LISTED here are the provisional annual breed leaders in the Dog World//Toyal Canin Top Stud Dog competition. The principal winners are featured on page 2.
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 2009 CC or best of sex winner; here no leader is recorded.
An unusual situation concerns the Groenendael who is leading pastoral – he has also sired a Tervueren CC winner so gains five extra points in the Top Ten list.
The annual leaders receive a prize courtesy of Royal Canin as well as a chance to advertise in the exclusive Best of British Dogs magazine; details will be sent out early in the new year.
If there any any queries please contact Wendy Bull on email@example.com as soon as possible, so that the final listings can be absolutely accurate.