Was Shiloh actually hurt?


Hi! I love your Shiloh books and movies! So did Shiloh actually get hurt? Or was he just faking it. Anyways bye!


Phyllis replied:

In the book, Shiloh really got hurt.  In the movie however, he did not.  There is always a representative from the humane society present when there is an animal in a movie, to make sure that the animals are not harmed in any way.  In the scene where it looks as though the German shepherd is attacking Shiloh, the dogs are just playing and “acting,” the producers assured me, and it’s possible to add the sounds of a dog growling after the action is filmed. And Shiloh is definitely acting when he looks as though he is dead.   (There were two beagles, looking almost exactly alike, who were trained for this movie.  When one got tired, the other took its place.)

Posted on: December 20, 2017


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