Welcome to Bodacious Beardies located in sunny Southern California! Beardies Collies are also known as “Beardies”
Copyright © Bodacious Beardies 2008-
Bodacious Bearded Collies is located in sunny Southern California-Los Angeles,California, the home of Beardies with gorgeous heads, well- rounded temperaments, wonderful movement, and VERY loving Bearded Collies who have longevity and good health. Bearded Collies live in my home as have all my dogs, and some even choose to sleep on our bed. We’d love performance homes, loving homes and conformation homes for our Beardie pups! **Warning, Bearded Collies are like potato chips, you can't just have one! Well, you can try...but YOU'VE BEEN WARNED! A thing happened in 2021, Emerald had puppies with Z and we kept Tootsie! She is a dream and her AKC name is Bodacious Dreamz Do Come True!. It’s just so exciting here at Bodacious Beardies to be raising Tootsie along with her mom and Sapphire, who is Emerald’s aunt. I started a “Tootsie” page. And you can see more information about Z, Z’s pedigree, Z’s sire and dam here. See pictures of the loving families that got to take an Emerald puppy home here. If interested in our next breeding, see the contact me page and reach out to me. Joining us in 2018 is EMERALD! I was attracted to her by pictures at the very beginning. By the time I got to meet “yellow” (that was her neck collar) in person, not really realizing it, I was IN LOVE with "Emmy." Just thinking about her and the love brings cheers of joy to my heart! When I was visiting the litter, Emerald always greeted me 1st, always sat with me above the others, it was a bond from the get-go. Looking back at the pictures, I can see how she wound me right around to fall in love with her. I am proud and honored to be able to have her join our family. Emmy is from the Dreamchaser Kennel and Sapphire's sister, Shelby Ann is the mother, and her father is from Europe and a World Dog Show winner of many titles, Rony! We have our own page, check Emerald out! And also don’t forget to see the puppy pictures from my visit! I have lived in Los Angeles, California all my life and I started in Bearded Collies in 1979. Bearded Collies are very versatile and smart. They can do many things; for instance, Bearded Collies can do conformation and look pretty showing themselves off in the show ring as well as obedience, herding and agility. Many Bearded Collie owners are now doing barn hunt and scent work. The Bearded Collie can do dancing!! Keeping a Bearded Collie busy makes life fun for you and them. After my first Bearded Collie died, we had several other breeds, but really missed the personality and longevity of the Bearded Collie. Read about my adventure of owning Bearded Collies in "About Us."
About Us
A bit of history about us! I grew up in the San Fernando Valley, Sunny California, part of Los Angeles, California. My first Bearded Collie was in the late 1970s and began with Time's Buff-Up. His name "Times" was the breeder's kennel name (Susie Tranquillo) and Buff-Up was an Amway product to which all the puppies of that litter got named after. I was not fond of the name but the breeder wanted them registered that way, so we just called him "Bufferin." I used to joke and say that he gave me a headache, he was a brown Bearded Collie, after all! I thought I would have more Bearded Collies some day and name them after pain medication, it seemed funny at the time: Codeine, Motrin, Percocet!! This did not happen as my heart was broken when he died and another Bearded Collie would not enter my life for quite a long time after that. Bufferin died just one month short of turning 18 years old. He was a really sweet born Bearded Collie with a nose that you always wanted to kiss. My story continues here: In 2001 I researched and found several breeders, all very nice people, but I felt something different with Robin Lee Hood. Besides feeling like I had known her for years, I enjoyed her stories about the dogs and their antics. She was producing very healthy, super gorgeous, and versatile Bearded Collies. We talked by phone and emailed regularly. We waited for a puppy. It was the "Harry Potter" litter. We flew up to Washington to see who would come home with us. During this time, I had been getting pictures regularly of the puppies. It was very exciting. We left our 3 young children with my parents while we took our weekend trip by airplane to get our new puppy. We left early on a Saturday and returned in the afternoon on Sunday. The mom was AM/CAN CH Pentangle's Magnolia Blossom, a lovely mom with great movement who has done well in the show ring. She is beautiful. The dad was BISS AM/CAN CH Hermosa Mtn Colquhoun McDuff, winner at the National BCCA in 1997. He was a really nicely put together dog. We got "Harry," the pick male, Colquhoun's Sir Winston Brody, call name was Winston. Robin kept Hermione, Winston's sister,who has also done well in her showing career. Winston was a bright, energetic, independent and lovable Bearded Collie. He has a stunning head, nice coat, great movement. He got his championship, it just took us a little time to get him trained and get to shows. A few years later, we wanted another Bearded Collie. Robin was breeding to one of Colquhoun's kids, Budweiser, who's a really high achieving agility Bearded Collie owned by Karen Barratt. So in 2004, we were sent our sweet, got-to-love her princess. We named her Colquhoun's Princess Ebony, and she has lived up to that name. She is a riot, always wanting to sit on a chair, sleep on the couch or our bed. She does some really cool tricks too. She is a real love. Ebony finished her championship "her way" on the July 4th weekend, 2007, at the supported entry days following the BCCSC Specialty. She has a gorgeous head, great movement and wonderful temperament. We were devastated to hear of our dear friend/mentor Robin Lee Hood, who was Calhoun Bearded Collies, passed away in December 2021. I will always miss her dearly. We are so happy to have these two dogs in our home as our pets, show dogs, companions.  Joining us on April 15th, 2011: Dreamchaser Sapphire Skye, bringing us up to 3 dogs at present. I have enjoyed looking for and making friends with other breeders along the way. Robin (Hood), Jennifer Schyett and I did a lot of research and when this litter was born, we felt confident that we were the luckiest people in the world to be able to get a Dreamchaser/Strathearn dog and the relationship with their breeders: Deb and Geoff Quadland, Tom Dixon and Graeme Burdon. Deb Quadland has been a joy to talk with and we are looking forward to our journey with this new puppy in our lives and a new extended family too. Sapphire's dad is the infamous Hart/Strathearn Hart & Soul owned by Tom and Ann Dixon and her mom is Tory, Strathearn Dream Chaser owned by Deb and Geoff Quadland. We are honored to be owned by this darling girl!!! In October of 2012 at the BCCA's National held out here in Los Angeles, Sarah and I got to meet Tom Dixon, Deb & Geoff Quadland and Graeme Burdon. What a joy! Nicest people you ever want to meet. Check out the links page to see National pictures of many dogs there. Sarah won Best of Juniors...and Sapphire, as always brought us much joy! Joining us In August of 2018: Dreamchaser Elegant Emerald. I flew to Toronto, and went off for 11 days leaving behind my 2 Beardies and my family to spend time with the litter that Deb had (Dreamchaser). What an adventure and time I had living there with all the dogs and the puppies. I cannot even attempt to tell you what I learned from Deb & Geoff and Lisa, Deb's wonderful friend and breeder friend.! Thank you both for your time and teaching me things about structure and Beardies! It was pure joy and I can't wait to visit again! In the meantime, I brought home the "yellow" girl, and named her Emerald, calling her Em, Emmy, Emerald! What an amazing temperament she has! See Dreamchaser Elegant Emerald! You can see all the pictures from my visit under "our Beardies" and then "Emerald" "Dreamchaser-Puppies-2018." Sarah (my youngest daughter) now co-own Emerald together and bred her to Z. All dogs we breed with or to are DNA tested, Clear for CEA, OFA for thyroid, hips, eyes and some for elbows. Tootsie is the result of Sarah and I breeding Emerald to Z. See Tootsie’s page here. You can read about Emerald and Z here and see all of the puppies and their new owners here too! Besides enjoying my Bearded Collies, I now have chickens and love their eggs and visiting with them in our backyard. I am also an artist and engage in drawing dogs, mostly Beardies, but if the picture I see strikes me, I draw it. They can be made into cards or Giclee paintings. The background(s) can be changed, making them very unique. What a GREAT gift for you or a loved one! You can view the Bearded Collie artwork here: www.beardieart.com or other dog breeds - dog art or other animals - pet art. Please check out my Etsy shop. In 2018 I began making custom Satin Martingale collars, matching leashes and bows. You can view them on these sites: collarmyworld or Etsy-closed for now). Want to talk to me, see the "Contact Us" page.
Copyright © Bodacious Beardies 2008-
Bodacious Bearded Collies is located in sunny Southern California-Los Angeles,California, the home of Beardies with gorgeous heads, well-rounded temperaments, wonderful movement, and VERY loving Bearded Collies who have longevity and good health. Bearded Collies live in my home as have all my dogs, and some even choose to sleep on our bed. We’d love performance homes, loving homes and conformation homes for our Beardie pups! **Warning, Bearded Collies are like potato chips, you can't just have one! Well, you can try...but YOU'VE BEEN WARNED! A thing happened in 2021, Emerald had puppies with Z and we kept Tootsie! She is a dream and her AKC name is Bodacious Dreamz Do Come True!. It’s just so exciting here at Bodacious Beardies to be raising Tootsie along with her mom and Sapphire, who is Emerald’s aunt. I started a “Tootsie” page. And you can see more information about Z, Z’s pedigree, Z’s sire and dam here. See pictures of the loving families that got to take an Emerald puppy home here. If interested in our next breeding, see the contact me page and reach out to me. Joining us in 2018 is EMERALD! I was attracted to her by pictures at the very beginning. By the time I got to meet “yellow” (that was her neck collar) in person, not really realizing it, I was IN LOVE with "Emmy." Just thinking about her and the love brings cheers of joy to my heart! When I was visiting the litter, Emerald always greeted me 1st, always sat with me above the others, it was a bond from the get-go. Looking back at the pictures, I can see how she wound me right around to fall in love with her. I am proud and honored to be able to have her join our family. Emmy is from the Dreamchaser Kennel and Sapphire's sister, Shelby Ann is the mother, and her father is from Europe and a World Dog Show winner of many titles, Rony! We have our own page, check Emerald out! And also don’t forget to see the puppy pictures from my visit! I have lived in Los Angeles, California all my life and I started in Bearded Collies in 1979. Bearded Collies are very versatile and smart. They can do many things; for instance, Bearded Collies can do conformation and look pretty showing themselves off in the show ring as well as obedience, herding and agility. Many Bearded Collie owners are now doing barn hunt and scent work. The Bearded Collie can do dancing!! Keeping a Bearded Collie busy makes life fun for you and them. After my first Bearded Collie died, we had several other breeds, but really missed the personality and longevity of the Bearded Collie. Read about my adventure of owning Bearded Collies in "About Us."
Welcome to Bodacious Beardies located in sunny Southerna California! Beardies Collies are also known as “Beardies”
About Us
A bit of history about us! I grew up in the San Fernando Valley, Sunny California, part of Los Angeles, California. My first Bearded Collie was in the late 1970s and began with Time's Buff-Up. His name "Times" was the breeder's kennel name (Susie Tranquillo) and Buff-Up was an Amway product to which all the puppies of that litter got named after. I was not fond of the name but the breeder wanted them registered that way, so we just called him "Bufferin." I used to joke and say that he gave me a headache, he was a brown Bearded Collie, after all! I thought I would have more Bearded Collies some day and name them after pain medication, it seemed funny at the time: Codeine, Motrin, Percocet!! This did not happen as my heart was broken when he died and another Bearded Collie would not enter my life for quite a long time after that. Bufferin died just one month short of turning 18 years old. He was a really sweet born Bearded Collie with a nose that you always wanted to kiss. My story continues here: In 2001 I researched and found several breeders, all very nice people, but I felt something different with Robin Lee Hood. Besides feeling like I had known her for years, I enjoyed her stories about the dogs and their antics. She was producing very healthy, super gorgeous, and versatile Bearded Collies. We talked by phone and emailed regularly. We waited for a puppy. It was the "Harry Potter" litter. We flew up to Washington to see who would come home with us. During this time, I had been getting pictures regularly of the puppies. It was very exciting. We left our 3 young children with my parents while we took our weekend trip by airplane to get our new puppy. We left early on a Saturday and returned in the afternoon on Sunday. The mom was AM/CAN CH Pentangle's Magnolia Blossom, a lovely mom with great movement who has done well in the show ring. She is beautiful. The dad was BISS AM/CAN CH Hermosa Mtn Colquhoun McDuff, winner at the National BCCA in 1997. He was a really nicely put together dog. We got "Harry," the pick male, Colquhoun's Sir Winston Brody, call name was Winston. Robin kept Hermione, Winston's sister,who has also done well in her showing career. Winston was a bright, energetic, independent and lovable Bearded Collie. He has a stunning head, nice coat, great movement. He got his championship, it just took us a little time to get him trained and get to shows. A few years later, we wanted another Bearded Collie. Robin was breeding to one of Colquhoun's kids, Budweiser, who's a really high achieving agility Bearded Collie owned by Karen Barratt. So in 2004, we were sent our sweet, got-to- love her princess. We named her Colquhoun's Princess Ebony, and she has lived up to that name. She is a riot, always wanting to sit on a chair, sleep on the couch or our bed. She does some really cool tricks too. She is a real love. Ebony finished her championship "her way" on the July 4th weekend, 2007, at the supported entry days following the BCCSC Specialty. She has a gorgeous head, great movement and wonderful temperament. We were devastated to hear of our dear friend/mentor Robin Lee Hood, who was Calhoun Bearded Collies, passed away in December 2021. I will always miss her dearly. We are so happy to have these two dogs in our home as our pets, show dogs, companions.  Joining us on April 15th, 2011: Dreamchaser Sapphire Skye, bringing us up to 3 dogs at present. I have enjoyed looking for and making friends with other breeders along the way. Robin (Hood), Jennifer Schyett and I did a lot of research and when this litter was born, we felt confident that we were the luckiest people in the world to be able to get a Dreamchaser/Strathearn dog and the relationship with their breeders: Deb and Geoff Quadland, Tom Dixon and Graeme Burdon. Deb Quadland has been a joy to talk with and we are looking forward to our journey with this new puppy in our lives and a new extended family too. Sapphire's dad is the infamous Hart/Strathearn Hart & Soul owned by Tom and Ann Dixon and her mom is Tory, Strathearn Dream Chaser owned by Deb and Geoff Quadland. We are honored to be owned by this darling girl!!! In October of 2012 at the BCCA's National held out here in Los Angeles, Sarah and I got to meet Tom Dixon, Deb & Geoff Quadland and Graeme Burdon. What a joy! Nicest people you ever want to meet. Check out the links page to see National pictures of many dogs there. Sarah won Best of Juniors...and Sapphire, as always brought us much joy! Joining us In August of 2018: Dreamchaser Elegant Emerald. I flew to Toronto, and went off for 11 days leaving behind my 2 Beardies and my family to spend time with the litter that Deb had (Dreamchaser). What an adventure and time I had living there with all the dogs and the puppies. I cannot even attempt to tell you what I learned from Deb & Geoff and Lisa, Deb's wonderful friend and breeder friend.! Thank you both for your time and teaching me things about structure and Beardies! It was pure joy and I can't wait to visit again! In the meantime, I brought home the "yellow" girl, and named her Emerald, calling her Em, Emmy, Emerald! What an amazing temperament she has! See Dreamchaser Elegant Emerald! You can see all the pictures from my visit under "our Beardies" and then "Emerald" "Dreamchaser-Puppies-2018." Sarah (my youngest daughter) now co-own Emerald together and bred her to Z. All dogs we breed with or to are DNA tested, Clear for CEA, OFA for thyroid, hips, eyes and some for elbows. Tootsie is the result of Sarah and I breeding Emerald to Z. See Tootsie’s page here. You can read about Emerald and Z here and see all of the puppies and their new owners here too! Besides enjoying my Bearded Collies, I now have chickens and love their eggs and visiting with them in our backyard. I am also an artist and engage in drawing dogs, mostly Beardies, but if the picture I see strikes me, I draw it. They can be made into cards or Giclee paintings. The background(s) can be changed, making them very unique. What a GREAT gift for you or a loved one! You can view the Bearded Collie artwork here: www.beardieart.com or other dog breeds - dog art or other animals - pet art. Please check out my Etsy shop. In 2018 I began making custom Satin Martingale collars, matching leashes and bows. You can view them on these sites: collarmyworld or Etsy-closed for now). Want to talk to me, see the "Contact Us" page.