Any dog or mix may be affected, but some breeds--Chows, Bearded Collies
, Newfoundlands, Dachshunds, Akitas, Cocker Spaniels, and English Bulldogs--and individual dogs may have a genetic predisposition.
tend to need grooming, clipping and trimming occasionally.
Averages Broken registered dogs to 6,000gns, av pounds 1,831; Part-broken reg dogs to 1,650gns, av pounds 764; Broken unregistered bearded collies
to 1,750gns, av pounds 1,706; Broken unreg dogs to 700gns; Part-broken unreg dogs to 350gns; Pups to 150gns.
The vicar, who is a big dog lover and has bearded collies
of his own, was fantastic," he added.
But their discovery has sparked a mystery as to how the pure-bred bearded collies
came to be abandoned in the Moidart area of Lochaber.
Suzanne, 42, has been showing dogs for 24 years, starting with bearded collies
before turning to gundogs 12 years ago.
SALLY MEEN adores her home in Clapham which she shares with two bearded collies
,Jack and Archie.
Twelve RSPCA vans arrived at the home to rescue the various breeds, which included Shih-tzus, dachshunds, Llasa apsos, bearded collies
, a corgi and Yorkshire terriers.
The haul of dogs included shih-tzus, dachshunds, lhasa apsos, bearded collies
, corgis, chihuahuas, poodles, pekinese and Yorkshire terriers.
Top, left, a Great Dane hops off the shuttle; top right, Charlotte Crooks takes a rest with boxer pup Ziggy; far right, a chihuahua takes shelter between the legs of a Great Dane; right, bearded collies
waiting to be judged; below, competitors arrive with feet well protected; below centre, a Great Dane waits while his owner sleeps in the pen.
Two bearded collies
arrive from New Zealand and are due to fly on to Manchester.
Shelties and bearded collies
are lovely, but daily grooming is time consuming.