A Gathering of Shilohs…

…was held yesterday afternoon. It was great fun, we had as many as 10 dogs running around at the same time! To the credit of Shiloh temperaments, there were both females in heat and un-neutered males in the mix, and there were no fights or problems of any sort. Not even very much barking, although Phoenix had to grrrrruff at the “kids” a few times to tell them to calm down when they got too rambunctious. Zora here is his (and Saber’s) daughter.  [update: more photos here!]

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This is Trooper, Zora’s brother and litter-mate. Sweet, but very shy, it took him a while to relax around so many new dogs.

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This is Gryffyn, another brother and litter-mate to Zora and Trooper. He’s already been very well socialized to people and dogs, so he was all over the place trying to play and get attention. He and Trooper spent quite a bit of time sizing each other up; checking out the competition, like typical young bucks.

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This is Bentley (who’s obviously not a Shiloh!) greeting Trooper. Bentley was the sweetest little guy, and not even the least intimidated by all of the huge dogs around him. He’d egg Gryffyn and a couple of the other dogs into chasing him all around the yard and when they caught him, he’d flop onto his back and play dead until they were all huddled around him, then he’d jump right up and tear off again.  Here’s Bentley in motion.

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This is Gryffyn greeting Pica. For all of his bravado with his brother, he was very gentle with Zora, Pica and Saber.

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  1. look like a fun meeting…they all looks so happy, great cute dogs phootos:-)

    Comment by outdoorexposure — June 11, 2006 @ 3:19 pm

  2. Great picture of Trooper meeting Bently, which would make a good caption shot?

    Comment by garyx — June 12, 2006 @ 12:44 am

  3. Lovely dogs Jan! The socialisation of dogs is so important at 7 to 16 weeks as I’m sure your aware. I see so many dogs who did not learn the correct skills during this critical period and you have to spend the rest of their lives playing catch up. Is this breed common in your parts. I’ve never seen it in the uk.

    Comment by graeme — June 12, 2006 @ 1:42 am

  4. I’m amazed that so many dogs can get along together like that. Most of the dogs I see being walked in the neighborhood get into little altercations with other dogs being walked. How many dogs do you have? Yesterday we saw a lady trying to walk three dogs at once (one big, two small) — they were all trying to go different directions at once, and the poor little ones had to take four steps for every one of the big dog’s.

    Comment by Seeing Anew — June 12, 2006 @ 11:13 am

  5. What a handsome fellow! Lori is in love. :-) Looks like it was a great puppy thereapy session. :-)

    Comment by Al — June 24, 2006 @ 7:49 am

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