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Brown Beardie at home

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Results from Darlington Dog Show Society Championship Show can be viewed here.
Results from the Richmond Championship Dog Show can be viewed here.
Results from the City of Birmingham Canine Association Championship Show can be viewed here.

The Bearded Collie Club is intent on maintaining our breed's enviable reputation and our website supports this aim by providing information on all Beardie issues and activities. The Bearded Collie Club aims to cater for ALL Beardie owners, so if you have ideas for new web pages or material please email them to the Webmaster.

Bearded Collie Breed Strategy: JBLC meeting summary
A summary of the meeting held on 29th July to discuss the Breed Strategy is now available on the JBLC Updates page.

Bearded Collie Breed Strategy - Breeders and Breeding Strategy
The JBLC are pleased to announce a Canine Reproduction Seminar on Saturday 14th October 2017 at Yelvertoft Village Hall, Northants. A must for all those interested in the latest information on all aspects of dog breeding. Presented by Small Animal Reproduction Specialist Angelika von Heimendahl. For full details see the JBLC Events page.

Bearded Collie Breed Strategy: Popular Sire Usage
An analysis of sire usage has been done to show what effect the recommended annual limit of 2 litters per year would have had, if it had been in place during the period 2011 - 2016. You can find the analysis here.

CEA clinics
Optigen are again offering their best than ever discounts off DNA tests, at Val Tiller's postal Optigen 20/20 Clinic, shipping 19th September. Beardies are invited to be DNA tested for CEA/CH. Full details and test kits available now at val.tiller@talk21.com or Tel: 01372-273597.
The Club is also hoping to have an Optigen CEA clinic at the Championship Show in December.

Website updates: Long-term Breed Health page
New links added to the following items:
Bearded Collie Health - Useful Websites for Information: a downloadable list provided by our Breed Health Co-ordinator Liz Ayrton.
Maintaining and Improving Breeds: an article on genetic diversity covering many of the issues raised in the recent workshops and the Breed Strategy event. The article is written by Dr Jerry Bell, who has also recently completed a study on genetic diversity in AKC-registered Bearded Collies.

Anne Robson - Webmaster               Site last updated 16.09.2017