Faults & Virtues

  • Have you initiated your Adult Registration? If not, [GO HERE]
  • Use the Faults & Virtues Form [HERE] for instructions instructions and codes required
Please Note: Contact your breeder to assist in working with you to complete this form. Furthermore, it is your dog’s breeder that will provide you with the recessive faults and virtues section.

You will need to complete this Faults & Virtues Form for your dog when applying for your permanent registration certificate. Please be HONEST in your evaluation. If you are not sure, please contact the Breeder of your dog or someone else that is familiar with the Shiloh Shepherd breed.

This information will be will be kept on file with the TSSR and is VERY CRITICAL to the future welfare of our Breed. Please take the time to read the following suggestions carefully.

  1. Please LOOK at the chart —read all items 1-92 carefully— THEN CONCENTRATE ON YOUR DOG. Now look back at the chart and select the FAULTS that apply to YOUR DOG; then select the VIRTUES. (Faults are things that are missing or could be better, whereas Virtues are things that are really nice about your dog).
  2. Now you need to choose 7 numbers out of the 92 that BEST DESCRIBES YOUR DOG and select them in the DOMINANT Faults & Virtues section of this form.
  3. Work with your breeder to repeat the same process for the RECESSIVE Faults & Virtues section.
  4. Fill out this form completely; making sure all information is correct.
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Example: Start by looking at your dogs head-does he look more feminine? Then he would be listed as having a “bitchy” head. Do his ears “kite-out” (meaning lean more out to the sides then straight up)? Does he have a bad bite, missing teeth? Or—does he look alert and noble? Does he have a broad head? Are his eyes round or almond shape? What is the biggest FAULT you see in your dog? Is he perfect in STRUCTURE except for a hook tail? Then you would mark #76. Is he heavy boned, yet short and stocky? Then you would mark #74. Does he have any missing teeth? Then you would mark #02.

If you are having a difficult time with this form, please either call your breeder or have someone with Shiloh experience help you. When you have decided on the faults and virtues your dog possesses, list them 1-7 in their importance under the DOMINANT FAULTS AND VIRTUES section.

Having completed your dog’s information and his/her DOMINANT faults and virtues you must then work with your breeder to complete the RECESSIVE section. It is the DOG’s BREEDER that will help you with the RECESSIVE FAULTS AND VIRTUES. The recessives are the faults and virtues most prevalent and important in the littermates of your dog or history of the breeding lines that your dog comes from. Your Breeder should have this information, or have the means to get it.

Please remember, there is NO such thing as a perfect dog. Please be fair and honest in listing your dog’s faults. Please understand that this program is designed for the FUTURE well being of our Breed. If your dog has “kite ears” but fantastic hips, super intelligence, huge size etc., that does not mean your dog should not be bred due to his kite ears. What it does mean is that your dog should not be bred to  another dog with kite ears. This is why the information in our Registry Breeding Profiles is so very important! Please do your part to help us maintain the absolute highest standards possible.

Owner & Breeder Info


Dog's Information


Dominant Faults & Virtues (select 7 total in this section)

  • Dominant traits would be those that you see in your dog.

Recessive Faults & Virtues (select 7 total in this section)

  • Recessive traits would be those you see in your dog's sire/dam, siblings, grandparents, etc. Your breeder will be able to help you with this section.