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
On this website you will find all the
information you need about the Club and its activities. We hope you will
enjoy your visit.
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.
We will be holding an eye testing
session at our Championship Show on Saturday, 10th October 2015. More
information and booking forms can be found here.
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
The ESSC have decided to inaugurate
a competition for Juniors handling Shetland Sheepdogs, beginning in
January 2015. The competition will run for one year and there will be
a substantial prize for the best junior handler in each age group. The
competition will be decided on points gained in Junior Handling classes
at KC licensed events and the Club will be scheduling classes at its
Spring & Championship show in 2015. Click here for full
The NEW Shetland Sheepdog Breed
Standard DVD is now available for sale and can be purchased on-line