The English Shetland Sheepdog Club

 

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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 2021 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.

Results of Spring Open Show - 22 February 2020, Brackley

Best Bitch & Best In Show: Morrison Jontygray Golden Dream at Ketim
Best Dog, Reserve Best in Show & Best Opposite Sex: Andersson Multi Ch Frostice Makeover
Reserve Best Bitch, Best Veteran Bitch & Best Veteran In Show: Ambler Chalmoor Stargazer
Reserve Best Dog: Robinson Lavika Lush Life JW
Best Puppy Bitch & Best Puppy In Show: Mottram Lundecock's There's No Limit at Lochkaren (Imp)
Best Puppy Dog: Thornley & Withers Felthorn Cover Story
Best Veteran Dog: Gruszka Samphrey Moonlight Shadow JW

Results of our Championship Show - 19 October 2019, Stoneleigh
 

Best in Show, Bitch CC & Best Veteran in Show: Barnett & Hardman Rainway Returning to Seavall JW
Res BIS & Res Bitch CC: Whittington Esterbon Three Kisses for Tighness JW
Dog CC & BOS: Durant Shougies Winter Wizard at Neraklee JW
Res Dog CC & B
est Veteran Dog: Ch Kelgrove Just Blue at Stormhead JW ShCM
Best Puppy Bitch & Best Puppy In Show: Pierce Philhope Summer Flame
Best Puppy Dog: Withers Mitchfields Dizzee Rascal at Stanydale

 

Results of Summer Show - 22 June 2019, Digswell

Best Bitch & Best in Show: Robinson's Ch Lavika Good Luck JW
Reserve Best Bitch & Reserve Best in Show: Hateley's Mohnesee Millybelle JW
Best Dog & Best Opposite Sex: Mottram's Midday Sun at Lochkaren JW
Reserve Best Dog: Withers's Ch Stanydale Shot In The Dark JW
Best Puppy Bitch & Best Puppy In Show: Mottram's Mohnesee Such A Dream
Best Puppy Dog: Rutterford's Kelgrove Midsummer Blue at Stormhead
Best Veteran Bitch & Best Veteran In Show: Whittington's Tighness Tip The Wink
Best Veteran Dog: Rutterford's Evad Whougonnacall at Stormhead ShCM

Rules for Branches - 18 December 2018

The Kennel Club has approved the changes to our Rules for Branches which were approved by members at our AGM on 17 June 2018. The amended document can be found here


GDPR - 25 May 2018

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.

Amended Branch Rules

The Club proposes to change its Rules for Branches. The proposed changes can be viewed here.

Results of our Spring Open Show - 24 February 2018, Brackley

Best Dog & Best In Show: Roberts Malaroc Mystery Writer JW
Best Bitch, Res Best In Show & Best Opposite Sex: Arnould Shadoway Perchance To Dream JW
Res Best Dog: Rowan Ch Degallo The Vindicator at Rowancrest
Reserve Best Bitch: Rowan Rowancrest Blue Champaigne at Shellamoyed JW
Best Puppy Bitch & Best Puppy In Show: Withers Neraklee Naomi at Stanydale
Best Veteran Bitch & Best Veteran in Show: Barnett & Hardman Rainway Returning to Seavall JW
Best Puppy Dog: Robinson Lavika Lush Life
Best Veteran Dog: Gruszka Samphrey Moonlight Shadow JW

 

Club Rules - 4 October 2017

The Kennel Club has approved the change our Rules approved by members at our AGM on 17 June 2017. The amended document can be found here

Change of name for the Contingency Fund - 26 June 2016

With immediate effect the ESSC Contingency Fund will be known as ESSC Welfare & Rescue. A full Constitution has been agreed and is available here. Further information about Welfare & Rescue can be found here.

General Code of Ethics - 26 June 2016

With immediate effect the Club has amended its Code of Ethics. This change has been approved by the Kennel Club. The revised Code of Ethics can be found here


Subscriptions

With effect from 1 January 2016, membership subscriptions have been increased. single membership is £10.00, Joint membership is £12.50 (£14.00 for three members living at the same address). If you are a single member over the age of sixty you will pay the senior rate of £8.50 but two senior members living at the same address still pay joint membership of £12.50.


Training of Judges Scheme

The Club has recently revised its criteria for its judging lists and the flow chart for proceeding through the Training of Judges Scheme. Click here for full details.

Summer Open Show & Centenary Celebrations

On 7 June 2014 we turned back the clock to June 1914 and members participated in dressing-up for the spirit of the occasion.

The day started with our Summer Open Show with special prize cards for winners. Best in Show was awarded a special prize.

During the afternoon there were:

Stalls hosted by Branches & the Working Section with stallholders will be dressed in appropriate 1914 costumes
Display of Dancing with Dogs (Shelties of course)
Parade of Champions
Special Raffle & Centenary Raffle (£100 prize)
Judging of stalls and best dressed member by our guest of honour, Ferelith Summerfield. The prize for best stall went to the East Midlands Branch, with the Midlands Branch, the runner-up. The prize for the best dressed member went to Cheryl Lockett, with Mr Westermann, the runner-up.

The Working Section arranged Good Citizen tests and “Come and Try it” Agility during the day.
At the conclusion of the event, Ferelith cut the Centenary cake and we had a toast to the Club

Our Centenary Celebrations have been supported and sponsored by a large number of commercial and private sponsors. For a complete list, click here
 

Rules for Branches - 16 June 2013

The Kennel Club has approved the change to Rule 6.6 of our Rules for Branches which was approved by members at our AGM on 8 June 2012. The amended document can be found here

NEW Shetland Sheepdog Breed Standard DVD

The new DVD is available for sale now and can be purchased on-line here

Eye testing session at the 2012 Championship Show

The eye testing session at our Championship Show was arranged primarily to ascertain the incidence of General Progressive Retinal Atrophy (GPRA) in the Breed in the UK. 52 dogs over the age of three years (the majority, over five years old) were tested and no cases of GPRA were discovered.

General Code of Ethics - 11 November 2012

With immediate effect the Club has amended its Code of Ethics. This change has been approved by the Kennel Club. The revised Code of Ethics can be found here

Rules for Branches - 25 June 2012

The Kennel Club has approved the change to Rule 4.6 of our Rules for Branches which was approved by members at our AGM on 2 June 2012. The amended document can be found here

Secretary

With effect from 2 June 2012, Mrs Anita Pritchard is the Club's Hon Secretary. Her contact details can be found here

Breed Standard

With effect from 1 March 2012, the Kennel Club has made some changes to the introductory paragraph of all breed standards. The revised standard can be found here

The ESSC are now using Higham Press for show printing.

Schedules can be found here, when available

Breed Standard

With effect from 1 June 2010, the Kennel Club has agreed to revise the metric size of Bitches to 35.5 cm. The revised standard can be found here

General Code of Ethics

With effect from 4 October 2008, the Kennel Club as instructed all breed clubs to adopt a new General Code of Ethics. Our new Code of Ethics can be found here

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