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German Shepherd Discussions / Re: Kiya's xray results
« on: July 11, 2005, 12:16:09 pm »
That sounds good so far but the real story will be at two. I have a friend who has a Shiloh that had textbook perfect elbpws and hips at age one prelims and by age two had grade 2 CDH in one hip, osteoarthritis and elbow dysplasia. It was a shock for all of us but it did teach us the reason for waiting to stud a Shiloh until the xrays are done at 2 years old.

Cathy and Zion's Gentle Windwalker (aka Bear)

I bought my Shiloh Shepherd from the Breed Founder, he was 10 months old. I was told nothing but lies about his background, temperment, (I was a nanny at the time and ended up with a dog with fear aggression, human and animal aggression) he has grade 2 CDH and who knows about his elbows as we did not bother to x-ray those. We put thousands of dollars in training with a respected specialist in problem dogs and have ended up with a dog that must be isolated and only be around my husband and myself. His ears did not come up but that is a very minor thing although we were also promised that they would come up "no problem". He was breed quality when we bought him!! I would not use this dog to breed anything and pass these traits on to puppies but his brother, at one year of age with no health testing, has been used at stud by her. We were given no support from her and were told we must have made mistakes to cause these problems as you also were told. It is not only back yard breeders that rip people off. We thought if you want the best go to the breed founder. We are not alone in our situation. There is a long list of people that have been decieved by her. We are doing the best we can for Bear and hope he has a long happy life but it is not easy to keep him safe and always work within his very small limitations. We have luckily found a kennel where he seems to be O.K. and can stay the odd night without problems. He is off his territory and the owner of the kennel breeds Irish Wolfhounds and also understands Shepherds with fear aggression. This allows us a bit of freedom to go away for the odd evening. Our last long haired Shepherd went everywhere with us. I miss being able to take Bear. Education is the best weapon against these people although stricter laws would help. The real victims are the puppies that are bred by these people. The lucky ones end up with families like yours who do everything they can to give them the best quality of life possible the unlucky ones end up with no life at all. When the breeding of dogs is done only for the money and ego it becomes an ugly creature.

Cathy, Stefan and Bear 

In Ontario Canada the Corso is recognized by the Rare Breed Club and are always one of the largest groups out showing. I believe they are the decendents of the Mollosians who were the war dogs of the Romans. A very ancient breed and still very popular in Italy. A friend of mine is breeding Mollosians, a noble and beautiful breed.

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: New to Group
« on: March 27, 2005, 11:57:47 am »
Our Bear is 4 1/2 years old. We live on our friends 11 acre property downstairs from them and take care of the grounds. They have a Shiloh Shepherd, Sarge(98 lbs), and a Leonburger, Hooch(145 lbs). This is the land of big dogs.

Bills & Other Legislative Acts / Re: What is going on with PETA?
« on: March 27, 2005, 11:19:22 am »
Toronto  has just passed a Pit Bull ban. They must be neutered or spayed, muzzled in public and if any dog injures another dog or person even if defending itself it will be put down and the owner will be heavily fined. I was at a show just recently talking to a handler that has a Staff and he was telling me that in one jurisdiction you have to bring them into the ring muzzled, remove the muzzle for the judge to look in the mouth and then put it back on. The bull breeds at the show I was at were not muzzled yet but the ban has just been passed. This bill was passed by a grandstanding politition who was fishing for popularity. I am afraid of the president that has been made with this bill.

Side note. When there has been trouble with pit bull bites here, and it always hits the news, it is the evil pit bull(s) hurting someone and must be put down. Just recently there was an attack by two German Shepherds and the media reported, unfortunatly the police officer had to shoot the dogs.

Things are out of control and I see trouble on the horizon for all large breeds owners and perhaps all dog owners. :-[

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / New to Group
« on: March 27, 2005, 10:50:44 am »
Just joined with our big dog Bear. He is a Shiloh Shepherd weighing in at a cool 100 pounds with is about standard for the breed. Beautiful site. Glad to be here.

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