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Club Events

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. 

The Shetland Sheepdog Club of Northern NJ holds many events throughout the year. We have sponsored numerous activities including a Responsible Dog Ownership Day, Blessing of the Animals, Pet First Aid classes, Pet Nutrition and a Paint your Pets day. We frequently have programs that will appeal to all dog lovers of any breed. All events are open to the community whether or not you own a Sheltie.

Check back to see what is on our schedule for the coming year.



  • Sheltie Club Meeting
    June 3rd at the WillowGrove Church 

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 Officers

President: Donna Colletti

Vice President: Herb O’Brien

 Corresponding/Recording Secretary:

Gail Antonicello

Treasurer: Lisa Stoddard

Board Members: Lou Antonicello

Ursula Dudek

Eva Giorgi 

Confirmation Show: Ursula Dudek

Pat Marchello

Obedience Show: Cathy Miller

Larry Deetz

Sylvette Hartroth

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Looking to help or adopt an older sheltie?

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Tentative plans to get together in Tamaques Park to have a group dog walk.Let's have our Shelties on parade in the park. We can order sandwiches from Jersey Mike's and eat under the pavillion and have some fun! Stay tuned for more info!

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