The English Shetland Sheepdog Club


Welcome to the The English Shetland Sheepdog Club website.

Founded in 1914, the ESSC remains the largest and most influential Club to represent the Breed in the United Kingdom. The Club celebrated its centenary in 2014.

On this website you will find all the information you need about the Club and its activities. We hope you will enjoy your visit.


After our AGM on 17 June 2017, we will have three vacancies on our committee. If you would like to get involved in helping run the Club, please contact our Chairman, Dick Thornley, or any committee member. 

The committee is proposing changes to Club rules at the 2017 AGM. These include changes to the organisation of Officers & committee, updating membership fees to reflect the January 2016 changes and a change of wording to allow electronic authorisation of payments. The proposed new rules can be found here.

With effect from 1 January 2016, membership subscriptions have been increased. single membership is 10.00, Joint membership is 12.50 (14.00 for three members living at the same address). If you are a single member over the age of sixty you will pay the senior rate of 8.50 but two senior members living at the same address still pay joint membership of 12.50.

The Club has recently revised its criteria for its judging lists and the flow chart for proceeding through the Training of Judges Scheme. Click here for full details.

The NEW Shetland Sheepdog Breed Standard DVD is now available for sale and can be purchased on-line here



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| Photos | Trophy List | Trophy Claims | Show Schedules | Links |


Last modified 21 January 2016

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