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Bearded Collie Annual Health Survey 2018

As we continue to support the JBLC Breed Strategy, please find below an introduction to the JBLC's new yearly health survey which will take place in February each year. The survey will be totally anonymous and is purely aimed at collecting ongoing health data. This has been produced by our Breed Health Co-ordinator - Elizabeth Ayrton and she has made it as short and as easy as possible. The idea is that if there are areas of concern from data collected, these can be followed up with more in depth surveys on a single issue rather than creating a huge survey which is really onerous for people to fill in. Please submit information on ALL your Bearded Collies.

This will be launched on 1st February 2018 until 28th February 2018.

From discussions Elizabeth has had with the Kennel Club, the plan is that the KC will mail it out to all registered Bearded Collie owners.

Please share with as many Bearded Collie owners as possible - a copy of the information below is available to download here.

Thank you for your support.


Posted on: 6 February 2018


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Bearded Collie Annual Health Survey 2018

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In order to collect ongoing health data on as many Bearded Collies in the UK as possible we are running an annual health survey which will be open in February each year. This is for all Kennel Club registered Bearded Collies regardless of whether they are show dogs, breeding dogs, activity dogs or pets. Please submit information on ALL your Bearded Collies - we need to know about the healthy dogs as well! This survey is really short and easy to complete (about 2 minutes) and is totally anonymous. It is aimed at getting everyone together to safeguard the future of our breed. We will publish the results for all to access on the Clubs websites later this year. Please click on the link below to take part:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_Fe1jf5V1yv_YlsvsysTc76Imi81ydvpKs01hpLpyivoNyQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

This is also a good time to remind people to contribute to the DNA data bank for future research and also so update health details of any animal you have in the databank at canine.genetics@aht.org.uk. Also you can enter health data on BeaCon (the Bearded Collie Open Health Registry) by following the link below:

BeaCon for Health