The Rough & Smooth Collie
|Chairman & Working Trials Rep:||Liz Beaumont|
|Vice-Chairman & Temperament Assessment Organiser:||Paula Meacham|
|Secretary 2013, Agility Teams Manager (Small/Medium) & Webmaster:||Jean Tuck|
|Treasurer, Membership Secretary & Breed Liaison:||Delia Moores|
|Joint Fun Day Organiser:||Abby Lusty|
|Agility Rep, Large Agility Pairs/Teams Manager & Mailings:||Jane Page|
|Photographer & Mailings:||Colin Page|
|Secretary Elect (2014) & PAT Rep:||Peter Simpson|
|Obedience & HTM Rep, Newsletter Editor & Joint Fun Day Organiser:||Pat Thompson|
About the Club
Are you a Rough or Smooth Collie owner involved in,
or interested in, working your Collie in Obedience, Agility and such-like activities?
If so, then you may also be interested in The Rough and Smooth Collie Training
Association. This Association was formed in the early 1990's, initially under
the name of The Working Rough and Smooth Collie Association, by a group of individuals
who were united in wanting to see these Collies active in areas other than just
the show ring. They wanted to see them taking part in all kinds of working activities.
Eventually in 1993, the Association gained Kennel Club recognition and became
a Registered Society. At the request of The Kennel Club, the name was changed
to The Rough & Smooth Collie Training Association. Now, with a growing membership,
the RSCTA organises its own events around the country to encourage members to
work their Collies in activities such as
Agility, Obedience, Flyball, Working Trials and Herding, and to have their dogs tested for The Kennel
Club Good Citizen Scheme and for Character Assessment. Work as a PAT Dog, Hearing
Dog for the Deaf, Dog for the Disabled, or as any other assistant to man is
also encouraged. Both versatility and achievement are rewarded.
Notwithstanding its name, the RSCTA is not really a training organisation, although its activities occasionally include some initial training more as an introduction than anything else. Membership is open to anyone, anywhere, as long as they support its aims, whether or not they actually take part in the organised events - though we hope most will want to do so. All standards are welcome, from the simply amateur to the seriously committed.
With a wide spread of collie interest and experience within the Association, help and advice are available to members and non-members alike on anything concerning our two breeds.
If you would like further details of the RSCTA please contact the Secretary, Jean Tuck, Tel. 01889 568090
To apply for membership, please complete the Membership Application Form and send with the appropriate fee to the Membership Secretary