Membership Information

Who Should Join the ABCA?

Members of the ABCA include farmers and ranchers, competitors in sheep & cattle-dog trials and many other dog sports and pet owners.  Regardless, they share a common love and appreciation for the Border Collie, a dog known for ability, not appearance. One need not be a breeder to be a member.


Benefits of Membership

  • Obtain ABCA Registrations
  • Register dogs currently registered with certain other accepted registries
  • Members can apply for promotional money and grants
  • Members can nominate officers; vote in elections and at meetings
  • Members may request ABCA brochures to use at events or give to friends or puppy buyers
  • ABCA membership is required to compete in the USBCHA finals
  • And most importantly, you will be supporting the working Border Collie in North America

How to Join the ABCA

You can become a member by mailing a completed Membership Form to the Registrar along with funds payable to the ABCA.

Membership Fees

Membership TypeFee (US dollars)
Cash, Check, Credit Card*
* Visa, Mastercard or Discover

Membership Information

  • All annual memberships expire on December 31 with membership fees due each year.
  • Annual and Lifetime memberships are available.  There is no “Family” membership type.
  • Persons wishing to use the many services of the Association, such as registering a dog or pup, or transferring ownership must become members.
  • Dues must be paid by January 1 of the year for eligibility to vote in the fall elections.  Lifetime memberships, in order to maintain voting eligibility, must be kept active with a registration or a transfer or a notation of hip or eye clearance at least once in a period of five years.