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 NOTTS & DERBY DISTRICT STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER CLUB

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BREAKING NEWS !!!!!

HEALTH SEMINAR 9TH MAY 2010

KC BUILDING, STONELEIGH, WARKS.

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AGM MEETING SUNDAY 7th MARCH 2010

at Shirland Miners Welfare 11.00 am

for more infor see our show & important date page

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 ********PUPPIES AVAILABLE SEE LITTER/AFFIX PAGES FOR MORE DETAILS *******

NOTTS & DERBY 2010 CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD - YOU CAN FIND THEM ON FORMS & INFO PAGE

 

 JUDGES QUESTIONNAIRE CAN NOW BE FOUND ON OUR FORMS & INFO PAGE FOR ALL ASPIRING AND SEASONED JUDGES TO COMPLETE AND RETURN TO THE CLUB SECRETARY - Ms HELEN REANEY.

A SPECIAL WELL DONE TO ONE OF OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS -

NATALIE BAXTER & HER VERY CLEVER BEAU

on gaining his 
Silver Kennel Club Good Citizen Award

with flying colours. He starts gold in two weeks.

CONGRATUALTIONS NATALIE & BEAU !!!!

Notts & Derby 

receive a letter of praise from the KC

 

 

***** Look Vacancies*****

We have vacancies to join this friendly, hard working Committee - anyone interested or who wants to know what the job entails to phone/email Secretary. 

Ms Helen Reaney 

01543 684422 

helen.reaney@btinternet.com

Mar 09

**See our special offer below **

THE NEW STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER Book - Edited by the late Alec Waters

AlecWaters

The New SBT Book. Edited by Alec Waters and is part of the Best of Breed range of titles is on offer to members at the Special Price of £11.99* (RRP £12.99) *collect in person or + P&P. This is a new publication aimed at the new owner/informed enthusiast with contributions from several Breed experts including our very own Jenny Smith (WILLOWSTAFF) and can be thoroughly recommended.

All Enquiries to the Treasurer: Mrs Jenny Smith - 01332 781062

 

 
 

THE STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER - BREED STANDARD

(Reproduced by kind permission of The Kennel Club; Revised: 1 January 2009)

A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function. Absolute soundness is essential. Breeders and judges should at all times be careful to avoid obvious conditions or exaggerations which would be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare or soundness of this breed.  From time to time certain conditions or exaggerations may be considered to have the potential to affect dogs in some breeds adversely, and judges and breeders are requested to refer to the Kennel Club website for details of any such current issues.  If a feature or quality is desirable it should only be present in the right measure.

General Appearance:  Smooth-coated, well balanced, of great strength for his size. Muscular, active and agile.

Characteristics:  Traditionally of indomitable courage and tenacity.  Highly intelligent and affectionate, especially with children.

Temperament:  Bold, fearless and totally reliable.

Head and Skull:  Short, deep through with broad skull.  Very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop, short foreface, nose black.

Eyes:  Dark preferred but may bear some relation to coat colour.  Round, of medium size, and set to look straight ahead.  Eye rims dark.

Ears:  Rose or half pricked, not large or heavy.  Full, drop or pricked ears highly undesirable.

Mouth:  Lips tight and clean.  Jaws strong, teeth large, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e.  upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Neck:  Muscular, rather short, clean in outline gradually widening towards shoulders.

Forequarters:  Legs straight and well boned, set rather wide apart, showing no weakness at the pasterns, from which point feet turn out a little.  Shoulders well laid back with no looseness at elbow.

Body:  Close-coupled, with level topline, wide front, deep brisket, well sprung ribs;  muscular and well defined.

Hindquarters:  Well muscled, hocks well let down with stifles well bent.  Legs parallel when viewed from behind.

Feet:  Well padded, strong and of medium size.  Nails black in solid coloured dogs.

Tail:  Medium length, low-set, tapering to a point and carried rather low.  Should not curl much and may be likened to an old-fashioned pump handle.

Gait/Movement:  Free, powerful and agile with economy of effort.  Legs moving parallel when viewed from front or rear.  Discernible drive from hindlegs.

Coat:  Smooth, short and close.

Colour:  Red, fawn, white, black or blue, or any one of these colours with white.  Any shade of brindle or any shade of brindle with white.  Black and tan or liver colour highly undesirable.

Size:  Desirable height at withers 35.5 - 40.5 cms (14 - 16 ins.), these heights being related to the weights. Weight: dogs: 12.7 - 17 kgs (28 - 38 lbs); bitches 11 - 15.4 kgs (24 - 34 lbs)

Faults:  Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault, and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree, and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

Note:  Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles full descended into the scrotum.

Jan 09

 

 

NOTTS & DERBY DISTRICT STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER CLUB

GENERAL CODE OF ETHICS

 

All members of the Notts & Derby District Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club undertake to abide by its general Code of Ethics:-

Club Members:

1                    Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.

2                    Will agree without reservation that any veterinary surgeon performing an operation on any of their dogs which alters the natural conformation of the animal, may report such operation to the Kennel Club.

3                    Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Bred Standard should be placed in suitable homes.

4                    Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.

5                    Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally.

6                    Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmful to the dog or to the breed.

7                    Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.

8                    Will ensure that their dogs wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under effective control when away from home.

9                    Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere where their dogs are being exhibited.

10                Will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial circumstances change.

11                Will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.

12                Will ensure that all relevant Kennel Club documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog and will agree, in writing, to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not immediately available.




13                Will not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet dealers or directly or indirectly allow dogs to be given as a prize or donation in a competition of any kind.  Will not sell by sale or auction Kennel Club registration certificates as stand alone items (not accompanying a dog).

14                Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertise dogs, nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of a dog.

Breach of the above provisions may result in expulsion from Club membership and/or disciplinary action by the Kennel Club and/or reporting to the relevant authorities for legal action, as appropriate.

In addition to the aforementioned, Club members agree to note the following recommendations:-

15                It is recommended to have breeding bitches and stud dogs eye tested for PHPV/HC and DNA tested for L2-HGA and Hereditary Cataract. For further information and/or DNA testing application forms please refer to http://www.staffords.co.uk or contact The Animal Health Trust on: 08700-502-424; http://www.aht.org.uk

16                To abide by the Club’s recommendations concerning time lapse between litters (recommended minimum 12 months) and upper and lower age limits for a bitch to be bred from (recommended 18 months minimum; 8 years maximum).

17                To demonstrate responsible ownership at all times and be sensitive to the public image of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, not only in the home environment but also in public places and at shows.



N&DDSBT Club
October 2008 
 

Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from Club membership and/or disciplinary action by the Kennel Club and/or reporting to the relevant authorities for legal action, as appropriate.

 

NOTTS & DERBY DISTRICT STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER CLUB

RULES & REGULATIONS      

1          NAME & OBJECTS

The Club shall be called the Notts & Derby District Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club and its object shall be the progress of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

2                    OFFICERS & COMMITTEE

The Club shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Hon. Show Secretary, a Committee of 15 and an unlimited number of Members.

3                    COMMITTEE

The management of the Club shall be in the hands of a Committee consisting of 15 Members, of whom 5 shall retire annually but shall be eligible for re-election.  The President, Vice-President, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer and Hon. Show Secretary shall be ex-officio members of the Committee and shall retire annually, but shall be eligible for re-election.

Members of the Committee shall be eligible for re-election every 3 years.

Meetings of the Committee shall be held as often as deemed necessary at a venue within the
Notts & Derby area.

A quorum for Committee meetings shall be 6.

The Committee shall have the power to co-opt members on to the Committee in the event of positions becoming vacant between General Meetings.

Those co-opted shall only hold office until the next General Meeting of the Society at which an election of Officers and Committee takes place.  Co-opted Committee members shall have voting rights at Committee meetings.

Any member of the Committee absent from 3 consecutive meetings without reasonable grounds or apology may be deemed by the Committee to have resigned, and his/her place may be filled by co-option.

When voting for new Committee members the vote cast by each Club member should be for the number of vacancies, not the number of nominees, i.e.  4 vacancies, 6 nominees = 4 votes, and that any ballot paper showing more nominees than there are vacancies shall be declared null and void.

4                    ELECTION OF MEMBERS

No individual who has been a member for less than 2 consecutive years may be elected on to the Committee.  Membership must be current, i.e.  24 months from date of joining.

5                    The Secretary will provide the Kennel Club with a statement of the number of members as at the end of the Club’s financial year, as part of the Annual Returns. In addition, an up-to-date list of members to be available for inspection by the members of the Club or by the Kennel Club if requested.

6                    VOTING RIGHTS

Each member shall be entitled to one vote immediately upon acceptance of membership.

Postal votes/proxy votes are not allowed.
Voting shall be by secret ballot/show of hands, as decided at the meeting.

In the case of Joint Membership (i.e. 2 persons), then each member of the partnership is allowed one vote.

No member under 16 years of age shall be eligible to serve on the Committee or vote.


7                    CLUB PROPERTY

The property of the Club shall be vested in the Committee. Donors of cups and trophies do so on the understanding that once accepted, they become the outright property of the Club.  In the event of the Club ceasing to exist, a final General Meeting shall be called to decide the disposal of the Club’s assets and the outcome of the meeting notified to the Kennel Club.

(If the Club is wound up or ceases to be a Registered Society under KC Regulations, a final statement of accounts with a record of the disposal of the property of the Society shall be forwarded to the Kennel Club within six months, and the persons named as Officers and Committee of the Club will be held responsible by the Kennel Club for the proper winding up of the Club).

8                    CLUB ACCOUNTS

(a)        A Banking Account shall be held in the name of the Club into which all revenue of the Club shall be paid, and from which withdrawal shall only be made on the signatures of any two from: Hon. Treasurer/Chairman/Hon. Secretary. The account shall be kept by the Hon. Treasurer.

(b)        An Auditor shall be appointed at each Annual General Meeting, and accounts will be certified annually and presented to the members for approval at the Annual General Meeting.

9                    SUBSCRIPTIONS

Annual Subscriptions shall be £4 single or £5 joint (NB:  joint membership to comprise two persons only), payable to the Hon. Secretary on the 1st day of January each year.  The Committee may change the annual subscription rates as and when it is deemed necessary, without recourse to the AGM for future sub-amendments.  No member whose subscription is unpaid shall be entitled to any of the privileges of membership, and if any member fails to pay the Annual Subscription by 31 March, the Committee shall have power to erase his/her name from the list of members.  However, if the Committee shall subsequently receive a satisfactory explanation, the member may, at the discretion of the Committee and on payment of arrears, be re-admitted to membership.

10                EXPULSION OF MEMBERS

Any Member who shall be suspended under Kennel Club Rule A42j(5) and/or any member whose dog(s) is/are disqualified under Kennel Club Rule A42j(9) shall ipso facto cease to be a Member of the Club.

If the conduct of any member shall, in the opinion of the Committee of the Club be injurious or likely to be injurious to the character or interests of the Society, the Committee of the Club may, at a meeting the notice convening which includes as an object the consideration of the conduct of the Member, determine that a Special General meeting of the Club shall be called for the purpose of passing a resolution to expel him/her.

Notice of the Special General meeting shall be sent to the accused Member, giving particulars of the complaint and advising the place, date and hour of the Meeting that he/she may attend and offer an explanation.  If at the Meeting, a resolution to expel is passed by a two-thirds majority of the Members present and voting, his/her name shall forthwith be erased from the list of Members, and he/she shall thereupon cease for all purposed to be a Member of the Club except that he/she may, within two calendar months from the date of such Meeting, appeal to the Kennel Club upon and subject to such condition as the Kennel Club may impose.

If the Club expels any member for discreditable conduct in connection with dogs, Dog Shows, Trials or Competitions, the Club must report the matter in writing to The Kennel Club within seven days and supply any particulars required.

11                FINANCIALYEAR/ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The financial year of the Club shall be from 1 January to 31 December.  The Annual General Meeting shall be held before 25 March each year.

12                ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


(i)         To receive the report of the Committee and Balance Sheet, to elect Officers and Committee members and to discuss any resolution duly placed on the Agenda, of which prior notice has been given to the Hon. Secretary.  The election of Officers and Committee at the Annual General Meeting shall be either by vote or ballot of those present at the said meeting.  No business shall be transacted at an Annual General Meeting unless notice thereof appears on the Agenda, with the exception of routine matters or those which in the opinion of Chairman of the Meeting are urgent.

(ii)        Members will be notified of the date of Annual General Meetings by a notice placed in the        Canine Press (i.e.  both Dog World and Our Dogs).

(iii)       Members will be given 28 clear days notice of Annual General Meetings.

(iv)       Items for the Agenda should be submitted in writing to the Hon. Secretary to be received not less than 14 clear days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.

(v)        The Agenda will be circulated at the Annual General Meeting.

(vi)       Annual General Meetings to be arranged at a venue within the Notts & Derby area.

12a      SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

A Special General Meeting shall be summoned by the Hon. Secretary if 10 members send a signed requisition stating the subject to be discussed and requesting a Special General Meeting to do so.  The Committee of the Society is also empowered to call a Special General Meeting.

No business other than that detailed on the agenda shall be discussed at a Special General Meeting.

Members will be given 14 clear days notification of the date of a Special General Meeting by a notice placed in the Canine Press (i.e.  both Dog World and Our Dogs). 

Special General Meetings to be arranged at a venue within the Notts & Derby area.

13                AMENDMENTS TO RULES

The Rules of the Club may not be altered except at a General Meeting, the notice for which contains specific proposals to amend the Rules.  Any proposed alteration to the Rules may not be bought into effect until the Kennel Club has been advised and approved the alteration.  New rules or amendments introduced specifically to meet Kennel Club requirements shall be adopted immediately.

14                ANNUAL RETURNS TO THE KENNEL CLUB

The Officers acknowledge that during the month of January each year, Maintenance of Title fee will be forwarded to the Kennel Club by the Secretary for continuance of Registration and that by 31 July each year, other returns, as stipulated in Kennel Club Regulations for the Registration and Maintenance of Title of Societies and Breed Councils and the Affiliation of Agricultural Societies and Municipal Authorities, be forwarded to the Kennel Club.

The Officers also acknowledge their duty to inform the Kennel Club of any changes of Secretary of the Club which may occur during the course of the year.

15                KENNEL CLUB FINAL AUTHORITY

The Kennel Club is the final authority for interpreting the Rules and Regulations of the Club in all cases relative to Canine or Club matters.  Members must abide by Kennel Club rules.

16                The Club shall not join any Federation of Societies or Clubs.

17                No person whilst an undischarged bankrupt may serve on the Committee of or hold any other office or appointment within a Kennel Club Registered Society.

18                BREED CLUB JUDGES’ LISTS

The Club shall annually appoint a Judges’ Sub-Committee, consisting of at least 75% CC Judges for the breed, to compile the Club’s Judges’ Lists.  The purpose of the Club’s Judging Lists is to indicate to interested parties those persons the Club would support at differing levels of judging.   The completed lists are to be submitted to the Kennel Club by the Hon. Secretary as part of the Club’s Annual Returns. The lists expire annually on 30 April, and are divided into 5 parts as follows:-

A1 List – Judges who have previously been approved by The Kennel Club to award CCs in the breed, who have completed their first appointment, and who have the support of the N&DDSBT Club.

A2 List – Judges who fulfil all the requirements for the A3 list, who have been assessed in accordance with the Kennel Club requirements and accepted by The Kennel Club for inclusion on an A2 list (or who have been approved, but have not yet completed their first appointment), and who have the support of the N&DDSBT Club.


A3 List – Judges who are recommended by a Breed Council or Breed Club/Society as being suitable to award CCs in the breed, but not yet approved by The Kennel Club for inclusion on an A2 list, and who have the support of the N&DDSBT Club. Criteria to be the same as to approve a Championship Show Judge.

B List – Judges who have the support of the N&DDSBT Club to judge the breed where CC’s are not on offer, and at Breed Club Open and Limited Shows, and who meet the Club’s criteria.

C List – For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and who have the support of the N&DDSBT Club.

18a      No person shall be accepted to judge any show within the control of the Club if he or she has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Championship Show appointment judging the same sex in the 15 months prior to the date of the show.  This decision to be finalised by the Committee of the Club.

18b      No person shall be accepted to judge any show within the control of the Club, if he or she has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Club Limited or Open Show appointment judging the same sex in the 12 months prior to the date of the show.  This decision to be finalised by the Committee of the Club.

18c      If a judge has judged the breed at a General Championship Show, it is to count as a Breed Club show in our criteria.

18d      The nominee gaining most votes has the choice of either sex, second choice offered to the nominee with the second highest vote, and that the top three in that order be considered in that order, providing each receive not less than 51% support of those members present.

18e      No person shall judge any of the Club’s shows twice within a five year period;  any such nominations to be declared null and void.

18f          All persons selected to judge the Club’s shows must meet the appropriate criteria.

 

Jenny Smith – Hon. Secretary (N&DDSBT Club)
April 2008

     



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