The WSSBA Registry Rules provide a guideline under which registration certificates
are issued, and registry-related questions are answered.

WSSBA Registry Rules & Information
Updated November 2014

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WSSBA

The WSSBA is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) that was established in 2013 under the laws of the State of Nevada.

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WSSBA OBJECTIVES

The primary objectives of the WSSBA are to:

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Provide registration paperwork to Shiloh Shepherd Breeders and Owners in a timely, efficient, and economical manner.

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Recognize the achievements of WSSBA-registered Shilohs in various performance areas.

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Maintain records of health data for WSSBA-registered Shilohs.

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ADMINISTRATION

The WSSBA is run by two Co-Registrars, which are volunteer positions.

The Co-Registrars’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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Determination of Registry policies and procedures.

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Day-to-day administration of the Registry.

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Assignment of Registration Numbers.

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Creation of Registration Certificates and Pedigrees.

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Tracking of Health Data.

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Tracking of Performance Titles.

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Issuing Performance Awards and Certificates.

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Creating/Maintaining the WSSBA Web Site.

The WSSBA Registry also has a Steering Committee (four volunteer positions).  On an as-needed basis, these individuals assist in the determination of WSSBA Policy.

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DUAL REGISTRATION

The WSSBA Registry permits dual registration with other Shiloh Shepherd Registries, provided the “other” Registry also allows dual registration.

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ELIGIBILITY

For a litter of puppies to be eligible for registration with the WSSBA, the litter's Sire or Dam must be registered with the WSSBA.

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WSSBA REGISTRATION NUMBERS

Each WSSBA Shiloh Shepherd is issued a Registration Number when it first comes into the WSSBA Registry, either as a puppy or as an adult.

Once a Shiloh is issued a WSSBA Registration Number, it remains that Shiloh’s registration number for the remainder of his/her life.

WSSBA Registration Numbers are five-digit numbers that are constructed as follows:

WYY### --- Where:

W =          WSSBA

YY =         The current year (i.e., 13 for 2013, etc.)

### =       A sequential number beginning with 001

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WSSBA REGISTRATION CODES

Due to the simplicity of the WSSBA’s Registration Number scheme, each Shiloh is also assigned a Registration Code, which provides specific information about that Shiloh, including but not limited to:

·         2-digit kennel name code, indicating the kennel of origin

·         Litter’s date of birth (Litter Application only)

·         M# and F# for each male/female puppy (Litter Application only)

·         Applicable Suffixes, including:

B = Breedable Status
C = Companion Status
U = Upgradeable Status
T = Conditional Status

P = Pure Shiloh
F = Foundation Shiloh (and Percentage)
G = German Shepherd Outcross (and Percentage)
W = White Shepherd Outcross (and Percentage)

R = Retired
D = Deceased

A Shiloh’s Registration Code might change, as its circumstances change (i.e., Upgradeable to Breedable, Retired to Deceased, etc.)

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REGISTRATION STATUSES AND CERTIFICATES

The WSSBA Registry issues four different types of Registration Certificates, representing the following Registration Statuses:

WSSBA Breedable Registration

WSSBA Upgradeable Registration

WSSBA Companion Registration

WSSBA Conditional Registration

Each WSSBA Registration Certificate/Status is detailed below.

 

8.1         WSSBA BREEDABLE STATUS & REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES

WSSBA Breedable Registration Certificates are issued to:

·                Shilohs that currently hold a Breedable Certificate of Registration from one of the other Shiloh Shepherd Registries and whose owner wishes to dual-register (if applicable) or transfer them into the WSSBA; or

·                Shilohs eligible to be upgraded from WSSBA Upgradeable or WSSBA Companion status.

Note:    Breedable Status is NEVER assigned to puppies!

WSSBA Breedable Registration Certificates are on gold-bordered paper with a gold seal.

8.2         WSSBA UPGRADEABLE STATUS & REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES

WSSBA Upgradeable Registration Certificates are issued to:

·                Shilohs whose breeders denoted them with “Upgradeable” status during completion of their  litter’s WSSBA Litter Application & Placement Form; or

·                Breed-potential young adults transferred into the WSSBA Registry who have not yet competed health testing.

WSSBA Upgradeable Registration Certificates are on black-bordered paper with a gold seal.

8.3        WSSBA COMPANION STATUS & REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES

WSSBA Companion Registration Certificates are issued to:

·                Shilohs whose breeders denoted them with “Companion” status during completion of their litter’s WSSBA Litter Application & Placement Form; or

·                Puppies or Adults who are spayed/neutered and will not be bred.

WSSBA Companion Registration Certificates are on silver-bordered paper with a silver seal.

8.4         WSSBA CONDITIONAL STATUS & REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES

WSSBA Conditional Registration Certificates are issued in cases when a breeding has taken place, and the sire or dam:

·                Is not of age for breeding; and/or

·                Has not completed the requirements for “Breedable” status

WSSBA Conditional Registration Certificates are on teal-bordered paper with no seal.

Once the sire and dam are issued Breedable certificates, the Breeder may apply to upgrade the puppies in the litter to Companion or Upgradeable status.

Note:    The WSSBA reserves the right to refuse to register a breeder’s litters, if “Conditional” litters happen too often, or we feel that this option is being abused.

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UPDATING INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES

Owners may submit upgraded health or performance information about their WSSBA-Registered Shiloh at any time.

One updated certificate (with enhanced information) will be provided annually at no charge.  Once the gratis update has occurred, additional updates will be processed for a charge of $5.

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DNA PARENTAGE/GENETIC MARKER REPORT

The WSSBA will direct applicants to UC Davis for the purpose of ordering their own DNA test kits for verification of parentage.  To apply for DNA for your Shiloh(s), access MyVGL at the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory site:

https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/myvgl/login.html

If you have not yet created a MyVGL account with UC Davis, you will be required to do so.

When you are ready to order DNA kits from UC Davis, have the following information available:

          Shiloh Applicant’s Name
          Registration Number
          Gender
          Color
          Sire’s Name and VGL Account (i.e., DNA) Number
          Dam’s Name and VGL Account (i.e., DNA) Number

UC Davis charges $40 per dog.

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BREEDABLE AGE

To qualify for “Breedable” status and a Breedable Certificate of Registration, a Shiloh must be:

·         24+ Months of Age (Females) or

·         18+ Months of Age (Males)

AND fully health tested.

If the dam is under 24 months of age and/or the sire is under 18 months of age, and they have not completed all health testing, puppies can only be registered with Conditional status.

If the dam is over 84 months of age, the breeder must provide a letter from a veterinarian stating that the bitch is in good health and suitable for breeding.

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REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS FOR “BREEDABLE” SHILOHS

These certifications are required or recommended for a Shiloh to obtain “Breedable” status with the WSSBA.

Required

1)    Hip Certification

a.    Permanent OFA rating of Excellent, Good, or Fair (at 24+ months old), or

b.    PennHIP scores of .50 or under, with no DJD (at 18+ months old)*, or

c.    OVC Passing Score

2)    Elbow Certification

a.    OFA rating of Normal (preliminaries are acceptable) or

b.    OVC rating of Normal

3)    OFA Heart Certificate

4)    DNA issued by UC Davis

5)    Completed WSSBA Height/Weight & Testicles Form

6)    Completed WSSBA Attributes Checklist

7)    Four Photos: Left, Right, Back, Front (all standing)

Recommended

1)    Thyroid

2)    TLI

3)    DM

4)    Holter Monitor and/or  other Cardiac Testing

5)    CERF

*In the case of a PennHIP score above .50 with no degenerative joint disease, a passing OFA Certificate (i.e., OFA Fair, Good or Excellent, with no DJD, at 24+ months of age) must also be presented to be eligible for a Breeding Certificate.

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REGISTERED NAMES OF SHILOH SHEPHERDS

The WSSBA limits Shilohs’ registered names to 30 characters, including all punctuation and spacing.

The registered name should include the Breeder’s kennel name, either at the beginning or the end of the name.

In the case of duplicate names, the owner will be notified so that an alternate name can be selected.

The WSSBA reserves the right to determine whether or not a name is appropriate.

Once a registered name is issued to a WSSBA-registered Shiloh Shepherd, it remains that Shiloh’s name forever.

13.1       Exception to Name-Change Rule

Sometimes, a Breeder has a slow-to-sell puppy, and must assign a registered name to that puppy in order to register the litter with the WSSBA.  If/When the Breeder ultimately sells the puppy, the new owner may choose a Registered Name for the puppy.  The WSSBA will re-issue the puppy’s registration certificate, at no charge, to reflect the name change.

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REGISTERED KENNEL NAMES

The WSSBA gives breeders the right to reserve a “kennel name.”

Once a kennel name is reserved, no other breeder can use it.

Registering a kennel name with the WSSBA allows the breeder to have a listing on the WSSBA website.

There is no charge for this service.

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WSSBA FORMS

The WSSBA utilizes the following forms, which may be downloaded from the Forms page on the WSSBA website:

Request for WSSBA Registration Papers

Use this form to initiate the WSSBA Registration of your Shiloh Shepherd that is currently registered with another Shiloh Shepherd registry, or the National Kennel Club (NKC).

Request for WSSBA Registration Upgrade

Use this form to request a Breedable Certificate of Registration for your Shiloh Shepherd that presently has a WSSBA Upgradeable Certificate of Registration.

WSSBA Attributes Checklist

Use this checklist to document up to ten (10) attributes that you see in your Shiloh Shepherd.

WSSBA Height/Weight & Testicles Certification Form

Use this form to confirm (1) height and weight in all Shilohs, and (2) presence of testicles in male Shilohs.  This form should be completed by your Veterinarian or a Certified Judge!

WSSBA Litter Application & Placement Form

Use this form to begin the process of registering a litter with the WSSBA.

WSSBA Conditional Litter Application & Placement Form

Use this form to begin the process of registration when a litter is not eligible for regular registration.

WSSBA Litter Health Report

Your Veterinarian completes this form when your puppies are examined/inoculated for the first time.

WSSBA Puppy Aptitude Test

Use this form when puppy temperaments are evaluated at around 7 weeks of age.

The development of several additional forms is in progress.  Upon completion, they will be added to the WSSBA Forms page and this document.

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WSSBA OUTCROSS PROGRAM

Understanding the Shiloh Shepherd has a limited gene pool, the WSSBA Registry supports the use of outcrosses to increase the health of that gene pool while still maintaining the Shiloh Shepherd type.

Potential outcrosses must be submitted to the WSSBA prior to breeding.  The WSSBA reserves the right to approve or deny any application for outcross.

The following paragraphs provide details about outcross eligibility.

16.1       HEALTH TESTING

To be considered for breeding within the WSSBA, any outcross potential male or female must provide health testing at the highest level to which their breed is tested, meeting (or preferably, exceeding) all Shiloh Shepherd requirements.

16.2       PEDIGREE

A minimum three generation pedigree should be provided along with health data on the parents and grandparents as well as however many littermates are available.

Included with this should be a temperament analysis and faults/virtues.

16.3       ELIGIBLE BREEDS

To be considered, any potential outcross must possess similar type and structure as the existing Shiloh Shepherd, and therefore must fall within the family of breeds that include, but are not limited to: the German Shepherd Dog, King Shepherd, Malinois, Tervuren, Groenendael, Byelorussian Shepherd, Bohemian Shepherd and White German Shepherd.

Care should be exercised to include only individuals who are already close to the Shiloh Shepherd type in order to maintain and perpetuate the existing breed.

Wolf-dogs and wolf-hybrids are expressly forbidden to be used as outcrosses for the WSSBA.

Outcross Rules will be clarified and Outcross Forms will be developed on an as-needed basis.

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WSSBA CONFORMATION CHAMPIONSHIPS

A WSSBA Conformation Championship is awarded to WSSBA-registered Shiloh Shepherds that accrue a total of 15 points in the conformation ring.  Points must be accumulated under three (3) or more judges, and must include at least two 3-point majors under two different judges.

Shilohs are eligible to earn Championship points once they have reached six (6) months of age.

In the WSSBA Conformation ring, Shiloh Shepherd compete as “Puppies” until they are eighteen (18) months of age.

A Shiloh cannot earn more than five (5) points at any given show under one single judge.

Once points are earned and verified, a WSSBA Championship Certificate is awarded, and the Shiloh carries the title “bCH” at the beginning of his/her registered name.

More information – and a Win Sheet – will be provided soon.

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REGISTRY OF MERIT (ROM)

Registry of Merit (ROM) is awarded to a Shiloh sire or dam, based on the achievements of its offspring.

Earning this title requires the accumulation of 250 points.  Once points are earned and verified, a WSSBA Registry of Merit Certificate is awarded, and the Shiloh carries the title “ROM” at the end of his/her registered name.

Point tabulation is as follows.

 


Worldwide Shiloh Shepherd Breed Association, LLC
REGISTRY OF MERIT POINT TABULATION
 

POINTS

ACHIEVEMENT

POINTS

ACHIEVEMENT

10

Each Championship Point

25

Canine Good Citizen

10

Winner’s Dog

25

Canine Good Neighbour

10

Winner’s Bitch

25

Herding Instinct Test

20

Best of Winners

25

Temperament Test

25

Best of Opposite

25

 

 

Each Leg of:

Obedience, Herding, Nosework,

Rally, or Tracking

50

Best of Breed/BISS

10

Group 4

20

Group 3

100

 

 

Completed Degree in:

Obedience, Herding, Nosework,

Rally, or Tracking

30

Group 2

40

Group 1

50

Reserve Best In Show

100

Search & Rescue Certificate

100

Best In Show

100

Therapy Dog Certificate

100

Schutzhund A & B

200

Schutzhund 2

100

Schutzhund 1

300

Schutzhund 3

Note:     To qualify for ROM, the Sire/Dam must have offspring that have earned points in
             more than one of the above categories.

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WSSBA ANNUAL AWARDS

After the WSSBA’S first full year of operation (2014), we will devise an Awards Program to recognize WSSBA-registered Shiloh Shepherds that have attained noteworthy accomplishments during the previous year.

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WSSBA SPECIALTIES

From time to time, the WSSBA will sponsor Specialty shows.

Contact the WSSBA if you are interested in having the WSSBA sponsor your organization’s Specialty!

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SCHEDULE OF CHARGES

The following charges apply for WSSBA products and services:


Worldwide Shiloh Shepherd Breed Association, LLC
CHARGES FOR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

FORM/ACTIVITY

CHARGE

To Transfer a Shiloh into the WSSBA from Another Shiloh Shepherd Registry or the NKC  (Companion or Upgradeable Papers):

$10.00

To Transfer a Shiloh into the WSSBA from Another Shiloh Shepherd Registry or the NKC  (Breedable Papers):

$25.00

To Upgrade a WSSBA-registered Shiloh into the WSSBA to Breedable Papers:

$25.00

To Register a Litter of Puppies (All Papers Sent to Breeder)

$25.00

To Register a Litter of Puppies
(Papers Sent to Individual Owners):

$25.00 +
$2.50 Per Puppy

To Register Your Kennel with the WSSBA:

NO CHARGE

For a Listing on the WSSBA Web Site Breeder Page:

NO CHARGE

To List Your Litter on the WSSBA Puppies Page:

NO CHARGE

The WSSBA reserves the right to change prices with 30 days' notice.

In the USA and Canada, you will be billed in your country's currency.

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PAYMENT

Once we have issued paperwork, you will be invoiced via PayPal.

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WSSBA WEBSITE

The WSSBA maintains a website at:  http://www.registermyshiloh.com

 

23.1       WSSBA WEBSITE: BREED STANDARD

On the WSSBA website, the WSSBA provides a copy of the ISSDC Breed Standard.  The WSSBA acknowledges the acceptance of this document for our Registry.

 

23.2       WSSBA WEBSITE: GALLERY

On the WSSBA website, the WSSBA has established and maintains a Photo Gallery to showcase WSSBA-Registered Shilohs.

Note:    Presently, the Photo Gallery is a work in progress.

 

23.3       WSSBA WEBSITE: IN MEMORY PAGE

On the WSSBA website, the WSSBA provides an In Memory page, which is used to feature WSSBA-registered Shilohs that are no longer living.

 

23.4       WSSBA WEBSITE: PUPPY PAGE

On the WSSBA website, the WSSBA provides a Puppy page, which is used to feature puppies whose litters will be registered with the WSSBA.

 

23.5       WSSBA WEBSITE: STATISTICS PAGE

On the WSSBA website maintains a Statistics page.  Provided on this page is an ongoing tally of the number of Adults/Puppies registered with the WSSBA.

 

23.6       WSSBA WEBSITE: TITLES

On the WSSBA website (http://registermyshiloh.com), in the Titles section, the WSSBA celebrates the WSSBA Shilohs that have earned titles in the following areas: 

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

Canine Good Neighbour (CGN)

Herding Certification (HIC)

Temperament Test (TT)

Therapy Dog Certification (TD)

Once we become aware of WSSBA-registered Shilohs that have earned titles in other areas (i.e., Obedience, Rally, Search & Rescue, etc.) we will add more pages to this section of the web site.

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CONTACTING THE WSSBA

WSSBA Registry Rules & Information is a “living” document; it will be updated on an ongoing basis.  Don’t ever hesitate to Contact the WSSBA if we can assist you in any way!

 

 

 


 

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