The latest news will be posted here. If you have a Facebook account, you can also keep up to date with us via our Facebook page SCBCC Group
Results from our shows and details of forthcoming shows, educational and social events and shows can be found via the links on our Events page.
Winners and details of our annual trophies can be found on the Club Trophy page.
4th April 2021 – It is with great sadness we learnt today of the passing of our dear friend Tony Bush, and send our sincere condolences to Tony’s family and close ones.
Tony was our Treasurer for 30 years, only stepping down in 2020. He dedicated his life to Beardies, achieving success in the show ring, becoming a highly respected judge and breeder. But he will be remembered first and foremost as a charming gentleman, with a wicked sense of humour who liked nothing more than whiling away the time, glass of wine in hand, talking, of course, about all things Beardie. It was a privilege to have known him.
Our AGM was scheduled to be held on Sunday 21st March 2021 but as lockdown restrictions will still be in place, we were unable to hold a face-to-face meeting.
The Kennel Club enacted a new provision that allows for societies to legitimately process routine business by adopting interim arrangements such as postal/online voting or remote meetings, as appropriate. Having considered the options available, we decided that a postal AGM was the most effective way to reach all our members, and enable all members to participate.
Papers have now been sent out and members have until 16th April to respond to the Secretary with any comments on the proposals or accounts.
For further information click here
Championship Show 2021 – Saturday 26th June, Newbury Showground RG18 9QZ
Thanks to the generosity of the Southern Counties Canine Association, we will be holding our 2021 show at their show at the Newbury Showground on Saturday 26th June – this is the day before Pastoral day.
Further details will be posted here
Open Show 2021 – 17th October 2021, Ardingly, West Sussex
If the road map, laid out by our government, goes to plan, we will be holding our 2021 Open Show in the Queen’s Jubilee building at the South of England Showground at Ardingly, West Sussex, on the 17th October 2021. Our breed judge is Mrs. Toni Jackson and our obedience judge will be announced later.
Further details will be posted here
We are getting a lot of enquiries from people looking for Beardie puppies. Sadly as there are fewer Beardies around these days, litters tend to be few and far between and at the moment we have no information on current or planned litters. Breeders don’t always let us know in advance when they are planning litters and often have their own waiting lists so it is always worth contacting breeders direct. The Kennel Club hold a list breeders that subscribe to their accreditation scheme. Not all breeders participate in this scheme and this is not an indication that they are not a recommended breeder. Likewise some of the listed breeders may not be members of the SCBCC or Bearded Collie Club and so not adhere to the Clubs’ more stringent Code of Ethics. If in doubt please contact the Clubs for confirmation. The Beardie Connexion website (http://www.bcx-uk.co.uk/) also has a page with links to some of the breeders’ own sites so that is also a good place to start.
We understand how frustrating it is once you have made that all important decision not to be able to find a puppy straight away, but it is important to be patient to find the right puppy from a recommended breeder. Sadly there are unscrupulous breeders out there leading to puppies being sold with health and/or temperament issues. Adverts on puppy websites are unlikely to be from reputable Beardie breeders, so be wary!
Breed Health Survey
The results of the annual Bearded Collie health survey for 2020 has now been compiled by the JBLC. Read the full report here
BeaCon for Health
Have you loaded the details of your Beardies on to the BeaCon For Health Open Registry?
The registry is for Beardies from all walks of canine life and it is important that details of healthy Beardies as well as those with health issues are recorded so that a true picture of the overall health of the breed is available.
Once your Beardie’s details are on the registry, please keep them up to date – even if it is to say there has been no change each year.
Click here for further information.