Breed Appreciation Day 2023

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

To be held on Saturday 18th March 2023
Baginton Village Hall
Frances Road

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. 

Breed Talk and Multiple Choice Exam

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 will have fulfilled all JEP (Breed Shows) Level 1 criteria which includes the following:

  1. Have a proven interest of a minimum of 5 years in one or more aspects of the breeding and exhibiting of pedigree dogs (including show administration/stewarding)
  2. Undertaken 2 full days of Stewarding appointments
  3. Attended a KC Requirements of a Dog Show Judge (RDSJ) Seminar (not mandatory to take and pass the exam at this point)
  4. Attended a Kennel Club Conformation and Movement Seminar

Group Mentoring Session

In the afternoon a Group Mentoring Session will be held for those who have fulfilled all JEP (Breed Shows) Level 2 criteria which includes the following:-

  1. Have passed the Points of a Dog Exam
  2. Attended the Breed Appreciation Day and passed the Multiple Choice Exam for Smooth Collies
  3. View Ring Stewarding Seminar and taken online quiz (found on KC Academy)
  4. Complete Critique Writing Seminar and taken online quiz (KC Academy)

Mentor Groups will be no more than 4-1 ratio of Mentees to Mentor. Limited Spaces available.

All enquiries and requests for joining forms, please contact:-

Mrs Cathy Howard (Breed Education Coordinator)

1 The Birches
Sutton Bridge
PE12 9TE

Telephone: 01406 351496 Mobile: 07872 172211      email: