Southern Counties SBT Society

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Meeting to be held on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at

The Fieldhead Hotel, Markfield Lane, Markfield LE67 9PS 

At 11.00am coffee from 10.30 (01539 245454


  1. Apologies for absence.
  2. Minutes of the meeting held on Saturday March 14th 2020 and Matters Arising
  3. Reports.
    3.1 Chairman’s Report.
    3.2 Secretary's Report
    3.3 Public Relation Officer’s Report.
    3.4 Kennel Club Breed Liaison Officer’s Report.
4. Correspondence & Matters Arising.
5. Propositions
5.1 EASBTC Propose/2nd NOSSBTC
1.To offer the opportunity to remote SBT clubs to attend Breed Council meetings via a Zoom or other Social Media platform. This would allow those Clubs to see and hear first-hand topics, mandates or resolutions being discussed and have the option to amend or change replies contemporaneously.
2.To clarify the Breed Council judging list criteria regarding inclusion of numbers of overseas dogs when considering A2 applications.
5.2 EMSBTC Propose

With reference to the A3 criteria be amended to follow the KC criteria

The Board has previously clarified that the following types of event may be used to claim hands-on experience numbers under both the JEP and traditional approval system:

A3 List (Breed Specialists) Requirements

  1. Minimum of seven years judging experience in the breed (by the date of any nominated Championship show if applicable) and have the support of the Breed Council/Club or Society (KC policy)
  2. To have judged both sexes, at a minimum of 3 breed club shows. To remove this clause.
  3. To have judged a minimum of 60 classes (with dogs actually present)
  4. To have judged a minimum of 180 dogs (KC Policy)
  5. To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures (KC Policy as of 1.7.2001)
  6. To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Confirmation and Movement (KC Policy as of 1.7.2001)
  7. To have attended a Points of the Dog Assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment (KC Policy as of 1.7.2005)
  8. To have attended at least on Breed Specific Seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable (KC Policy as of 1.7.2001)
  9. To have bred and/or owned a minimum of three dogs when they first obtained their first entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances) (KC Policy)
  10. To have stewarded at 12 shows/days (Open or Championship) (KC Policy)
The reason for this is regarding the last two judging applications having grey areas around breed shows, country and numbers of dogs with the current existing criteria. this will soon be taken from the hands of the Breed council once the JEP comes into full force in a few years and the KC own the CC’s and ultimately make the final decision
5.3 EMSBTC Propose

Following on from the recent email with regards to the funds released for the L2 mutation research, EMSBTC wish to propose that “all the breed clubs replenish this money with a donation of £50” which will bring the pot back up to what was taken from it so as not to leave the breed council without any funds in reserve.

5.4 SBTC Propose

The SBTC wish to propose that all clubs agree to abide by the minimum “Agreed” criteria of the Breed Clubs and Breed Council when new judges’ approval is circulated and the Kennel Club to be reminded of the importance of, not to undermine the role of the breed clubs in new judge approval process.

6. Election of Officers for 2-year term of office from March 2022 – until March 2024

Chairman: Dave Lee (proposed East Midlands)

Secretary/Treasurer: Helen Reaney (proposed Notts & Derby)

Public Relations Officer: Clare Robinson Cox (proposed North of Scotland)

7. Lead Health Coordinator Role and Nominations for a 2-year term from March 2022 until March 2024

Gem Rowe (LHC) Gemma did indicate that she may not re-stand however we have not had any other nominations and maybe we can discuss this at the meeting in July.

8. Health Issues and Lead Health Co-Ordinator Report

9. Breed Education Co-Ordinator Report

10. Matters brought forward by delegates for discussion.

11. Free discussion period on the Staffordshire Bull Terrier – minutes taken by the PRO 

12Adoption of the balance sheet & matters arising see attached for 2020 _ (2021 yet to be audited due to the sad loss of Max King        these will be done and sent to the clubs for voting in good time to send to the KC with the rest of the Annual Returns

13. Election of auditor.   Discuss

14. A.O.B.

15. Date of the next meeting.   TBC

Helen E Reaney (Hon Secretary)

Circulated to all Member Clubs Sat 4th June 2022