Written by Aud Jorun Lie - Leeland Shetland Sheepdogs - Norway (copyright pr 01.10.2001)
I have written this article to tell about British bred Shelties who has been imported to Norway. I have only mentioned CC-winning imports or imports who have CC winning offsprings. This is a complete account to my knowledge. The show-history in Norway starts with Riverhill Red Ember in 1954 and continues with many other well known prefixes.
for a Norwegian owned Sheltie to win the titles:
N Ch: Three times CC (cert in Norway) won under three different judges. The last CC has to be won after the dog is 24 months. One of the CC's have to be won at a NKK Int Show or a show that have this "big Cert".
S Ch: When a Norwegian owned Sheltie has won the title N Ch olny one CC in Sweden are needed to gaine the title Swedish Champion.
Fin Ch or DK Ch: Same rules as for the Swedish title mentioned above.
Int Ch: CACIB won in at least three different countries. It has to be at least four CACIB and they has to be won under different judges. To win a CACIB the dog has to be at least 15 months. It has to be at least "a year and one day" between the first and the last CACIB. The dog-owner has to get this title official from the Norwegian Kennel Klub who in turn get it confirmd by FCI in Belgium.
Aud Jorun Lie has made 6 Handbooks about the breed - the first book was presented in 1971, and since then she has made a Handbook every 5th year. If you are interested you can order NSSKs Handbooks from the Norwegian Shetland Sheepdog Club's Minimarket.
The CC-winners are traced back to about the year 1900 on both the sire-side (Line) and the dam-side (Family). You will also find a very useful register in these books: All Shelties mentioned are listed and given the number of the pages where they are mentioned.
As the breed club in Norway was founded in 1964 these 6 Handbooks tells about the whole Sheltie-history in our country.
The guide (NSSKs Oppdretterguide) is requested by a lot of Sheltie-breeders, and even breeders who have other breeds.
You can order "NSSKs Oppdretterguide" from the Norwegian Shetland Sheepdog Club's Minimarket.