Breed Appreciation Day 2023

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

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) in 2023, venue and exact date to be confirmed. 

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 Assessments

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.   


Mrs Cathy Howard (Breed Education Coordinator)

1 The Birches
Sutton Bridge
PE12 9TE

Telephone: (01406 351496)      Email: