Tessa at Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge
Tessa is a Shiloh Shepherd (rare breed) The shiloh shepherd found its origin in a cross of wolf-malamute x German shepherd. The goal was to recreate the old type German shepherd dog, who was working and family dog in one with a wonderful work ethic, health and sane character/temperament.
I grew up with shepherd working- dogs and was devastated to see what had become of this once so versatile, wonderful breed. The shiloh shepherd is for me a wonderful alternative to the purebred German shepherd.