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.
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 Mob: 07707 179723. It is
recommended that you include at least two contacts and please feel free
to modify the form to suit your particular needs.
The 2020 HANDBOOK is due to be published
in conjunction with the Championship Show on 10th October 2020. We are
pleased to announce that the price has been held at £25 for the third
time. This Handbook will only be available to
advance order. If you do not order and pay in advance the Club cannot
Click here for an order form.
The Club is holding a Breed
Appreciation Day & Multi Choice Question Paper on Sunday 27 September
2020 at Kingston Bagpuize, Oxon. For more details click
consideration and taking into account the information provided by the
Government, NHS England and The Kennel Club in relation to the Covid-19
outbreak it is with regret that the committee have decided to cancel the
Summer Open Show.
We plan to hold the Annual General Meeting at our Championship Show on
10 October 2020.
We apologise for any inconvenience but hope you all understand that the
Health & Safety of all our members, exhibitors and committee is
paramount at this time.
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
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