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  • Recently ANKC Ltd conducted a survey to ascertain the opinion of owners of Border Collies in relation to amendments to the breed standard.  The response received has indicated overwhelming support for the following:

    Effective immediately the breed standard will be amended as follows:

    •    The Ear description to include érect or semi-erect ears’;
    Ears: Medium size and texture, set well apart. Carried erect or semierect and sensitive in use.

    •    The Coat description to include ‘smooth coat is permitted’;
    HAIR: Two varieties: Moderately long or Smooth. In both, topcoat dense and medium textured, undercoat soft and dense giving good weather resistance. In the moderately long-coated variety, abundant coat forms mane, breeching and brush. On face, ears, forelegs (except for feather), hindlegs from hock to ground, hair should be short and smooth.

    •    The Colour description to be replaced with á variety of colours is permissible, provided white shall never predominate’.
    COLOUR: Variety of colours permissible. White should never predominate.

    Breeders of registered Border Collies may amend the colour status of their dog in the ANKC database for a fee of $10 until 31 December 2019 after which time no colour alternations in the database will be permitted without permission of ANKC.



    Tracey Barry
    Administrator
    19 July 2018

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