About the British Collie Club

Club Rules
Origins of the Breed
Breed Standard

Formed in 1924 from the combination of the Collie Club, the Northern Collie Club, the Rough Blue Merle Club and the Smooth Collie Club the British Collie Club has existed for nearly ninety years. The amalgamation of the four clubs brought together a vast knowledge in club management and experience in the breeding of Rough and Smooth Collies.

The newly formed club possessed many beautiful and invaluable trophies and it is the dream of every exhibitor to win the impressive and coveted silver embossed trophy standing on it's ebony base with two silver collies on top. This is awarded to the Best in Show at the championship show. The club also holds many other trophies, some of which have been donated to commemorate members who have given great service to the club. All in all the British Collie Club has one of the finest dispays of silver of any club in the country.

Although rich in many other ways the start of the club was not wealthy, however, with great effort over the years the club has managed to increase it's assets. This culminated in 1984 with a magnificent diamond jubilee show which drew a record entry. One of the highlights of this show were the many visitors from overseas and the special trophies donated from both home and abroad.

The aims of the club have not changed a great deal over the years. It's main objective is to promote interest in the breeding and showing of Rough and Smooth Collies through the clubs three annual shows, the Championship show in March and the two Open shows in June and December. Alongside these the club arranges other events such as Rough Collie of the Year competition and the Junior Rough Collie of the Year.

The British Collie Club is always looking to the future to improve facilities and service for all members, we hope you like our website.

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