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Judge 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 Tony (Kilfinan)

Chris and I have owned and exhibited Bearded Collies since 1987. In that time we have qualified 21 Bearded Collies for the Stud Book, 17 of which were home-bred. 5 have become Champions with 1 holding a dual title. The Bearded Collies we have owned and shown have won a total of 26 CC’s and 20 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 dogs have achieved Best of Breed at Crufts, Group 1 Blackpool Champ Show, winner of Welsh Champions, Welsh Top Puppy, Welsh Top Junior competitions. We have also bred 2 Bearded Collies that have achieved their Champion titles in Canada. In addition to Bearded Collies we have owned and bred Skye Terriers since 1990 and Chris handled a home bred Skye to achieve 1 CC, 3 RCC’s and Best Puppy in Breed at Crufts. We currently live with 11 Bearded Collies and 2 Skye Terriers. Our Skye Badger has 1CC and 1 ResCC and Isla 1ResCC.
We breed only when we want a puppy for ourselves and have recently bred the 6th generation Kilfinan Bearded Collie.
In relation to judging I had the privilege of awarding CC’c for the 1st time at Border Union in 2012, and then at Birmingham National in 2014. I am due to Judge Dogs at the Midshires Club Show in 2016. I have also judged 4 Breed Club Open Shows and 216 classes of Beardies in the UK since 1994. 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. I am due to Judge the Norwegian Bearded Collie Club show in June 2016.
Outside of Bearded Collies I have also judged classes of Skye Terriers, Portuguese Water Dogs (without CC’s at Champ Shows) and a number of Working and Pastoral breeds at Open Shows. I am on the A1 lists of the BCC, SCBCC, BCC of Scotland, Midshires, NEBCOL and Eastern BCC and the B list of the Skye Terrier Club and Portuguese Water Dog Club.
I am a committee member of the Eastern Bearded Collie Association and the Rhyl Canine Society.
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.

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.

CANTY Carole (Bargemon)

My introduction to this wonderful breed was a day out at Crufts in the mid 80’s. We were looking for a companion, maybe to be shown, for our Briard. I walked into Earls Court and saw all these Beardie faces looking at me and that was that – although due to unforeseen circumstances it was not until 1988 that our first boy “Teddy” joined us. He is still remembered with a smile, such a character and sorely missed.

I started stewarding and getting involved with the organisation of shows in the mid 90’s – I became committee member and treasurer of Crystal Palace CA, a position that I still hold, and I was also the Secretary for 10 years. At the moment I am a committee member and the Open Show Secretary of National working & Pastoral Breeds. It always feels good to put something back into a hobby that has given you so much over the years.

We had our first litter in the year 2000 and have been fortunate enough to have owned or bred 2 champions, 2 CC and 5 RCC winners.

As a result of all my work and other commitments, my judging career had to take a bit of a back seat until recently. I have been judging since 2007 and also judge Briards, Australian Shepherds, Catalans, Rough Collies and Shelties.

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