Mentor Program

Breeder mentors serve as the “resident experts” for our beloved breed, as well as ambassadors. They help to educate members and prospective judges on topics such as conformation judging, breeding, and history. At National Specialties, they typically assist the Judges’ Education Chair with seminars and ringside tutelage.

To become a mentor, you must fill out the Breeder Mentor Application, fill it out, and return it to Cynthia Mahigian Moorhead, Judges’ Education Committee Chair. In addition, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Member in good standing of the BCCA, and any AKC dog club in which you maintain membership
  • Twelve or more years’ experience exhibiting in conformation with the AKC (documentation must include dates of exhibiting and dog club memberships and must be included in order to process application)
  • Bred and raised five or more Bearded Collie litters on your premises
  • Bred five Bearded Collie champions (whether or not owned or handled by the applicant)
  • Member of the BCCA for ten years
  • Attended an approved judges’ education Bearded Collie seminar sponsored by the BCCA
  • Willing to work at Judges’ Institutes, National and local mentoring seminars
  • Mentorship maintained by attending a national specialty at least once every three years and assisting with ringside mentoring or hands-on examination
  • Special consideration may be given to an applicant with proof of substantial involvement in Bearded Collies and other AKC breeds at the discretion of the board

For more information about the Mentor Program, see the Guidelines for the BCCA Mentor Program for Conformation.

Contact Cynthia Mahigian Moorhead if you are interested in this program.

Breeder Mentors

current as of 2012

Chantal Andrew (Chairperson)FLChaniam@att.net
Cindy AlspaughNCStonebaybeardies@yahoo.com
Linda AronsonMAPetshrink1@aol.com
Alice BixlerFLAlicejb@att.net
Joyce Ann BurgettCOWinberle@comcast.net
Ken CarrollILKrcarroll5@sbcglobal.net
Ian CopusBC (Canada)Copus@shaw.ca
Lucy Campbell GracieMDLucy.Campbell@wachovia.com
Ruth ColavecchioCARuthcola@aol.com
Pat HydeTXDragon1410@aol.com
Robert LammNJBob@raintreebeardedcollies.com
Susan Lybrand
TXbrandmar@verizon.net
Cynthia MoorheadINCynthia@parchmentfarm.com
Pat McDonaldPAChelsicbeardies@aol.com
Diane NewmanQC (Canada)Dovmar@sympatico.ca
Julie PatziusMOLakewoodbeardie@aol.com
Leslie PapaNYpapawdogs@roadrunner.com
Kathy PavlichCAkpavlich@suddenlink.net
Cathy PerryON (Canada)Mperry@bmts.com
Mary Ann Pflum
OHKiltie@ptd.net
Jean RichlandCAMelitamajestic@comline.com
Michele RitterPATopdogs@ptd.net
Arlene RubensteinAZArlene@showstyle.com
Bea SawkaON (Canada)Bsawka@interhop.net
Rosie SchroederFLRschroeder198@gmail.com
Mary Jo StegerTNJsteger1@yahoo.com
Lisa VossCALvossHeadline@yahoo.com
Chris Walkowicz
ILWalkoway.dogbooks@mchsi.com
Carl & Kay WidellORCWCaledonia1@gmail.com
Ann WitteNEadoannie@msn.com
Lesley Woodcock
NJLesley@raintreebeardedcollies.com