Kentuckiana Shetland Sheepdog Club

Specialty Show

For more than 25 years, KSSC has sponsored two days of Sheltie Speciality conformation events concurrent with the Kentuckiana All-Breed Cluster of Dog Shows. The Kentuckiana Cluster, one of the largest dog shows in the nation, is sponsored by The Louisville Kennel Club, The Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club, The Evansville Kennel Club, and The Greater-Louisville Training Club. Held each year in March, the event runs Thursday – Sunday at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Show dates for 2025 are March 13-16.  The KSSC sponsored Specialty Shows are on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15.  Please stop by!


Kentuckiana Cluster Show
March 13-16, 2025
Kentucky Exposition Center

KSSC Specialty Shows
March 14-15, 2025
Judges: Glen Stark & Marjorie Tuff
(pending AKC Approval)


The members of Kentuckiana Shetland Sheepdog Club are amazing the way they pull together such a successful two day specialty Sheltie show which draws some of the top Sheltie exhibitors in the Nation. As president of KSSC I am immensely proud of our members. Since the KSSC Specialty runs concurrently with such a large all-breed cluster, exhibitors can compete in six shows over four days with two Sheltie Specialty Shows. Some Shelties have finished a championship during this long weekend.

Every year, KSSC breed judges compliment the fine quality of Sheltie entries that our show draws. Many exhibitors often tell us how they love our show, even sometimes the ones who didn’t win.

Our Show Chair (Halina Christie) completes a well-organized show; and our Trophy Chair (Barbara Gephart) arranges an amazing array of coveted, beautiful trophies. Club members generously donate the trophies.

We are grateful to be a part of this Kentuckiana Cluster of Dog Shows where exhibitors can compete not only for titles in conformation, but also in rally, obedience, Fast Cat, dock diving, and barn hunt. We hope you will consider joining us for a future show.

Karen Scott, KSSC President

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KSSC Specialty – Memories

2018 Speciality in Review

The Winners! Friday, March 15 (Judge Lisa Graser)

BEST OF BREED: GCH Shadow Hill’s First Class (Owner: Jane Hammett Bright)

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX: GHC Somerled’s Highschool Flame (Owners: Maril and Mark MacDonald

BEST OF WINNERS/Winners Bitch Dog: Goodtime Dare To Chase A Dream (Owner: Joy Good)

WINNERS DOG: Twoj’s Tight Fittin Jeans (Owners: Amanda Lawrence & Alexis & Jackie Parisek)

RESERVE WINNERS DOG:  TwoJ’s Shine On Me (Owner: Jackie Parisek)

RESERVE WINNERS BITCH: TwoJ’s It’s Only Money Honey (Owners: Jackie and Alexis Parisek)

SELECT DOG: CH TwoJ’s Tight Fittin Jeans (Owners: Amanda Lawrence, Alexis Parisek, Jackie Parisek)

The Winners! Saturday, March 17 (Judge Glen Stark)

BEST OF BREED: Martinique Silver Emerald (Owner: Martin Fan)

BEST OF WINNERS: Martinique Silver Emerald (Owner: Martin Fan)

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX: GCHB Two J’s Cosmopolitan (Owners: Jackie, Jerry & Alexis Parisek)

WINNERS DOG: Martinique Silver Emerald (Owner: Martin Fan)

RESERVE WIN. DOG: Trelynn Sound Effects (Owners: Pat Reed & Debbie Tresnak)

WINNERS BITCH: Goodtimes Chasing Elusive Dreams (Owner: Joy Good)

RESERVE WIN. BITCH: Solstice Presidio Unequivocal (Owners: Kim Furlong & Julie Desy)

SELECT DOG: GCH Bellebrae Serenity’s Valentino (Owners: Wanda & Timothy Fletcher & En Harriet Chang)

SELECT BITCH: Shadow Hill’s First Class (Owner: Jane Hammett Bright)

BEST OWNER HANDLER: Martinique Silver Emerald (Owner: Martin Fan)

Special 4-H Education Activity

Kentuckiana Shetland Sheepdog Club dogs helped to teach 4-H’ers about Shelties. Teenage 4-H members participated in a judging seminar at the Kentuckiana Cluster Dog Show. They learned the AKC standard of various dog breeds, then each 4-H member judged five breeds. Each participants’s score was compared to a licensed AKC judge score for the dogs.

Four KSSC member bred Shelties, were shown to the 4-H’ers. The dogs were: Sookie and Reis, bred by Barbara Boylan (Krown Shelties) and owned by Jill and Tom Hubbard; Lazer, bred by Debbie Basham (Astro Shelties) and owned by Jen McMakin; Misty, co-bred and owned by Jen McMakin (Bridgeway Above Shelties) and co-bred by Cindy Bays (Playland Shelties).

Jill took Reis into the ring, while Tom took Sookie. Club member Jane McCabe led Lazer to his AKC judge 1st Placement. And ring experienced club member Kerry Begley showed Misty beautifully. 

These 4-H’ers were very smart and clever. They studied very hard and showed great interest. One young man was eager to learn the colors of Shelties. When told that Lazer was a bi-black, he then pointed to a sable and asked, “Is that one a bi-brown?” Wasn’t that a clever guess? 

The 4-H young people learned a lot thanks to our KSSC bred Shelties. Part of KSSC’s mission is to educate the community about our wonderful breed – this activity was a fun way to accomplish that goal.

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