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.
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
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