The English Shetland Sheepdog Club

 

Latest News

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 here.

Results of our Spring Open Show - 25 February 2017, Brackley

Best Dog & Best In Show: Rowan Ch Degallo The Vindicator at Rowancrest
Res Best Dog & Res Best In Show: Fransham Jontygray Gilt Edged for Franmead JW
Best Bitch & Best Opposite Sex: Arnould Shadoway Perchance To Dream JW
Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy In Show: Miles Keycharm Heaven Knows of Milesend
Best Veteran Bitch & Best Veteran in Show: Arnould Lorainian Star Dreamer by Shadoway
Reserve Best Bitch: Robinson Lavika Lucky Star JW
Best Puppy Bitch: Winfield Oakcroft Celtic Faery
Best Veteran Dog: Pattinson Kyleburn Acis
 

Results of our Championship Show - 15 October 2016, Stoneleigh
 

Best in Show, Bitch CC & Best Veteran in Show: Barnett Ch Rainway Crystal Star JW
Res BIS, Best Opposite Sex & Dog CC: Fransham Jontygray Gilt Edged for Franmead JW
Res Bitch CC: Bray Shelridge Shantilly Lace at Lianbray
Res Dog CC, Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Show:
Aaron Lafitte De Moorstille Chez Shelridge (Imp)

Best Puppy Bitch & BVIS: Mottram Lanteague Stage Whisper at Lochkaren

Best Veteran Dog: Diment & Williams Ch Peerieglen Pickwick JW ShCM

Change of name for the Contingency Fund - 26 June 2016

With immediate effect the ESSC Contingency Fund will be known as ESSC Welfare & Rescue. A full Constitution has been agreed and is available here. Further information about Welfare & Rescue can be found here.

General Code of Ethics - 26 June 2016

With immediate effect the Club has amended its Code of Ethics. This change has been approved by the Kennel Club. The revised Code of Ethics can be found here


Results of our Summer Show - 25 June 2016, Southmoor

Best Bitch & Best in Show: Parker's Tolarock Ice Ice Babe
Reserve Best in Show & Best Opposite Sex: Stock's Shemist Black Wizard
Reserve Best Bitch: Dias's Shougies Desta
Reserve Best Dog: Roberts's Malaroc Must Try Harder
Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy In Show: Robinson's Lavika Moonshine
Best Puppy Bitch: Roberts's Malaroc Covert Love
Best Veteran Bitch & Best Veteran In Show: Barnett's Ch Rainway Crystal Star JW
Best Veteran Dog: Pattinson's Kyleburn Acis
 

Subscriptions

 

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.


Eye Testing Session

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.

Training of Judges Scheme

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.

Summer Open Show & Centenary Celebrations

On 7 June 2014 we turned back the clock to June 1914 and members participated in dressing-up for the spirit of the occasion.

The day started with our Summer Open Show with special prize cards for winners. Best in Show was awarded a special prize.

During the afternoon there were:

Stalls hosted by Branches & the Working Section with stallholders will be dressed in appropriate 1914 costumes
Display of Dancing with Dogs (Shelties of course)
Parade of Champions
Special Raffle & Centenary Raffle (£100 prize)
Judging of stalls and best dressed member by our guest of honour, Ferelith Summerfield. The prize for best stall went to the East Midlands Branch, with the Midlands Branch, the runner-up. The prize for the best dressed member went to Cheryl Lockett, with Mr Westermann, the runner-up.

The Working Section arranged Good Citizen tests and “Come and Try it” Agility during the day.
At the conclusion of the event, Ferelith cut the Centenary cake and we had a toast to the Club

Our Centenary Celebrations have been supported and sponsored by a large number of commercial and private sponsors. For a complete list, click here
 

Rules for Branches - 16 June 2013

The Kennel Club has approved the change to Rule 6.6 of our Rules for Branches which was approved by members at our AGM on 8 June 2012. The amended document can be found here

NEW Shetland Sheepdog Breed Standard DVD

The new DVD is available for sale now and can be purchased on-line here

Eye testing session at the 2012 Championship Show

The eye testing session at our Championship Show was arranged primarily to ascertain the incidence of General Progressive Retinal Atrophy (GPRA) in the Breed in the UK. 52 dogs over the age of three years (the majority, over five years old) were tested and no cases of GPRA were discovered.

General Code of Ethics - 11 November 2012

With immediate effect the Club has amended its Code of Ethics. This change has been approved by the Kennel Club. The revised Code of Ethics can be found here

Rules for Branches - 25 June 2012

The Kennel Club has approved the change to Rule 4.6 of our Rules for Branches which was approved by members at our AGM on 2 June 2012. The amended document can be found here

Secretary

With effect from 2 June 2012, Mrs Anita Pritchard is the Club's Hon Secretary. Her contact details can be found here

Breed Standard

With effect from 1 March 2012, the Kennel Club has made some changes to the introductory paragraph of all breed standards. The revised standard can be found here

The ESSC are now using Higham Press for show printing.

Schedules can be found here, when available

Breed Standard

With effect from 1 June 2010, the Kennel Club has agreed to revise the metric size of Bitches to 35.5 cm. The revised standard can be found here

General Code of Ethics

With effect from 4 October 2008, the Kennel Club as instructed all breed clubs to adopt a new General Code of Ethics. Our new Code of Ethics can be found here

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