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Results from the Manchester Championship Show can be viewed here.
Results from the Boston & District Canine Society Championship Show can be viewed here.
Results from the Ladies Kennel 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.

Happy New Year to all members and your Beardies. We wish you health, happiness and success in 2019 whether you show your dogs, are involved in agility or obedience or simply enjoy the wonderful companionship of our gorgeous breed!

The 2018 Trophy Points placings have now been verified and the leader board results can be seen here.

The profiles for prospective judges for the 2020 BCC Open Show are available for inspection here. Ballot papers for the show have been posted out to members and once completed should be posted to the scrutineer to arrive not later than 31st January. This revised closing date applies also to the Judges' second ballots for the 2022/23 BCC Championship Shows.

BCC Championship Show
The results are available here. Photos, the judges' critiques, and the Junior Handling report will posted on our Club Shows page as they are made available.

Get ready for 2019
The 2019 Shows schedule can be found here and the Club Calendar for 2019 is now ready for you to buy - details here.

Bearded Collie Annual Health Survey 2018 - Did you take part?
The results of the survey are now available via our JBLC Breed Health Surveys section.

Working Test Results
An update to Working Test Results has been made documenting results and reports from three further Branch events in summer/autumn 2018. These can be found here.

Announcing the Bearded Collie 'Buddy' Scheme
Another initiative forming part of the Bearded Collie Breed Strategy, the 'Buddy' Scheme aims to encourage and support new and repeat Bearded Collie owners - see the JBLC Bearded Collie 'Buddy' Scheme page for details, including how to find a Buddy and how to become one.

Bearded Collie Breed Strategy: Exchange of health information between breeders and stud dog owners when planning a mating
As part of the Breed Strategy and following the request from breeders to produce a checklist with guidance for the exchange of health information between breeders and stud dog owners when planning a mating, the JBLC has produced a checklist as to the type of questions that breeders can ask potential stud dog owners, and a longer article which expands on the checklist and covers other points to consider when choosing a stud dog - see the JBLC Breed Strategy 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.

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 17.01.2019