President - Mrs Sandra Wigglesworth (Sandiacre)

Patron - Mr D Smith

Chairman - Mr Trevor Hayward (Foxearth)

Hon.Secretary - Miss S M Telford (Glenbowdene)

Acting Treasurer - Miss S M Telford (Glenbowdene)

Mrs S M Wigglesworth, Mrs E Kitchen,  Ms T Wilkinson,
Miss S Flower
, Mrs J Growcott, Ms L Gautrey

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The purpose of the Code of Practice is to promote guidance and information to all Rough Collie owners/breeders whilst working to promote the welfare of the Rough Collie as a whole.

Important Notice
In view of our current government’s inclinations to implement measures suggested by the ‘European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals’, the Kennel Club has requested Breed Clubs, in affected breeds, incorporate guidelines into their constitutions which will negate any need for parliamentary interference with breeders’ independence. As breeds carrying the Merle Gene have been included in this directive the Collie Association have amended its Code of Practice.


  1. Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.

  2. Will agree without reservation that any veterinary surgeon performing an operation on any of their dogs which alters the natural conformation of the animal, or who carries out a caesarean section on a bitch, may report such operation to the Kennel Club.

  3. Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies, which may not conform to the Breed Standard, should be placed in suitable homes.

  4. Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.

  5. Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally.

  6. Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmful to the dog or to the breed.

  7. Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.

  8. Will ensure that their dogs wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under effective control when away from home.

  9. Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.

  10. Will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial circumstances change.

  11. Will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.

  12. Will ensure that all relevant Kennel Club documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, and will agree, in writing, to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not immediately available.

  13. Will not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet dealers or directly or indirectly allow dogs to be given as a prize or donation in a competition of any kind. Will not sell by sale or auction Kennel Club registration certificates as stand alone items (not accompanying a dog).

  14. Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise dogs nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of a dog.

  15. All stock, offered for sale, must be clean, in good health, litter screened (CEA) and be free from communicable disease.

  16. All dogs offered at Stud shall be in good health, and be free from communicable disease.

  17. No bitch under the age of twelve (12) months, or over eight (8) years of age should be bred from, and puppies should not be sold before they are eight (8) weeks of age and shall be sold with a written pedigree, diet sheet and full information with regard to worming, inoculation, grooming and exercise requirements. The appropriate Kennel Club Documents shall be provided at the earliest opportunity.

  18. The mating of blue merle to blue merle is not to be encouraged because of the possibility of producing defective/double dilute white puppies.

  19. Bitches obviously in whelp, or nursing puppies should never be shown.

  20. Where a bitch is offered on Breeding Terms, these should never be excessive in favour of the seller. The normal practice being a nominal sum for the bitch, plus one or two puppies from one litter only.

  21. All advertising, whether for stock or for show wins, shall be completely honest, and in no way be mis-representative or fraudulent.

  22. Members, who breed Collies, MAY CONSIDER adopting as a minimum standard the principles, requirements and recommendations as embodied within the Kennel Club's Assured Breeder Scheme and CONSIDERapplying to join the Scheme.

  23. Members attending shows, should always be courteous to Judges, Stewards and other Exhibitors, in an effort to make Shows as enjoyable as possible

  24. Judge's awards should always be accepted in a sportsman-like manner.

Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from club membership, and/or disciplinary action by the Kennel Club and/or reporting to the relevant authorities for legal action, as appropriate.

Should any Member required help or information on any matter concerning the Rough Collie, and especially with regard to the above Code of Practice, please contact any Officer or Committee Member of The Collie Association.

Kennel Club Approved July 2009
© The Collie Association - 2012



Members will be notified on Collie Association Facebook Page when schedule for the Open Show and Championship Show is available on Fosse Data

Members enjoy reduced entry fees at both Collie Association shows.

Members can compete for all Collie Association Trophies, many of which are confined to members.


All members are eligible to compete for our prestigious Annual Awards presented at the November Championship Show providing that at the time a CC or RCC is awarded they are fully paid up members of ‘The Collie Association’.   

All awards are calculated on the number of CC and RCC wins, plus BOB’s or any Group Placing and reckoned from October to October, our Championship Show marking the start of each year. — Personal Claims are not required.

Jasand Medals
Awarded to the Top Owner/Bred Blue Merle Dog and Bitch – in memory of Jasmine Round 'Jasand'.

Members CA Shows Specials
The Stud Dogs and Brood Bitches of all fully paid up members are eligible for consideration in 'The Collie Association's' Top Stud Dog and Top Brood Bitch table. Places gained by their progeny at Collie Association shows in a single year earning points for both their Sire and Dam from which the Top Stud and Brood Collie are calculated.

Eligible shows are 'The Collie Association's' Championship, Open and Supported shows, with owners presented with their trophy at the following year's Championship Show

Int Ch Lochinvar of Ladypark Stud Dog Trophy

Shiel Brood Bitch Award


‘The Collie Association’ compiles a list of Judges each year which indicates to all interested parties, those persons ‘The Collie Association’ would support at differing levels of judging.
The List is divided into five parts, namely, A1, A2, A3, B and C.
The List will expire on 31st December each year. On expiry a New List is compiled.
New lists are prepared annually by Secret Ballot of the Committee. Candidates in the Annual Ballot comprise new nominees together with those persons previously approved by the Collie Association.
These lists are Open to All, Nominations / Applications for inclusion to these lists should be made to the Secretary.
The submission of a CV does not ensure inclusion on a List


A1 list For persons who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award CC’s in the breed and has the support of the Collie Association
A2 list For persons who fulfil all the requirements for the A3 List and who have been assessed in accordance with Kennel Club requirements and accepted by the Kennel Club for inclusion on the A2 List and have the support of The Collie Association.
A3 list Indicates all persons the Club supports to award Challenge Certificates, but whom, as yet, the Kennel Club has not approved.
B list Indicates all persons the Club supports to judge the breed at Championship Shows without Challenge Certificates for the breed or at Open Shows.
C list For aspirant Judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the Collie Association.