Old English Sheepdogs bring joy to your life
We welcome you to get to know the Old English Sheepdog, that cheeky and big-hearted comedian of the dog world, as well as our breed club. The club’s purpose is to connect those who love the breed, improve and guide breeding, and to help members look after and train their sheepdogs.
One of the clubs main missions is organizing training events for activities fit for Old English Sheepdogs. We offer all kinds of happenings such as hearding days, shows and breed days. We welcome all club members, OES owners and lovers from around the world to these special events.
The easiest way to support our club is by joining as a member. This way you will be a part of promoting our lovely breed!
The Old English Sheepdog Club of Finland is a national breed club. It works under the Finnish Kennel Club and its main mission is to:
- maintain activity within the breed
- upkeep, guide and improve the breeding towards the original type
- helping owners breed, keep care of and train their OES.
Our club was established in 1970 as the Finnish Bobtail Club and was approved as a official breed club in 1989, when the club reached to minimum amount of members. This means the club is responsible for breeding guidelines. In the 2000’s the amount of members is slowly going up, now being about 130. The club has changed its name in 2008 and 2014, first to Vanhaenglanninlammaskoirat - Finnish Old English Sheepdog Club ry and then to its current name Vanhaenglanninlammaskoirat ry - The Old English Sheepdog Club of Finland.
Mainly the clubs events are to do with dog shows, but we also organize herding, obedience, nose work and agility. We aim to maintain the quality of breeding and encourage different hobbies with the OES.
The club represents the breed in the Finnish Kennel Club and trains the new judges for the breed. For members we have special meet-ups for both owners and breeders, and publish year books, calendars and christmas maganizes. The club also organizes a speciality show annually, and smaller events such as match shows.