Borderlines Magazine

The official publication of the Border Collie Society of America, Inc.


Borderlines is the official publication of the Border Collie Society of America, Inc., the American Kennel Club Parent Club for the Border Collie

It is published four times a year, and is e-mailed free to all BCSA members.

Submit All Photos, Ads, Articles via e-mail to: Corresponding Secretary





Contribute an Article

Contributing Editors:

  • Agility: Volunteer Needed
  • Conformation: Volunteer Needed
  • Health: Volunteer Needed
  • Herding: Volunteer Needed
  • Obedience: Debby Quigley


  • Agility Statistics: Volunteer Needed
  • Conformation Statistics: Volunteer Needed
  • Obedience Statistics: Robin Clark
  • Herding Statistics: Volunteer Needed

Borderlines welcomes and encourages article contributions from both members and non-members. If you would like to contribute an article, please contact the editor in advance of the issue to get your article on the editorial calendar.

Deadlines to Contribute Articles

Submissions must be received by the 15th of the month preceding publication. Submissions received after the deadline will not be published until the following issue, except at the discretion of the Editor as to timeliness and relevance.

Issue Deadline
Jan/Feb/Mar Jan. 31
Apr/May/June April 30
July/August/Sept July 31
Oct/Nov/Dec October 31

The publication should be completed & e-mailed by the second week of the month following the submission deadline. These timelines may vary due to circumstances beyond our control, but will be adhered to as closely as possible.

Writer Guidelines: Please review these Guidelines when submitting an article.

Subscription Rates

Subscription Rates: Borderlines is published every other month and is available with membership to the BCSA. Subscription rates for non-members are $80 USA, $90 Canada, $100 all other foreign subscriptions. Payment must be made in U.S. funds. To subscribe, please send a check payable to BCSA. Your subscription will begin with the next regular bulk mailing.

Extra Copies or Back Issues: May be available.  Please contact the Editor.


1Advertising in Borderlines is a great way to showcase a new champion, promote an upcoming litter or to memorialize a dear friend. Digital photos or camera-ready ads sent via email are the preferred method of submission. Email to Borderlines Editor:

Advertising Rates:


Single Issue
Single Issue

Full page
$ 15 $65

All advertising must be pre-paid. Use the form below to pay for your ad with a credit card.

Ads size is A4 and the file needs to be in PDF, JPG, or other image file as acceptable to the Editor.    At this time, the Editors can not set up your ad, and would request that you use any number of online file editors to create your A4 size page.


BCSA recently removed its advertising restrictions and replaced them with the following position statement.

It is BCSA’s position that before making a decision on breeding a Border Collie, the breeder should perform all recommended health tests on the dog, as well as evaluate its temperament, and natural working ability and trainability on sheep. Border Collie purchasers should educate themselves on these topics and thoroughly interview the breeder about their breeding practices before making a buying decision on a Border Collie.

Borderlines Magazine Advertising

  • Advertising Fees

    Depending on whether you are a BCSA member, non-member, or member of a Border Collie Rescue organization, please select the appropriate payment area below. Ad payment will be processed through PayPal.
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The BCSA Board of Directors and Editor reserve the right to refuse advertising or submissions which are not in the best interest of the breed, the club, or dog sports. Items included in the magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of the Club, the Board, or the Editor. The Editor reserves the right to edit and/or verify all copy. Submissions remain the property of the authors.

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