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.


The ESSC will be holding an eye testing session at its Championship Show on Saturday, 15th October 2016 with BVA panellist, John Goodyear BVM&S CertVOphthal MRCVS. Full details and booking forms can be found here

The ESSC has decided to continue the competition for Juniors handling Shetland Sheepdogs, for a second year. Click here for full details.

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 21 January 2016

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