MWSSC Committee Members

  Position: Club President
Held By: Mrs M Dobson
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Margaret has had an interest in Shelties since 1955, and became interested in club and show administration after becoming a committee member of the Preston & DCS in the early 1960s. Margaret is the founder secretary of the Mid Western Shetland Sheepdog Club, taking on the role in 1965, with a short break of two years between 1997 and 1999. Margaret has judged the breed since 1970, both in the UK and abroad. After near 50 years as club secretary Margaret relinquished this post in April 2015 but remains as club President and committee member supporting Margaret & Colin with Rescue. . 
  Position: Club Chairman
Held By: Mr K Mottram
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In 1964 I purchased my first Sheltie and have been a member of the Midwestern Shetland Sheepdog Club since 1985. Together with my wife Jane we attend most championship shows and breed club open shows and have successfully campaigned 8 shelties to championship status. In  1997 I awarded Challenge Certificates in the breed for the first time & in 2016 had the honour of judging Crufts. I have previously served as the Training of Judges Scheme co-ordinator for the club, Vice Chairman 2013 and succeeded Ray Grice as Chairman of the Club in 2014.

  Position: Club  Secretary
Held By: Mrs J Chater
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Joan's childhood was spent on the Island of TRONDRA on her Grandparents Croft from the age of 6 years and found it a wonderful place to grow up. Joan returned to her birthplace, Rugby to find an Office job and was married in 1964. They had their first Sheltie from the Shetland Isles. Joan was brought up with Sheepdogs, sheep both Native Shetland Sheep and outcrosses and a approximately 100 chickens. Joan really fell in love with the Shetland Collie as it was known then and has been involved with Dog Clubs and Committee work since 1987. Joan has enjoyed showing her dogs, and have been passed to award CC's since2007 and judged in Sweden in 2010. Joan now looks forward to her new adventure as Secretary of Mid Western Shetland Sheepdog Club.
  Position: Club Treasurer
Held By: Mr I Crawford
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Ian has been a qualified accountant since 1969 and owned his first dog, a Springer Spaniel, in the mid 1970s. Ian owned his first Sheltie in 1985 and started showing several years later. He has been a member of Mid Western Shetland Sheepdog Club since the late 1980s and has held the position of Club Treasurer since 1992.
  Position:      Club  Sheltie Rescue
Held By: Mr & Mrs C Waugh
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Colin together with Margaret bought their first Sheltie in 1964 as a pet and started showing in the late 1980s, acquiring their affix in 1990 and has judged the breed since 1991and has two Shelties listed in the Kennel Club Stud Book. Colin and Margaret became a committee members  on the Mid Western Shetland Sheepdog Club in 1993 and both elected show secretary  during their time as committee members. Colin and Margaret have now given up their committee positions but continue to work with Margaret Dobson on the club's Sheltie Rescue Scheme. 
  Position:         Club Show secretary 
Held By: Mrs J Grice
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Jan purchased her first Sheltie in 1981 while living in Essex. She and husband Ray, become interested in exhibiting, and bred their first Sheltie litter there. After a house move to Cheshire she joined the Mid Western Shetland Sheepdog Club in 1984. She soon became active in the club – taking the position of Show Secretary for several years, but after another house move to Somerset it became impractical to continue with the position.
She enjoyed exhibiting a few Shelties, and lucky to be able to own one that she campaigned to a Champion.
Now living in North Staffordshire she has volunteered to fill the roll of Show Secretary once more.

  Position: Club Trophy Steward
Held By: Mrs D Jackson
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Having been brought up with dogs all of her life, it was not until 1986 that Dilys and her husband got their first Sheltie, and Dilys says that they have been smitten ever since. Dilys has both shown and breed Shetland Sheepdogs, and for the last few years she has also been involved in teaching basic obedience at her local dog training school.
  Position: Club Committee Member
Held By: Mrs A Crawford
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Anne together with her husband, Ian bought their first Sheltie in 1985 after seeing one at obedience classes. Their son also soon became interested in junior handling. Anne has judged at open show level and has owned two Shelties listed in the Kennel Club Stud Book. She has been a committee member of the Mid Western Shetland Sheepdog Club since 2003.
  Position: Club Committee Member
Held By: Mr R P Grice
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Ray first took an interest Shetland Sheepdogs in August 1981.Since then Jan & Ray have bred a few litters under the name of “Janaray” and have been actively involved with Shelties. In 1984 Ray took an active part in the Mid Western Shetland Sheepdog Club being elected to the committee and taking on the responsibility of ‘The Training of Judges’ for the club. Ray has been judging the breed since 1987 to the championship level including overseas appointments and has had the good fortune to have owned and shown a dog to champion status.

  Position: Club Committee Member
Held By: Miss J Doggett
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Jackie got her first pet Sheltie in 2004 from Jean Fitzsimons who she met at a MWSSC match night. Jackie now has four Snabswoods and started showing in 2011, qualifying her first dog for Crufts in 2012. Through the MWSSC Jackie has meet many lovely people and received lots of advice and encouragement as she learnt more about the breed. Although she enjoy the shows, the happiest time is spent with her dogs is out on long walks, either in the countryside or in her local greenspace, Tatton park. she has been a committee member since 2012.
  Position: Club Committee Member
Held By: Mr. D Chater
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Shelties were part of David's family before he was born. So it was obvious that David would be brought up to respect animals and take a keen and active interest in looking after them. David enjoys many walks with the family pets and travels to the shows and doing his share of the driving. He  also does his share of dog sitting and packing the car for various shows & meetings. Since his Mother, Joan became club secretary he has been helping with catalogue marking and activities for the Mid Western Shows. Therefore it was inevitable that he would slowly get more and more involved with the activities and assisting in the running of the club. David expects to be an fully active Committee Member.