About the Shetland Sheepdog Club of NJ
The club held its first meeting August 12, 1964, under the temporary name of The New Jersey Shetland Sheepdog Club and seventeen people were in attendance.
In 1966, the club decided on the name The Metropolitan Shetland Sheepdog Club. In 1968 the name was changed to our current name, "The Shetland Sheepdog Club of Northern New Jersey".
We held our first Specialty Show and Sweepstakes on May 27, 1973, in conjunction with The Plainfield Kennel Club. Twice a year, the Shetland Sheepdog club holds an AM and PM Specialty Show. One being an Independent Specialty and the other is a Designated Specialty.
April 1, 1979 was the first Obedience Specialty and now the club holds two Obedience Specialties in March.
The Shetland Sheepdog Club has always been a continually active club; we have speakers at our meetings, sponsor seminars and public relations events. The Sheltie Club is a resource for all who own Shelties. We also hold events that are helpful to all pet owners, regardless of the breed.
The membership is open to all who love and own shelties from breeders, conformation and performance exhibitors and companion dog owners.
If you love shelties, we would love for you to attend our meetings and join our club.
Become a Member
We meet the first Friday of the month from September to June at the Willow Grove Church, 1961 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 at 7:30 PM. Dogs are also welcome to attend.
Need Help with your Sheltie or Help Finding a Pup?
We are the experts. We can help if you have questions about your dog. We can give advice in locating pups and help you find a reputable breeder. Breeder/Puppy Referral: Herb O’Brien
President: Donna Colletti
Vice President: Herb O’Brien
Treasurer: Lisa Stoddard
Board Members: Lou Antonicello
Confirmation Show: Eva Giorgi
Obedience Show: Larry Deetz
Looking to help or adopt an older sheltie?
We will be painting Sheltie friendship rocks at one of our next meetings.
Join Us for our ALL-Breed
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The shows will be at the Golden Rule School for Dogs,23 Morris Sussex Tpke, Andover, NJ
Sheltie Club Christmas Party
December 10, 2023
1961 Raritan Rd,
Scotch Plains, NJ