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.
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.
After careful consideration and taking
into account the information provided by the Government, NHS England and
The Kennel Club in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic it is with regret
that the committee have decided to cancel the 2020 Championship Show.
We apologise for any inconvenience but hope you all understand that the
Health & Safety of all our members, exhibitors, judges and committee is
paramount at this time.
The 2020 AGM and 2021 AGM will be held at our 2021 Summer Show at
Guildford in June 2021.
If you have ordered Handbooks for collection at the Championship Show,
they can be posted to you in October for an additional charge, or can be
collected at our next Club event. Please contact Stuart Gruszka with
The 2020 HANDBOOK is due to be published
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 and for delivery. If you do not order
and pay in advance the Club cannot guarantee availability. ORDERS CLOSE
ON 31 JULY 2020.
here for an order form
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.
It is with regret that, taking into account the information provided by the
Government, NHS England and The Kennel Club in relation to the Covid-19
outbreak, we have decided to cancel the Breed Appreciation Day & Multi Choice Question Paper on Sunday 27 September
2020 at Kingston Bagpuize, Oxon. For more details click
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