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Results from Southern Counties BCC Championship Show can be viewed here.
Results from the Manchester Championship Show can be viewed here.
Results from the Boston & District Canine Society 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 Annual Health Survey 2019 In order to collect ongoing health data on as many Bearded Collies in the UK as possible we run an annual health survey which is open in February each year. This is for all Kennel Club registered Bearded Collies. Further details of this easy to complete survey can be found here. Please help in building up the 'big picture' of the health of the breed! The results of the 2018 Breed Health Survey is available via our JBLC Breed Health Surveys section.

The 2019 list of working test and obedience fixtures is now available. Further events may be added during the year as details are confirmed. The list can be found here

The 2018 Trophy Points placings have now been verified and the leader board results can be seen here. The 2019 leader board will be active following Crufts on 8th March.

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.

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 11.02.2019