The Collie Club of America,
Inc. was formed on August 26, 1886, which makes it one of the oldest
specialty clubs in existence. The original club objective was "the
encouragement and improvement of the breed of Collies." Along with
a club Constitution and By-Laws came the first official Collie Standard,
describing "The description of the true-type Collie as adopted by
Much has changed in the
club's hundred plus years of existence, but the main objectives remain
the same. The club has grown from a mere 50 members to the 1,970 members
of today. The first official Sweepstakes was held in 1887 and the first
national specialty show was held in 1894. The club's Centennial
celebration was held in 1986.
has a long and impressive history, having evolved over
the years into an organization that services the needs
of many; the breeder, the exhibitor, obedience, herding,
tracking, service, agility, versatility and the working
Collie. This is an addition to publishing a club Bulletin,
an annual Yearbook, Seminars and the dissemination of
health information. It has a rich and interesting history.
More information can be found in the club book "The
Collie Club of America, Inc., 1886-1965"