FIRSTS IN THE BREED WITHIN THE UNITED KINGDOM

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In 1897 at the EDINBURGH Show a Beardie first entered the show ring.

In 1898 Mrs.Hall Walker modified its standard.

The Bearded Collie Club was formed in 1955.

Beardies were given CC status in 1959.

1968 Moreen Donechy's Chantala Catrine was the first Beardie to go BIS at a Scottish Show.

1970 Beardies were given a class a Selkirk Open Show, our first class at an open show in Scotland.

The first Champion - Mrs.G.O.Willison’s Ch Beauty Queen of Bothkennar, a brown bitch born in 1956. In 1959 she was the winner of the first three CCs and Best of Breed on offer to Beardies.

The first Slate Champion – Ch Wishanger Barley of Bothkennar.

The first Blue Champion - Ch Blue Bonnie of Bothkennar.

The first Brown Champion Bitch – Ch Beauty Queen of Bothkennar.
The first Brown Champion Dog - Ch Benjie of Bothkennar.

The first and only Fawn Champion – Fletcher’s Ch.Romalia Rafaelle.

The only Kennel to have CC Winners in all four colours – Romalia.

The first Scottish bred male champion – Gault’s Ch Lochbarra Benjamin Blue.

The first Beardie to become both a British & Irish Champion - Kirk's Sunkap Bartholomew of Cregagh.

The first International Bearded Collie Champion - Jo Pickford's Ch.Bobby of Bothkennar

First Scottish Bitch to win Top Brood Bitch Trophy in UK – Paterson's Arranbrae Christmas Cracker at Gallus, JW.

Most Northernly winning Beardie in the UK was Mrs. Cameron Miller's dog Balmacneil Rook who won a first prize at Kirkwall in Orkney in about 1930.

Winner of the most Dog Challenge Certificates - Lewis’s Ch Potterdale Privilege 43 CCs.

Winner of Top Dog all breeds - Lewis's Ch. Potterdale Prophet in the year 2000. Rudi was also the first dog to win the Pastoral Group when it was introduced into the UK in 1999 he also won it in 2000.

Winner of the most Bitch Challenge Certificates – White’s Ch Potterdale Classic of Moonhill 25 CCs (20 with BOB) and 13 Res CCs

First and only Beardie to win Best in Show at Crufts – White’s Ch Potterdale Classic of Moonhill in 1989.

White's Ch Potterdale Classic of Moonhill (Cassie) also made breed history in 1986 by becoming the first Bearded Collie Bitch to achieve the honour of Supreme Best in Show at a General Championship Show.

Ch. Edenborough Blue Bracken became the first Dog to achieve the honour of all breed Best in Show in 1974.

First Beardie to become a guide dog – Dieter in 1980 donated by Barbara Ironmonger (Sunbree).

First Beardie to be registered as an Assistance Dog - BODHI - Zoesta Got Plenty of Pizazz - in July 2018 at just two years of age (DOB 21/7/2016)

First Beardie to win a Group – Ch Andrake Persephone.

Youngest Challenge Certificate Winner at 8 months old at Richmond Champ Show in 1968 Mrs.J.Osborne’s – Yager Aplomb at Osmart.

First Beardie to qualify for the Spillers Pup of the Year Stakes in Scotland – Potterdale Privilege (Eric) in 1987 (also won BPIS).

First to qualify for Pup Of The Year – Thymewinds Distinction 1994

FIRST TO QUALIFY FOR SPECIAL BEGINNERS STAKES – ?

First to qualify for Junior Stakes Final of the Year – Breaksea Paint it Black for Karmeliann 2007

FIRST TO QUALIFY FOR CHAMPION STAKES – ?

FIRST TO QUALIFY FOR VETERAN STAKES - ?

Oldest Beardie to become a Champion – Roscoe was 12 years and 4 months when he won his third CC. Ch.Odderwood Graptolite, born 11th July 1991 (Passed away aged 15years). His third CC and his Champion title was won at the BCC Championship Show in December 2003 under the late Pat Jones.

First Beardie to win all three Challenge Certificates to become a Champion at the same show – Johnston’s Ch Potterdale Anna-Belle at SKC in May 2001, May 2004 & August 2005.

First Beardie in the Stud Book – Bond of Bothkennar

First Dog Junior Warrant Winner – Iremonger’s Marksman of Sunbree

First Bitch Junior Warrant Winner – Partridge’s Wishanger Winter Harvest

First Beardie to win a Junior Warrant under new rules (all points being obtained whilst a Junior 1990) – Smith’s Thymewinds Tender Moment.

Youngest Junior Warrant Winner - Bushblades Transaction, JW aged 8 months - (three points gained Open Shows, three at Champ Shows where CCs are on offer, 25 points to be obtained in all between the ages of 6 and 18 months).

First Fawn to win a Junior Warrant - Breaksea Allegro JW, 2006.

First Fawn to win a Show Certificiate of Merit - Breaksea Allegro JW, ShCM.

First Beardie to win a Show Certificate of Merit - Wellknowe Spring Breeze, ShCM on 7th June 03.

First Working Trials Winner – Bond of Bothkennar

Highest in Obedience – Wiggin’s Ob.Champion Scapa

First Beardie Champion to win open ‘C’ in Obedience – Wiggin’s Ch. Osmart Black Lorraine

HIGHEST WORKING TRIAL AWARD -

Highest No. of Points won for Tambora Points Trophy – Ch. Potterdale Prophet 878 points – 2000.

Highest No. of points won for Willison Junior Points Trophy – Wilding’s Bendale That’s My Boy, JW (Now a Champion) 299 points – 2000.

Highest No. of points won for the Orora Puppy Points Trophy – Wilding’s Bendale That’s My Boy, JW (Now a Champion) 273 points – 1999.

Highest No. of points won for the Osmart Trophy - Gilbert's Ch.Athemburgh New Beginning, 95 points - 2016.

Highest No. of points won for the The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland's Runival Loch Ba at Braemoray Memorial Veteran Trophy - Glasgow's Ch.Gallus Absolute Quality - 134 points in 2017.

Highest No. of points won for The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland’s Ch Gillaber Highland Lament Memorial Trophy – Handley's Ch.Bargemon Baryshnikov at Barkenbear,JW,ShCM – 264 points in 2013.

Highest No. of points won for The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland's Gallus What a Stoater Special Yearling Trophy - Gibb's Snikkles Bluebeard at Pirateer - 247 points in 2016.

Highest No. of points won for The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland’s Silene Special Yearling Trophy (Trophy withdrawn 2011) – Buchanan-Hislop’s Champion Ciopar Celtic Razzles Boy, JW (Now a Champion) - 144 points in 2003.

Highest No. of points won for The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland’s Beardiewood Rosebowl (Top Junior) – Gibb's Snikkles Bluebeard At Pirateer- 206 points in 2016.

Highest No. of points won for The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland’s Balformo Shield (Top Puppy) – Moir's Braemoor's Fabulous Fennela at Winaria (Imp Nld), JW – 153 points in 2017.

Highest No. of points for The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland’s Special Pinebrig Black Beauty Trophy (Top Puppy) – Ryan & Black's Braedon Highland Laddie at Razcal - 167 points in 2013.

Highest No. of points for The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland’s Special Skeskaty Trophy (Top Junior) – Delaney's Arranbrae Just One Look, JW – 125 points in 2012.

Highest No. of points for The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland’s Special The Megan of Westbere Trophy (Special Yearling) – Johnston's Potterdale Star of Peebles, JW, ShCM - 86 points in 2008.

Highest No. of points for The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland's Ciopar Celtic Legend Memorial Trophy (Veteran) - Glasgow's Ch Gallus Absolute Quality - 71 points in 2016.

Highest No. of points for The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland’s Special Ch Lochbarra Benjamin Blue Memorial Trophy – Ryan & Black's Braedoon Highland Laddie at Razkal, JW, ShCM – 142 points in 2015.

First Beardie to qualify as a Mountain Rescue Dog – Barley’s Strathourn Swinging Gael.

Oldest Un-registered Beardie – Put to sleep in 1979 age 23 years, belonged to Mr. Grant of Archiedown, Morayshire.

Oldest Registered Beardie – Ch Blumberg Hadriana at Potterdale (Heidi) died 1995 at 18 yrs.

Oldest Beardie to sire a first litter at the age of 11.1/2 years – Moir’s Winaria Wallace.

Winner of YKC National Show Handler of the Year at Crufts 2007 – Lucinda Carter from Wales.

Winner of the Freestyle final AND International Freestyle competitions 2007 – Lesley Neville with Choxxstart Dream Angus.

The first UK Beardie Diva - Talraz Indiana (DOB 30/3/2005) to be formally assessed for a Herding Instinct/Aptitude Certificate on 12th August 2007. Lacking a recognised qualification in this country, the guidelines of the Swedish Bearded Collie were used.
Tester was Carl Borgstrom (from Sweden) and Diva passed comfortably in all sections.

Maureen Sale's Jetta - Trenchol Star Trekker - achieved the distinction of being the only
Beardie ever to compete with Border Collies in their own Herding Test &
achieve a pass & the Midland Border Collie Club's Utility certificate.

Clare Robinson's Ir/Int Ch Kiltondale Magnetisim IrJunCh has been the first Beardie to ever win Northern Ireland Working and Pastoral Dog of the Year 2010 (Judge Kevin Young) then Northern Ireland Show Dog of the Year 2010 all breeds present (Judge Mrs.E.Bothwell).