Ring Side & Judges Education

Additional Reading

2016-12-20T14:54:11+00:00July 11th, 2016|Categories: Ring Side & Judges Education|

SHELTIE TALK, Author: Betty Jo McKinney and Barbara Rieseberg, Publisher: Alpine Publications, P.O. Box 7027, Loveland, CO 80537. THE BOOK OF THE SHETLAND SHEEPDOG, Author: Anna Katherine Nicholas, Publisher: T. F. H. Publications, 211 West Sylvania Avenue, Neptune City, NJ 07753. THE NEW COMPLETE SHETLAND SHEEPDOG, Author: Maxwell Riddle, Publisher: The Howell Book House, McMillan Publishing [...]

Shetland Sheepdog History by Charlotte McGowan

2018-10-02T20:51:19+00:00July 8th, 2016|Categories: History, Ring Side & Judges Education|

The history of the Sheltie is relatively recent and its earliest history is rather undistinguished. The Shetland Islands are remote and sparsely inhabited, although there is evidence of a long history as a stepping stone from Norway in ancient times. The general nature of the Shetland Islands, the windblown climate and somewhat sparse vegetation, have contributed [...]

Interpretations of the Standard

2017-07-26T19:48:53+00:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Breeders Education, Ring Side & Judges Education|

"The Head" by J. Nate Levine This article was written expressly for the 1968-1970 ASSA Handbook. While intended for breeders, it contains information useful to judges of the Sheltie, from one of the historic authorities on the breed. Written breed standards are certainly subject to differences in interpretation as identical words create different pictures in the [...]

Judging the Shetland Sheepdog by Linda C. More

2017-07-26T19:48:53+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Ring Side & Judges Education|

This article is reprinted from the DJAA Bulletin, June 1996, revised October, 2007, and reproduced here by permission of the author and DJAA. Many people say they find the Sheltie confusing and hard to judge, and indeed there is a wide range of size and style AND color and markings. The Sheltie standard is well written, [...]