About the BCCSC
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In 1969, the first Bearded Collie arrived in California, imported from England by Jean Richland. Out of this love, the BCCSC
was born. Founded on January 12, 1997, the Bearded Collie Club of Southern California’s founders included Jean and
Irwin Richland, Paul and Carol Scott, Sandy and Jim Ellington, Kathleen and Paul Flannigan, Lisa Kampff, Charlene and Jim
Boyd. Within the first year, the club began to hold Fun Matches, Herding and Agility events, and club fun days that would
later become our “Beardie Bounces”. By October 2002, the club became an official AKC licensed Specialty Club for Conformation, Obedience and Herding.
On July 3, 2003, the BCCSC held its first AKC Licensed Independent Specialty Show and Obedience Trial in Ventura’s Seaside Park. The tradition continued
with our club’s “Commotion at the Ocean” Regional Specialty each year in July until 2016.
In addition, the club organizes a variety of events focused on many interests of our members including herding and agility events, Canine Good Citizen
testing, Beardie health and grooming clinics, and, of course “Beardie Bounces” – just to let us all be a little silly with our wonderful Beardies.
In 2016, the traditional specialty was moved to Bakersfield where the club held 2 Independent Specialties in one day and Sweepstakes. 2016’s theme was
“Come Fool Around with Us!” since it fell on April Fool’s day!
In 2017, the tradition continues in Bakersfield with 2 Independent Specialties in one day and Sweepstakes. 2017’s theme was “Hair at the Fair.”
The BCCSC is affiliated with the American Kennel Club and the Bearded Collie Club of America.
Bearded Collie Club of Southern California
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