All Ireland Collie & Sheepdog Society (AICSS)
Our Club Show May 2012. To view some of our Irish Champions click here
Full list of Irish Champion Rough Collies click here
Mr. PJ Sinnott founded the ‘All Ireland Collie Club’ in 1926. In 1927 the club became affiliated to the Irish Kennel Club, and Mr Sinnott became the Secretary and Delegate, positions he was to hold for the next 50 years! In those days the club was primarily a Rough Collie Breed Specialist Club, but as Mr Sinnott and many of the original committee members were also interested in sheepdog trials, a sizeable number of Border Collie fanciers joined.
This mixture of members caused quite a lot of controversial discussions regarding the name of the club. The Border Collie section wanted the name changed to "Working Sheepdog Club", or "All Ireland Sheepdog Society", and the Rough Collie showdog section wanted "All Ireland Collie Club". However, a compromise was finally reached, and in 1936 the name of the club became..........
The object of our club is to promote the breeding and exhibition of the Rough Collie as laid down in the standard and to urge the adoption of this type on breeders and judges etc, as the standard by which they should be judged
We are affiliated to the Irish Kennel Club Ltd, with representation on An Ard Chomhairle.
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