We are Nancy & Gregg Ponte, of Ocean State Shilohs.
Welcome to our site!


I (Nancy) first started breeding Dobermans in 1982. If I may say so myself, I had some of the finest Dobermans out there. After a lot of thought, I realized that I also wanted to breed dogs that were like the one I had in the early 1960's. That dog was a beautiful black and silver German Shepherd, with a straight back and without the known hip problems. Her name was Gretchen, and she was my best friend.

So, I started researching the Shiloh Shepherd breed, and I really liked what I was seeing.

During the Fall of 2001, shortly after my fatherís death (he had lived with us), I started contacting Shiloh breeders. Through them, I gained even more knowledge about the breed; I was sure that this was the breed I wanted!

Nancy and Ellie Mae
Nancy and Ellie Mae ~ May, 2002

That November, I called Jan (now Burke) of Miracle Shilohs. Back then, Jan was still in Illinois, but was getting ready to move to PEI and marry Louis. Jan told me about a litter that she co-owned with Becky Wacker that was in the making in Colorado: Floosey (a Tella daughter) had been bred with Mac on November 1, 2001 (the day my father passed away).  Thatís when I knew that my involvement with the Shiloh Shepherd breed was meant to be

Our meant-to-be girl Ellie Mae was born on New Year's Day, 2002, and arrived in Rhode Island in February.  It did not take us long to realize that you canít live with just one Shiloh!

On May 9, 2002, Miracle Shilohs' Sunnie-Orion litter entered the world.  Before the babies were born, I knew that I wanted a special boy to breed with Ellie Mae: that's D'Argo!

On May 26, 2002, Miracles' Tella~Mac litter arrived.  From that litter we got Gracie Marie, who is the apple of Greggís eye.

Our next "little Miracle" entered the world on March 10, 2003; Stacia  was one of the Delightful Dozen that was born to Sunnie and sired by Apollo.

Gregg Ellie Mae
Gregg and "Biker Babe" Ellie Mae
(We also own Harleys.)

On March 21, 2004, our first-ever litter of Ocean State Shiloh puppies was born to Ellie Mae (sired by D'Argo).  Two of their puppies - Ben & Ursa - stayed here; they are a joy!  That was just the start.  We have continued adding new family members from our subsequent litters.

Click HERE to get acquainted with Our Shilohs!

We dearly love sharing our lives with and breeding these amazing dogs.

Who knows what wonderful things the future will bring...?


Updated 23 February 2011

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