Sassy & Strider

b. APRIL 12, 2012 - 7 Girls, 1 Boy - All Plush

Latest Announcement

Our Sassy/Strider puppies have all found their Forever Families.


About the Sequoia and Imladris Shilohs

Sequoia's Sassafras aka Sassy

OceanState's Elessar of Imladris, HCT1 aka Strider

b. August 11, 2006

sire: bCH Hilltop's Storm of Barnegat Bay, CGC, TDI

dam: bCH Raid the Winds Sweet Sequoia, CGC, TDI

Hips: OFA Good

Elbows: OFA Normal

Heart: Normal, Cardiologist

Eyes: CERF Normal

Color: Black & Cream, Plush

b. October 6, 2007

sire: GVx2 TD GrCanCH abCH Miracle's Silver Bullet, CGC, OFA, HIC, ROM

dam: bCHptd Miracle's OS Girl In Motion

Hips: PennHip L 0.34 R 0.25, no DJD

Elbows: OFA Normal

Heart: OFA Normal, Cardiologist SLH-CA280/17M/C-PI

Eyes: CERF Normal, SHS-188/2009-18

Thyroid: OFA Normal SLH-TH151/21M-PI

DM: OFA Normal SLH-DM138/53M-NOPI

Color: Gray Sable, Plush


Sequoia Shiloh Shepherds of Maryland and Imladris Shilohs of Maryland/West Virginia are thrilled to announce the pairing of "Sequoia's Sassafrass-Sassy" and "OceanState Elessar of Imladris-Strider." This breeding promises to produce incredibly healthy puppies for showing, breeding and as loving family companions with potential for herding, dog therapy, dog agility, and obedience work.


These plush puppies should have a spectacular variety of vibrant coloration including dark sables and duals. Their temperaments should be medium soft to medium. We are expecting good health, great hips, beautiful broad heads, good height and good movement. Both "Sassy" and "Strider" have been described as being extremely gentle, easy-going, and laid back. Both are cuddle bugs (official dog term!) and even share the bed with their owners (move over mom!).


Sassy is as happy-go-lucky as any dog we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She is daddy's girl and jumps in his lap everytime she can to prove it. She has been a wonderful momma dog to all of our puppies (her's and Sequoia's) helping to raise them. Sassy loves to move the pack around the yard, herding is in her blood. She also loves children, our pet sitter brings his 4 year old over just to play. She is a joy to be with and always brings laughter with her.


Strider has an awesome, laid-back personality. He loves attention and will come for a pat and a hug regularly. Although a very big boy, he is very gentle-natured and is good with small animals and children. Strider has his breed championship and has passed his herding instinct test.

Breeding Pedigree

OceanState\'s Elessar of Imladris, HCT1
aka Strider
Imladris Shilohs
abCH Miracle\'s SIlver
Bullet, CGC, OFA, HIC, ROM
NS abCH Shenandoah-Mt. Selah\'s Magnum, CGC, OFA, TDI, ROM abCH Betterway\'s Tribute To Sasquatch, ROM GV abaCh Bionic Black-Smoke Of Zion, CGC
bivCH Morris Good Morning Mona, ROM
Zion\'s Winnie-The-Pooh Shiloh\'s Wolfin Sasquach, ROM
Shiloh\'s Storm-n-Silver Wings
NS(X3) abfiCH CJ\'s Sweet Tarantella Of Kuro, CGC, TT, OFA, ROM NS abiCH Zion\'s Diablo Cazador, ROM NS abCH Snow\'s A Tribute To Pax-Zion
Zion\'s Winnie-The-Pooh
NS abiCH CJ\'s Tawnee Of Lobo, CGC, TDI, ROM NS abCH CJ\'s Lobo Amado De Windsong, CGC, TDI, ROM
Shiloh\'s Matoaka Pocahontas
bCHptd Miracle\'s OS Girl in Motion GVx5 NSabrnCH Gemini\'s Apollo Rocket, CGC, ROM Shenandoah\'s The Taz Of Zion, CGC, ROM NS abCH Pinewood Lazarus Comforth Zion, ROM
K-Sura\'s Mistie Weather V Zion, ROM
NS biCH Gemini\'s Destiny Star bCH Windsong\'s Darkstar Atlas Gemini
bCH Zion Symphony-N-Motion Allegra, CGC, ROM
Hilltop-Kuro\'s Sonoran Sunrise, CHC, ROM Hilltop\'s Sebastian Tri-Starr GV abCH Hilltop\'s Triton King Of Zion, ROM
NS bCH Hilltop\'s Mckayla Of Vic-Mar, ROM
Roaring Rocks Zion Kiva Of BWS GV abaCh Bionic Black-Smoke Of Zion, CGC, ROM
bivCH Morris Good Morning Mona, ROM
Pedigree generated by
Sequoia\'s Sassafrass aka Sassy Sequoia Shepherds bCH Hilltop\'s Storm of Barnegat Bay, CGC, TDI Bay Breeze Shilohs Hilltop\'s Ramblin Man
Jake, CGC
GV abCH Hilltop\'s Triton
King Of Zion, ROM
Shiloh\'s Wolfin Sasquach
Shiloh\'s I-Of-The-Tigers
NS bCH Hilltop\'s Mckayla Of Vic-Mar, ROM GV bCH Shiloh\'s Captain-Caliber Baker, ROM
Shining Star Of Vic-Mar
NS bCH Hilltop-Oasis Good Time Karly NS abCH Snow\'s A Tribute To Pax-Zion, ROM Shiloh\'s Wolfin Sasquach
Mountain Snow Of Zion
bChptd Zion\'s Gretchen Starr, ROM Shiloh\'s Killer Grizz Of Zion
Golden Orcha-Kayla Of Zion
bCH Raid the Winds Sweet Sequoia, CGC, TDI Raid The Wind\'s Taylor Made GV bCH Dayspring Timber Of Highlife Dayspring Shilohs Trillium Artus Zum Soehrewald, CGC Alter Deutsche Shaeferhund
2xGV bCH Pinewood\'s Lil-Shelby Of Zion
Windsong Ever-Wild Of Moriah
Raid The Wind
Batai\'s Inner Light Of Sunstar
Devita\'s Moriah Of Windsong
CH.ptd. Raid the Wind
Four Alarm Chili
Raid The Wind
NS CH Windsong\'s Midknight Raider ROM
Raid The Wind
GV CH Bionic Black Smoke of Zion OFA ROM
GVabciCh Windsong\'s Katrinka D\'Shiloh ROM
iCH Windsong\'s Dance of the Bitasweet, ROM
Raid The Wind
NS CH London Shoen Hirn von Zion OFA
CH.ptd. Windsong\'s Gypsy Dancer of Zion ROM
Pedigree generated by


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