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: Herb O’Brien, Vice President: Larry Deetz, Corresponding/Recording Secretary: Gail Antonicello, Treasurer: Lisa Stoddard.
Board Members: Sylvette Hartroth & Ursula Dudek
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.
Specialty Shows-Sept 1-5, 2022
"The Jersey End of Summer Fling"
Club meeting-Sept 9, 2022
Blessing of the Animals-October 7th, 2022 (Community Event with Father Mike)