What is the American Border Collie Association?


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The American Border Collie Association is a member-owned registry that seeks to register, maintain and verify the pedigrees of Border Collies. It also serves to foster the breeding and training of Border Collies in North America.

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The ABCA was founded in 1982 by a group of individuals who recognized the need to have support for a member-owned, democratically run Border Collie registry. The president of the Southern Stockdog Association, Bill Dillard, and editor of the Southern Stock Dog Journal, Ralph Pulfer, gained financial support for the new registry by securing commitments from breeders, owners and handlers from all across the United States and Canada. Since then, membership has continued to expand as the breed has grown in popularity over the years.

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