Kennebec Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club was organized on January 1, 1997 as a specialty club serving the Central Maine area. Membership is not restricted to a particular area, but we’ve delineated an area of within a 50 mile radius of Augusta to serve as our membership base.
objectives of the Club are:
To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred
Shetland Sheepdogs, to urge members and breeders to accept the
standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as
the standard by which Shetland Sheepdogs shall be judged, to do
all in it’s power to protect and advance the interests of the
breed by encouraging good sportsmanship competition at all
functions, and to provide educational materials and seminars to
enrich our members knowledge.
Club members' interests vary from competing in conformation,
obedience trials, agility trials, and therapy dog training and
work to judging the above venues.
Kennebec Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club is a member of the Federation
of Maine Dog Clubs, Inc.
President: Eileen Long
There shall be one type of membership open to all persons eighteen
years of age or older, who are in good standing with the American
Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purpose of this Club.
While membership is to be unrestricted as to residence, the
Club’s primary purpose is to be representative of the breeders
and exhibitors of Shetland Sheepdogs in its immediate area. There
shall be a junior membership open to all persons under the age of
Members consist of those interested in all facets of this
wonderful breed from pet ownership, performance venues such as
Obedience, Agility, Rally O and Herding, to Breed Conformation. As
members of the Kennebec Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club, we pledge
to protect the integrity of the Shetland Sheepdog breed, promote
the improvement of the breed in accordance with the breed standard
and further the interest in appreciation and understanding of the
of the members' benefits are as follows:
rate at all clinics and seminars hosted by the club. (We recently
held clinics in Agility, Rally O and Grooming.)
Newsletter filled with information pertaining to our
breed; upcoming events such as eye clinics, matches, shows, plus
informative articles. We also hold a Specialty match every year.
meet monthly at a central location and enjoy "get togethers"
with such things as pot luck lunches and guest speakers on a
variety of dog related subjects. Seasonal activities always
include an annual Christmas party and an Awards Banquet. If the
mood strikes, we also have a Halloween party!
J Occasionally we meet at
members' homes too!
hold annual fund raisers which include auctions, sale of sheltie
calendars, Yankee Candles, a raffle and clinics/seminars. These
events serve to support the club and the important work we do in
Membership requires attendance at two meetings, compliance with
Club By Laws and the Breeders Code
of Ethics and a completed, signed and sponsored application.
Attending meetings allows you to meet potential sponsors and get
to see what we are all about.
For more information, please contact any member listed in the
contact info on the main page of this website. We hope that you
will join us and look forward to meeting you!