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American Dorsets recently celebrated 100th year
In 1998 the Continental Dorset Club celebrated its 100th year of existence by having a record breaking National Sale and by donating a foundation flock of Dorsets to Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.  A history book of the Continental Dorset Club & The Dorset Breed was also published to commemorate the breed's everlasting influence in the American sheep industry.
Continental Dorset Club
Since 1898

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Youth Dorset Ewe Purchase Grant Application

Exec. Secretary/Treas.
Debra Hopkins
P0 Box 506
N Scituate, Rl 02857-0506
Phone (401) 647-4676
Fax (401) 647-4679
 New cover of the 2013-2014 Breeders Directory
If you would like a copy contact the CDC Office
Introducing the “Dorset Standard of Excellence
Continental Dorset Club remains committed to the revised Dorset Breed Standard
to its education for Dorset breeders and judges. A few years ago, a committee was
formed to put together an educational guidebook of the “Dorset Breed Standard of
Excellence” that would include picture of all the traits whether good, acceptable and not
acceptable, so people would have visual reference of the traits to make it easier to
comprehend and understand. Thanks to the great efforts of Melanie Barkley, Penn
State Extension Educator, past CDC Board Member and Dorset breeder of many years,
collected the photos and designed the attached guidebook.
are offering this book as a pdf file on the CDC website currently and it will be
forwarded to all of the CDC Certified judges that we have current emails for. As you
scroll through the photos you will notice that some photos are missing. If you have any
photos that depict the trait where we are missing photos please forward them to the
office at: Also, even if you have a photo of an already pictured
that you think is appropriate, please send those on. It is our goal to get all of the
pictures filled in and then be able to make a hard copy of this guidebook to publish for
breeders and judges.
Please take some time and go through the new guidebook. I think you will find it full of
educational materials and photos that help explain the good traits we are looking for in
Dorset breed, and those that we are trying to avoid.

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2014 Keystone International Livestock Exposition
Supreme Champion Ewe - Horned Dorset Yearling Ewe
Bred & Showed by: Cassell Horned Dorsets, Wytheville, VA

2014 Polled Dorset Ewe Lamb National Futurity Winner First Place North Central Region Bradford/Jensen O-350 
Shown by: Sarah Moore, Jerseyville, IL
 Bred by: Bradford/Jensen Partnership, Wellington, OH 
2014 Dorset Yearling Ewe National Futurity Winner Pope Dorset 169 
Shown by: Taylor Crouch, Maroa, IL
 Bred by: Michael Pope, Greenfield, IN
2015 Spring/Summer Dorset Connection
2015 San Antonio Livestock Show
Reserve Supreme Champion Junior Show Breeding Ewe Grand Champion Dorset Ewe - GT Dorsets 1458
Shown By: Pasch Gibbs, Del Rio, TX
  Bred by: Gerald & Tracy Gross, Kennard, NE

2015 Fort Worth Stock Show
Supreme Champion Ewe & Grand Champion Polled Dorset Ewe
 NOC HD-1345-4002 - Yearling Ewe
 Shown by: Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, OK

2015 All American Junior Show Premium Book
Scholarship Application