|November 1999 Update:
At just over
two years Artus is over 27 inches in height, weighs in at 123 pounds (pure bone and muscle) and is
being trained in obedience and early Schutzhund
by Tina Barber. At one year of age in November 1998 he was
x-rayed for his OFA preliminary and received a
rating of Good.
In his first year at stud, he has sired six litters with a
total of 35 pups. They are confident and
highly intelligent with good bone and wide, well-shaped heads.
We are extremely excited about
the quality he has contributed to our gene pool! Please read the
breed warden's comments about his pups.
Litter Evaluation Reports of Pups Sired by Artus in 1999:
Litter Evaluation Reports of Pups Sired by Artus in 2000:
(Photo courtesy of Barb Cullen of
Artus is currently one of the
highest living and active
in the International Shiloh Shepherd Registry with 2350 ROM points.
He is prominently featured in the recently produced video,
"Introduction to the Shiloh Shepherd."
Artus has passed the
test, administered by Dr. Sidney Moise of Cornell.
At 8 years and in retirement, Artus is the father of 3
GV's: Trillium's D'Shelby V. Highlife, Dayspring's Timber of
Highlife and Vision's Chain of Command from his last litter with
Vision's Iron Maiden. He is the highest living ROM stud in the ISSR, Inc. with 5080 points.
Artus has taken the changes in our
family in stride and continues, at 11 years of age, to be the vital
spark in our household. He is truly one of a kind!