The mission of the Border Collie Society of America (BCSA) is to preserve and enhance the integrity of the Border Collie through promoting responsible breeding and ownership, to preserve the working attributes and intelligence of the breed, to prevent exploitation and abuse of the breed, and promote a spirit of encouragement and learning for the membership in all Border Collie activities, including but not limited to: herding, obedience, agility, conformation, tracking, companion dogs, flyball, and therapy dogs.
Border Collies are Great At This
Hello BCSA Members,
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well during the COVID-19 pandemic. The BCSA Board of Directors would like to offer our help to any of our members needing assistance. If you need help taking care of your pets, need masks, need groceries delivered, etc., please reach out to us. We will do our best to send you masks, help find someone in your area who can deliver supplies, or make sure your pets are taken care of in the event that you are sick and currently unable to tend to them.
Alternately, if you would like to volunteer to help us support our members during this pandemic, we would appreciate any assistance you are willing to provide.
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The BCSA began in the Fall of 1990 as a very loose group of friends in Louisville, Kentucky. This group foresaw the fact that the Border Collie would eventually be AKC-recognized and wanted to be involved. read more…
Border collies & Health
The BCSA is committed to breeding practices that will preserve the working ability and health of the world’s premier sheep herding breed. Responsible breeders should test the sire and dam of each litter for disorders that may disproportionately affect the Border Collie. read more…
Looking for a puppy?
Remember that the decision that you are making regarding a new puppy is one that will affect both your family and the puppy for many years to come. You should be careful, don’t shop impulsively, and make sure you are getting a healthy dog. read more…
New Field Reps Announced for AKC Herding Program
The AKC Performance Events Department welcomes two new field representatives to the AKC Herding Program. Starting this month, Robin Penland-Elliott and Ken Ferrill will begin their new roles representing AKC at herding events. Robin Penland-Elliott brings...
Genetic Basis of Exercise-Induced Collapse in Border Collie Related Breeds
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Breeder of the Year – Herding
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, wishes to acknowledge those individuals who have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports. The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport...