My passion for animals began in childhood. I was raised in a household filled with dogs and believed they were members of our family. This continues today as I have raised my own family of children and pets. My love of the Shiloh Shepherd breed began after my husband and I lost our beloved German Shepherd Oba. He was a once in a lifetime dog that brought us enormous joy through his generous spirit and unending loyalty. He had significant hip dysplasia that manifested early in his life that continued to deteriorate despite all of our efforts. As a result, we lost him early and we were left with a void that I never imagined could be filled. A few months later, I met a work colleague that introduced me to the Shiloh Shepherd breed. She extolled their virtues – beauty, sensitivity, intelligence and well as loyalty – these were all of the qualities I longed for, but never thought that I’d be able to find since we lost our Oba. Proceeding with my research, I found several breeders and was introduced to this magnificent breed. I flew across the country and brought home Bella, and thus the story of Bella Terra Shiloh Shepherds begun.