Puppy Application

Shiloh Shepherds are not for everyone and individual puppy temperaments vary. We are looking for "Permanent", "Stable" loving homes for our Shilohs. Your honest answers to the application questions will help determine whether this breed is appropriate for you, as well as the temperament of the puppy most likely to match your lifestyle and environment.

This application does not guarantee a puppy. Availability is based on the number, quality, and temperaments present in each litter. If we feel you are a qualified prospective Shiloh owner, and we are unable to meet your needs, we will work with you to locate another breeder that can.

Please read and fill out the entire application before submitting. All form fields are required.

Contact Information
First Name:
Last Name:
City: State:  Zip: 
Email Address:

About You and Your Lifestyle
What is/are your occupation(s)?
Please list all members living in your household, including ages.
What type of pets, and how many, are in your household currently? Please include a brief description of their temperament.
Do you rent or own your home?
How long have you resided in your present location?
Briefly describe your home and lifestyle.
Does anyone in your household have allergies?
Do you have a fenced in yard?
If yes, describe, i.e. size of area, type of fence.
How many hours per day will your puppy be left alone?
Were will your puppy be housed?
How much time are you able to allow to your new puppy to adjust to its new home and environment?
What do you plan to do with your Shiloh while on vacation?

About Your Dog Experience
List the local training clubs you have access to.
What veterinarian do/will you use? Please list name, address and phone.
Estimate what you believe to be the annual cost to deed and maintain a large dog.
Describe briefly your experience with dogs and the breeds you have previously owned.

What You are Looking For
Please describe characteristics of the Puppy you would like, i.e. activity level, age, sex, etc.
Why are you interested in owning a Shiloh Shepherd?
What are your future expectations, i.e. pet, service dog, obedience, conformation, etc.?
Why a Shiloh Shepherd rather than another shepherd breed, i.e. GSD, King Shepherd, Belgium, etc.?
How did you learn of Stardust Shilohs?

Your References
Please provide name, postal address, email address and phone number of three references not related to you.
Are you and your household willing to travel to Stardust Shilohs to discuss your application and meet "The Arties?"
Other Comments:

The Small Print

At Stardust Shilohs our mission is to progressively improve the health and structure of this breed. Accordingly health testing is critical to our program and other dedicated breeders we work with for assessing each breeding. Our contracts require the following, at the owner's expense:

  1. Holter Monitoring between 5-12 months, wse provide monitor and pay for diagnostics
  2. Between 12-24 months, OFA DM and OFA Cardiac Certification
  3. Between 24-30 months of age, OFA Elbows and OFA or PennHip Hip Certifications
NOTE: Numbers two and three are minimal requirements for permanent breeding registration.

Optional, but suggested include OFA elbows, OFA thyroid and CERF (eye).

This Puppy Application does not guarantee a Stardust Shiloh. It is the first step in a three part process which also includes an interview and site visit to Stardust Shilohs (preferred), and a successful breeding and matching of puppies to applicants.

By submitting this application I am attesting to the accuracy of the representations made herein. I understand and agree that Stardust Shilohs has my permission to contact references furnished and to verify any of the information I provided.

Please feel free to call or e-mail us at any time with questions and concerns you have or wish to discuss. Stardust Shilohs appreciated your interest in exploring possible ownership of this very special breed.

Gary and Traci Runyon,
Stardust Shilohs
TSSR Registered
Members ISSDC and North American Kennel Club