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Judge's Biographies


BRAND Terri (Ronansprey)

I have held the Ronansprey affix since 1984 and started judging in 1987. I have judged 14 shows, 49 classes, 111 dogs judged.

I have attended the Bearded Collie Club Seminar (13/11/11) – Mrs E Aughey MRCVS – Anatomy of the Dog and Mr D Moir – Bearded Collie Breed Standard at which I passed the A2 list assessment.

I am on the B list for Border Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs and also on an A2 list for Rough Collies.

BUCHANAN-HISLOP.Patricia (Ciopar)


I got my first dog for my 5th birthday and there has always been a dog in my life since. My first bearded collie arrived in early 1989. She was from the last litter of the famous Wishanger kennel. She was very clever. I did agility with her and took her to Scottish Breeds show and where she qualified for Crufts. I was hooked. I made lots of mistakes with her and she taught me a LOT.
I bred my first litter at the end of 1991 and have bred 9 litters in total.
I have bred 2 U.K. Champions and one Irish Champion and 4 of my dogs have gained their Stud book numbers.
My first judging appointment was in the mid 1990’s. My BOB at that show went BIS. I have judged Beardies at open show level in various places in Scotland and in Northern Ireland.
I enjoy learning about our breed and have been to many breed seminars over the years. I have served on both the Bearded Collie Club of Scotland and the Scottish Branch of the Bearded Collie Club in the past. I regularly steward at Irvine Canine Club and have been a committee member of this club for 15 years.

BURSCOUGH Chris (Kilfinan)

Together with my husband Tony we have owned and exhibited Bearded Collies since 1987. In that time we have qualified 22 Bearded Collies for the KC Stud Book and bred 4 more for others, 17 of the 22 were home-bred. 6 have become UK Champions with 1 holding a dual UK/Irish title. The Bearded Collies we have owned and shown have won a total of 26 CC’s and 23 Res CC’s to date, our Beardies have also been campaigned in Ireland where they have won a number of CACIB’s, and 4 have achieved Irish titles. We have also bred 2 Canadian Champions and they have gone on to produce more for the current owner. Our most memorable achievements in the show ring have been Best of Breed at Crufts, Group 1 Blackpool Champ Show and overall winners of the Welsh Contest of Champions, Welsh Top Puppy and Welsh Top Junior competitions.
I judged my 1st classes of Bearded Collies in 1994 at Open level and have awarded CC’s 3 times since then, the 1st time at Birmingham National 2010. The same year I was also honoured to be invited to judge the Bearded Collie Club of Germany Speciality show together with the Working Tests. I also judged the Bearded Collie Club of Belgium Speciality in 2017. I have judged Groups at open show level and I have 2 Breed Club appointments next year.
Our second breed is Skye Terriers and I awarded my first set of CC’s this year at Border Union. We currently own 2 with CC’s and one is now a Ch. I have attended many seminars in the Working and Pastoral breeds and will continue to do so as I enjoy judging and consider it an honour but also view it as a valuable learning experience.

BURSCOUGH Tony (Kilfinan)

With my wife Chris we have owned and exhibited Bearded Collies since 1987. In that time we have qualified 22 Bearded Collies for the KC Stud Book, 18 of which were home-bred. 5 have become UK Champions with 1 holding a dual title UK/Irish. The Bearded Collies we have owned and shown have won a total of 26 CC’s and 23 Res CC’s to date, our Beardies have also been campaigned in Ireland where they have won a number of CACIB’s, and 4 have achieved Irish titles. Our most memorable achievements in the show ring have been Best of Breed at Crufts, Group 1 Blackpool Champ Show, overall winner of Welsh Contest of Champions, Welsh Top Puppy, Welsh Top Junior competitions. We have also bred 2 Bearded Collies that have achieved their Champion titles in Canada.
I judged my 1st classes of Bearded Collies in 1994 and awarding CC’c for the 1st time at Border Union in 2012, and then at Birmingham National in 2014 and Midshires in 2016. . Overseas I had the honour of Judging the Sweepstakes classes at the Bearded Collie Club of Club of Canada Speciality in 2007. In 2012 I was honoured to judge the Bearded Collie Club of Germany Speciality show and the Norwegian Bearded Collie Club Show in June 2016.
I was privileged to be passed to award CC’s in Portuguese Water Dogs at Border Union in 2017.
I enjoy judging, consider it an honour but also view it as an opportunity to gain further valuable experience and, hopefully, contribute to maintaining the breeds wonderful character and construction for future generations.
Our second breed is Skye Terriers and I awarded my first set of CC’s this year at Border Union. We currently own 2 with CC’s and one is now a Ch. I have attended many seminars in the Working and Pastoral breeds and will continue to do so as I enjoy judging and consider it an honour but also view it as a valuable learning experience.

CANTY Barry (Bargemon)

I have had an association and love of animals all of his life.

In 1988 as a partner in crime to a Briard puppy, myself and Carole acquired Thymewinds Teddy Boy (Teddy), (Potterdale Byron X Sunbree Shared Moment) from Wendy Smith in Kent.
Over the last twenty six years we have qualified eight dogs for the Kennel Club Stud Book, have owned one Champion, Ch. Moonhills Lady in Red for Bargemon (Dolly) and bred one Champion CH. Bargemon Baryshnikov of Barkenbear JW (Fletcher).

I am currently on the A3 Judges Lists of The Bearded Collie Club of Scotland, The Bearded Collie Club, The North of England Bearded Collie Club, Eastern Bearded Collie Association, The Briard Association and The British Briard Club, B Judges Lists for The Affenpinscher Club and Catalan Sheepdogs, C-List Midshires Bearded Collie Club, and Southern Counties Bearded Collie Club.

I have attended seminars on conformation, movement, rules, regulations, judging etiquette, breed history and various other topics.

Over the last twenty years, I have been involved in the administration and show management arena, currently Secretary of Eastern Beardies, Chairman and Show Manager of Crystal Palace Canine Association, Treasurer of The Affenpinscher Club, Show Manager of The British Briard Club, Committee Member Contest of Champion Show Dogs Charity and has also stewarded at various Open and Championship Shows.