To educate all breeders and the general public on the ethical and proper
breeding, care and training of the Shetland Sheepdog.
For the most part, Blue Ridge Shetland Sheepdog Club (BRSSC) members
reside in the northern, central and western Virginia areas. We pride ourselves
on our ability to mix friendship, fun, and learning with another tradition
in the dog fancy...good food.
A Brief History of BRSSC
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
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.
July 8, 2007 - Blue Ridge Shetland Sheepdog Club was voted in as a
member club of the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders.
August 2004 - Blue Ridge Shetland Sheepdog Club achieved recognition
by the American Kennel Club.