Southern Counties SBT Society

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Meeting to be held on Saturday 30th March 2019


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 4th November 2018 and Matters Arising

3 Reports.

3.1. Chairman’s Report.

3.2. Secretary’s Report.

3.3. Public Relation Officer’s Report. – none

3.4. Kennel Club Breed Liaison Officer’s Report.

4. Correspondence & matters arising.

5. Propositions

5.1 SCSBTS proposes.

The appointment of an individual whose sole responsibility will be the compilation and maintenance of the BC Judges List". 

By way of explanation: Looking at the latest BC Judges List there appear to be a significant number of errors. Whilst it is fully appreciated that the BC Secretary can only compile BC lists based on the information provided by Breed Clubs, we feel that this role now needs a dedicated person who can invest sufficient time and knowledge to making sure all details are correct and up to date at any given time and that this would be too onerous a duty to add to the BC Secretary's workload.  The responsible person would not be an Officer of the BC, nor an Assistant Secretary but a BC Judges List Co-ordinator.

5.2 Propose NWSBTC/2ndd SBTC

That the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland follow KC guide lines in respect of judging criteria for their A1/2/3 judging lists and future judging appointments.

A3 List (Breed Specialists) Requirements:

a. 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)

b. To have judged both sexes at 1 Breed Club Show(s) and/or 3 Breed Club Supported Entry Shows.

c. To have judged a minimum of 60  classes.

d. To have judged a minimum of 160 dogs.  (KC Policy)

e. 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)

f. To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement. (KC Policy as of 1.7.2001)

g. 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)

h. To have attended at least one 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)

i. To have bred and/or owned a minimum of three dogs when they obtained their first entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances). (KC Policy)

j. To have stewarded at 12 Shows/days (Open or Championship). (KC Policy)

6. Health Issues and Lead Health Co-Ordinator Report

7. Judges Competency Framework.

8. Matters brought forward by delegates for discussion.

9. Free discussion period on the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

10. Adoption of the balance sheet & matters arising

11. Election of auditor. At present Mr Max King

12. A.O.B.

13. Date of the next meeting. Saturday 5th October 2019 Fieldhead Hotel Booked

Helen E Reaney (Hon Secretary)

Circulated to all Member Clubs 23rd March 2019