It's that time of year again when we start planning the 'after show' nibbles for LKA.

This year, funds raised will be donated to the Cinnamon Trust.

If you would like to donate some nibbles, everything will be welcome, ie: wine, sausage rolls, sandwiches etc but if you would like to liase with Sophie Wray, Christine Collins or Marina McLaughlin they can tell you what has not already been donated to avoid duplicatations.



Please note, if you have Collielife web site saved as a favourite you may wish to use a new link. ie:

It makes absolutely no difference at all as you are merely viewing the site, and not entering any personal information or payment details (paypal is entirely different). But to save anyone worrying, I have purchased an SSL certificate, and the new web address has an 's' after the http. Both web addresses still appear in google search.

Unfortunately, this has affected some of the page links which have png photo files which I am gradually going through and editing, it will also affect some kennel pages which have web counters.

Whilst updating the site, some IP addresses have been blocked - if you are unable to access the website at any time in the future, please keep a note of my email address and contact me, likewise if you know anyone who is blocked - I will need their IP address to unblock it.

To find your IP address go to google and type 'what is my IP address', I need the number which will be something like this.........

If you notice any broken links while going through the site, please let me know and I will be able to correct -




The Kennel Club would like to remind exhibitors about the importance of filling out entry forms accurately.

Over recent months, the Kennel Club has seen an increase in the number of awards which have had to be disqualified through exhibitors providing incorrect information. Situations such as these are not only disappointing for exhibitors, but also for judges and show societies, and are completely avoidable if exhibitors take extra care and time when filling out entry forms.

It is especially important that exhibitors enter their dog only in the class for which it is eligible. They should always read the show schedule very carefully and, if in any doubt at all, either contact the Kennel Club for guidance or enter their dog in the open class, which by definition is open to all.

Exhibitors can double-check their own dogs’ details, including dates of birth and parentage, by logging on to the Kennel Club’s online MyKC facility at

Now that the Kennel Club is working more closely with show data providers, such as Fosse Data and Higham Press, it is more important than ever that the information on entry forms is accurate. If there are any discrepancies between an exhibitor’s address on the Kennel Club database and that listed in a show catalogue for example, this could result in a delay in sending out Challenge Certificates and other awards.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “In this fast-moving computer age, the hope is that the way awards are processed at the Kennel Club will become more streamlined in the foreseeable future.  But we need exhibitors to do their bit and help in this process. Fewer errors in catalogues could mean that we could get to the stage where certificates are sent out within a matter of days after a show, but this will not be possible where exhibitors provide incorrect information.”

Any exhibitor who needs to update their details with the Kennel Club, such as a change of name or address, can do so by downloading the ‘change of personal details form’ on the Kennel Club website at