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The Rough Collie shares it origins with the Smooth Collie in the working sheepdogs of Scotland. The earliest Collies were smaller than today's dogs and largely black/white or tricolour or black/tan. The first sable, Old Lockie, born in 1868 caused a sensation and from that time the sable/white become the most popular colour. However, the tricolour and the blue merle are still very much evident in the breed.

It was not until 1870 that there were separate classes for “Sheepdogs Rough” and “Sheepdogs Smooth”. The founder of the Kennel Club Mr S.E. Shirley promoted the Rough Collie and Queen Victoria brought some from Balmoral to her Royal Estates including Windsor Castle.

The Collie Association is a Nationwide Breed Club dedicated to the promotion of the Rough Collie, with Committee members, Officers or Representatives throughout the United Kingdom.

It aims to achieve its objectives by:
Promoting the breeding and exhibition of pedigree Rough Collies
Giving help and encouragement to novice and hobby breeders
To do all possible to further the progress and health of the breed as a whole


and Judges critiques


27th November 2022
Championship Show

Rough Collie Dogs - Mrs S Wrisdale (Sachenda)
Rough Collie Bitches - Mr M Morgan (Baiodora)
Smooth Collies - Mr T Nagrecha (Chandilmore)
BIS/Referee - Mrs E Kitchen (Seriema)

Championship Show
26th November 2023

Rough Collie Dogs - Mr F Kane (Hirontower)
Rough Collie Bitches - Mrs J Llewellyn (Salsina)
Referee/BIS - TBC

2nd April 2023

BAD & MCE Day - Venue & Details TBC

2nd July 2023 2 x Open Shows - Judges TBC

24th November 2024 Ch Show - Judges TBC

30th November 2025 Ch Show - Judges TBC

History Timeline

2022 Officers and Committee
Patron – Mr D Smith, President – Mrs S M Wigglesworth, Chairman – Mr T Hayward,
Secretary – Miss S M Telford, Acting Treasurer – Miss S M Telford

Mrs S M Wigglesworth, Mrs E Kitchen, Ms A French, Ms T Wilkinson,
Mr D Randall, Mrs S Randall, Miss S Flower

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