When: Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th October 2019

Where: The Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs (Dogs NSW)

Address: 44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills NSW

Border Collie, 9 months old, stalking sheep


Key dates for the National are:

  • Thursday 10th October - HERDING (Sheep) & DANCES WITH DOGS
  • Friday 11th October - HERDING (Ducks), OBEDIENCE & RALLY O
  • Friday 11th October - Official Opening (PM - time TBA)
  • Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October - CONFORMATION (Breed & Property) and AGILITY, JUMPING & GAMES
  • Sunday 13th October - Closing Ceremony & Presentation Dinner (PM - time TBA)


A full schedule of events is listed below, as well as individual schedules for each of our disciplines.  Please check entry information carefully....

A Parade of Veterans (dogs & bitches over 7 years of age not entered in a breed class at the National) will be held for eligible dogs from ALL disciplines in the main ring on Sunday morning.  Please email a photo and brief resume to lcook52@hotmail.com for inclusion in the catalogue. Free entry.

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Full Schedule p2

Click on discipline name to download PDF copy...



We are proud to introduce to you our esteemed panel of judges for this event, and thank them for being such an integral part of this celebration of all things 'Border Collie'

Visit our BC Nationals Australia Facebook page for more information on our judges, including some brief judging biographies!

Heidi Poschacher (Austria)

Conformation (Breed)

Emily Barnhart (USA)

Property (Breed)

Vicki Etherington OAM (NSW)

Dances With Dogs

Claire Hamilton (USA)

Herding (Ducks & Sheep)

Ross Carlson (Vic)


Joan Stewart (NSW)

Dances With Dogs

Libby Ellery (NZ)

Agility & Jumping + Games

Vickie Harris (NSW)

Rally O

Andrea (Meg) Yerbury (NSW)

Dances With Dogs


Don't miss out on the opportunity to showcase your beloved Border Collies in the full-colour 5th National Commemorative Catalogue! Excellent rates available - Early Bird booking rates available until the end of June 2019!

Email Courtney Walpole (Butler) at courtneybutler@bigpond.com for more information or to secure your advertising space!



Marquees bookings are now closed. A detailed map of the ground layout, including marquee locations, will be posted in the days leading up to the event.

Exhibitors travelling with their own gazebos for setup are advised that there is ample free exhibitor setup space, many of which are positions ringside. Exhibitors are advised that Dogs NSW rules & regulations will apply to setup procedures.

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Entering the show

For the convenience of exhibitors, online entries are available for all disciplines (excluding Dances With Dogs).

See individual discipline schedules above for further entry & enquiry details, including postal entry.


Exhibitor Facilities

The Dogs NSW grounds boasts excellent exhibitor facilities, including on-site shower facilities, power and an off-leash dog exercise area.  Dogs NSW permanent vendors are on-site and open for the National weekend for all your hot food, coffee and dog / grooming supply needs!

Our wonderful sponsor Kaylene of K9 Pet Therapy will be onsite over the weekend to attend to any last minute niggles or injuries, or to simply pamper your pooch after a long hard day 'at the office' - offering canine massage and other specialised services!

In addition to these basics, the club are looking into:

  • On-site bathing / grooming facilities (TBC)
  • Exhibitor and guest complementary hospitality (TBC)


Exhibitors are advised to order their Commemorative Catalogue when completing their entries.  Visitors with an existing ShowManager or DogzOnline account can also log on to purchase catalogues, raffle tickets and Presentation Dinner tickets directly via ShowManager.

International visitors or those without access to ShowManager can pre-order catalogues with Lynne Cook via email: lcook52@hotmail.com 

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The Official Opening of the 5th Border Collie National will be held on the Friday evening, 11th October 2019.  All our exhibitors and guests are invited to attend.  The opening will be from 5pm.

As part of the Official Opening, and in keeping with the tradition of the 4th Border Collie National in Queensland 2016, the club will be again running the 'Judy Vos Memorial' Breeders Team.  This will take part at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony. Entry online via ShowManager.


One of the highlights of every National is the Presentation Dinner & Closing Ceremony.  This year the event will be held on the Sunday evening 13th October at the Hubertus Country Club, just 10 minutes drive from the Dogs NSW Grounds. The event will be a cocktail format, so no formal bookings for 'tables' are required - simply book and pay for yourself!  There is ample seating for guests to use during dinner both inside and out on the deck overlooking the grounds.

Bookings for the Presentation Dinner are essential. Tickets are $50 each and must be paid for by 10th September 2019.

  • Exhibitors - please book and pay for your tickets when completing your online entries. This can also be completed via ShowManager by visitors with an existing ShowManager or DogzOnline account.
  • Visitors & Guests - please email courtneyspencer@bigpond.com to book your tickets and obtain payment information.