Xanadu









Welcome to Xanadu
Welcome to Xanadu
We are located in rural Isle of Wight County, Virginia.  We share our home and hearts with our Shiloh Shepherds Odyssey and Bella-Breeze, and our
Alaskan Malamute
Alosia.  Our dogs  live with us as members of our family.

As trusted guardians and contributors to the future of these phenomenal giant breeds, we take our roles seriously.  We are dedicated to raising healthy,
well-socialized, balanced and happy dogs that are breed ambassadors and enjoy a variety of activities that reflect the attributes that make them so special --  
incredible intelligence, beautiful conformation, devotion, stable temperament, size, and wonderful health.  

We conduct and support health testing, and we believe in providing transparency of results.  We proudly display our
Health & Pedigree information.  With
our hectic work and school schedules, we have taken a break from raising litters in our home for the last several years.  We remain active in the Shiloh
Shepherd community and have two wonderful Shiloh males available at stud to select females.  To view our stud information,
click here.

We are immensely proud of the puppies put forward to date and plan to resume breeding in the future.

There's always something happening here at Xanadu,so we hope you'll stop by often.
The Shiloh Shepherd  is a rare and unique dog -- a loyal, loving family member possessing incredible intelligence, versatility, devotion, large size (males
above 28" and females no less than 26" at the withers), and  wholesome beauty all wrapped in an aura of nobility.  

There are many wonderful Shiloh breed ambassadors involved in search & rescue, therapy work,
agility, conformation showing, herding, obedience and
many more
activities.  With the combination of giant size coupled with their uncanny intelligence -- foundation dogs include German Shepherd Dogs,
American Shepherds, White Shepherds and a Malamute
mix--  they require exercise, mental stimulation and a purpose in life.   

There are many websites and articles written about the Shiloh Shepherd.  As with many new breeds, there can be conflicting viewpoints among those who
are passionate about their beloved dogs, but what no one can dispute is the incredible nature of the Shiloh Shepherd and the blueprint for its ideal.  

Simply put, once you share your life with a Shiloh Shepherd, you will understand why we cannot imagine our lives without them.
In Memory, Midas  (2005 -2016
NS BIS BISS briCH CH Bay Breeze Touched by Gold, ROM, OFA, CGC, TDI, TT
Ozzy
NSx2 BIS biCH Xanadu's Dare-to-Dream Odyssey, OFA, CGC, TDI, TT
Alosia
Alosia Morning Star of Xanadu, CGC
After researching the breed for many years, we welcomed Alosia to Xanadu in
July of 2009.

The Malamute is a descendant of dogs of the Mahlemuts tribe from upper
western Alaska.  The Mahlemuts held in high regard these dogs that meant so
much to their existence.  They  practiced some of the very best breeding
practices on Earth and recognized the value of health, strength and intelligence.  
These dogs had a prominent role alongside their human companions - they
worked, hunted and lived with their families, even babysitting the children.  They
were used to pull the biggest, heaviest loads across great distances.  Selective
breeding maintained the proper structure, stamina, coat and temperament
needed to survive such a harsh environment.  There is no need to try and change
or improve on the Malamute.  The best we can do is to preserve one of the
world's oldest dog breeds as it is meant to be.

The Malamute dogs traveled with Rear Admiral Richard Byrd to the South Pole
and transported miners and their supplies during the Gold Rush of 1896.  They
served as search and rescue dogs in Greenland during World War II.  The
Malamute is not a fast racing dog; instead, the breed was use for freighting,  
pulling thousands of pounds of supplies.  They are tireless in their work.  For this
reason, a Malamute is a dog that needs exercise and a job.  Otherwise, all of
that energy can turn destructive out of boredom.  Although they love the
outdoors, a Malamute will enjoy snuggling with their humans; they are devoted
family dogs.

We are honored to share our home with
Alosia and look forward to spending
many active, healthy years with her.  More information on Alosia can be found
on her page.  
Terri & Kelsey Hayden

757-242-6054
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.

For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.

an excerpt from"Kubla Khan; or,
"A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment"
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Site Revised 10/3/16
A heart is not judged by how much you love,
but by how much you are loved by others.

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2004-2015
"Dogs are not our whole life, but
they make our lives whole."

~Roger Caras

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items.
Here at Xanadu, our Shilohs are pure Shiloh Shepherds, meaning they do not contain any recent German Shepherd Dog outcrosses.  
If looking for a Shiloh Shepherd, ask potential breeders about any recent outcrosses in their lines.
We do not condone the proliferation of GSD outcrosses in Shiloh Shepherd breedings, nor individual dogs registered as two separate breeds.
We raise Shiloh Shepherds with integrity, honesty and pride.
As featured in Dogs USA & Puppies USA
Our Xanadu Champions

Midas
2009 NSBR National Select #5

Ozzy
2011 NSBR National Select #8
2010 NSBR National Select #3

Bruno
2014 WSSBA GV
2011 & 2012 TSSR National Select
Our Shiloh Shepherds
Our Alaskan Malamute
Photo Gallery & Contact Information
Xanadu - A little about us
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home of our
Bella-Breeze
Bella Breeze of Xanadu's Midas, CGC, HCT, RLP, JHD
In Memory, Breeze (2004 - 2015)
abCHptd Ocean State's Echo in a Breeze, ROM, OFA