Welcome to the

The Rough and Smooth Collie
Training Association



     
NEWS
 


Results for Breed league to Delia, all other leagues to Jean please.

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.

2017 Autumn Newsletter

This should be with you over the weekend. 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.

2017 Photo Competition News

Do start getting together your entries for the Photo Competition. 50p/entry, categories (all of R/S Collies): Cutest Pup, Best Veteran (over 10 yrs), Best Action Shot, Best Scenic Picture, With Unusual Friends, Best Portrait, Members' Other Dogs (can be other breeds, with/without R/S Collies), Most Amusing Photo.
Further details from Pat

RSCTA 2017 Fun Day See: Fun Day 17



WELL DONE SMOOTH COLLIE OBREEDIENCE TEAM !

The Smooth Collie Obreedience team 'Smooth Operators' won the first Obreedience qualifier of 2017 at Solihull on April 2nd!!!!! An excellent start in collecting points for Crufts 2018! Team: Leonie Macdonald & Connie, Sophie Harrison & Bindi, Kate Giddings & Artie and Ann Fuller & Maggie with Ella



Update: On the road to collecting points for Crufts 2018, in June the RSCTA team came 2nd at Chalfield and 2nd again at Solihull. 2nd again at East of Englend in July!! Well done!!



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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