The East Anglian Collie Association’s annual ‘Collie of The Year’ award was initially established in 1990 as the national ‘Pup of The Year’, (POTY), contest, and was confined to Rough Collies.
To qualify, Rough Collie puppies originally had to have won a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place at any Championship Show during the previous year.
The POTY was conceived as an evening social event, held in conjunction with a Dinner Dance at the Officers’ Mess, Duxford, near Cambridge, and has always taken place in January.
The contest is judged by one Breed Specialist and one ‘All-
Puppies compete for the Repnor Gold Challenge Trophy with a smaller version, known
as the Washbay Trophy, awarded to the runner-
From its early beginnings the competition has gradually evolved in to its present format:
In the mid 1990’s the Pup of the Year event changed from an evening dinner & dance
at the Officers’ Mess, Duxford, to its present
1998 – an ‘Adult of the Year’ contest was added to the original Pup of the Year contest, qualifiers to have won a Best of Breed at any show in the East Anglian region.
2012 – The ‘Jim Sargeant Memorial Trophy’, which had been lost to the Club for many years, was finally discovered and is now presented to the best overall exhibit or ‘Collie of the Year’.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Since 1995 Royal Canin has generously provided a
4kg bag of dog food for
each exhibit, in addition
to a 20kg bag for each of
the three Contest winners.
All exhibitors receive a
featuring their Collie’s
on the tail
TO QUALIFY FOR THE 2017 COTY your Collie (Rough or Smooth) must have won the following awards during that year:
A FIRST PRIZE at any EACA Club Show during 2017 OR
BEST PUPPY IN BREED -