Welcome to Bodacious Beardies located in sunny Southern California! Beardies Collies are also known as “Beardies”
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. While we do show our dogs ocassionally, they are first and foremost our family pets who typicallly sleep in our beds.. Our Bearded Collies puppies live in our home (as well as our adult dogs) and are well socialized to ensure that they are friendly and easy to live with. Our puppies are born and raised for the 1st 2+ weeks in our extra bedroom where we sleep with mom and puppies. After that they are moved to our living room for a more busy environment. We would 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! In 2023, Pabst and Emerald have made some beautiful puppies! 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 and so much more!! 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.  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-owns Emerald with me together and we bred Emerald 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 (my youngest daughter) and I breeding Emerald to Z. You can read about Emerald and Z here and see all of the puppies and their new owners too! HOBBIES 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: Beardie Art or other dog breeds - Dog Art or other animals - Pet Art. Please check out my Etsy shop. In 2023 I have re-opened by Etsy shop..please have a look, favorite the shop, favorite an item so you can come back again and again. Feel free to message me about any of the items, custom or not. Thanks! In 2018 I began making custom Satin Martingale collars, matching leashes and bows. You can view them on these sites: Collar My World. And then, during 2020, I started to do glitter items, painted items, dog bowls, dog buckets/pails, cat bowls, tumblers…just ask, I might be able to make you something wonderful too. Visit Custom Tumblers here. Want to talk to me, see the "Contact Us" page.
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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. While we do show our dogs ocassionally, they are first and foremost our family pets who typicallly sleep in our beds.. Our Bearded Collies puppies live in our home (as well as our adult dogs) and are well socialized to ensure that they are friendly and easy to live with. Our puppies are born and raised for the 1st 2+ weeks in our extra bedroom where we sleep with mom and puppies. After that they are moved to our living room for a more busy environment. We would 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! In 2023, Pabst and Emerald have made some beautiful puppies! 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 and so much more!! 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.  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-owns Emerald with me together and we bred Emerald 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 (my youngest daughter) and I breeding Emerald to Z. You can read about Emerald and Z here and see all of the puppies and their new owners too! HOBBIES 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: Beardie Art or other dog breeds - Dog Art or other animals - Pet Art. Please check out my Etsy shop. In 2023 I have re-opened by Etsy shop..please have a look, favorite the shop, favorite an item so you can come back again and again. Feel free to message me about any of the items, custom or not. Thanks! In 2018 I began making custom Satin Martingale collars, matching leashes and bows. You can view them on these sites: Collar My World. And then, during 2020, I started to do glitter items, painted items, dog bowls, dog buckets/pails, cat bowls, tumblers…just ask, I might be able to make you something wonderful too. Visit Custom Tumblers here. Want to talk to me, see the "Contact Us" page.
Welcome to Bodacious Beardies located in sunny Southern California! Beardies Collies are also known as “Beardies”
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to BodaciousBeardies.com and Susann Brody.
Copyright © Bodacious Beardies.com BeardedCollie.us Beardie.us 2008-