Once you have decided a Collie is the breed you wish to own, you should then research reputable breeders.
A good place to begin is the Kennel Club’s web site where you are advised to search out members of the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme. If you are unable to find an Assured Breeder with a litter, then the Kennel Club’s ‘Find a Puppy’ service may be of use. Alternatively, you could investigate the various Collie web sites.
The Assured Breeder Scheme was established in 2004 to provide a framework for encouraging
the breeding of healthy, well-
It is important to note that, although the Kennel Club
recognises and encourages good breeding practices,
it cannot guarantee the health or disposition of
The advice sheets include most aspects of puppy rearing which, together
with the Puppy Sales’ Contract, are intended to be given as part of the
‘puppy pack’ which Assured Breeder Scheme members must provide for
all their puppy buyers.
Buying a puppy from a responsible breeder should
ensure you receive a workable Sales’ Contract in
addition to written advice on how to rear your puppy
Unfortunately there are occasions when breeders are busy with their new litter and
never seem to find time to prepare such information, and in
some instances they are just not sure exactly what information they
In a situation where the breeder does not supply such information you, the new owners, are at liberty to print off these sheets. However, it is strongly advised the breeder is contacted for specific dietary advice.
To help you with this the EACA committee has produced some breed-
The following links may be useful for anyone searching
for collie puppies:
Puppy rearing advice sheets
are available here for you
to download, amend and
give to the new owners
of your puppies: