(in line with the Kennel Club Judges Education Programme (Breed Shows)
Due to current restrictions and Government Guidelines, the 2021 Smooth Collie Club of Great Britain Breed Appreciation Day with Subsequent Multiple Choice Exam will now be held ONLINE using Microsoft Teams instead of at Roade Village Hall in person. Due to monitoring of candidates during the exam the Multiple Choice Exam is now full, candidates have been notified by email of the change of ‘Venue’.
Anyone can attend the ONLINE Breed Appreciation Day Talk (20th March 2021) that has an interest in Smooth Collies at a cost of £10.00 per candidate. Please email Cathy Howard () for details. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued via email to all those attending the Breed Appreciation Day Talk.
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:-
The MCE is now full.
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:-
- Have a proven interest of a minimum of 5 years in pedigree dogs
- Completed a minimum of 2 full days of Stewarding appointments
- Attended a KC Requirements of a Dog Show Judge (RDSJ) Seminar (not mandatory to pass the exam)
- Attended a Kennel Club Conformation and Movement Seminar
A2 Assessments (FULL) – 29th May 2021
This 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