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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


Join Us for our Designated Specialty!

Entries close this Wednesday, August 16, 2023 for both the SSCNNJ Designated and Independent Specialties.
These are back-to-back events.  Our Designated Specialty is with Newton Kennel Club, followed by our Independent Specialty on Saturday, 9/1/23, "Jersey End of Summer Fling",  Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ.  

The day/dates and Sheltie Judges are:
Friday, 9/1/23 - Newton Kennel Club - Marie Ann Falconer
Saturday, 9/2/23- Newton Kennel Club - (designated Specialty) - Suli Greendale-Paveza
Saturday, 9/2/23 - SSCNNJ Independent Specialty - Roderick Thompson
Sunday, 9/3/23 - Sussex Hills Kennel Club - Jennie Hynes
Monday, 9/4/23 - Schooley's Mtn Kennel Club - Cindy Stansell
Monday, 9/4/23 - Schooley's Mtn Kennel Club - Janina K. Laurin
Show Superintendent:  MB-F, (

Please note:  The Cluster shows premium list includes our Designated Specialty.  Our Independent Specialty has its own premium list.



  • Sheltie Club Meeting
    September 8th at the
    WillowGrove Church 

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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