I work at a pet nutrition center and one of my customers just brought in her 10 week old shiloh shepherd. I remember when I was a young child around 8 years old, one of my girlfriend's parents owned a shiloh. They even named her that. I did do some research on them and came to the understanding that not all breeder's shiloh's are truly shiloh's. It is to my understanding that they are the old fashioned breed of gsd. Is this true? Are they different then coaties? And what I really didn't get is are they regisited with the AKC, and if they aren't, why not? They are supposedly purebreds aren't they? I'm confused, but wouldn't mind wanting to own one in the future.....they sure are beauties!! What's the story?