Shetland Sheepdog


The Shetland Sheepdog Club of Victoria Inc is a non-profit organisation (affiliated with Dogs Victoria) which is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and well-being of our chosen breed, the Shetland Sheepdog (also known as the Sheltie) as a breed, as companions, and as show and performance dogs. The Club supports breeders and owners of Shetland Sheepdogs, through the organisation of events (including Shows and Trials), promotion and support for breeders striving to eliminate hereditary disease, and through Canine Council representation for its members.

The Shetland Sheepdog Club of Victoria Inc was formed as a club in 1936. The club currently has many members from all states of Australia, as well as overseas, including NZ and the UK. Amongst other purposes, the club in particular aims to promote and raise the standards of breeding, rearing, keeping, training and general welfare of dogs, in particular the Shetland Sheepdog and to promote and encourage the exhibition and breeding of Shetland Sheepdogs which meet the ANKC approved Breed Standard.

The main activities that the club provides includes: a Championship Conformation Show, an Open Conformation Show, an Obedience and Rally O Trial, Member's Competitions, a "Fun Day" where many of our members get together to socialise and play games (both dogs and humans) and other dog related activities.

The club has many types of members who either breed and/or show Shelties, who do obedience with their Shelties, or who have Shelties as companions. The club is for anyone to join who has a Sheltie or simply enjoys the breed. Members receive a monthly newsletter to keep them up to date on club activities and other Sheltie related business. Why not become a member? We would love you to join and look forward to meeting you at one of club's many activities.


Sheltie Calendar 2017 - produced by SSCV Inc.

The Club is planning a Sheltie Calendar for 2017 and we are looking for photo submissions to be used for each of the months.

Photos need to be of good resolution (at least 1MB - prefer larger), in a landscape orientation (must be wider instead of taller), featuring Shelties in picturesque settings - showing, working, playing, puppies, out on walks, posing, looking dramatically into the distance whilst standing on a log etc all encouraged! (obscenely cute or funny Shelties will also be considered).

Please send photo submissions for consideration to:

Anyone is welcome to submit their photos. Closing date for photos is Friday 16th September, 2016.

Now Available

Now available to order:
2016 Champ. Show DVD

Now available for pre-order:
2017 Sheltie Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • Open Show 2016KCC Park - State Dog Centre

    The Club is pleased to announce our Breed Open Show

  • Sheltie Fun DayBarbara Bosmans

    A day for you and your shelties. Everyone welcome. Come join the Party!

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