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07 Nov 2017

2017 Championship Show 19 November. The Committee is pleased to announce that the show will be held in the new Leisure Centre at Littleport, but since this is a new venue we thought it appropriate to advise attendees about parking, venue access and one or two other aspects regarding the new centre. The new Leisure Centre is accessed in the same way off Camel Road, Littleport, CB6 1EW, but it is positioned about 100m to the rear of the old facility (which is currently being demolished). The official car park remains as previously adjacent to the old building, although there are some Blue Badge parking bays closer to the new centre. Whilst there appears to be room to park some vehicles closer we have presently been advised that this is not permitted, but that this space can at weekends be used for drop off/collection purposes only. We will be grateful for exhibitors' co-operation, after using the drop-off facility that they return their vehicle(s) to the official car park. Parking should be a one-time inconvenience as the new car park to be built on the area of the old hall will be available next year. We shall continue to liaise with Littleport Leisure Centre staff and will issue further updates if appropriate. Access to the Show Hall for dogs, cages and trollies etc. is only to be made around the right hand corner of the new building (not though the main entrance) and then into the hall via the third door on the left. Dogs are not permitted in any other part of the Littleport Leisure Centre. The new hall is smaller than the old hall, meaning space is likely to be tight, but it is brighter and seems to be warmer. Rubber matting strips will be used in the rings - they will be taped to each other where they overlap but not taped to the floor, and so extra care is advised when walking in and around the rings. The centre has yet to replace the chairs that were stolen from the old hall and as numbers are limited please bring you own chairs if possible. As stated on the schedule, doors open at 8.30am. Bitch judging will commence at 9.30am followed by Dogs at 10am. Refreshments are again available from Littleport Leisure Centre - they are offering a similar sort of menu (but no carvery) and the bar/cafe/eating area is on the ground floor directly opposite the show hall. Toilet facilities are also on the ground floor between the main entrance and the show hall. We hope you enjoy the show and do please support our raffle.

29 Sep 2017

We are considering putting on 3 Special Classes (as suggested by the Kennel Club) during lunchtime at our Championship Show 2018 (next year). These classes will be judged by a novice judge wishing to gain experience. If you would like to be considered for this appointment please apply with your details to Secretary, Mary Bathurst, e-mail mary.bathurst@hotmail.co.uk

29 Sep 2017 

The Judges List has been updated.  

16 Aug 2017

New addition on Puppy Register

16 Aug 2017

Judges report added to 2017 Summer Open Show results page

07 Aug 2017

Results and Photographs of our 2017 Summer Open Show now uploaded

15 May 2017 

Schedules for the 2017 Spring Show have now been posted out to members. Schedules are available from the Secretary and can also be downloaded from Fossedata.  

25 Jan 2017 

Schedules for the 2017 Spring Show have now been posted out to members. Schedules can also be downloaded from Fossedata. In addition to the usual Littleport Leisure Centre catering menu there will be a Carvery available at lunchtime on Sunday 26 March, however advanced booking with the centre is required - please call 01353 860600 to book your Carvery. Please also be aware that Construction work continues in the car park area but again alternative parking space will be available.  


Please be aware that new construction works have begun at the Littleport Leisure Centre which is currently affecting a portion of the car park. The centre has advised that alternative parking areas are available and there will be appropriate signage directing traffic to these areas. The interior of the centre is not affected and all the usual facilities (catering and toilets) should be available as normal. And a couple of gentle requests from the Committee: a. All dog cages should be clearly marked with the owners name(s) and their dogs exhibit numbers, and b. No dog under the age of 4 months (on 20 Nov 16) may be brought into the show. Should anyone wish to bring an eligible (Shetland Sheepdogs only) dog or puppy that has not been formally entered as NFC they must register them with the Secretary as spectator dogs, (and pay the appropriate fee (£1 per dog)).  


Please note that Postal entries for the 25th Anniversary Championship Show will close on Monday 31 October (postmark) and for online entries on Monday 7 November. Additionally the Committee is delighted to announce that the show will be sponsored by Royal Canin Petfood; furthermore, through some more kind donations, there will also be additional prize money for Veteran classes and all Special Open colour classes, and a gift for Best Puppy in Show.  


STOP PRESS - Owing to theft from the Littleport Leisure Centre the number of chairs is now extremely limited and the majority of those remaining will be required as ring boundaries - therefore you are kindly requested to bring your own chairs to all future shows.


In September the Eastern Counties Shetland Sheepdog Club celebrates 25 years of Kennel Club registration and aims to mark this special occasion at the November Championship Show:

·         In addition to our usual Championship Show class winners' prize money the 25th Anniversary Show there will be £10 each for BIS, BOS and BP - kindly donated by Mr & Mrs Michael Bray.

·         Each ECSSC member exhibiting will receive a hand crafted Shetland Sheepdog silhouette - kindly made and donated by Mr Vic Fransham

·         There will also be a gift for every exhibitor - in part kindly donated by Mr & Mrs David Aaron and Mr & Mrs Roger Bathurst

·         And there will be cake for all - lovingly made by Mrs Valerie Marshall


Results and Photo of our Spring Open Show now uploaded


The August Open Show has been cancelled - the next ECSSC show will be the 25th Anniversary Championship Show on 20 November 2016.


Results and photos of our November Championship Show now uploaded


Results from of August Open Show now uploaded

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