Like all pure-bred dogs, Collies participate in dog shows which are formally known as “conformation” shows. Shows give breeders and owners of purebred dogs a way to identify the best dogs to produce puppies with consistent characteristics of the breed.

The Overlake Collie Club annually sponsors Collie-only “Specialty” shows. These shows are “conformation” events (the official term for a dog show) held in February in cooperation with the Collie Club of Washington. During the weekend shows, many of the best Collies in the state and beyond are brought to the Argus Ranch Dog Sports and Training Center in Auburn, WA.

If you would like to learn more about Conformation, more information is available on our website:

Collies in Conformation

Conformation Grooming and Training

Junior Showmanship