Club Announcements

 

Update: 15th May 2020
*CANCELLED - All 2020 Shows*

Following the recent Kennel Club statement, we regret to announce the cancellation of all Four Counties Beagle Club shows for the remainder of 2020. The judges and Kennel Club have been informed accordingly.
 

We hope (conditions permitting) to be able to hold Championship & Open shows in 2021 and will look forward to seeing you all then.
 

In the meantime, please keep yourselves and your families safe.


Best wishes from the FCBC Officers & Committee.

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Update: 16th March 2020
*CANCELLED - Open Show 2020 *

Due to the developing situation and recommendations RE: COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Four Counties Beagle Club Open Show that was scheduled to take place on 22/03/2020 has been cancelled.
 

This means that all cheques will be destroyed and cash returned, all updates will appear in due course.


Regards,
Brian Foster
Hon. Sec. Four Counties Beagle Club

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Update: 22nd January 2020
Open Show 2020

The next annual Four Counties Beagle Club Breed Open Show will be held on Sunday 22nd March 2020 at Belmont Community Centre, Co. Durham, DH1 2LL.

The judge will be Sandra Johnston (Burnvale Bassets). We have 20 Breed classes, 2 Junior Handling classes, and of course the famous Four Counties kitchen will be offering a range of refreshments throughout the day.

The Schedule and Entry Form can be found here.

If you would like a Schedule and Entry Form to be posted out to you, please Contact Us.

Entries close on Monday 9th March 2020.

Update: 18th January 2020
Beagle Health News - new article available

 

  • The Breed Health Co-ordinator, Sam Goldberg, has produced a new article which discusses early neutering and the negative health implications it may have. Read the article here.

Update: 18th January 2020
Sunderland Canine Society - Premier Open Show June 2020
 

  • The Club are please to provide support for the Beagle classes, to be judged by Fiona Macdonald (Finmorlan). Click here for links to the Schedule and Entry Form.

Update: 20th October 2019
Open Show 2019 - Critique now on site
 

  • The critique report from our Open Show held last month is now available! Click here to read.

Update: 6th October 2019
Change of show dates
 

  • From 2020, for a trial period, we will hold our Open Show in March and our Championship Show in September.

    Our 
    Championship Show will be held on the same weekend as Darlington Championship Show (either the day before or day after), thus enabling those exhibitors who will already be in the local area to attend both shows. We hope that this change will encourage a higher number of exhibitors to attend our Championship Show.

    Full details of dates, judges and location of our 2020 Shows can be found here.

Update: 2nd October 2019
The Late Mr Bill McInnes
 

  • We have been informed of the death of Bill McInnes, Teesbarn Beagles, and the force behind the formation and running of FCBC.

    Bill was also a founder member of the Scottish BC and NMCBC, he was passionate about our breed and ran so many social events to promote the breed and our club.


    We will remember Bill with fond memories.

Update: 27th September 2019
Open Show 2019 Results

 

  • Results and photographs from our 2019 Open Show are now available here.

Update: 27th August 2019
Judging List - 2019/20

 

  • Our updated Judging List for 2019/20 is now available, see here.

Update: 20th July 2019
Open Show 2019

The next annual Four Counties Beagle Club Breed Open Show will be held on Saturday 14th September 2019 at Trimdon Village Hall, Co.Durham, TS29 6JX.

The judge will be Mr Nigel Wright (Huntshill). We have 20 Breed classes, 2 Junior Handling classes, and of course the famous Four Counties kitchen will be offering a range of refreshments throughout the day.

The Schedule and Entry Form can be found here.

If you would like a Schedule and Entry Form to be posted out to you, please Contact Us.

Entries close on Saturday 31st August 2019.

Update: 29th March 2019
Championship Show 2019 Results

 

  • Results, photographs and videos from our 50th Anniversary Championship Show are now available here.

Update: 11th March 2019

Annual General Meeting Announcement
 

The AGM of Four Counties Beagle Club will be held after the Championship Show on 17th March 2019, at Belmont Community Centre.

Please send any items for the agenda to our Secretary via email: jphildan@aol.com

Update: 2nd March 2019

Change of Judge for Four Counties Beagle Club Championship Show

Following the withdrawal of our original judge, we can now announce the replacement judges (subject to KC approval) for our Championship Show to be held on 17th March 2019;

 

Dogs - Denise Ashmore (Buttermere)

Bitches - Dawn Banks (Forgebanks)

Referee - Tommy Anderson (Rossmaith)

 

Please note that the entries closing date has been extended to 07/03/19 - schedule and entry form can be found here.

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​Statement of 28/02/19 from Stacey Burrows (Summerlily), who was originally scheduled to judge:

"Regrettably due to one of my own dogs contracting a contagious infectious illness I can no longer fulfil my forthcoming appointment for Four Counties Beagle Club on 17/3/2019.

I would like to thank Four Counties for inviting me to judge their 50th anniversary show and those exhibitors who have entered and shown their support on my first CC appointment. This decision has not been made lightly but has been made after considering the interests of the exhibits being at heart. Please accept my sincere apologies to all affected. I wish you all the very best at Crufts and of course for Four Counties Beagle Clubs Special show"

Update: 19th February 2019

Beagle Welfare 40th Anniversary Fun Day

We are happy to announce that Beagle Welfare are holding a Fun Day in celebration of their 40th anniversary. The Fun Day will be held on 21st July 2019 at Ashfordby Football Club in Melton Mowbray - the day after the Beagle Association Championship Show at the same venue.

Four Counties Beagle Club would like to congratulate Beagle Welfare on their dedication, hard work and numerous achievements over the last 40 years, and wish them continued success and support in their mission to give help and advice on the breed, and to find permanent, loving homes for Beagles in their care.

 

To make a donation to the Beagle Welfare charity, or to see the current list of hounds looking for homes, please visit their website here.

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Update: 7th January 2019
Judging List Update

If you would like to be considered for our judging list or need to update your details, please can you complete the questionnaire on our Judging List page and submit the completed form to Kristen Theobald by 31st January  - either by email: kristentheobald@yahoo.co.uk or by post to the address on the form.

 

Link: Judging List page

Update: 14th December 2018
Championship Show 2019

The next annual Four Counties Beagle Club Breed Championship Show will be held on Sunday 17th March 2019 at Belmont Community Centre, DH1 2LL.

This is a special show as 2019 is our 50th Anniversary year. To celebrate, there will be commemorative gifts as well as cake and wine!

The judge will be Miss Stacey Burrows (Summerlily), we have 20 Breed classes, and 2 Junior Handling classes, and of course the famous Four Counties kitchen will be offering a range of refreshments throughout the day, including pre-booked lunches.

The Schedule and Entry Form can be found here.

If you would like a Schedule and Entry Form to be posted out to you, please Contact Us.

Update: 1st October 2018
New Website / Open Show 2018 Results

 

  • New website launch! Our new website launched on 1st October 2018. We hope that you enjoy it!
    If you spot any mistakes or have any suggestions on how we could improve the site, please Contact us
     

  • Results and photographs from our 2018 Open Show, judged by Gary Clacher (Misken) are now available here.