This message has been received from the Kennel Club:
‘At its recent meeting the Breed Standards Committee further discussed the proposed changes to the standard and the following has been approved:
Friendly disposition with no trace of nervousness or aggressiveness’. (Was formally – Gay and friendly, never nervous nor aggressive).
Sloping shoulders, well laid back. Good return of upper arm placing elbow below withers. Elbows turning neither in nor out. Forelegs straight and muscular. Moderate bone. Flexible pasterns without weakness. (Reworded and ‘Good return of upper arm placing elbow below withers’ is an addition).
Colour (final paragraph)
…All may carry typical white collie markings to a greater or lesser degree. Following markings are favourable: white collar full or part, white front, legs and feet, white tail tip. A blaze may be carried on muzzle or skull. White markings not to extend behind withers or above the hock. All white or predominantly white is most undesirable. (Addition of ‘White markings not to extend behind withers or above the hock).’
The changes take effect from 1st April 2019.