Performance based Programs
Program Overview and General Information
The Versatility Program is intended to acknowledge, showcase and reward our Scottish Collies who can demonstrate their versatility, intelligence, athleticism, biddability and ability to excel in the traditional working skills of the breed. It also aims to promote, encourage and celebrate the human-canine bond - something that collies and their people excel at!
The program works on a points system – dogs earn points by completing levels of training or competition in any of five different categories. A basic title may be completed by earning only five points in three different categories, and the titles become more challenging from there! It is designed to be merit-based and to avoid similarities to AKC-style conformation competitions in any way. You must be a member in good standing to participate in the program. Any dog who is registered in the SCPS database is eligible to earn points, titles and awards.
More information is provided on our Member Services
Working Collie Competition
The Working Collie Competition (WCC) is a performance based competition that will allow our collies to work towards titles in novice, intermediate and advanced levels in Obedience, Manners/Behavior and Distance Handling. SCPS will offer designed courses on a monthly basis and handlers can submit their dog's performance via VT (Video Trial Format) to be reviewed by a select panel of judges. Once a year a formal competition will be held at the annual Scottish Collie Conference. Annual Conferences will be held at different locations on a rotating basis. Dogs that are also registered in the Versatility Program can use the points earned in the Working Collie Competition towards their Versatility Ribbons/Titles.
Program is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2020.
Spirit Dog Training
SCPS is partnered with Spirit Dog Training to provide discount online classes to our registered members and their collies. Completed classes can be submitted for points in the Versatility Program. Steffi Trott, is a world renowned trainer originally from Germany who currently resides in the United States. Her courses offer modern, positive, science-based training techniques that are proven to provide effective results and build a stronger relationship with your canines.