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.


The 2021 Club Calendar is now available to order. 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. 

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 your wishes.

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 here.

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 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