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.


Please note closing dates for the 2020 Handbook are as follows:
Adverts - 22 February 2020. Instructions and Order Form can be found here.

The Club is holding a Breed Appreciation Day & Multi Choice Question Paper on Sunday 27 September 2020 at Kingston Bagpuize, Oxon. For move details click here.

2020 Club calendars are now available for purchase. Click here for more details.

As from 2019, members are eligible to claim points for the Club's Trophies from all UK Championship Shows and from ESSC Open Shows. Click here to download the new claim form.

In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) May 2018, the Club has published its Privacy Policy which can be found here. Members who have not completed and returned the form to confirm their acceptance to receive Club mailings, should do so as soon as possible. If you have mislaid your form you can request one from the Secretary, or download one here.

We have vacancies on our committee. If you would like to get involved in helping run the Club, please contact our Chairman, Marion Withers, or any committee member. 

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



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2 June 2019