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After reading the Warlock Doberman thread, I decided to do a little looking around about this type of stuff. I found something about SHILOH SHEPPARDS. Does anyone know about these & are they the same type of thing?

Basically these are large GSDs. They are 30 inches at the shoulder & can weight 140. Upond doing some reading though, the sites were talking about resposible breeders & what they do as to not just breed a GSD with a bigger dog.

Upon further reading I found some more interesting stuff. Germany & America are kind of at war over GSDs. I guess the German version is larger & more aggressive.

The SHILOH breeder is saying these are more what German Sheppards are supposed to be.

Then I got thinking about The Standards of breeds & who came up with them because they obviously aren't the same everywhere.
 

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personally wherevers was the dogs country of origin and wherever it was initially bred i feel the dogs of that certain country have the final say with the breed standard there ideally should be with no deviations from whichever area or country you are in..i believe that breeders should stay true the german standards and not go down the oversized dobe route..some breeders in various locations will breed there dobes specialising in their preffered qualities and bred to suit their personal requirements thus creating personal versions of a dobie sometimes which may not even come close to the breed standards

quick example on how the breed standards differ

London ~ doberman kennel club
height at heighest point of withers Dogs 69 cms (27"); Bitches 65 cms (25 ½").

http://www.hund.ch/rasse/dobermannuk.htm
SIZE: Height at the highest point of withers.
Males: 68 - 72 cm, Bitches: 63 - 68 cm, Medium size desirable


I think its gonna get to the point where the breeds has been revised so many times that you can hardly find the real thing anymore in life or in print.

I think the SHILOH GS are possibly just a gimmick like giant dobes. cocker-poodles etc ..im having a search round for more info :)
 
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