|Barked: Wed Oct 10, '12 2:22pm PST |
|There is no "other type." It's (GSD) a unique breed, as all are. Whites technically were, but as they never were well tolerated, from the inception of the breed on, def have always mapped a little differently. They have some very good qualities, and as not allowed to show in conformation for years, their breeders focused on the OB venues for titling, making them, done right, generations bred, very high in the trainability department.
I am not sure WHAT Shilohs are supposed to be now , used to be somethin', and now they are somethin' else King Shepherds are a marketing term. I am no designer breed freak, but really....Shiloh, Shepalute? A little bit much for me personally to see one worthy of praise and the other considered a joke, n'est-ce pas?
I would say if you want a big, easygoing, trainable, socially reliable GSD, go to Royalair. They have been around forever, and while it is a niche thing and you'd have a hard time finding a show or working person to talk nice about them, their reputation is clear and they have people who literally have been getting dogs from them since the 70's.
Alternatively, big, one of the top "old style" breeders by results in the land and also work focused....and does a great job with black&silvers, which used to be one of the top working GSDs and fell out of favor to pigment only...is Valiantdale. Same thing, around forever.
I frankly wouldn't mess with Shiloh unless that is what you want. And then, with extreme caution. Do research, understand the political splits in the breed and find a good mentor.
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