Club Information


Activities of the Club

  •  Liasing on behalf of the Membership with Canine Controlling Bodies, Dogs NSW and the Australian National Kennel Council on breed-related matters.

  • Club-organised Events, Shows, Trials and Exhibitions, including the Easter Championship Show and Annual Obedience Trial.

  • Participation in Inter-Club events, including the Obedience Inter-Club Challenge and other externally organised dog-related events, such as Pet Expo.

  • Historical Publications, including Breed Charts and Champions Books to document and preserve the heritage of the Sheltie in Australia.

  • Funding, organisation and operation of the NSW Sheltie Rescue Service, for the rescue and rehoming of strandard or wayward Shelties.


Objects of the Club

  • To affiliate with the Canine Control, Dogs NSW.

  • To promote and encourage the breeding of pure breed dogs.

  • To promote and raise the standards and exhibiting of dogs.

  • To promote the holding of and to conduct exhibitions, shows and trials.

  • To foster, promote and protect the interests of exhibitors of dogs at exhibitions of dogs.

  • To collect, verify and publish information relating to dogs and the breeding exhibition of dogs.

  • To educate and encourage members, breeders and judges to abide by the requirements and standards approved by Dogs NSW for the conduct of exhibitions and shows.

  • To promote good fellowship and sportsmanship amongst members and those participating in or attending at exhibitions, shows and trials.

  • To inform members of and make known to them the laws and regulations of the state relating to the ownership and care of dogs, and the responsibility of owners for the conduct and actions of their dogs.

  •  To hold functions and lectures relating to dogs and to the objects of the Club generally.

  •  To make awards and donate prizes for competitions at exhibitions, shows and trials and for the
    competition by breeders, exhibitors and triallers of dogs.

  • To foster relations with other Clubs and bodies having similar aims.

  • To promote and assist and to make contributions to canine veterinary research and other worthy canine causes.

  • To invest the funds of the Club not immediately required in such manner as the Members shall determine.

  •  To carry on such other activities or promote or encourage interest in the breeding, upkeep and training of and the general well being and improvement of all breeds of dogs and to do all such other things as may be necessary or conductive to carrying out the objects of the Club.


Early History of the Club

  • The Shetland Sheepdog Club of NSW was formed in 1960 and became incorporated in 1991.

  • The Club's first president was Mr Alan Forbes, and the Vice Presidents were Mr R Scott of the Almaroy Prefix and Mr Les Palmer of the Dundarach Prefix. 

  • The Club held its first Championship Show in November 1960 in conjuction with the Great Dane Club. The judge as Mr Wes Stacey and his Best Exhibit in Show was Aust Ch Supiter of Shelert (Imp UK) and Best Opposite Sex in Show being awarded to Aust Ch Almaroy Apple Blossom. 

  • The Club's first Parade was held in 1969 with Mr P Bates being the officiating judge over 64 entries. Best Exhibit in Parade was awarded to Anmoray Sonja with Best Opposite Sex in Parade being Cardiff Beau Jon. 

  • The Club held its first Obedience Trial on 10 April 1977 with an entry of 12 dogs and 8 bitches. The Winner of Winners went to the Victorian owned & bred dog Ch Pinefair Sona Ace UD (who later gained his OC title). 

  • The first recorded Challenge winner at the Sydney Royal Dog Show was Hallinwood Eagle Feather (Imp UK) in 1955.

  Club Logo

The current logo is 

The above logo was adopted by the Club in 2017.

 The above logo was adopted by the Club in February 2008 until 2017.


The above logo was the original badge of the Club and used as its logo until February 2008.