Welcome to the Devon and Exmoor Sheepdog Society 



The Committee organise 9 trials each year and these are listed under DESS Trials


The Society is always pleased to welcome spectators to their trials. By joining the Society, you can receive future copies of the schedule, regular newsletters and help to support the Socie$ty please see Membership page for full details.


For Committee list, DESS Rules, Victor Ludorum information, Data Security information and DESS history please see DESS info page


Occasionally, through no fault of our own, trials are cancelled, and it is impossible to notify competitors (unless pre-entered) and spectators, therefore it is advisable to check with the secretary beforehand.




We are sad to announce the passing of Jenny Holdsworth. She died peacefully at home at the age of 80 on Monday 8th April 2024 after a short battle with illness.

The celebration of life will be a private ceremony with close family and friends only.

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Jenny, please send to a cancer charity of your choice.

The picture above was taken at the last trial in which Jenny competed. She enjoyed a very long and sucessful trialing career in Devon and throughout the UK at all levels from nursery trials to the world trial with her beloved dogs. May she rest in peace.