In Brief

  • dob: January 18, 2010
  • height: 29"
  • weight: 120#
  • dark black/tan plush
  • OTX 31.25% DEV3/COR3/CHA4


  • Primary Puppy Class
  • Beginning Agility

Titles Explained

  • NS - National Select
  • BIS - Best In Show
  • GrCH - ICKC Grand Champion
  • rCH - NAKC (North American Kennel Club) Champion
  • bCH - Breed Champion
  • sCH - ISSDC Champion
  • CGC - Canine Good Citizen
  • TT - Adult Temperament Tested
  • CCGN - Canine Good Neighbor
  • TDI - Therapy Dogs Int'l Certified




Our Boys:


High Caliber’s Dark Knight, CGC, TT, CCGN, TDI
sire: nCHptd Caliber's Strike Force of MaCree, CGC
dam: TD rbsCH Caliber’s Kiana Kulani of CJ, TT, ROM


formerly Mulberry Boy from our
Kiana/Murphy Litter, January 2010


Brutus is retired and living a life of leisure


Brutus is from the first litter born here at High Caliber Shilohs, out of our very own Kiana and Murphy.  He started life as the smallest pup in a litter of nine, and was my husband’s favorite.  After eight weeks though, he was the biggest of the bunch and so very sweet and gentle.  We were both smitten with him and decided to keep him and name him High Caliber’s Dark Knight, due to his noble nature and dark coat.  The call name Brutus came after my husband visited “Big Brutus”, a Bucyrus Erie model 1850B, the largest electric shovel in the world, now retired and on display as “a museum and memorial dedicated to the rich coal mining history in southeast Kansas.”  Brutus continued to grow into a dog befitting that name, weighing in at over 100 pounds at seven months old. 


Brutus began his show career by winning Best Puppy in Specialty with the TSSR and a few months later was awarded Best Junior Puppy and Reserve Winners Dog at the Shiloh Shepherd International Show in Ontario, Canada, at seven months of age.  A few months after that, Brutus won Top Champion 2010 with the NAKC followed by his first Best In Show adult win at only ten months old.  Brutus’ other achievements include ISSDC Puppy Of The Year for 2010, NSBR Top Puppy #1 for 2010, NSBR National Select #1 for 2010, ISSDC National Select #1 for 2012, ABIDS #1 Shiloh for 2012, ABIDS #4 Dog All Breeds for 2012, Breed, American, Canadian, and International Championships, IABCA Champion, ICKC Grand Champion, ABIDS Master Champion, Canine Good Citizen, Canadian Canine Good Neighbor, and adult Temperament Test certificate. 


All these achievements have not gone to Brutus’ large and handsome head.  He remains a big sweetheart who loves to get hugs and is still our “snuggleupagus”.  Brutus has tons of substance with heavy bone, a wide chest and broad head with well-defined stop and beautiful ears, and has gorgeous pigment, coat color and pattern.  He enjoys agility classes as well as conformation showing.  His good looks and goofy attitude make me smile every day.   


Health Testing +/-

hips: PennHip L 0.30 R 0.27, no DJD #898602 2/8/2012
elbows: OFA Normal SLH-EL348M24-VPI
eyes: OFA CERF SHS-351372
thyroid: OFA Normal SLH-TH174/12M-VPI
TLI: 10.5 (Normal)
DM: OFA Normal for Degenerative Myelopathy SLH-DM15/13M-VPI

Achievements +/-
  • International Canine Kennel Club (ICKC) Grand Champion (GrCH)
  • NAKC Champion (rCH)
  • Breed Champion (bCH)
  • ISSDC Champion (sCH)
  • 2010 Best Junior Puppy in National Specialty
  • 2010 Reserve Winners Dog in National Specialty
  • 2010 NAKC Champion of the Year
  • 2010 ISSDC Puppy of the Year
  • 2010 NSBR Top Puppy #1
  • 2010 NSBR National Select #1 (NS)
  • Multiple Best In Shows
  • Canine Good Citizen Certified (CGC)
  • Adult Temperamant Test Certified (TT)
  • Multiple of Best In Show Puppy
  • Multiple of Best In Show Junior Puppy
  • 2011 ICKC #5 Shiloh Shepherd
  • 2012 ISSDC National Select #1 (NS)
  • 2012 NSBR National Select #1 (NS)
  • 2013 NSBR National Select #6 (NS)
  • 2013 ISSDC National Select #5 (tie) (NS)
At The Shows +/-

[visit Brutus' Show Gallery]


ABI Inc, 5/29-30/10, Memorial Day Extravaganza, Brookville PA

Best Puppy In Specialty, TSSR Specialty
Best Puppy In Group


ABIDS, 5/29/10, TSSR Specialty, Brookville PA

Best Puppy Dog in Specialty, Best Puppy In Specialty, Group 1 Puppy


NAKC, 7/10-11/10, Capitol Classic, Bowie MD

3x Best of Breed Puppy, 3x Group 1 Puppy, Best In Show Puppy


ISSDC, 8/21/10, ISSDC International Specialty, Milton, Ontario, Canada

Best Junior Puppy Dog in National, Best Junior Puppy in National,

Reserve Winners Dog in National


ABIDS, 9/18-19/10, Bowie MD

Best of Breed Junior Puppy, Group 1 Junior Puppy, Best In Show Junior Puppy Reserve Winners Dog, Winners Dog, Best of Winners


NAKC, 10/9-10/10, Battlefield Classic IV, Freehold NJ

4x Best of Breed Junior Puppy, 4x Group 1 Junior Puppy,

2x Best In Show Junior Puppy, Reserve Winners Dog, 7x Winners Dog,

4x Best of Winners


NAKC, 11/20-21/10, Year End Supershow, Secaucus NJ

6x Best of Breed Junior Puppy, 4x Group 1 Junior Puppy,

2x Best In Show Junior Puppy 2x Reserve Winners Dog, 4x Winners Dog,

4x Best Of Winners, Best Opposite Sex, Champion Of The Year 2010


NAKC, 12/4-5/10, Holiday Classic, Lancaster PA

5x Best of Breed Junior Puppy, 5x Group 1 Junior Puppy,

2x Best In Show Junior Puppy 5x Winners Dog, 4x Best of Winners,

2x Best Of Breed, Group 2, Group 1, BEST IN SHOW


2010 NSBR National Select #1

2010 NSBR Top Plush Puppy #1


2010 ISSDC Puppy of the Year


NAKC/ICKC, 3/19/11-3/20/11. Reading, PA

1xWD, 1xBOS
Finished NAKC Adult Championship at 14 months


NAKC/ICKC, 8/20/11, Mechanicsburg, PA


Finished ICKC Grand Championship at 19 months old