stated in the welcome page, WhiteFang ISSR Shilohs is located east
of Leesburg in the Lansdowne subdivision of fast growing Loudoun
We live in a single family home, with a fenced-in yard for the
dogs to run and exercise in. Our dogs are house dogs, who sleep
in our bedroom with us.
named my kennel WhiteFang after one of my favorite childhood
books, White Fang, by Jack London. The book tells the story of
a half dog-half wolf named White Fang and his experiences in
the wilderness of the Yukon
Territory. This book started my fascination
with wolves, their family values and pack structure.
My family consists of my husband
Wayne, our daughter Monica and our Shilohs Orion and Kuma. Although
my husband and daughter love Orion, and help take care of him, they’re
not interested in my passion for breeding, showing and competition
trials. They tell me, this is my hobby. LOL
many before me, I first became interested in the Shiloh Shepherds
when I was searching for a GSD. However, I was not impressed
with their size, sloped backs or their temperaments. While looking
through a dog magazine, I read about the Shiloh Shepherd, and
decided to investigate. There! At last! The dog I was looking
for! I was instantly in love! I joined the SSDCA Shiloh forum
on the internet,
avidly reading stories about these amazing dogs, and read every
article I could find on the breed.
first, I was only looking for a pet companion. But, after reading
many articles by the breed founder, Tina Barber, I began to see
her need for other breeders’ help to continue the expansion
of the breed. And after attending a few shows, I was bitten by
the show bug! Soon, I visited her home, New Zion Shilohs, in
order to select which litter my dog would come from, and to join
her Licensed Breeders in training program. In May 2002,
I chose a kennel name, signed the ISSR Breeder’s Code of
Ethics, and the ISSR Licensed Breeders Agreement. I also
OSS, or Original Shiloh Shepherd Academy,
and continue my reading and studying of the breed.
I currently have one male pet Shiloh,
Orion and on intact male, Kuma, who will help establish my stud program.