There are two forms of membership. 


Ordinary membership : Open to those people resident in Devon and The Exmoor National Park.

Associate Membership : All other people who wish to join the Society


  New members are always welcome.


Membership is payable in advance annually in November


Annual Subscription   £10 per adult

Family membership     £15 Two adults per Household

Junior membership     £2.50 (up to and including 17 years old)


Junior members are entitled to run two dogs at Society Trials free.

Junior handlers who are not members will pay £1 per entry 


Membership entitles each  member to:


Free admission to watch all Devon and Exmoor Sheep Dog Society Trials


Reduced entry fees for all Devon and Exmoor Sheep Dog Society Trials


Entry Forms for Devon and Exmoor Trials for all handlers


Devon and Exmoor Sheep Dog Society annual Trial List ( this also lists other trials run in the area which are independent ) plus regular newsletters


In addition members may advertise free on Market Place. Non members can advertise for a fee of £5 for a period of four weeks,adverts will be posted on site on receipt of payment .



Due to the cost of postage only fully paid up members will receive the Trial Brochure and Newsletters.


The Society annual Dinner is held in October. Information about the Dinner is posted near to the date of the event on Latest Information.


Download a membership application here DESS Membership Application.docx


Please contact the Membership Secretary if you have any questions


Mrs Shirley Greenaway

Vogwell Farm,


Newton Abbot,


TQ13 9XB