LISTED here are the provisional annual breed leaders in the Dog World/Royal Canin Top Stud Dog competition. If there are any queries, please contact DOG WORLD as soon as possible so that the final results published in the Best of British Dogs supplement in Crufts week are absolutely accurate.
The competition works as follows. When a dog or bitch wins its first CC of the year, it scores five points for its sire. If it wins a second, third or fourth CC during the year, it scores an extra point, so that the maximum one dog can score for its sire is eight points.
A separate competition is run for the rare and imported register breeds; here the qualifying award is best of sex in breed or imported register classes at a championship show.
In the event of a tie, the total number of points scored by the dog’s progeny in the Top Dogs table is taken into consideration. Winners on a tiebreak are marked with an asterisk.
In a few breeds, no sire has produced more than one 2008 CC or best of sex winner; here no leader is recorded.
The annual leaders receive a prize courtesy of Royal Canin as well as a chance to advertise in Best of British Dogs.