Auction Dinner

Thursday, October 5

Founders' Room, Purina Event Center

Auction Chairs: Debby Furlow and Pat Colombo

The auction is going to have a new "look" for 2017.

Join in the fun! Starting soon, bids will be accepted for 20+ major items, which we're calling the "Top 20." Our friends and members who will not be able to attend the Specialty will still have an opportunity to bid online. The auction site will have an eBay-type format.

Note: Some of our "Top 20" items have a Reserve Price listed. This is the minimum bid that can be accepted for bidding on an item.

Online Bidding

To bid online for any of our fabulous items, go to and register to bid.

Bids will be accepted until 8:30 PM the night of the auction dinner. Winners will be announced that evening!

Questions about the online auction? Ask Debby or Pat.

Bag Auction

Throughout the week, there will be an ongoing bag auction. Tickets will be available through Thursday of the Specialty week. Winners will be drawn on Thursday afternoon! The donation is $20.00 for the length of your dog in tickets! Proceeds benefit our rescue program and our clubs sponsoring our National Specialty!

Auction Donations

We are looking for Auction items. Donations don't necessarily have to be Beardie related! Items can be delivered to Debby Furlow or Pat Colombo at the Specialty. Please remember that your auction contributions and participation benefit Rescue and help the host club be able to put on our National Specialty!

Bag Auction Donations

We welcome donations for the "bag auctions" ongoing throughout the week. You may bring items to the Specialty with you, or they can be shipped directly to Purina Farms. Ship the auction items to:

Whitney Wallace
BCCA 2017 Specialty
Purina Farms
300 Checkerboard Loop
Gray Summit, MO 63039

Important: Please don't send any auction items to arrive before September 25, or they will be returned to the sender. We strongly prefer that you bring the items with you, if you are attending the Specialty.

What About the Awards?

Awards will be presented on Friday, October 6 at the Closing Ceremony.

Auction Dinner

The dinner will take place at 7:00 PM, and will consist of multiple self-serve stations. The cash bar will open at 6:30 PM.

Here's a look at the menu:

  • Station 1 – Pasta Bar
  • Station 2 - Salad - St. Louis Hill Salad
  • Station 3 – Dessert - Italian Cannoli & Sweet Tray
  • Cash Bar in Founders' Room - 6:30 – 10:00 PM

Cost: $30.00. Sign up on the Master Registration Form or on the Registration page.

Sneak Peeks!

Here are some of the fantastic Top 20 items we'll be selling at the auction...

Questions? Email

Vacation in an Italian Villa!

Donated by Barbara Sherry

This year, one of our Top 20 items will be a week's vacation at an Italian villa!

Podere Fibbiano is an 800 year old stone villa located near the City of Orvieto in Umbria, very near Tuscany's southern border. The villa sits high on a hill overlooking vineyards and olive groves. By car or train, it is one hour North of Rome and 2 hours South of Florence.

Here are a few things you might like to know about this auction item:

  1. The auction is for 1 week at Podere Fibbiano, located in Castel Viscardo, Italy, to be auctioned off on Thursday, October 5, 2017. The auctioneer will auction off one week to be used May 5-12, 2018. The villa sleeps up to 8 people and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
  2. The winners of the auction must be informed to contact Geila Morris with in 30 days of Charity event. Contact information will be supplied at the auction.
  3. The minimum bid is 2500.00.
  4. Villa can be used for May 5-12, 2018 only.
  5. Driver, Tour Guide and Chef are all available for hire at the following rates:
    • Driver for the week (8 passenger van) including airport pickup/drop off and at your disposal 24/7: $2400 for 8 days (Saturday to Saturday) plus gas, parking and tolls.
    • Chef preparing 5 course Italian meal in the villa $400 per dinner for 4 and $30 for each additional guest. (Includes shopping, preparing, serving and clean up).
    • Tour Guide for the week $2000.00
  6. Wine tasting and cooking classes can also be arranged.

Click the thumbnail photos to see a larger version.

Want to See More?

Look here for more photos of the villa and its beautiful surroundings!

Fabulous Las Vegas Vacation

Donated by Linda Porter

Vegas, Baby! Another of our amazing Top 20 items for this year's auction is a 3-day, 2-night stay in Las Vegas, plus a $200 gift certificate to one of two hotel restaurants, plus 2 tickets to the show "BAZ — Star Crossed Love."

The winner gets to stay at the Palazzo or the Venetian Hotel, and has a choice of a Luxury Suite with 1 king bed, or a Bella Suite with 2 queen beds. The dining certificate entitles you to a sumptuous meal at CHICA or Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.

The minimum bid is $350.00.

Vacation must be taken before December 1, 2017 (this coming December).

Here are some pictures of the suites. Click on the thumbnail photo to see a bigger version.

John Stanbridge Sculpture

Donated by Kathy Thomas

"Two Bearded Collies At Play" personifies the joy and exuberance of our breed. Created by British sculptor and long-time Bearded Collie breeder John Stanbridge, the sculpture is considered a collector's item. Donated by Kathy Thomas, Summit Bearded Collies.

John Stanbridge has been an exhibitor of Bearded Collies since 1970 and, as an international Championship Show Judge of Bearded Collies, has a remarkable 'eye' that makes his sculptures so realistic. John's work has won the praise of breeders, exhibitors and owners of companion dogs throughout the world.

Reserve Price: $225.00.

Hand-Painted Wooden Magazine Rack/Wastebasket

Painted and Donated by Cheryl Fehrer

For a closer look at the front and back, click on the photos below.

This can be a magazine holder or wastebasket — or use your imagination and let it hold your treasures! Dimensions are 11" wide x 8" deep x 17½" high. Hand painted in oils by Cheryl Fehrer.

Custom Hand-Crafted Memorial Mosaic

Created and Donated by Kathy Pavlich

This one-of-a-kind memorial is the perfect remembrance for a beloved Beardie (or other pet) who has since gone to the Rainbow Bridge. All pieces are hand-cut and arranged on river slate. Embellishments include hand-beveled abalone from the far north coast of California. The final touch is the addition of the beloved pet's name. The winning bidder chooses the color scheme. Donated by Kathy Pavlich.

Autographed Drum Head

Donated by Barbara Sherry

This one is for the rockers in the group! This real drum head has been autographed by Tico Torres, the drummer for Bon Jovi, and by Nicko McBrain, the drummer for Iron Maiden.

The drum head comes with a signed and dated certificate of authenticity.

Felted Beardie Bag

Donated by Mary Chris Foxworthy of The Fox's Fiber Den

This hand-knitted shoulder bag features an adorable needle-felted portrait of a Beardie done in genuine Beardie hair, under a gorgeous button that could double for the moon. This bag's dimensions are: 10" high, 9" wide, and the strap length is 14" (doubled).

14K-9 Sterling Necklace

Donated by Jan from 14K-9

This sterling silver pendant features a large running Bearded Collie on a lacy platform, with a genuine cultured pearl accent.

The pendant shown in this photo on a 16" inch" sterling silver rounded box chain. The chain can be exchanged for a different length as needed, for no extra charge.

Handcrafted Beardie Toy Box

Donated by Nancy Shock and Carol Sirrine

Every Beardie has his/her own bag of tricks, but how about giving your Beardie a box of toys?

This adorable handmade toy box, with a selection of toys included, awaits a lucky Beardie — if the price is right!

Modified to say "Beardie Toys — Paws Off", the toy box will be shipped to the winner free of charge from England by the artist, Sally Grist.

Reserve Price: $175.00.

Wash & Zip Pet Bed

We'll have one of these in the Top 20 Auction! The video says it all.

The whole bed unzips into a blanket — you can toss it right into the washer! There's no inner pillow, so it's easy to clean. It's awesome!

2017 Specialty Edition Model Train Car

Donated by Brian Wistrom

Calling all G-scale model railroad enthusiasts and collectors of unique BCCA Specialty memorabilia!

The 2017 Commemorative BCCA National Specialty Rail Car "At the Farm" is set to leave the station and travel to your city or town. Complete with hay bales, a Beardie, and Purina dog food bags, this hand-crafted piece can be added to a G-scale train set, rest on the fireplace mantle, or be given as a gift.

"All Aboard!" the BCCA Railroad Line!

Reserve Price: $300.00.

Isle of Dogs Grooming Package

Donated by Isle of Dogs

This terrific grooming package from Isle of Dogs includes the following:

  • #34 Clarifying Shampoo
  • Isle Strengthen Conditioning Spray
  • #35 Stain Fighting Shampoo
  • #63 Detangle Spray
  • #62 Conditioning Spray
  • #16 White Coat Shampoo

...all in a fabric tote bag with the Isle of Dogs logo. Every Beardie owner can definitely use this!

#1 All Systems Grooming Package

Donated by Ray Harrington

Imagine winning this fabulous purple rolling tote stuffed with #1 All Systems products! Included are shampoos, conditioners, conditioning sprays, combs, slickers, a powder brush, and a fantastic selection of bristle and pin brushes!

Fantastic Food & Toy Basket

Donated by Janelle Pitula, Wags to Whiskers Pets

Your Beardie wants you to bid on this item! If you win, you and your best friend will get an amazing goodie basket filled with toys, treats, dog food, and other terrific items. There's even a tube of doggie sunblock!

Small John Stanbridge Sculpture

Donated by Marilyn Merkel

This John Stanbridge bronze sculpture stands 6" tall.

John Stanbridge has been an exhibitor of Bearded Collies since 1970 and, as an international Championship Show Judge of Bearded Collies, has a remarkable 'eye' that makes his sculptures so realistic. John's work has won the praise of breeders, exhibitors and owners of companion dogs throughout the world.

Dog Bed With Toys

Donated by Stan & Karen Kman

Is there any better way to welcome home a new puppy, or to tuck your best friend in at night? This fabulously cushy tapestry bed comes with a bumper crop of fabulous stuffed toys for some lucky Beardie!

Value: $170.00.

Framed "Cassie" Print

Donated by Audrey Williams

Cassie is Champion Potterdale Classic of Moonhill, who won Best in Show at Crufts in 1989. Cassie is the only Beardie to have achieved that honor.

The artist who created this beautiful print is Julie Brenan. The print is signed and numbered 57/850. It measures 31" wide x 24" high.

Framed Chet Jezierski Print

Donated by Audrey Williams

This beautiful black-and-white print by Chet Jezierski features Beardies of all ages. What a stunning tribute t our breed! Comes in a special gallery mat and frame.

Handcrafted Traveling Beardie Necklace

Donated by Nancy Shock

This fascinating necklace contains all manner of beads in different materials, including brass blocks that spell out "BEARDIE," Beardie head and full-body ornaments, a sheep ornament, a reproduction of a Japanese netsuke bead featuring wrestling puppies, and more!

Vintage Gift Basket

Donated by Carolyn Hoffmann and Jo Burnside

We call this basket "Vintage on the 45th Parallel."

Enjoy wine from Northern Michigan. We're making amazing wine and with increasing regularity, and we're outscoring and out-medaling the established competition across the globe.

This basket contains a bottle of our area's signature grape that established our wine industry "The Great Riesling", semi-dry and a red named Maggie after their dog from Bower Harbor Vineyards.

This basket also contains yummies from "Sisson's on Main Street." This charming little deli is located in a small fishing village on the shores of Lake Michigan. If you win this basket, you will have the pleasure of sampling seasonal shortbread, ginger cookies, pecan snowballs, orange toast and a jar of Classy Sassy Cherry Sauce. A final addition to the basket is a wine bottle made into a cheese board (sorry, no cheese). There is also a little gift included.

The Sissons' Beardie Rose Bud put her signature paw on the Orange Toast.

Hand-stitched Quilted Beardie Pillow

Donated by: Leo, Linus, Harrey and Ashley

Reserve Price: $65.00

This luxuriously soft pillow, "A Portrait in Brown," can grace your living room, den, bedroom, or RV when you place the winning bid! A collage of fabrics and stitchery, artist Janet Kinney skillfully captures the beauty and expressiveness of the Bearded Collie.

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