About us

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.

Our vision is a united national club that spans the interests and activities of all the membership. Our aim for tomorrow is a country where Border Collies are bred by responsible, knowledgeable breeders and owned by a fancy well-versed in the breed and committed to its care and betterment. We welcome members from all walks of life and envision a membership as diverse as the activities in which they are engaged. With support and education offered to all in their equally worthy endeavors, we strive for our primary goal: A future where no Border Collie goes unwanted.

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Border collies herd because their bodies and minds have been specifically crafted for the task. These dogs are amazing herding machines who are naturally drawn to chasing and controlling movements of animals. Many dog owners bring border collies into their homes without realizing what these dogs were bred for and why they behave in certain ways


Border Collies are perfect for agility courses and love the physical and mental challenge. Agility courses involve a large variety of obstacles which challenge the dog’s fitness, athleticism, courage, and obedience… but above all, it is meant to be fun.


(or ‘Rally O’ in the USA) is a great sport for your Border Collie. This sport comes from the heelwork elements of competitive Obedience. It differs from Obedience mostly in that competitors and dogs attempt a pre-set course in which signs are placed at up to 15 stations
(Level 1) along the course. This is a mentally challenging but moderate sport to enjoy you’re your Border Collie with maybe a jog step or two, really great for the Border Collies mind!

Disc dog

Disc dog challenges are a great way to burn excess energy and keep your dog excited to play games. In disc dog, you and your Border Collie will work as team with you throwing the disc and your dog catching it.

April 14, 2020

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. Any costs incurred are being donated individually by members of the BCSA Board of Directors.

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.

Please email us at board@bordercolliesociety.com.

Together we will get through this!

Stay Safe,

Ronni DeLay
BCSA President


Thank you for your continued support of BCSA – the AKC Border Collie National Breed Club. 

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About BCSA

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…

Nominating Committee Announces Slate for 2019-2020 BOD

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its slate of officers for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. This is a very dynamic group of individuals who we believe will work well together for the benefit of BCSA.  President – Suzanne LeRoy, CA Vice President – Mark...

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William the Circus Ringmaster

You read about William's Trick Dog performance in the last issue of Borderlines (p. 28). You read the script, and now you can see the full performance that earned him the AKC Trick Dog Performer title, the highest level of AKC trick dog competition. Open this full...

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Board Minutes

The minutes for the June 2018 BCSA Board Meeting have been posted on the website. Board Meeting Minutes are located in the password-protected Members'-Only Area, which is available to BCSA members. The Member's-Only Area may be accessed in the toolbar at the top of...

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