GPOESC X-Mas Party - Saturday, December 13, 2014, 6:30 PM

Event will be held at the Pizza Hut in Tualitin at 8335 SW Tonka Road (Map).

Join us for a fun filled evening of sharing the joy of owning an OES, or just loving the breed.

For more information contact Dianne Rowland at

Our traditional Peacock Lane walk is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 6PM

Meet in front of Walgreens before starting the walk. Lita is the contact at 503 929-4474. Weather conditions will dictate the event. Here is the Peacock Lane website.

2014 GPOESC Premiun List - Friday, July 18, 2014 - Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center

Two conformation shows in one day ~same location. Two obedience trials. Entries limited to 100 per show. Click here for all the details.

You are invited!! Greater Portland OESC Back to Back Specialty Show, July 18th, held at the Multnomah Expo Hall, in Portland, OR Start time with Obedience at 8.00 am. the first show starts at 9.15 with Puppy, Breeders and Veterans sweepstakes, then the first Conformation judging starts at 10:45 with Judge Bill Edwards. at 1 pm the newest addition to our show is the 4-6 month puppy class with the second specialty starting at 2.45 with Puppy, Breeders, and Veteran Sweeps. The conformation judging starts at 4.00 pm with Mrs. Marcia Bittner and ending with an all invited dinner at 6.30 at Elmers. So Join us for a fun filled sheepdog day.

GPOESC General Meeting

Guests are welcome, come one come all. We will have a few surprises as well.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


366 3rd St. A Ave., Lake Oswego 97034

Please bring a fingerfood snack to share

We will be discussing:

CA health testing information.
Nominations from the floor for 2013 officers.
Donation to the AKC "Sandy Fund".
Please bring your dogs for play time
please arrive a few mins early we have the space for 2 hours.

Mark your Calendar:
Matt Alston and Alan Lytle, 5674 Buyserie Rd., NE.
St. Paul OR. 97317
Pongo Foundation donations (food and/or $$$)
handcrafted gift exchange

For more info please contact Lita Long at 503-929-4474.


September 2011- Special Fundraiser Request

Here is your chance for your dog to be in a calendar. See details on fundraiser page.

GPOESC Specialty - 2011 was a great success

The 2011 Specialty held Friday, July 22, 2011 was a great success! A long competitive day for those competing held moments of laughter and fun! A special thanks to specialty chair Chris Jaeger and the rest of the commitee. We hope to soon have the full results and photos available. See show results.




Upcoming Events for 2011

The Greater Portland Old English Sheepdog Club holds events ranging from Monthly Walkabouts and board meetings to quarterly and special events. All events are open to members and non-members. For additional details on any of our events, please email the club secretary or board officer listed on the contacts page. To receive the monthly newsletter with full details of all events, please sign up as a member! See Membership. Below is a listing of upcoming 2011 events:


December 10th – Holiday Party December 10th Holiday Party and Dog Food Charity Drive 2011

At the home of Matt Alston and Alan Lytle, 5674 Buyserie Rd., NE. St. Paul OR. 97317

Please RSVP by either phone or email to Dianne McKee-Rowland at or 503-589-9290.  Dianne is organizing the potluck portion of the meal.  GPOESC will be providing main and side dishes.

 Save the date, Saturday, Dec. 10, for something little different this year. Please join us for an evening of food, fun and everything sheepdog! The club will provide the main course and side dishes. Members and guests are asked to bring dog food (unopened dry and canned dog food) and other helpful dog related items to be donated to Friends Involved In Dog Outreach ( a local Food Pantry for Dogs AND/OR  monitary donations to The PONGO Fund( (Oregon's emergency pet food bank which has provided its 2,500,000th meal(in two years of service) for the pets of families in need.) Pongo has contracted with a high end dog food company; which enables them to purchase a high volume of food for a few dollars. 

Also, an optional hand-crafted gift exchange (appox. $5 value) will also take place for those who would like to participate. The item may be an OES or dog-related craft item made by yourself or from another source. The item may be stolen up to three times, so be prepared for some fun exchanges!

Please leave your OES at home to wait for Santa.

Dinner will be followed by the board and general meeting, including election of 2012 officers and board members. You must attend the party in order to vote.

December WalkaboutSaturday, December 17, 5:45 p.m.

Portland's Peacock Lane, between SE Stark and SE Belmont and one block east of SE 39th. Walk among the colorful Christmas lights of Peacock Lane. We will meet in the parking lot of the Walgreen's at the corner of Belmont and 39th. This walk typically is very slow-paced, as Peacock Lane draws large crowds of people, especially if the weather is good. Our OES get a tremedous amount of attention, and in the past it has taken well over an hour to go up and down the two-block walk.
If you have any questions please call Lita Long at 503-589-9290.

This walk is weather dependent. Please check the club website walkabout page within 48 hours of the scheduled walk time. If weather is too inclement to do the walk, a notice will be posted.

A Great day of Sheep Herding


GPOESC holds an annual herding event to give our OES an opportunity to do what comes natural - herding sheep.

More on the herding event >>