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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.  

Contact us for membership information at or click here for an application.

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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


SSCNNJ Breeders

Donna Colletti

Ursula Dudek

Pat Marchello

Herb OBrien

Club Events

Club Officers

President: Donna Colletti

Vice President: Herb O’Brien

 Corresponding/Recording Secretary:

Andrea Tornatore

Treasurer: Lisa Stoddard

Board Members: Lou Antonicello

Ursula Dudek

Eva Giorgi 

Confirmation Show: Eva Giorgi 

Ursula Dudek

Obedience Show: Larry Deetz

Cathy Miller

Sylvette Hartroth

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Looking to help or adopt an older sheltie?

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Shelties Rock!

We will be painting Sheltie friendship rocks at one of our next meetings.


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Join Us for our ALL-Breed

Obedience Trial

Stay Tuned For Entry Availability

The shows will be at the Golden Rule School for Dogs,23 Morris Sussex Tpke, Andover, NJ 


  • Sheltie Club Christmas Party
    December 10
    , 2023 
    WillowGrove Church  

       1961 Raritan Rd,

      Scotch Plains, NJ

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