Breed Appreciation Day 2021

(in line with the Kennel Club Judges Education Programme (Breed Shows)

To be held on Saturday, 20th March 2021 at Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, Roade, Northants NN7 2LS

The Smooth Collie Club of Great Britain are pleased to announce that they will be holding a Breed Appreciation Day held in line with the new Judges Education Programme (Breed Shows). 

The day comprises of a breed talk aiming to provide or reinforce the basic knowledge to establish  a Candidates/Judge’s understanding and appreciation of the breed, in order to take a subsequent Multiple Choice Breed Standard Exam (dependent on eligibility – see below*).  Attending the Breed Appreciation Day and passing the Multiple Choice Breed Standard Exam forms part of the criteria that will enable the candidate to attain Level 2 Status.  Subjects covered in the morning session will include a brief history of the breed, function of the breed and its correlation to its confirmation and movement and elaboration on breed specifics.  All elements of the standard will be covered, and there will be live exhibits to show movement and finer points of the Breed.   The presentation of the Breed Standard is Open to All.

*For those wishing to sit the Multiple Choice Exam (MCE) the following must be completed prior to the day:-

Candidates must either be already approved to award CC’s in a breed or must at least be a Level 1 Judge, appearing on ‘Find a Judge’ for the relevant breed. If a Breed Appreciation Day is held before the online system is available the organisers will accept on trust if a candidate states that they meet Level 1 requirements, as shown below:-

  1. Have a proven interest of a minimum of 5 years in pedigree dogs
  2. Completed a minimum of 2 full days of Stewarding appointments
  3. Attended a KC Requirements of a Dog Show Judge (RDSJ) Seminar (not mandatory to pass the exam)
  4. Attended a Kennel Club Conformation and Movement Seminar

A2 Afternoon Assessments (Limited Places)

The afternoon session will consist of a Hands on Judging Assessment limited to a maximum of 10 candidates of whom will be required to be either on current A3 or B List for Smooth Collies.  The Assessment is for those aiming for the current A2 List before completion of the transition period within the current system.  Candidates will go over 5 dogs, watch them move and place the dogs.   

ALL ENQUIRIES & REQUESTS FOR JOINING FORMS please contact:-

Mrs Cathy Howard (Breed Education Coordinator)

1 The Birches
Sutton Bridge
Spalding
PE12 9TE

Telephone: (01406 351496)      Email: 

Roade Village Hall
Bailey Brooks Lane
Roade
Northants
NN7 2LS