Kentuckiana Shetland Sheepdog Club

About Our Club Founded in 1972, the objectives of KSSC are:

  • to encourage and promote quality in the breeding of pure bred Shetland Sheepdogs and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection:
  • to promote Shetland Sheepdogs in conformation and performance, and to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Shetland Sheepdogs shall be judged:
  • to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and performance events:
  • to conduct sanctioned and licensed specialty shows and performance events under the rules of The American Kennel Club  

We are a small and diverse group of folks who love all things Sheltie! Members come mostly from throughout Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and the Louisville Metro area. However, our membership is unrestricted as to residence. KSSC is the only American Shetland Sheepdog Association (ASSA) affiliated club in Kentucky; we are also recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).  We are about: Inviting, Promoting, and Supporting all who LOVE Shelties!

When your application is complete, contact our Membership Chair at the link below for instructions on submitting.



How Do I Join KSSC?
We welcome new members.  If you are looking for a Sheltie club to join, here’s what you need to know:

Step 1: Make contact.

Visitors are always welcome at membership meetings. (Generally held every other month. Check the Calendar).  Use the Contact page to send us a message – a member will get back with you soon. You can always connect directly with our President or Membership Chair.

Step 2: Submit an Application.

The forms are available from the links on the left.  You will need the endorsement of two current members of the club. (You will have met members who will be glad to sponsor you from Step 1.) Submit your dues with the Application (Checks made payable to KSSC).

There are six types of membership:

Active Members – open to all persons eighteen years of age and older. Enjoys all club privileges including the right to vote and hold office.

Household  Membership- consisting of up to four adults residing at the same address.  Each individual is entitled to vote and hold office.

Senior Membership – open to persons who are 65 or older. Senior membership has the same privileges as Active Membership, but with reduced dues as set by the board.

Junior Members – open to all persons age 10 through 17. Junior members are not eligible to vote or hold office. Partial dues are paid as set by the board.

Associate Membership – open to persons 18 years of age and older who due to special circumstances, may choose to apply for Associate Membership. These members pay partial dues, cannot vote or hold office, and do not count towards a quorum for the conduction of business, but are encouraged to participate in all club activities. Associate membership is granted on recommendation from the board.

Life Membership – must have been an active member of KSSC for at least 30 years. A Life Member is not required to pay dues, but shall have all the privileges of Active membership. Life membership is granted on recommendation from the board.

Step 3: Reviews and Vote

Your application will be read at the first Board of Directors meeting after which it was received.  With a 2/3 majority vote from the board, the application will be passed to the membership for a second reading and vote at the next regular membership meeting. With a 3/4 affirmative vote of club members in attendance, you will be welcomed into KSSC!

As part of membership in KSSC,  we ask that all members:

…agree to the principles of the Code of Ethics of: The American Shetland Sheepdog Association, The Kentuckiana Shetland Sheepdog Club, and The American Kennel Club; and will honor those principals and ethics as a member of KSSC.

Spotlight on KSSC Members

This Spotlight is just a little movie made of pictures from our July Picnic.  Thirtyone members and guests along with 33 (!!) Shelties had a picnicking good time on a warm Saturday afternoon at the home of member Diane Zipp out in the Southern Indiana coutryside. Just our club having a little fun…

KSSC Officers, Board, and Standing Committee ChairS 2019-20

Executive Officers 2019-20

President  Jen McMakin
Vice President Alice Boyer
Secretary Dianne  O’Regan
Treasurer Jim McCabe

Standing Committee Chair
Affiliate Liaison Karen Scott
Communications Linda Carden
Fund Raising Pat Blackford
Health Karen Scott
Membership Kerry Begley
Social Activities Jane McCabe
Show Chair Dianne O’Regan

Next Membership Meeting

Sunday, February 26, 2023
Location:  Bon Air Library
Time:   2 - 4 pm
Contact: for details

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