|The Society schedules Open Breed and Limit Obedience shows for Toy Group Dogs.
Founded for breed showing in 1948, South Eastern Counties Toy Dog Society celebrated it's 70th Anniversary in 2018.
From the beginning, the Society has always aimed to schedule all of the Toy Group breeds and regularly been the first to schedule classes for new breeds in the group.
For young handlers, the Society holds two Junior Handling Association classes for juniors between the ages of 6 - 16 years, that qualify for the Semi-finals, held at Richmond Championship Show.
In the early 1960's, deciding to widen its appeal, the Society started to schedule obedience classes, just for the Toy Group dogs, and the first Toy Dog Society in the UK to do so.
Classes range from Pre-Beginners through to Test 'B' and crossbreed dogs, with TWO TOY Group parents, are very welcome.
In it's time, the S.E.C.T.D.S. Display Team appeared at Crufts, Discover Dogs, Birmingham National Championship Show, and the 2001 Rabart's Christmas Dog Bazaar, proving 'Toy' dogs more than capable. Team dogs have included the following breeds:-
Affenpinscher, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Italian Greyhound, Papillon, Pekingese and Bichon Frise, and the handlers were not all adults.
Throughout the years, the Society has been fortunate to retain the continued support of most judges invited to officiate, including top judges from both Breed and Obedience.
S.E.C.T.D.S. extends a warm welcome to everyone.