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Breed Education Seminar 2022

The Ins and Outs of Pedigree Analysis, Genetic Diversity, and Genetic Disease Control

When considering a breeding, what do you value most, phenotype/pedigree or genotype/pedigree? Actually if you read a pedigree correctly you are, or should be, looking not just at the names and families but also what these dogs have produced in terms of their physical traits, phenotype, but also their genotype – their genetic chemical traits. Part of the genetics of dog is its inheritable health conditions. When you look at a pedigree, does health come to mind? It should and can.

In association with the Collie Health Foundation, Dr. Jerod Bell will present a 3 hour Collie specific genetic health seminar at the 2021 Collie Club of America Breed Education seminar from 9:00 AM until noon on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Mountain America Exposition Center, Sandy, Utah.

In preparation for the seminar, Dr. Bell will review questions and materials forwarded by the Collie Club of America/Collie Health Foundation, including disease information, and information pertaining to a breed health. Dr. Bell will contact researchers identified by the club to be working on health issues pertaining to our Collie breed and will explain specific facts or recommendations based on the current research. He will also research any other genetic disorders reported in the breed and report his findings during the seminar.

Registrations: January 1, 2022 – March 16, 2022, after which reservations will not be taken nor will refunds be made.
When: Tuesday March 29, 2022
Location: The Mountain America Exposition Center, 9575 South State Street, Sandy, Utah 84070
Time: 9:00 AM until Noon
Cost: $45 includes which includes a bound handout booklet and a *light Continental Breakfast. *Pending Covid protocols.

PAYPAL AND MAILED REGISTRATIONS: ALL registrations must include name, address, email, and phone number of each registrant. Should multiple registrations be sent on one check or via PayPal, please include participant information for each registrant: Name, address, phone number, and email.


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Mailed registrations: Checks should be made out to CCA with Breed Education Seminar in memo line. Send to Patt Caldwell, 876 Moseley Road, Copperas Cove, TX, 76522

Judges Education Seminar 2022

Collie Club of America Judges Education Seminar – Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Location: At the site of the 2022 National Specialty Show in Sandy, UT.
Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070
Room Location: TBA
Time: Seminar begins at 1:30 pm, ends at 5:00 pm

Please contact: Roxann Heit at or (316) 734-4642

The Judges Education Seminar is open to currently licensed Collie judges or prospective Collie judges who have applied or will be applying to judge Collies. Registration is required to attend.

Seminar Fee: $25.00, payable to; Collie Club of America, Inc.

The Classroom Portion with Hands-On Workshop are included in the program. Ringside mentoring may also be available during the National Specialty Show. (Dependent upon any Covid-19 imposed guidelines)