PUPPIES - Registration Information
Creekside puppies are registered solely with the Canadian Border Collie Association (CBCA), which is the only legal registration for the breed in Canada. All puppies are identified with either a tattoo or microchip (ISO or FECAVA standard - puppy owners can choose) prior to leaving for their new homes and registration papers will be sent to the new owners within 6 months as per Canadian law. The CBCA's mission is to promote working border collies and registered names must be kept short - no more than 15 characters including spaces. With the Creekside prefix, our puppies are limited to names of 5 characters only.
Should you wish to register your Creekside puppy with an additional organization, you may do so at your own expense. Below you will find some information on registering using your dog's CBCA papers (note that information changes so please check for the latest with the registering organization).
Working Border Collie Registries:
USA: ABCA (American Border Collie Association) www.americanbordercollie.org
UK: ISDS (International Sheepdog Society) www.isds.org.uk
Through the joint agreements between the CBCA and the ABCA and the ISDS, your Creekside puppy is eligible for registration with either or both of these organizations, although registration with either these associations is not necessary to compete in sheepdog trials sanctioned by any non-kennel club organizations.
UK and Europe: It is often possible to register your CBCA registered dog with your country's Kennel Club through an ISDS registration. Check with your country's Kennel Club.
USA: U.S. Residents may also register their Canadian born, CBCA Registered Border Collie with the AKC. If you need an AKC registration to compete in AKC performance events (agility, obedience for example) up to the international level, complete instructions may be found on the AKC website under Foreign Registration. For more about Canadian born Border Collies, contact the AKC Special Registration department for details.
Important Note: Do not waste your money by obtaining an ABCA registration first. Because your Creekside dog was born in Canada, only the CBCA registration is valid for applying for an AKC registration. Specific steps: Fill out a Foreign Registration Application, submit a copy of your dog's CBCA pedigree (in your name), two pictures of the dog (front and side view) and correct fee ($50 in 2008). If there is additional information needed after receiving your documents, AKC will contact you.
Canada: The CKC is not a legal registry for the Border Collie in Canada. Rather, it provides a Miscellaneous Certification Number, which is available to CKC "Listed Breeds". This number will allow your CBCA registered Border Collie to compete in CKC and FCI performance events (such as Agility or Obedience) in Canada and abroad.