Welcome to the

The Rough and Smooth Collie
Training Association

The RSCTA is a nationwide group offering encouragement and support to those training or competing in any canine activity. We have leagues and awards to celebrate achievements of our Rough & Smooth Collies, and an active facebook page for discussion and advice. There are also training opportunities, although these are limited, due to the spread of members throughout the country. Please contact us for more information.


Results for ALL 2018 leagues, and news of any significant achievements, to Jean please.
Don't forget there is a 2 month deadline for sending points so the leagues remain valid (3 months to end of March).

News of many RECENT SUCCESSES in agility, breed & obedience can be found on the main page for each activity (below the league table link)

Contact details for all committee can be found on the 'About the RSCTA' page.


Saturday 14th April 2018, at Willington Village Hall, Twyford Road, Willington, Derbyshire, DE65 1DE. The AGM will be at 12.30, and will include presentations of recent Versatility Awards and 2017 League awards.

The Character Assessment will be from 10.00am. Cost is 16.00 per dog, and places are limited due to the time the test takes. We also hope to be doing Good Citizen Tests. If you are interested in the character assessment please contact Paula asap (see 'About' page) as remaining places will be offered outside the club if not taken up by the end of March.


Estelle Vickery's club will be holding KCGCDS tests on Tuesday 27th March. They are based at Maisemore Village Hall in Gloucester so if anyone local wants to attend as a visitor for either their Bronze, Silver or Gold, now or in the future, then send her a message (sparklingsorbet 'at' hotmail . com)


Congratulations!! 2nd place at Crufts 2018!!
Team: Leonie Macdonald & Connie, Sophie Harrison & Bindi, Kate Giddings & Artie, Ann Fuller & Maggie with Ella, reserve Pat Thompson with Smidge

MEMBERSHIP & LEAGUES: Don't forget to renew your membership and include your league renewals too (see Membership page). Then start sending ALL your league results to Jean asap. Good luck for 2018!

2018 Fun Day

Advance Notice that the Fun Day has provisionally been booked at the usual venue for Friday July 6th 2018. It was decided to alternate a week day and a weekend, so that everyone gets a chance to attend. For more details please contact Pat.

2017 Autumn Newsletter

If you have not had a copy e-mailed to you please contact Paula to check she has the correct e-address. Thanks to all who contributed.

RSCTA 2017 Fun Day See: Fun Day 17

On the road to collecting points for Crufts 2018, The Smooth Collie OBREEDIENCE team.

The competition involves all team members doing a synchronised heelwork pattern (hardest part of all is getting the handlers to be coordinated with each other !), and then there are four set exercises with one team member performing each - a send to bed, a 'stop the dog' / play with your dog, a formal retrieve and a scent discrimination exercise with the dog retrieving its own article out of a range of other articles. A team can have up to six members.The format of the competition is that teams participate in a number of (geographically scattered) qualifiers over the year and the teams with the highest accumulated score qualify for the final at Crufts 2018.

Photo below shows the Smooth Collie Obreedience team at Crufts 2015.

    To join: The RSCTA on Facebook e-mail Pat

If you are not getting your mailings from the RSCTA please remember that many e-mail systems treat mail from new/group sources as 'spam' unless instructed otherwise by the user.  Such mail is then directed to a 'junk' mailbox to be deleted within a couple of weeks.  Please therefore look out for this problem until you know that RSCTA mail is being correctly routed to your main 'inbox'.  If you feel that mail is still not reaching you then please contact Paula. .


If you would like further details of the RSCTA please contact the Secretary, Peter Simpson. To apply for membership, see 'Membership' page

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