The Border Collie of the Year Each year a Border Collie Breed Council member breed club has the honour to host the yearly Border Collie of the Year competition. The Border Collie of the Year (BCOY) event was created by the East Anglian Border Collie Club who donated it to all of the breed clubs to host on a rota basis.

The judging criteria (match, points system, class etc) and judge(s) are defined by the hosting club. Typically judging is accomplised by 2 or more judges who score each dog individually on a points scheme based upon the sections of the breed standard. Dogs attending the event are restricted to Show Champions and CC winners from the previous calendar year. The ultimate winner is considered to be the Top Border Collie of the previous year and gains the title "Border Collie of the Year" and the second placed dog "Runner-up Border Collie of the Year".

Listed below are the winners since the inaugural event hosted by the EABCC in 1991.

Year Border Collie of the Year Photo
1990 Sh Ch Altricia Kev  
1991 Sh Ch Fieldbank Midnight Melody  
1992 Sh Ch Rosehurst Go For Gold  
1993 Sh Ch Image of Love at Clan-Abby  
1994 Sh Ch Dykebar Future Glory  
1995 Sh Ch Woolram Blush at Sianworth  
1996 Norvellyne Chump at Oxford  
1997 Sh Ch Mobella Team Spirit at Tonkory  
1998 Sh Ch Mobella Winter Glory  
1999 Sh Ch Madeleys Time Challenger  
2000 Sh Ch Tonkory Palmerston at Fayken J.W.  
2001 Sh Ch Bridacre Bronte  
2002 Sh Ch Tonkory Palmerston at Fayken J.W.  
2003 Sh Ch Tonkory Palmerston at Fayken J.W.  
2004 Sh Ch Madeleys Moments in Time at Miraje  
2005 Sh Ch Caristan Cheers  
2006 Sh Ch Janbell Jamieson  
2007 Sh Ch Littlethorn Sapphire  
2008 Sh Ch Wizaland Cool Nifty Fifty J.W.  
2009 Sh Ch Sankenali Carolina at Fayken J.W. (Imp Ire)  
2010 Sh Ch & Aus Ch Danari De Beers (Imp Aus)  
2011 Sh Ch Caleykiz Rythm in Black J.W.  
2012 Sh Ch Fayken I Am Legend J.W.  
2013 Sh Ch Caleykiz Rythm in Black J.W.  
2014 Sh Ch Fayken I Am Legend J.W.  
2015 Sh Ch Fayken I Am Legend J.W.  
2016 To be hosted by WESSEX BCC  
2017 To be hosted by North East BCC