BORDER TERRIER – KENNEL CLUB STUD BOOK BAND CHANGE

Border Terriers have dropped from Kennel Club Stud Book Band E to Band D from 1st January 2013. The KC Stud Book Band for each breed is determined by the average number of entries that the breed attracts at shows where Kennel Club Challenge Certificates are on offer.  The lowering of Band has been caused by the reduced average entry that the breed has attracted at championship shows.

The main effects that this change of Band brings about are as follows:-

QUALIFYING WINS
Firstly it means that for Border Terriers, from 2013, only wins of 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Open Classes and 1st in Limit Classes at championship shows with CCs on offer for the breed, will qualify a dog for entry in the KC Stud Book. 2nd and 3rd prize wins in Limit Classes will no longer be a qualifying award.

EFFECT ON JUDGES
Secondly, this also means a change to the qualifications required for judges of Border Terriers at open shows. Whereas previously judges of Border Terriers could judge up to five classes of a breed at open shows without being on a breed club B list or above, now the maximum number of classes for non-B list judges is reduced to three. 

TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
The Kennel Club has confirmed that despite Border Terriers moving down from Band E to Band D, judges whose contracts were in position and who had signed a judging contract before 31st December 2012 to judge four or five classes for the breed, (providing they were eligible at the time of acceptance), are still eligible to fulfil the appointment.

CRUFTS QUALIFICATION
The change of Stud Book Band will doubtless in its turn also affect the number of classes for the breed that have to be scheduled at Premier Open Shows before that show’s Best of Breed in Border Terriers is qualified for entry at Crufts.

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