The Shining Star Program recognizes collies that do special work in the community. Shining Star is open to ANY PUREBRED COLLIE who works as a Service Dog, Therapy Dog, Education/Library Assistance Dog, or has done any good deed(s) for his family or the community. The owner does not need to be a CCA member, nor does the dog need to be bred by a CCA member.
Each year a collie-handler team that represents the spirit of the Shining Star Program will be chosen as the Shining Star Ambassador. The Shining Star Ambassador team will represent all the collie teams at an awards ceremony at the Collie Club of America’s National Specialty.
The deadline to submit an application for this year’s Shining Star award is February 2023.
Click here to go to the guidelines and information for applicants on the Collie Club of America website