If you love collies, be sure to mark these dates on your calendar, February 26-27 in Carlsbad and March 11-13 in Claremont for the spring collie specialties shows by four different collie clubs.
San Diego Collie Club is holding their annual winter show at Magee Park in Carlsbad (258 Beech St.). The close date is February 10. The San Diego Collie Club specialty show last year had 35 entries for rough collies and 16 entries for smooth collies. It is, however, almost always held the same weekend as the three-day Silver Bay Kennel Club of San Diego which is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.).
Entries for that show also close on February 10. No rough or smooth collies will be judged at the Silver Bay Club show except on Sunday as to not conflict with the collie specialty. The Silver Bay Kennel Club show is indoors and includes obedience and agility trials.
The San Diego Collie Club is four shows, morning and afternoon shows under different judges. On February 26, the judge is Gayle Eads in the morning and Andrew Gene Mills in the afternoon. On February 27, the judges are Phyllis Autrey in the morning and Richella Veatch (Breed) and
Helena Farthal (Sweeps) in the afternoon.
In March, there are six collie specialty shows put on by three different collie clubs at the Hotel Claremont (840 So Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont). On March 11, is the California Collie Clan shows with judge Jane Armatys in the morning and Roxann Heit in the afternoon. Last year’s event attracted 29 entries with 26 competitors. There were 21 rough collies entered, but only five smooth collies entered.
On March 12, the South Bay Collie Fanciers hold their two shows with judge Carmen Leonard in the morning and judge Judith Pitt in the afternoon. Last year’s event had 50 entries with 45 competitors. There were 35 rough collies and 10 smooth collies. San Gabriel Valley Collie Club will have its two shows on March 13, with Linda Churchill in the morning and Jeffrey Silverman Presley in the afternoon. There were 49 entries and 43 competitors last year. Of that 30 of the entries were rough collies and 13 smooth collies.
To enter the Claremont cluster, visit Judy Wilson’s website. The event chair for the San Diego Collie Club is Janine Walker-Keith.
In California, which is Division 9, for a major win (at least 3 points), there must be eight dogs or nine female dogs for rough collies and for smooth collies there must be six dogs or seven female dogs. Arizona is also Division 9. To win an AKC conformation championship, the animal must have two major wins under two different judges and accumulate 15 points.