|The Society was founded for breed showing in 1948 and 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 was the first Toy Dog Society in the UK to do so.
Classes ranged from Pre-Beginners through to Test 'B' and, in later years, we welcomed crossbreed dogs, with TWO TOY Group parents.
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.
Obedience: Unfortunately, times change and interest has wanned across the whole obedience world with many big shows closing. After 58 years, it is with deep regret and sadness that, due to an unstainable fall in entries, the Society has had to make the decision to no longer schedule Limited Obedience classes, along with the Open Breed Show.
Very many thanks to all who have supported the Obedience over the years.
This does not affect the Breed show, which will be held on 4 May 2019
S.E.C.T.D.S. extends a warm welcome to everyone.