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.
Membership Subscriptions due for renewal
Happy New Year to all our Members. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your Beardies.
For those that don’t pay by standing order and didn’t renew/join up at our show last October, membership subscriptions are due for renewal on 1st January.
New Autoimmune Disease Study by the Royal Veterinary College
A call for owners of dogs in the UK with autoimmune diseases to take part in vital new research
Click here for further details
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.