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