Despite always having had numerous clubs covering most of the United Kingdom’s regions Collie enthusiasts have usually been able to show unanimity when necessary. As early as 1910 clubs and enthusiasts were able to meet and agree on the formulation of a Unified Collie Breed Standard.
In the years immediately following the second world-war it was dissatisfaction with the Kennel Club’s version of the Collie Breed Standard that brought a new opportunity for Collie enthusiasts to show their unanimity. It should therefore surprise no one that the breed embraced the Breed Council idea, first muted by the Kennel Club in early 1966, particularly as it was seen by the senior fanciers as a further opportunity to influence our governing body.
The Rough Collie Breed Council has, throughout it existence, been fortunate in being able to enlist the active support of some of the Collie’s most highly respected and influential exhibitors and breeders.