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Welcome ​To Central Ohio Shetland Sheepdog Association

Established in 1989, Central Ohio Shetland Sheepdog Association, Inc. (COSSA) is an American Kennel Club licensed organization. COSSA is a breed-specific educational club with the purpose of promoting the Shetland Sheepdog. Membership is encouraged for fanciers who have indicated a lasting interest in shelties and the preservation of the AKC breed standard through exhibiting in AKC conformation or performance events, responsible breeding practices, or by keeping shelties as family companions. Prospective members must use responsible breeding practices, therefore, the sale of puppies or litters by our members to pet stores or brokers is prohibited.


COSSA’s membership ranges from people just getting started by buying their first sheltie to members who have bred and shown shelties for over 30 years. We encourage participation in our many events including conformation shows, seminars, performance matches and other club sponsored programs. Regardless of individual interests, all members are equal in our eyes since we share the common bond of loving and enjoying our shelties.



To honor our friend Julie Desi our 2022 specialty shows were dedicated in memory of her, Julie is dearly missed by all of us at COSSA. A Special award was presented in her memory. The Monogramed Directors Chair donated by Andre and Pamela Buckles, was presented by Meredith Hector, Julie's Daughter, to the Best of Breed winner on Sunday afternoon.