The BRSSC evolved when a group of Sheltie breeders and
fanciers, who were meeting regularly for puppy picnics and social events where dogs were welcome to join in the fun, decided to put their efforts into a more positive community effort.
In 1997 it was decided to formalize the meetings with sights
set on organizing a club to serve Sheltie fanciers in the Blue Ridge area. Our founding members bring years of experience in the show ring, a wealth of knowledge of the breed standard and
structure and a shared desire to educate fellow fanciers and newcomers, as well as the general community. Therefore, one of the first tasks we faced was developing a mission statement. This
statement is a constant reminder of our goal and purpose.
To educate all breeders and the general public on the ethical and proper breeding, care and training of the Shetland Sheepdog.
Blue Ridge Shetland Sheepdog Club achieved recognition by the American Kennel Club in August of 2004.
For the most part, BRSSC members reside in the northern, central and western Virginia areas,
western Maryland, West Virginia areas. We pride ourselves on our ability to mix friendship, fun, and learning with another tradition in the dog fancy -- good food.
We appreciate your support and are open to suggestions on how BRSSC can help meet your needs and the needs of our community.
On July 8, 2007, BRSSC was voted in as a member club of the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders.
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