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Welcome to the Bearded Collie Club website

Results from Working & Pastoral Breeds of Scotland Champ Show can be viewed here.
Results from Midland Counties Canine Soc Champ Show can be viewed here.
Results from the South Wales Kennel Assoc Championship Show can be viewed here.
Results from the Bearded Collie Club of Scotland Championship Show can be viewed here.
Results from the Belfast Championship Show can be viewed here.
Results from the Driffield Championship Show can be viewed here.
Results from the Darlington Championship Show can be viewed here.
Results from the Richmond 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 Secretary.

An additional day of working tests and associated training has recently been organised for 24th November at Beccles, Norfolk. More details can be found here.

Saturday 19th October marked the annual Midland Branch Pentathlon event hosted as usual by Janet Martineau at her Gloucestershire home. We have received a report of the day's fun and activities which can be read in full here. Many thanks to Janet for holding this enjoyable event and for providing such an entertaining account of the day.

The Kennel Club have recently published their latest (2019) Breed Health and Conservation Plan for the Bearded Collie. This is based to a large extent on the recent work and findings of the Joint Breed Liaison Committee from the Breed Health surveys to which many members contributed. The complete document can be viewed or downloaded here

The 2019 Yearbook submission forms and Yearbook order form are now available to download from here

Judges' Profiles for candidates in the upcoming ballot for judging the 2021 BCC Open Shows are now available for inspection here

Your attention is drawn to new information regarding Privacy and Data Protection as it affects Members. A new web page detailing Privacy Information can be viewed here.

The JBLC's 2019 Breed Health Report is now available here on the JBLC pages together with the 2018 report.

A huge thankyou to all who came to Inkberrow on 9th June to join in the Fun Day on the field and attend the Making Memories event in the hall, and we hope you enjoyed the day. A big thankyou also to the hard-working committees of the main club and Midland Branch and the panel of six such influential breeders who made the day such a success, helped in no small part by a wonderful window of fine weather.

The Bearded Collie Club were delighted to be awarded Excellent for their 2019 Open Show by the Kennel Club Field Officer and the KC Certificate has now arrived (left). A special thank you to the Officers, committee, judges, stewards, and exhibitors for making the Open Show such a success.

The AHT DNA Databank - REMINDER to keep your records updated
We are reminding members who have submitted DNA samples for the Animal Health Trust study to keep their records updated. Click here to view this topic on the News page.

The Website's Members' Area is no longer available.
Some members have experienced problems when trying to log in to the Members' Area. There has also been evidence of potential hacking of the web-site via the login links. To safeguard members' data etc. we have therefore decided to disable the login facility. We hope this does not cause undue inconvenience, but would ask that any documents currently available for download via the members' area be requested by email to the Secretary.

The 2019 Points Trophy Leader Board is now active and can be found here

Working Tests and Obedience fixtures
The list of fixtures for 2019 is available here. Further events may be added during the year as details are confirmed.

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 two 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.

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