The English Shetland Sheepdog Club




The Club produces "The Nutshell" magazine once a year. The Nutshell is mailed free to members in the UK. Overseas members can request an electronic version or pay extra to have the magazine mailed to them. Details can be found here. We are always happy to receive articles and advertisements from Club members.

We produce a Club Calendar every year. Members wishing to submit good quality colour prints for the calendar should send them to Mrs Dawn Barnett, Photographs submitted for consideration should be of good quality and high definition, which is particularly important if you submit digital photographs. Details of the dog’s name, breeder and owner should be included, with brief details of scenic locations. Photographs are accepted up to 31 March of the preceding year.

The Club usually produces a Handbook every five years, however we have published a Handbook for our Centenary year. The next Handbook is likely to be published in 2020.

The Club has produced an authoritative DVD which gives a complete picture of the ideal Shetland Sheepdog as well as highlighting the qualities that give the breed its unique appeal. A must for all those with an interest in the breed.

To accompany the DVD, the Club has produced an illustrated Elaboration of the Breed Standard. 20 page booklet is the perfect partner to the DVD and is essential for all breeders and judges.


All Club publications are available for purchase by both members and non-members. See our Merchandise pages for price and availability. 


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