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Bearded Collies - week 17Updated : 20/04/2017

THE EASTER weekend was packed with open and championship shows and blessed with good weather. I know that several Beardie enthusiasts caravanned at the Newark and Notts Showground, which hosted at least two open shows and a club championship show, all of which attracted good entries. I do wonder if this type of show ‘c...

Bearded Collies - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

I WAS BROWSING through a veterinary book recently and was surprised to find Beardies as one of the breeds found to be affected by cleft palates and hare lips. In the years I’ve been breeding I’ve never come across a puppy with this defect.      As a show judge I have seen two dogs with very t...

Bearded Collies - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

THE BCC staged a successful open show at the Harry Mitchell Centre. The centre had been hit by a falling tree in the recent storms but although there were some initial fears that the show would need to be held in the open the hall was ready for use on the day when Stuart Band tackled an excellent entry.    &n...

Bearded Collies - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

KAREN Edwards awarded CCs for the first time at Scottish Breeds and found her BOB in the new champion Sammara Little Black Dress (Ch Moonhill Power Of Dreamz ex Ch S Moonlight Shadow). DCC went to Ch Potterdale Platinum Plus (Ch Sengalas Indianna Jones ex Ch P Pure Platinum).      The RCCs were won by Ki...

Bearded Collies - week 13Updated : 22/03/2017

THE BCC held its AGM recently and I’m pleased to tell you that Paula Brookes has been elected as president. Robynne Wood is the new committee chairman, which surely would have made her grandmother Jenny Osborne very proud.      I’ve had several enquiries over the meaning of ‘effective p...

Bearded Collies - week 12Updated : 15/03/2017

THE EXCITEMENT and exhaustion that is Crufts is over and we have a year to recover in time for the next one! This year we were on the final day and the crowds seemed even thicker than usual. I thought the dogs coped extremely well and I didn’t see any that were upset or stressed.      Ann Andrews j...

Bearded Collies - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

IAN PICKUP judged at the Midshires BCC open show and awarded BIS to Sammara Little Black Dress (Ch Moonhill Power Of Dreamz ex Ch S Moonlight Shadow). RBIS went to the junior bitch Natterjack Nordic Star over Clovabrae (Ch Larkangen’s Aiming For The Stars ex Ch Malandex Xploits with N). BP was Malandex Xpressly Chosen ...

Bearded Collies - week 8Updated : 15/02/2017

PUPPY registrations for 2016 fell to 284, well below the 300 level the Kennel Club uses to define ‘vulnerable breeds’. I think the fall below this threshold has been on the cards for some years as there has been a relentless decline since the peak of 2,000-plus registrations per year that we enjoyed in the 1980s....

Bearded Collies - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

THE SCBCC staged yet another top class championship show. The various club shows are always my favourite events and this one was among the best. After a long and tiring journey it is fantastic to be met with a welcoming cup of coffee and piece of cake or the club’s world famous bread pudding. I’m not sure who mak...

Bearded Collies - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

SOME EXCITING news about our Antonia Leech. She has reached the final five in the Young Kennel Club’s prestigious Outstanding Young Person of the Year award, winning the Sporting Talent category. It would mean so much to her if you could give your support and vote for her. The winner will be announced on the last day o...

Bearded Collies - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

GRAHAM Hill judged at Manchester and awarded BOB to Ch Caldermist Kiss In The Dark (Ch Amberose Here Comes The Sun ex Ch Breaksea Amazing Grace for C). BCC was won by the junior Natterjack Nordic Star over Clovabrae (Ch Larkangens Aiming For The Stars ex Ch Malandex Xploits with N). This award tops ‘Carla’s&rsquo...

Bearded Collies - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

THE FUNERAL for Alan Stevens was held at the Boston Crematorium and attended by a large group of people representing different groups that Alan had touched during his lifetime. The service was humanist and the final piece of music – chosen by Alan – raised a smile in the sad occasion as it was Queen’s Anoth...

Bearded Collies - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

BOSTON is always one of my favourite shows. It is well organised, the officials are friendly and helpful and each day is relatively small and has a ‘homely’ feel.      Francis Richards judged and awarded DCC, his third, and BOB to Shilstone Craftsman (Ch Potterdale Pisces ex S Foreign Affai...

Bearded Collies - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

BOSTON is always one of my favourite shows. It is well organised, the officials are friendly and helpful and each day is relatively small and has a ‘homely’ feel.      Francis Richards judged and awarded DCC, his third, and BOB to Shilstone Craftsman (Ch Potterdale Pisces ex S Foreign Affai...

Bearded Collies - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

AS 2016 draws to a close it is time to look at the list of judges for 2017: Boston Frances Richards; Manchester Graham Hill; SCBCC dogs Sue O’Brien, bitches Chris Hardy; Crufts dogs Ann Andrews, bitches Denise Barley; Scottish Breeds Karen Edwards; WPBW Andrew Brace; EBCA dogs Robin Newhouse, bitches Brenda White; WELK...

Bearded Collies - week 51Updated : 13/12/2016

EMMA Bird judged at LKA and awarded DCC and BOB to Ch Caldermist Kiss In The Dark (Amberose Kiss Of Sun ex Ch Breaksea Amazing Grace for C). BCC was another for Ch Talraz Fleur De Lys (Ch In Vogue Island Come To Look At Me ex T Hot Favourite).      RCCs were won by Rembrand Rum And Coke (Ch Potterdale ...

Bearded Collies - week 50Updated : 07/12/2016

THE BCC championship show is always a highlight of the year and 2016’s event held no disappointments. The atmosphere was happy and relaxed, people and officials were friendly and helpful. The Christmas spirit was alive and well. As usual there was an excellent entry of both dogs and bitches and judges Anne Wilding and ...

Bearded Collies - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

BEARDIES in Need staged its Christmas party and raised more than £400 towards the group’s work in rescuing and rehoming Beardies and Neardies ‘both far and wide’. Beardies in Need is run by Shirley Hinchliffe and is a great example of what a determined individual can achieve. There are regular events ...

Bearded Collies - week 47Updated : 16/11/2016

BEARDIES have a reputation as boisterous, fun-loving dogs, but it always amazes me how quiet and sensible they become when the situation demands it.      A few years ago I suffered a fractured spine and my husband Ken was quite concerned about how I would cope with our bunch of Beardies once I returned...

Bearded Collies - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

WENDY Knowles judged at the WPBS and found her DCC, his second, and BOB in Shilstone Craftsman (Ch Potterdale Piscues ex S Foreign Affair). BCC, her third, was Talraz Fleur De Lys (Ch In Vogue Island Come To Look At Me ex T Hot Favourite).      The reserves were awarded to Corimist Chicago for Kiltonda...

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