LISTED here are the provisional annual breed leaders in the Dog World/Yumega Top Brood Bitch competition.
Full details about the principal winners can be found on page 3.
The competition works as follows. When a dog or bitch wins its first CC of the year, it scores five points for its dam. 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 dam 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 bitch’s progeny in the Top Dogs table is taken into consideration. Winners on a tiebreak are marked with an asterisk.
In several breeds, no bitch has yet produced more than one 2009 CC or best of sex winner; here no leader is recorded.
Please note that the annual award goes to the owner of the bitch at the time of her last litter which produced qualifying progeny.
The eventual annual leaders receive a prize courtesy of Yumega as well as a chance to advertise in the exclusive Best of British Dogs magazine, details of which will be sent out early in the new year.
If there are any queries, please contact Wendy Bull on firstname.lastname@example.org, to ensure the final results are completely accurate.