Midwest Collie Club is a local breed specialty club active in Southeast Michigan.  Our mission is promoting fine Collies.  MWCC was founded in 1930 by knowledgeable Detroit-area Collie owners, breeders, exhibitors, mentors and other fanciers, as well as AKC-licensed judges and professional handlers.  Soon afterward, the club was recognized by the American Kennel Club.  Today, MWCC members demonstrate their commitment to the Collie breed by working in the present and planning for the future, while remaining dedicated to the purposes and traditions initiated by our club founders.

Midwest Collie Club's two annual specialty shows are known for consistently attracting fine Collies of the highest quality.   Pictured in 2010 is BOB winner GCh. Blu Ridge Let It Ride. Judge Les Canavan
Breeder/Owner: Joan Johnson
Handler: Nancy McDonald

In fond memory of our friend Bernie Howard
AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

This award is meant to recognize and appreciate those rare individuals who go beyond what is asked of them, decade after decade. Bernie has the gratitude of all of us for his tireless efforts on behalf of our beloved Collies.

Collies On Line - Bernie Howard AKC Award

Collies On Line Congratulations Ad from

Thank you letter from Bernie Howard

24th Annual Collie Day In The Park
This informal day of family fun includes
MWCC's annual AKC-sanctioned puppy
match, plus our club's eagerly awaited
cookout and corn roast. Pictured during a
recent outing is Judge Carol Fabeck
evaluating young entries and their hopeful
owners during the puppy match. Tri-County
Collie Rescue of Michigan co-hosts this
day- long event in the great outdoors.
Good times always are had by all.

Pictured is a young hopeful with owner enjoying MWCC puppy match.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Lower Huron Metropark, Belleville, MI
S of I-94/Haggerty Rd/W of I-94
(Motor Vehicle Permit or $5/car)

Foxwoods Picnic Area
Activity sign-up:  10 AM
Hot dogs/corn-on-the-cob from 11 AM
A fun day for you and your Collie!
Food, doggie games, AKC-sanctioned MWCC puppy match and Tri-County Collie Rescue of MI parade of Rescue Collies.
Plan to attend -  fun for your whole family!

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Photo by Northern Lights Photography Studio

There are many opportunities for Collies to make contributions to families and communities.  For example, after passing required tests and certifications including AKC Canine Good Citizen testing, Collies may be eligible to make helpful therapy-dog or service-dog visits to organizations and institutions serving a wide range of people - from the very young to the elderly.  Pictured l-r are "Shep", Air Lord Shepherd of Sundell CGC, CSD, Cancer Detection Dog and "Coffee", Overland Lord Ice Coffee of Sundell, SD in TR, owned by MWCC member Carol Sundell.  Shep is a certified service dog and young Coffee now is working on his certifications.

MWCC promotes fine Collies based on the Collie Club of America breed standard, as approved by the AKC.  Members advance our club mission through events, education and example.  MWCC conformation and performance events consistently attract nationally-prominent judging panels and solid entries of fine Collies.  Other MWCC activities include related educational, charitable and social events complementary to our club mission.


MWCC membership is a great way to learn
more about fine Collies and also make new
friends with like-minded Collie fanciers.
Opportunities are available for members to help present and enjoy the club's two
annual AKC specialty shows, an annual
AKC-sanctioned puppy match, various
performance events such as, obedience
trials, as well as educational, charitable
and social activities.  Our annual specialties
regularly attract top breeders, owners, and
handlers exhibiting some of the finest
Collies in the country.  For information
regarding membership and club
meetings, please contact

2015 Midwest Collie Club
Specialty Shows
* 85th Anniversary * 
* Back-to-Back Specialties * 
* Memorial Day Weekend * 
* Saturday & Sunday * 
* May 23-24, 2015 *
Kalamazoo County Expo & Fairgrounds Kalamazoo, MI

Click the image below for more information.

Download Premium List & Entry

Show Superintendent:  MB-F, Inc. 

MWCC Specialty Results

MWCC 2014 Specialties

Some Winners from MWCC 2012 Specialties
Photos by Kurtis Photography

Support For Collie Entries

Midwest Collie Club is honored and pleased
to support Collie entries at a number of
large AKC all-breed dog shows in Michigan,
including those annually presented in Novi
by Oakland County Kennel Club at the Michigan Winter Classic Dog Shows
(January); and in Kalamazoo at the West Michigan Dog Shows - Apple Blossom Cluster (May) and Harvest Cluster (November) - presented by Pontiac Kennel Club, Grand Rapids Kennel Club, Greater Muskegon Kennel Club (May only), Holland Michigan Kennel Club and Kalamazoo Kennel Club.

Collies Do It All

U-AGI, Ch. Afterhours Keltic Knight, NA, NAJ, CGC, TDI
"Donovan" is bred by Afterhours Collies.
Pictured with his pal. Owned & handled by Kristine Felske.

Our beautiful, intelligent Collies do it all in conformation and performance competition, and in service and therapy dog work.  Their most important role, however, is as beloved family pets in homes across America. 

Collies In Art

Collies have long been a favorite subject of artists.  MWCC member Mary Kummer is a nationally prominent artist who has created a large collection of Collie artwork.  Her creations include the lovely Rough Collie head study at the top of this webpage; her memorable image for the Collie Club of America logo; as well as her charming illustrations in the holiday book, The Christmas Collie, by Ted Paul. 

Collie Club of America Headstudy

"Kilts" (Lisara's Silver Scott, RN, BN) admired the flowers during a break from competition at the 2012 Collie Club of America National Specialty Show held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.  Kilts is owned by MWCC member Judy Kirkeby.

Ability's Gentle Breeze

Many MWCC members and their Collies enjoy participating in conformation and performance events.  Pictured competing in agility is Ability's Gentle Breeze ("Breeze"), NA, CGC,TDI, owned by MWCC member Carol Bartley.

Ricky Sheets with Mistymoor Campaign Promise

The late Ricky Sheets, longtime MWCC member, breeder, handler, exhibitor, and mentor.  Ricky also was a member of Collie Club of America and a founding member, for many years, of Greater Brighton Collie Club.  She is pictured wiith her homebred Mistymoor Campaign Promise ("Jeremy").

In Loving Memory, Collies On Line Ad

Collies On Line, Ricky Sheets Tribute

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> Tri-County Collie Rescue of Michigan
> Collie Health Foundation
> Collies Online
> Collie Expressions
> American Kennel Club
> Oakland County Kennel Club
> Michigan Winter Dog Classic
> West Michigan Dog Show Clusters



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