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.


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 details.

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 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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