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Welcome to the website of the Bearded Collie Club.

  Windsor Champ Show results are here.

  Blackpool Champ Show results are here.

  Border Union Champ Show results are here.

  Three Counties Champ Show results are here.

  Southern Counties CA Champ Show results are here.

The Bearded Collie Club aims to cater for ALL Beardie owners and is intent on maintaining our breed's enviable reputation and our website supports this aim by providing information on all Beardie issues and activities.

BCC Championship Show Saturday 9th July 2022

in partnership with East of England Show. ENTRIES CLOSE Thursday 16th June at www.fossedata.co.uk

Dog judge - Liz Jay (Talraz)
Bitch judge - Peter Fox (Bushblades)
Referee - Wendy Knowles (Tonwynde)

The Club has been allocated two adjacent rings all day which will be in an area apart from the main judging rings of the East of England Show. Notification of the location will be posted on the BCC Members Only Facebook page and Fosse Data as soon as known nearer the show date.

Please note to bring your own chairs and wet weather cover, e.g. small gazebos and tents or umbrellas. There is no benching or wet weather accommodation for the BCC show. Members first entry is £15 per dog with Veterans free. Don't forget to tick the box in Step 2 of the Fosse Data online entry if you are a member or are paying your membership direct to the Club before the show to obtain the reduced members rate!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our July Championship Show.

  The Bearded Collie Annual Health Survey 2022 has now been published and can be found here.

New auto-immune disease study. The JBLC has previously funded research at the Royal Veterinary College looking at markers to try and identify Bearded Collies with Addison's disease. The RVC is now embarking on a new large study of auto-immune disease in the dog and looking for volunteers. They are specifically looking for dogs newly diagnosed with IMHA, ITP,IMPA and SRMA - see criteria in this link. Please pass the message on if you know of anyone with a Bearded Collie that fits these criteria.

Survey into Pain Management for Osteoarthritis. Please complete this online survey if you can - any research that can help us to help dogs in pain is important!

Bearded Collie Annual Health Survey. The Joint Breed Liaison Committee's 2021 Bearded Collie Annual Health Survey has been published and is now available to download here.

The 2021 Trophy Points Leader Board positions have been confirmed and can be viewed here.

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.

Spot any errors? Please contact the Website Administrator               Site last updated 02.07.2022