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MBCC History

Committee
Club Rules
Code Of Ethics
Breed Standard
Health Matters
Border Collie Colours
Puppy List

Border Heartbeat

Events Diary
Venue Directions

Agility
Breed Shows
~MBCC's Judging Criteria
Flyball
HTM and Freestyle
Junior Handling
Obedience
Obedience Judging at Crufts
Working Trials

Utility Certificate
Instinct Tests
~KC Herding Test
~Tribute to Old Hemp
Polly's Tale
Countryside Matters

Utility Roll Of Honour

Archive
Obituaries

Links

Secretary Hilary Kerr

MBCC holds Championship status in Breed and Obedience

Welcome to The Midlands Border Collie Club web site!

Each year the Midlands Border Collie Club holds:

1 Championship Breed Show (May)
1 Open Breed Show with Limited Obedience (October)

1 Championship Obedience Show (Easter)
1 Open Obedience Show (Easter)

Occasional Breed Judging Assessments & Educational Seminars

For Members Only there are:
Utility Days (when venue available)
Reduced entry fees at some of our Shows.

The Border Heartbeat newsletter is now available online to all readers

Bob Tunnicliff, Chairman
Email The Chairman
Tel: 01283 761507
Mobile: 07973 122473

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Detailed information on the club's aims and activities can be found by using the links on the left.

For upcoming events and current schedules please visit the Events Diary.

For show results within the past 12 months, please visit the page for the relevant discipline. Previous years' results can be found in the Archive.

For further information about any of the MBCC's activities, please email the Secretary, Hilary Kerr, using the link on the left, or phone 01580 890422.

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NOTICE OF AGM

The Midlands Border Collie Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 18th March 2017 at the Meeting Room at Stoneleigh Park Lodge, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Coventry CV8 2LZ at 3pm.

Would you please note that the Secretary will be out of the country during February - in her absence please contact Chairman Bob Tunnicliff or Treasurer Chris Johnson, who will be able to answer any queries. Items for the agenda to be received by 18th February 2017.

Please note time of meeting is dependent on the Border Collie Breed Council meeting finishing on time. I do not anticipate a problem.

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Midlands Border Collie Club have been invited by the Birmingham National Dog Show Society to hold our Championship Show in conjunction with theirs in 2017. After a long discussion it has been agreed that we will do this in 2017 - subsequent years will be decided by mutual agreement. Following the approach by Birmingham we spent a lot of time in discussion with them to get the best possible arrangement, which we hope we have achieved.

The advantage to exhibitors will be 2 sets of CCs in one day, reduced entry fees as our overheads will be lower.

The date of our show is consequently now Saturday May 6th 2017 at Staffordshire County Showground. The schedule can be found at Fosse Data.

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Statement from the Chairman:
The MBCC Championship show is scheduled as unbenched.
All dogs entered at Birmingham National will have a bench allocated, there is no provision to bench non-entered dogs alongside entered dogs of the same ownership. If you require this you must enter Birmingham NFC.
For dogs entered solely at the MBCC there will be spare benches in the vicinity of the Nationals Border Collie benching.

We are allocated Ring 6 - this is the end ring in our tent which will leave a large area next to the tent wall to be used to place cages, leaving clear gangways. We now know we have two rings - one ring will be the BC ring at the National and one next to it.

Exit passes for dogs only entered at the MBCC can be collect from our secretary on the day.
Bitch classes will start 30 minutes before the dog classes.
Bob T

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Update from the Roslin Institute on gonioscopy and glaucoma research can be found on the Health Matters page

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BORDER HEARTBEAT
We regret that we are currently unable to produce new issues of the Border Heartbeat.
MBCC is seeking a new co-editor to gather articles (collation & online publication will be taken care of as before), so if you're interested in taking on that role please contact Chairman Bob (email address above).

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The club stand at the Pet Show, August 2015

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Epilepsy Research: Download the Questionnaire & Sample Form. These forms can be used in conjunction with any epilepsy sampling clinic held in the UK. Should you wish to send samples to Finland yourself, please email PBHF Secretary Hilary Kerr for further instructions.

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A stunning, feminine head Perfect Balance Shaded Sable - one of the less well-known colours

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Please note: many of the photos on this site are reached via a thumbnail preview. If you have a popup stopper program installed, you may need to hold your Ctrl key down while you click.

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Join The Midlands Border Collie Club:
A Membership Application form can be downloaded here. It is in .pdf format and you will need the free Adobe Reader to access the file once downloaded.
Current subscriptions are:
£7.00 single/£9.00 joint/£2.00 Junior

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