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Latest Health Registry Report

The most recent health registry report is available here.


Among the findings in the report is the continued decline in litter and pup registrations, and dog registrations in the USA (table below); This mirrors the continuing decline in dog registrations in the UK which has led the Kennel Club to place the Bearded Collie on the watch list.


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Genetic Diversity

This topic is of special interest for breeders:  


    Genetic Diversity in UK Bearded Collies born 1980 and after

    Genetic Consequences of Breed Formation by Dr. Jerold Bell


NEW APR 16:  Backyard Geneticist, CA Sharp. Australian Shepherd Genetics and Health Institute.


The genetic diversity of Bearded Collies in the USA is unknown. BeaCon has begun a study similar to that described in the UK article above.  The source of dogs for coefficient of inbreeding (COI) calculations will be the AKC Stud Books from 1977 through 2015, thus allowing evaluation of the entire breeding population from the foundation on.  Ten generation COI's will be calculated and unknown sires and dams will be excluded from the calculation.  Unknowns are defined as the ancestors of the foundation Bearded Collies in the UK. Any dogs with missing ancestors beyond the unknowns will not be included.  Time frame for completion of this study is estimated to be summer/fall 2016.


SLO


Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy (SLO) is autoimmune in nature, with symptoms that include pain, loss of nails, bleeding, split nails, and abnormal nail regrowth.  See photos below.  Read about current research details and how you can participate here




























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Information updated 4/28/16.    2812 Beardies in OHR.  
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Year

# Pups

# Litters

1977

496

85

1987

1098

184

1997

1294

197

2007

603

110

2010

498

98

2015

256

51

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