About Us

Located in Hanover, Maryland with over 40 years of shepherd experience, we take our dogs, rescue and breeding very seriously.

Email: oconnor_h@msn.com

Phone: 410-590-7765

Our Story

My love of Shepherds began with my grandmother's German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs). It has grown into a passion for both GSD and the rare breed, Shiloh Shepherd. I have over 40 years of dog experience including animal shelters and rescue work, training and breeding. Our home is located in Maryland. We take our dogs, rescue and breeding very seriously. We do not make our living from selling puppies or rehoming rescues. The only reason we breed is to improve the breed. We are located about 30 minutes from Baltimore and Annapolis, and 1 hour from Washington, D.C. Visitors are always welcome and encouraged.

Lovingly Home Raised

All of my dogs and puppies live in my home after all, they are part of my family. We have a large 1 acre enclosed yard for them to play in. We do not use outside kennels. All puppies are lovingly hand raised and receive professional veterinary care. We work with Kreature Komforts Pet Setting Service for all of our needs to include specialized puppy care. They are part of the family. "The puppies are temperament tested and conformation evaluated at 8 weeks. Puppies are available occasionally, no more than 1 or 2 litters per year. Sequoia Shilohs puppies are health guaranteed. We raise, train, and title our own dogs.

Our Standards

We are committed to exceeding the highest standards set by the Shiloh Shepherd breed founder and the International Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club (ISSDC). Our mission is to work together with other Shepherd breeders to create dogs that are healthy, strong and gentle in nature – the perfect family companion. My Shiloh Shepherds are NKC registered. All show and breeding Shepherds are PennHIP and OFA certified for Hips and Elbows. They are OFA Heart and Eye certified. They are also tested for other potential medical problems when needed. Most of my dogs are CGC with gunfire and Therapy Dog Inc. certified. We show our Shilohs in ISSDC, NKC, NCA, ARBA, ICKC, and other shows throughout the East Coast.

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Acknowledge for photo copyrights: Andrew Rosenthal, Julie Davison,

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