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.


Change of venue - The Spring Open Show on 27 February 2016 will be held at Brackley Leisure Centre.

Please remember that claims for the 2015 Junior Handling Competition must be submitted to Jenny Martin, by mail or email by 7 January 2016. Click here for full details.

The ESSC has decided to continue the competition for Juniors handling Shetland Sheepdogs, for a second year. The competition will run from 1 January to 31 December 2016 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. The rules will be slightly different for 2016 and more information will be posted here during the Christmas break. The Club will be scheduling classes at its Spring & Championship show in 2016. Schedules for the Spring show in February will be available soon. Lana Robinson will be donating trophies for class winners and prizes for all places.

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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Last modified 5 October 2015

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