Thank you for visiting Shiloh Kennels and Stables gundog page. Our family has owned and operated boarding, breeding, and training kennels for over 45 years. We have some of the best dogs and bloodlines in the country and don't just say that, we prove it by competing and consistently placing on the national level in field competition on a regular basis and most importantly wild bird hunting on multiple species. Our dog "Blue", Shiloh's Red White & Blue is the 2016 NVA Eastern Shooting Dog Champion and our dog "Bishop", Shiloh's Holy Roller is the 2016 NVA Western Shooting Dog Champion. A dog we produced, Rudy of Hawthorne Ridge, won the 2017 NVA National Derby Classic. We also have placed or won every major regional or National event Derby Classic in the last year all with a different dog. That 3 regional and 3 National events all in the last year. These are just some of the recent winners within the last decade.
When looking for a breeder don't leave it up to chance. We consistently produce some of the best dogs in the country each and every year, and you'll find many kennels and individuals out there that have based their breeding programs on dogs coming from Shiloh Kennels. We take that as a great compliment. We don't breed based on what we see on paper (pedigree), but by a long term breeding program that has been set up. Dogs must meet my strict criteria to be used, and not just bred to produce puppies and make a sale. We believe breeding is a true art form and we will do our best to help match the exact breeding that will fit your needs. Dogs must possess solid temperaments, outstanding hunting ability being this is a hunting breed, have superior health and structure and form that follows function. These are but a few of the important characteristics we look for before breeding. We have Futurity Winners, VCA Championship Winners, NVA Championship Winners, and have had many Top Ten Dogs in the country. We have been blessed with 500 field trial placements and are very active in the breed on a national level. We develop and train our own dogs and have helped train and campaign dogs for other vizsla breeders. As of late fall of 2016 I have turned pro and am professionally training and campaigning dogs for others.
I am and have been a member of many vizsla organizations: Vizsla Club of America, Greater Milwaukee Vizsla Club, Vizsla Club of IL, Central WI Vizsla Club, Twin Cities Vizsla Club, Four Lakes GSP, and Northwest Field Trial Club. I have been the chair and secretary of numerous events for many years. Most notably I am on the board of directors for the National Vizsla Association, was the President for 4 years, and VP for 4 years. Was the editor of the Vizsla Field magazine and was the founder, chair, and secretary of the NVA National Quail Championship for the last 10 years. I am on the board of directors for the National German All Breed Championships and am the Chairman of this years Region 19 ASD Championship held on wild sharptail grouse. I say all this not to brag, but only to give you an idea of some of our credentials. I have been an AKC and American Field judge for many years and have had the honor to judge many different pointer breed Championship events. The most important thing is that we have many satisfied customers who's dogs are great companions, hunters, and competition dogs.
We hunt our dogs and have many satisfied hunters around the country. They have been hunted on multiple grouse species, pheasants, quail, woodcock, and chukar. We are blessed to have been featured on Northland Adventures Outdoor show for late season grouse hunting.
All dogs come with our hip and health guarantee, and our hunting guarantee. They have excellent temperaments and need to be great companions first and foremost. Puppies, stud service, started dogs, field trial prospects. Mentoring program. If we can help you pick a new companion and hunting buddy or field trial competitor, or help in your dogs training process, please call us and let us know how we can serve you. Thanks and God Bless.
We are currently taking deposit on our upcoming 2017 fall/winter litters. These are from dogs that are proven producers of top hunting and field trial dogs. Their disposition and temperaments are exceptional and their pups will be first and foremost, outstanding members of the family. These pups will be born in September and October, and go to their new homes in November and December. If your going to invest money in a dog, go with something proven. We stand behind all our dogs, and our record speaks for itself. Please call us to see if we can met your needs for your next family addition or for professional training for your gundog to hunt or for your field trial competitor. We also occasionally have a few started young dogs.
Submitted by: Kevin Pecharich on Feb 20, 2017
I picked up my female Vizsla from Shiloh kennels in May 2016 and I couldn't be happier with my pup, she's my second Vizsla from Shiloh and her natural hunting and pointing instinct is incredible, she's by far one of the most high energy dogs I've ever had, it's almost impossible to tire her out. Anybody looking for a high quality hunting dog with champion bloodlines, Shiloh kennels is the place to go.
Submitted by: Mikemukka@hotmail.com on Jan 31, 2016
We picked up Otis and have been super pleases. He has a natural nose for grouse hunting and he doesn't range with minimal training. He wants to hunt with you not on his own. Very pleased all around
Submitted by: Brad on Dec 30, 2014
I got my first Vizsla when I was 14 (now 38) and have never been without one (Mazy is my 4th). I picked up Mazy on Sept 18 when she was 7 wks old. Prior to pick up, Robert with Shiloh Kennels was very helpful and patient in answering my questions about his experience with the Breed and his bloodlines.
Mazy has exceeded all my expectations - she is VERY smart and willing to learn. It wasn't very long and she would sit/stay/come to command. She was house/potty trained in less than 4 weeks (have her trained to a bell). She is great with our four kids (8, 6, 3, and 1), and tolerates a lot from them.
Now for the hunting...one word...NATURAL. By 12 weeks she was retrieving dummies and frozen quail to hand. Did great a few weeks ago with some quail I bought. Then over Christmas I thought I would try her on some wild pheasants. Didn't expect much at 5 mos old, but she had three hard points and several soft points (not a lot of birds in our area) She obeyed commands in the field, only had to use a whistle and not a single correction with the collar. I am very impressed. Only disappointment is that the season will be over in a few weeks.
We will definitely be going back to Shiloh in a few years to get another one!
Submitted by: Louanne on Jun 14, 2014
Rusty was flown out to us in March and we can't be any happier with him! From the minute we got him, we knew that we received a dog from a reputable breeder. Rusty has been the easiest puppy to train. From the moment we brought him home it was like he knew to do his bussiness outside and he was only 8 weeks old!He is such a love and an amazing addition to our family! I can't say enough about how wonderful our boy is and how great our experience with Shiloh Kennels has been. If you are looking for a wonderful addition to your family I highly recommend Shiloh!
Submitted by: Chris on May 21, 2014
I picked up my puppy in March of this year (2014), and I cannot be more satisfied with my puppy. He's absolutely beautiful, nice to other dogs and people, and is a natural pointer. Taking him to the dog park and watching him point birds as a 4 month old puppy fills me with so much pride I can't describe it. When I get another Vizsla, it will be through Shiloh Kennels.
Submitted by: Kate on Apr 14, 2014
I purchased a vizsla through Shiloh in 2001. He lived to be just over 13 years old. The greatest dog I've ever encountered. He was the sweetest, most loyal companion you could ever wish for. Sadly, he developed arthiritus and more seriously skin cancer. Our poor buddy couldn't endure the chemo so we kept him on pain medications until he let us know it was his time to go. Absolutely the best vizsla producing kennel you could find.
Submitted by: Tammy Matrai on Feb 15, 2014
I actually got a Shiloh dog through a roundabout way... A re-home from a nice young family who decided two big hunting dogs couldn't live in the same house as a young baby. Their loss, my gain.Kobi was a beautiful companion and was very happy to move to the country after being a city dog. Someone missed out on a dual champion because his conformation was superb, and he would love to run big looking for game. But most importantly for us, he was a great pet. We had him put to sleep last year after he had a stroke, I think. He was 13 year old and never had any other health issues. I miss having a vizsla, hopefully my life circumstances will allow me to be back in the vizsla world again... I would love to get a Shiloh puppy and do some shows and hunt tests again....
Submitted by: Travis Webb on Nov 20, 2012
My wife and I bought a female pup from Shiloh Kennels three years ago. Shiloh Kennels was recommended to us by one my fellow hunting partners who also has a female Vizsla from Robert. Having hunted with my friend’s dog and experiencing her disposition around the house I was hoping to get a dog just like his. When our pup arrived, we knew that we had gotten a great dog from Robert. She was already trained to go to the bathroom outside and we never had to deal with any other puppy problems like chewing. I started hunting her when she was 8 months old and she instinctively handled wild pheasants and chukars as well as my dad’s 6 year old pointer. We travel quite frequently for business throughout the summer for long periods of time and our dog Hayden always adapts quickly to wherever it is we call home. As an added bonus, my wife who is an avid runner has gained a great running buddy in Hayden. We would strongly recommend Shiloh Kennels to our closest friends and family. My father who has had Pointers, Setters and Griffons is getting a Vizsla pup in the spring from Robert!
Submitted by: Tom Lochner on Jul 05, 2011
I got my first vizsla from Robert in April 2011. In short, she's been a phenomenal pet these first 2.5 months, and is showing all the hunting ability and potential I could have hoped for. Potty training was a breeze(maybe took a week before accidents became rare) and she took to the basic obedience commands amazingly quickly and is very attentive and accepting of training with very soft methods.
5-6 times per week I take her to a local dog 'park' that's more like a nature preserve with about 30 acres of prairie, woods, mowed fields, and swimming beaches along a river. Every single time I take her there I get compliments on how she works the fields like a veteran, how obedient she is, how well she swims and retrieves in water, how well she blind retrieves, how well socialized she is, and how beautiful she is. All I have to say to her is 'HUNT' and she bolts for the grassy cover and starts working for birds or scented dummies. Keep in mind this was entirely instinctual. Since I'm new to training pointers I largely let her learn on her own, rather than assume I know what is best and try to teach her. I just shut up and let her figure it out. She's 4.5 months old now, and she does blind retrieves and follows scent trails better than any either of the 2 retrievers I've previously/currently have. And holy cow did her pointing instincts come out the first time I introduced her to live birds in a field. She locked up on point the very first time she found a live quail in the field.
On the 'house pet' side, she's been great around people from 5 month old and 2 year old babies who don't have a clue what do do with a puppy, and also 91 year old nursing home residents. At 14 weeks old she watched a marathon with me among crowds of thousands. Solid as a rock. She hasn't chewed or destroyed anything in the house other than her toys, which is unbelievable for a puppy in my opinion. She's been introduced to such a wide variety of environments, people, and dogs I couldn't possibly list them all, but the point is she hasn't flinched at anything. Her temperament is phenomenal.
The genes and instinct in this dog are incredible. This is the first pointer I've ever raised and trained, so for it to be getting compliments from both serious hunters non-hunter dog owners alike is a compliment to the pup, her genes and Robert's breeding.
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Submitted by: L Willgohs on Apr 15, 2011
In 2008, we decided to switch from a flushing dog to a pointing breed. We did a lot of research on pointing breeds, but not breeders. We purchased a vizsla – NOT from Shiloh Kennels. That pup started showing lots of aggression nearly immediately. Long story short, after 14 months of spending lots of time and money on training and trying to work thru the dog’s issues, we gave away the dog.
We started looking at other pointing breeds but kept coming back to the vizsla and what kind of dog it should be. Eventually, we were fortunate to find Shiloh Kennels. Rob spent an inordinate amount of time with us, and in early 2010, we brought home a new Shiloh Kennel puppy. Dot is now 16 months old and is a wonderful companion, both in our home and the field. She did a great job hunting this fall with minimal training. The strength of her hunting intuition is amazing. We highly recommend Rob and Shiloh Kennels.