BCCA Publications

The BCCA publishes the following periodicals and materials:


The Bagpipes

The Bagpipes is the BCCA’s monthly newsletter. Your membership includes a subscription, delivered via email in PDF format. If you do not have email, contact the Bagpipes Editor.

Read the current issue and the current Extras here.
Previous issues are archived here.

The Beardie Bulletin

The Beardie Bulletin is the BCCA’s quarterly magazine. The Bulletin is not included with your annual membership, but you may add a subscription when you apply for membership or order a subscription separately.

Subscribe to the Beardie Bulletin

Download the Subscription form from the Forms page, or use the handy PayPal button below. If you want the Bulletin delivered to an address that is different than the address on your PayPal account, add a note in the Special Instructions field during PayPal checkout.

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Advertising in the Bulletin

All advertising must follow the Guidelines for BCCA Publications. The Guidelines also contain a list of advertising rates.

Download the current Bulletin advertising specs here. The ad specs contain all the information you’ll need about size, image resolution, accepted file formats, and so on.

For advertising availability, to pay for your ad, or for other information, contact the Bulletin editor.

To see issues of the Bulletin ranging back to Volume 1, Number 1 (1970), see the Bulletin Archives page.

The Illustrated Standard for the Bearded Collie


The Illustrated Standard, featuring the work of artist and BCCA member Chet Jezierski, is a must-have publication for all Beardie owners.

You may order a copy(ies) when you send in your membership application or renewal form, or you can download an order form here.

Price: $13.00 in the USA, $15.00 in Canada, $20.00 for the Rest of the World. Price includes shipping. Note: Checks or money orders must be in US funds. International orders: use a money order or a check drawn on a US bank.

Buy a Copy of the Illustrated Standard

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To order more than one Illustrated Standard, contact Lori Wolbach at smokeybd1115@hotmail.com.

BCCA Roster

According to Standing Rule 4.5, Membership Roster: “A membership list including name, address, phone number, email address, and kennel name will be sent to members with the fall edition of the Beardie Bulletin in the even fiscal years.”

To update your membership information, contact the Corresponding Secretary. Roster updates are published in the Bagpipes.

If you would prefer to receive your roster as a PDF, select that option on your Membership Renewal Form. Printed copies of the Roster will only be mailed to members with US addresses. A link to the PDF version of the roster was sent to all members in the January newsletter. If you need the link again, contact Michele Ritter.

AKC Gazette Columns

The Bearded Collie breed column in the AKC Gazette currently appears in the March, June, September, and December issues.

Read the most recent column here.

Here is an archive of past Gazette columns.

BCCA Brochures

“A Lifetime of Friendship… The Bearded Collie” is suitable for handouts at Meet the Breeds events, regional club events, dog shows, and so on. Affiliate clubs and individual members are welcome to download and print it.

Not Every Bearded Collie is a Movie Star” is a tri-fold brochure in PDF format that can be downloaded, printed, and distributed at events. It is part of the BCCA Educational Initiative.

BCCA Standing Rules

To obtain a printed copy of the BCCA Standing Rules, mail a self-addressed 9×12″ envelope with return postage for a 1-ounce package (currently $0.74) to:

Rosie Schroeder
1405 Everest Road
Venice, FL 34293

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