Notice of AGM

Take Notice that the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Border Collie Association will be held at the Kingston Sheepdog Trial at Grass Creek Park, Kingston, Ontario, on Thursday August 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm or following completion of competition, whichever is later, for the purpose of transacting such business as may properly come before the meeting, or any adjournment thereof.

Veuillez prendre note que l’assemblée générale annuelle de la Société canadienne de Border Collie se tiendra au concours Kingston Sheepdog Trial au parc Grass Creek, Kingston, Ontario, le jeudi 7 août 2014 à 18 h 30 ou à la fin de la compétition, selon l’heure la plus tardive, dans le but de traiter des questions dont l’assemblée peut légitimement être saisie ou de tout ajournement de celles-ci.

World Sheepdog Trial Selection Criteria

Criteria for selection for the World Sheepdog Trial

Dogs will be chosen based on the following criteria and must be CBCA registered. Handlers representing Canada must be Canadian or permanent residents of Canada and members in good standing of the CBCA.

Handlers will have until December 31 of the year prior to the World Sheepdog Trial to declare their interest to the board of the CBCA via their director. Successful candidates will be notified no later than January 21 of the year in which the World Sheepdog Trial is held. (This assumes a March 31 deadline for entry, which has been the pattern to date.)

Spots will be allocated in this order.

  1. The first spot will be offered to the CBCA Champion.
  2. The second spot will be offered to the CBCA Reserve Champion.
  3. The third and fourth spots will be offered to the top USBCHA pointed handler from the East and the top pointed handler from the West who indicated interest by Dec 31, using the points for the qualifying year of the USBCHA National Finals held in the year prior to the World Sheepdog Trial.
  4. If the Champion or Reserve Champion declines their spot, those spots then go to the CBCA membership at large, to the dog(s) with the next highest USBCHA points, using the points for the qualifying year of the USBCHA National Finals held in the year prior to the World Sheepdog Trial.
  5. If the top pointed Westerner or Easterner do not accept the spots offered, the spots then go to the CBCA membership at large, to the dog(s) with the next highest USBCHA points.

If Canada were to receive additional spots, the remaining spots would be allocated to the CBCA membership at large by USBCHA points, as described above.

The CBCA board is responsible for giving final approval that all handler and dog teams that will be put forward to represent Canada are capable of that level of work and will represent Canada well.

Note: If a handler has two dogs that qualify to run for Canada based on the criteria above, he/she can enter and run two dogs at the World Sheepdog Trial. The qualified dog must be the dog entered in the World Sheepdog Trial. Currently, by ISDS World Sheepdog Trial rules, handlers may also designate an alternate dog to replace their qualified dog in the case of injury.

Notice of Election

Canadian Border Collie Association Notice of Upcoming Election

The terms of three directors (David Young, Amanda Milliken and Ken Price) lapse at the end of 2013. As a result there will be an election for two members from the East region (east of Manitoba) and for one from the West region (west of Ontario).

Any member in good standing as of September 1, 2013 who is a resident of Canada may nominate a person to stand as director in the region in which they are resident. Nominees must be members in good standing and be resident in the region for which they are nominated. Nomination forms can be obtained from the Secretary, and will also be available shortly on the CBCA website (

Nomination forms will need to be signed by two members from with the region, and must be contain a written acceptance of the nomination by the nominee. Completed, original forms will need to be submitted to the Secretary by Friday November 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

Please contact the Secretary by email ( or telephone (705-632-9786) if you have questions.

Tara Dier
Secretary, CBCA
August 27, 2013

Nomination form (PDF)


Canadian Border Collie Association Avis d’élection

Le mandat de trois administrateurs (David Young, Amanda Milliken et Ken Price) se termine à la fin de 2013. Par conséquent, une élection aura lieu pour deux membres de la région Est (est du Manitoba) et pour un membre de la région Ouest (ouest de l’Ontario).

Tout membre en règle au 1er septembre 2013 qui est résident du Canada peut présenter la candidature d’une personne au poste d’administrateur dans la région où il réside. Les candidats doivent être membres en règle et résider dans la région pour laquelle ils sont mis en candidature. Vous pouvez obtenir des formulaires de mise en candidature auprès du secrétaire de l’association et ils seront aussi bientôt disponibles sur le site Web de la CBCA (

Les formulaires de mise en candidature doivent être signés par deux membres de la région et doivent contenir une acceptation de mise en candidature signée par le candidat. Les formulaires originaux dûment remplis doivent être soumis au secrétaire d’ici 17 h, vendredi le 1er novembre 2013.

Si vous avez des questions, communiquez avec le secrétaire par courriel à cette adresse : ( ou par téléphone au 705-632-9786.

Tara Dier
27 août 2013

Formulaire de nomination (PDF)

2013 CBCA Championship Results

Nursery Champion

Amanda Milliken and Feist

Nursery Reserve Champion

Amanda Milliken and Big Bend Howell

CBCA Champion

Michael Gallagher and Flo

CBCA Reserve Champion

Scott Glen and Don


Double Lift Finals – Scores

Scott Glen and June – DQ

Peter Gonnet and Jill – 137

Amanda Milliken and Roz – 91

Norm Sommers and Lexi – 127

Randy Dye and Sweep – 97

Beverly Lambert and Nan – 119

Amanda Milliken and Monty – 128

Dale Montgomery and Zip – 106

Peter Gonnet and Taff – 114

Scott Glen and Don – 139

Michael Gallagher and Flo – 145


Double Lift Finalists Qualifying Combined Scores

Scott Glen & Don   186
Dale Montgomery & Zip  176
Scott Glen & June  169
Michael Gallagher & Flo  169
Amanda Milliken & Monty  168
Peter Gonnet & Jill  168
Norm Sommers & Lexi  165
Beverly Lambert & Nan  165
Peter Gonnet & Taff  163
Amanda Milliken & Roz  162
Randy Dye & Sweep 162

Open Day 1, August 23, 2013

1. Scott Glen & Don. 95
2. Peter Gonnet & Jill 87
3  Amanda Milliken & Roz 86
4. Dale Montgomery & Ben 85
5. Scott Glen & June 84
6. Michael Gallagher & Flo 84

Open Day 2, August 24, 2013

1. Dale Montgomery & Zip   93
2. Scott Glen & Don  91
3. Peter Gonnet & Taff  89
4th  Amanda Milliken & Monty  88
5th  Beverly Lambert & Nan  88

2013 CBCA Championship entry forms

Entry forms are now available for the 2013 CBCA Championships and the Shaunavon Classic Sheep Dog Trial.  Entries open June 15, and must be received by August 1.

All Handlers must be CBCA members in good standing for the current year, and all entered dogs must be registered with the CBCA. Membership and registration applications and payment MUST be postmarked by June 1st, 2013, to be eligible.

CBCA Entry Form (Word)

CBCA Entry Form (PDF)

For information about the 2013 Western Canadians Finals (August 15-18) and the CBCA Championships (August 21-25), please click here.

“Away to Me” now available for purchase

Away To Me is a feature length documentary that takes its audience on a visually spectacular journey across the world, following three national champions from the US, Canada and South Africa as they prepare for and then compete in a major international competition in one of the world’s truly quirky and delightful sports — sheepdog trialing.

Click here to purchase the DVD for $19.95 plus shipping.  Please use promotion code CBCA12 and a portion of the revenues will be shared with the Canadian Border Collie Association.

CBCA Championships Eligibility Change – April 2012

After much discussion, the Board of Directors of the CBCA is unanimous in its decision on eligibility for the Canadian Championship. The decision states as follows:

Eligibility for the Canadian Championships for both Open and Nursery requires that the handler must have a CBCA membership and the dog must be CBCA registered. The membership and registration must be post marked by June 1 of the current year and sent to the CBCA registrar. There is no trialing requirement.

In addition to the above, nursery dogs must have been imported into North America prior to their first birthday.

David Young
President, CBCA

The CBCA and the CKC

Despite our best efforts CKC has decided to allow Border Collies to compete conformation (and all other events). While CBCA has no issue with Border Collies competing in performance events we have strong reservations about conformation showing as this will probably lead to Border Collies being bred for looks rather than work. The board feels that such showing is contrary to the objectives of CBCA. As such persons showing border collies in conformation are not eligible for membership in CBCA.

Travel Bursary

Members participated at the draw for the travel bursary. Starting in 2009, and until 2012, the travel bursary will be $750 due to the bursary not being claimed in 2008.
The draw for the travel bursary 2010 was won by Louann Twa, with Pam Gonnet as the first alternate and Norm Sommer as the second alternate.