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.
New: We have
limited numbers of the 2020 Handbook available for sale. Click
here for details.
We are pleased to
announce that we have been able to rearrange the 2020 Championship Show
which will now be held on 15 May 2020 at the Kennel Club Building. Both
Barbara Thornley and Margaret Lambert are available to judge.
The 2020 AGM and 2021 AGM will be held at our 2021 Summer Show at
Guildford in June 2021.
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. Due to COVID-19
Points Trophies for 2020 are suspended.
The ESSC Welfare and Rescue would
recommend the use of our Emergency
Contact Form, especially with the current situation. Please carry
one on your person and have an accessible copy at home where it can be
easily found. Welfare and Rescue are happy to be included as an
emergency contact – Sheila Riding co-ordinator Tel: 01233 51367. It is
recommended that you include at least two contacts and please feel free
to modify the form to suit your particular needs.
In order to comply with the General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) May 2018, the Club has published its
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