Welcome to the home of the Pyrenean Sheepdog in the UK
The Pyrenean Sheepdog Club of Great Britain welcome you to their website. This site is designed to give you an insight into not only our rustic little French herders (Long Haired and Smooth Faced Variants) but also the Club that represents both breeds here in the UK.
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What We Do
Club Open Show
The Club runs a KC licensed Breed Open Show normally the summer (June/Aug) of each year and attracts top breed specialist judges from France and senior judges from the UK. All owners of suitably registered PSD's are welcome to enter.
Discover Dogs and Events
We are passionate about promoting and protecting our little French herding breed and the Club ensures that the Discover Dogs breed stand is fully manned both at Crufts in March and also at Excel in November of each year.
Club Fun Day
Each year in the summer the club holds its annual fun day . The day normally kicks off with a PSD walk before returning for a very relaxed picnic lunch. Games and competitive activities follow including, have a go agility, flyball, ringcraft, novelty classes etc. A great day out for all PSD owners (non-members welcome)
Seminars and Judges Education
From 2019 we have established a new Breed Appreciation Day (B.A.D.) with Multiple Choice Exam in line with the KC's new JCF judges education requirements. This day whilst prioritised for judges is open to all those owners and potential owners of the breed looking to expand their breed specific knowledge.
The club is committed to ensure that the PSD remains 'unspoilt' and retains it's natural working abilities and is fit for function. A herding instinct assessment day is organised annually and the club encourages all breeders to make "herding instinct" an important selection in their breeding programmes
The club holds an agility experience and training day, normally in September each year. This is a great opportunity for beginners trying out for the first time or more experienced PSD competitors looking to hone their skills . An accredited trainer is normally present.
All aspects of breed health are managed through a dedicated breed health coordinator on committee who conducts regular heath surveys, maintains heath records and advises committee on future health initiatves
The club aims to be a source of information and expertise on all our past and current UK PSD's and is building a 5 generation pedigree breed database as a resource and archive available for Club Members
Founded in 1992 by a group of enthusiastic people who decided that the Pyrenean sheepdog, although small in number in the UK, should have the protection of a Kennel Club recognised club for the breed.
The sole purpose of the club is to promote the breed and protect the welfare of this unique little dog, to gather information about the breed from experts of long standing from its country of origin, and to pass it on to its membership and members of the public without bias.
The club welcomes contact with Pyrenean Sheepdog owners from all the countries of the world, and would willingly liaise with other official clubs of those countries to further our interest and knowledge of the breed.
Because the Pyrenean Sheepdog Club of Great Britain is the only organisation recognised by the Kennel Club to represent the breed in this country, its members are invited to all events staged by the Kennel Club to promote all registered breeds, and the public can meet club members and their dogs at Discover Dogs at the Excel in London every November, and at the Kennel Clubs own Championship Show, CRUFTS, in the discover dogs section.
President Jeff Horswell
Chair Eion Flint
Vice Chair Carl Stretton
Secretary (Acting) Rebecca Robson
Treasurer James Gosnold
Member Pat Wescott
Member Shane Flint
(Judges Sub Committee/Show Sec)
Member Eion Flint
(Breed Education/ Database)
Member Rebecca Robson
(Cup Steward/ Club Calendar)
Member Vicky Wilford
(Breed Health/Judges Sub-Committee)
Member Sara Hawkswell
(Agility Co-ord/Merchandise/Breed Rescue)
Member Carl Stretton
Breed Rescue (Sara Hawkswell)
Member David Wescott
Member Katie Robson
Member Angie Fieldsend
Member Vikki Lucas
Magazine Editor (Carl Stretton)
Website (Eion Flint)
Show/Judges List Enquiries
Contact Shane Flint (01751 432599)
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