided around the ring like she was on a cloud. First place with the crowd cheering. Then she competed against the boys of her age. Rani glided so effortlessly the crowd was cheering her on, yelling for the boys to get out of the way because Rani was coming through. She took Best of Opposites and a first place again. Earning that weekend one second place, two first places and two medals, then the ambulance came and I was rushed to the hospital. I just could not hold off any longer. Poor Mali did not get shown at all. The second day. On the first day she took a third place, but we had hoped for better the second day.

Since Ohio we went to Northern NY, where we only showed Rani. Money has been tight and we just could not afford to put both girls into the ring. Rani took a forth, a third, a second and a first. She would have taken another first instead of a second except my husband had his cell phone on in the ring and it went off while the judge was with them. he was lucky not to get disqualified. The judge whispered to him up till that point Rani was top dog. The cell will stay with me from now on!

I am feeling better now and if my lick holds out, I will make all of this weekend in Maggie Valley as we have come full circle. Rani is now an adult the points she earned in NY went towards her adult championship and so will anything in Maggie valley. I have my fingers crossed there will be lots of dogs there for her to beat so she gets lots of points, as Rani glides like an angle.

Mali will also be shown. She is not really a show dog, we know we will struggle to get her championship, but it is doable in time. I do know she will be the mom of many champion pups, and as my service dog, she has one of the most important jobs in the world.


Therapy Dog

July 1st 2009 10:48 am
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I had been thinking about training Rani to be an alternate for Mali as a mobility service dog, so since she was a young pup I had take extra time to socialize her more than most people would socialize their dog. She is not afraid of loud noises or strange sounds, large trucks, motorcycles whizzing close by, large crowds of people, horns blaring, the rattling of dollies or any other strange sound most dogs to not hear on a daily basis.

Rani is sweet and soft natured when she meets someone new she will cuddle right up to them and leans against them when they pet her. When she offers her high fives, they are so gentle and graceful it is almost as if she were a ballerina. If she were a small dog, she would have been a great lap dog.

One day we invited a large group of people over for a cook out. My friend came with her grown son Brian who has CP. Brian is very low functioning and spent most of his time sitting on my couch while people around him talked. When Rani came into the room to greet the company, she stopped at the door for a moment scoping out the room. I watched as she seemed to be looking for something. Then her big brown eyes found what she was looking for and she made a bee line for Brain. She had never met him before but she seemed to key in on him.

Rani lowered her head and tail a bit, wagging just the lower half invitingly as she seemed to slither up between his legs. Brian did not know much about dogs. I watched as his eyes got big ad both hands rose in the air to get away from her. I did not move as she lifted her muzzle to give him a smooth warm lick on his chin. His wide eyes softened and he smiled.

His left hand lowered to caress her soft plush fur and he laughed softly. Rani leaned back against him and offered him another soft lick to his other hand as it lowered to her head. She spent the next 20 minutes with him before it was time for the dogs to go back outside. It was on that day I decided Rani needed to become a Therapy dog as she has a keen sense on who needs her the most and just how to reach them.

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