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MBCC History


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

Border Heartbeat

Events Diary
Venue Directions

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

Utility Certificate

Instinct Tests
KC Herding Test
Tribute to Old Hemp
Polly's Tale

Countryside Matters



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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MBCC Ch Show 2018

MBCC's Championship Breed Show 2018 will once again be held in conjunction with The National Dog Show & will be on the Saturday (Gundog day) immediately preceding Pastoral day.

MBCC has been allotted the Sandylands Hall. We will have one ring and a 9am start, with dogs being followed by bitches.
Judges are Sian Jones (Sianworth) - dogs & Hilary Kerr (Borderclan) - bitches.
Entries via Higham Press.
Entries close 21st April 2018 (postmark), online entries up to 12 noon 28th April

There will be reduced 1st entry fees for all:
MBCC members - 1st entry reduced by £3 (now £12)
Non members - 1st entry reduced by £2 (now £15)
NFC £2

Border Collies will judged at The National on the following day by Mandy Dance (Emem).

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Obedience Show Cancellation

Following the forced cancellation of our shows - and in accordance with Rule 9 on our schedule, anyone wanting a refund of their entries please forward a stamped addressed envelope to Mrs S M C Hyde, 43 Southfields Drive, Leicester LE2 6QS. This must be received by 28th April and refunds will be made within 3 months. Please note that refunds will be after expenses have been accounted for and that the expenses will include hire of the venue, marquee, toilets, chemical waste, printing, catering etc which have all had to be paid for. Any refunds not required will be donated to a charity to be announced later.

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Border Collie - Breed Education Coordinator

As part of the Kennel Club's 'Judges Competency Framework' all breeds are being invited to nominate one individual to act as the Breed Education Coordinator (BEC).

This largely administrative role would be ideally suited to someone with knowledge of the breed and other individuals who may be able to contribute to the training of aspirant judges. Knowledge of using spreadsheets and word processing software would be highly advantageous but it is not necessary for the nominated BEC to be a CC awarding judge.

The BEC will be responsible for the administration of judges' training but not necessarily with facilitating or providing it. The role reports directly to the Training & Education Department at the Kennel Club and is independent of the Breed Council or any Breed Club.

A full role description can be found here on the Kennel Club web site

Training for the role will be provided by the Kennel Club at a seminar, to be held at Stoneleigh on Sunday 15th July 2018. Nominations must be submitted to the Kennel Club by 1st June 2018.

Anyone wishing for their name to be considered for nomination for this role should contact the Border Collie Breed Council Secretary, Marion Turner

All applications must be received by the Secretary by Saturday 5th May 2018.

Published for and on behalf of the Border Collie Breed Council
13th April 2018

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Seminar and Judging Assessment

Points of the Dog
(to be followed by a Breed Specific Judging Assessment)
to be held on October 14th 2018
at Normanton Village Hall, Main Street, Normanton on Soar, Loughborough, Leics, LE12 5HB

This is a great opportunity for aspiring judges to add one of the essential elements to their judging CVs. Accredited trainer Kathy Gorman will conduct the Points of the Dog assessments and the cost per candidate is £12, which will include light refreshments. Successful candidates will receive a KC pass certificate.

Our Breed Specific Judging Assessment will follow (please note this is fully booked, from our original March date which was cancelled due to the snow).

PotD application forms are available from Sheila Gay.

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Show Border Collie Herding Test

MBCC is willing to sponsor candidates for the Kennel Club's SBCHT.

Interested parties should contact us for details

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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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The club stand at the Pet Show, August 2015

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

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