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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
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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2022 Winter Issue
2019 Midwest Stud Ram Sale
Supreme Champion Breeding Sheep Ewe
Grand Champion Horned Dorset Ewe - Early Fall Ewe Lamb 
Consigned by Cassell Horned Dorsets, Wytheville, VA
2019 Northeast Youth Sheep Show
Supreme Champion Ram
Grand Champion Polled Dorset Ram - Fall Ram Lamb 
Scotch Lane Farm 8542
Bred & Shown by: Madelyn Syme, South Windsor, CT
2019 California State Fair
Supreme Champion Ewe
Grand Champion Polled Dorset Ewe - Yearling Ewe
Klampe 804
Bred & Shown by: Ashley & Kristina Klampe , Jefferson, OR
2019 Kentucky State Fair
Supreme Champion Ewe
Grand Polled Dorset Champion Ewe
Thistledown 604 - Yearling Ewe
Bred & exhibited by: Robert Schembs, Colfax, IN
2019 New Jersey State Fair
Supreme Champion Ewe, 
Grand Champion Horned Dorset Ewe, 
Oberholzter 1811 - Yearling Ewe
Bred & exhibited by: Emma Oberholtzer, PA
2019 Ohio State Fair
Supreme Champion Ram Meat Breed Session 2
Grand Champion Horned Dorset Ram
ORC W8172 - Fall Ram Lamb
Exhibited by: Keaton Snipes & Konner Barnes, OH (Bred by Paul R. Cassell, VA)
2022 Ohio Sale Catalog
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