The Collie Club of Wales was established as recently as 1961, making it the youngest of the current Collie Clubs, by a group of South Wales fanciers including Len and Prue Green ‘Coverdale’ and Frank and Winnie Davies ‘Franwyns’ all active members of the West of England Collie Society.
Tribal loyalty has always been a feature of the South Wales valleys, and this national trait has given the Collie Club of Wales’ management a degree of stability rarely exhibited in the hierarchy of canine club. Of the founder members, Len Green served as Chairman for seventeen years until ill health forced retirement in 1978, while his wife Prue took on the role of Secretary, a post she held for more twenty four years, making her one of the longest serving of any Breed Club secretaries.
Today’s management is in the capable hands of Mrs Christine Collins ‘Triburle’, who took on the secretarial post after Prue Green’s retirement in 1986, and a dedicated team of Welsh Collie enthusiasts of all levels expertise.
Early events were confined to members only shows, but Open Shows were soon added to calendar, and by 1973 the Kennel Club considered them sufficiently experienced to grant Championship status. Right from the outset the Collie Club of Wales engaged a separate judge for each sex, and their shows, initially held in the autumn, but moving to an early spring date in 1984, quickly attracted an increasing entry.
The Collie Club of Wales’ has the single simple objective of:
Promoting the breeding and exhibition of pedigree Collies (Rough and Smooth)
Dedicated to furthering Collie interests in Wales membership is open to all.
Occasional seminars are arranged covering such diverse subjects as The Breed Standard, Judging & Stewarding Procedures.
The Collie Club of Wales is managed by three officers assisted by a Committee of up to twelve.
In line with Kennel Club directives the Collie Club of Wales has appointed Mrs Christine Collins as its Health Co-ordinator
Annually the Collie Club of Wales’ committee elect two delegates, usually the Secretary plus one other Committee Members to the Rough Collie Breed Council, currently they are: Mrs Christine Collins plus a committee member dependant on availability and agenda.
For more details about the Collie Club of Wales, and its activities contact the Secretary: