We are emailing to advise you that as from the 1st January 2014 Bernese Mountain Dogs will be in Stud Book Band C.

As you may be aware, the Stud  Book band for each breed of dog is calculated on the average number
of entries for that breed over the preceding years. The number of Bernese Mountain Dogs being shown has dropped significantly in recent years, and due to the continuing decrease in entries it is with regret that the Kennel Club has had to move them from Band D to Band C.

The Kennel Club website has been updated indicating the new Stud Book Bands, so that exhibitors are fully aware of the Stud Book Band changes.

I have also attached the 2014 Stud Book Bands for your reference.

Yvette Prosser
Team Leader - Services Team
Canine Activities

1st January 2014 - KENNEL CLUB STUD BOOK BANDS 2014

The following listing is the confirmed Stud Book Bands for 2014. 
This list supersedes that published in the February 2013 Kennel Gazette.

Please note that Challenge Certificates, Reserve Challenge Certificates and Junior Warrants qualify
in ALL BANDS in addition to the class awards as listed:

Please note that a Stud Book Number qualifies a dog for Crufts.  

HOUND GROUP: Basenji, Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand), Basset
Griffon Vendeen (Petit), Bloodhound, Finnish Spitz, Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Norwegian Elkhound, 
Otterhound, Pharaoh Hound.
GUNDOG GROUP: Brittany, German Wirehaired Pointer, Retriever (Chesapeake Bay), Spaniel
(Clumber), Spaniel (Field), Spaniel (Irish Water), Spaniel (Sussex).
TERRIER GROUP: Australian Terrier, Bull Terrier (Miniature), Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Fox Terrier 
(Smooth), Fox Terrier (Wire), Glen of Imaal Terrier, Irish Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, Lakeland Terrier,
Manchester Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Skye Terrier, Welsh Terrier.
UTILITY GROUP: German Spitz (Klein), German Spitz (Mittel) (from Band B), Japanese Spitz, Schipperke, Schnauzer, Shar Pei.
PASTORAL GROUP: Australian Cattle Dog, Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) (from
Band B), Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois), Collie (Smooth), Hungarian Puli, Lancashire
Heeler, Norwegian Buhund, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Swedish Vallhund, Welsh
Corgi (Cardigan).
WORKING GROUP: Bouvier Des Flandres, Giant Schnauzer, Mastiff, Portuguese Water Dog, St.
Bernard (from Band B).
TOY GROUP: Affenpinscher (from Band B), English Toy Terrier, Lowchen (from Band B), Maltese.

HOUND GROUP: Basset Hound, Borzoi, Dachshund (Long Haired), Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired), Dachshund (Smooth Haired), Dachshund (Wire Haired), Deerhound (from
Band C).
GUNDOG GROUP: Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla (from Band A), Irish Red & White Setter, Large Munsterlander, Retriever (Curly Coated), Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) (from Band A), Spaniel (American Cocker) (from Band C).
TERRIER GROUP: Airedale Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Bull Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier (from Band C).
UTILITY GROUP: Akita, Chow Chow, Japanese Shiba Inu, Keeshond, Poodle (Miniature), Poodle (Toy).
PASTORAL GROUP: Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren), Briard (from Band A), Finnish Lapphund (from Band A), Old English Sheepdog, Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
WORKING GROUP: Leonberger (from Band C). 
TOY GROUP: Bichon Frise, Griffon Bruxellois, Italian Greyhound, Miniature Pinscher,
Pekingese, Yorkshire Terrier.

HOUND GROUP: Dachshund
(Miniature Long Haired) (from Band D), Dachshund (Miniature Smooth Haired), Irish Wolfhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback (from Band D), Saluki.
GUNDOG GROUP: German Shorthaired Pointer, Gordon
Setter, Hungarian Vizsla, Italian Spinone, Spaniel (English Springer), Spaniel (Welsh Springer) (from Band D),
TERRIER GROUP: Cairn Terrier, West Highland White Terrier.
UTILITY GROUP: Boston Terrier (from Band B), Lhasa Apso, Miniature Schnauzer (from Band D), Poodle (Standard), Shih Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel.
PASTORAL GROUP: Australian Shepherd Dog, German Shepherd Dog, Samoyed, Welsh Corgi
WORKING GROUP: Bernese Mountain Dog (from Band D), Bullmastiff, Newfoundland, Siberian Husky.
TOY GROUP: Chihuahua (Smooth Coat), Chinese Crested, Japanese Chin, King Charles Spaniel, Pomeranian.

HOUND GROUP: Afghan Hound, Beagle.
GUNDOG GROUP: English Setter, Pointer.
TERRIER GROUP: Border Terrier.
UTILITY GROUP: Bulldog, Dalmatian, French Bulldog (from Band C), Tibetan Terrier.
PASTORAL GROUP: Bearded Collie, Border Collie (from Band E), Collie (Rough), Shetland Sheepdog.
WORKING GROUP: Alaskan Malamute, Dobermann, Great Dane, Rottweiler.
TOY GROUP: Chihuahua (Long Coat), Papillon, Pug.

GUNDOG GROUP: Irish Setter, Retriever (Flat Coated), Retriever (Golden), Retriever (Labrador),
Spaniel (Cocker). 
TERRIER GROUP: Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
TOY GROUP: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.


                              DON'T COOK YOUR DOG VIDEO  -


With today’s welcome sunshine, and summer fast approaching, the Kennel Club is warning people that they risk cooking their dogs alive if they leave them unattended in a car.

Dogs are extremely sensitive to the heat and should never be left in a car alone, even on a fairly warm or cloudy day. Surprisingly, leaving a car window open or supplying water makes little difference and the dog will suffer, as a car can quickly heat up to around 50°C.

Each year the Kennel Club receives reports of dogs being left in cars, and many incidents where dogs die from heatstroke as a result. The Kennel Club is calling for urgent action to prevent irresponsible dog ownership this summer.

To promote the seriousness of the issue the Kennel Club has produced a three minute video called ‘Don’t Cook your Dog’, which is supported by Dogs Today magazine’s Don’t Cook Your Dog campaign. The video is available through Youtube from today (25th June) and demonstrates how easily dogs can suffer from brain damage, organ failure and death, if left in a hot car.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “We might not be experiencing a scorching summer but today’s sunshine reminds us that even on fairly warm and cloudy days cars can heat up at an alarming speed that can be fatal to dogs. Every year dogs die traumatic deaths after being left in cars so we urge people to take care when out about with their dogs. Whether in the sun or the shade, cars heat up quickly and it can be unbearable even for us before the air-conditioning comes into effect, never mind for dogs.

“Dogs can only cool down by panting and sweating through their paws, so they will find the heat far worse than humans. Owners must realise that dogs cannot handle heat like we can and that it is never safe to leave the dog in the car alone, whether the windows are open or not.”

The Kennel Club has issued the following advice regarding travelling with your dog during warm weather.


· Consider the weather and your journey in advance, especially if you don’t have air conditioning in your car. Think about whether the journey is absolutely necessary for your dog.

· Plan your journey and check out the Kennel Club’s Open for Dogs site and use the Dog Friendly app to find places that will allow dogs in with you

· Make sure your dog has plenty of space in the car and isn’t squashed or forced to sit in direct sunlight.

· Always make sure there is shade provided: even in an air conditioned car a dog can become too hot if in full sun.

· Make sure plenty of stops are taken with lots of water available to drink.

· Take cold water in a thermos rather than a plastic bottle so it stays cold rather than being lukewarm. Ice cubes are helpful in a thermos for cooling too.


· Leave a dog unattended in a car, even with the window open and water available. Take them out of the car and leave them in a secure, cool place with access to shade and water or take them with you, there are plenty of places that are part of the Kennel Club’s Open for Dogs scheme and will allow dogs in.

· Let your dog take part in unnecessary exertion in hot weather, or stand in exposed sunlight for extended lengths of time.

· Pass by a dog if you see one suffering in a car. Whether it be in a supermarket car park or at a show, make sure you let someone in authority know and if in doubt call the police or the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

To help avoid the need to leave dogs unattended in cars, the Kennel Club ‘Open for Dogs’ campaign encourages more businesses and services to welcome dogs. Thousands of dog-friendly attractions are listed on the website  making it the ideal way to plan for trips for the whole family including your dog over the forthcoming holiday season. To view the Youtube video ‘Don’t cook your Dog’ visit


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