The Club Championship Show photo's & critique can be found on the club show results page
        It's with great disappointment that the Club open Show on 28th March
         has had to be cancelled due to the Coronaviruse 
        The committee apologises that we have had to take this action but the 
         health and safety all of all our exhibitors is our priority. 

The National Bedlington Terrier Club
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Champion classes to be introduced for breed club championship shows

The Kennel Club has agreed to introduce champion classes at breed club championship shows, with effect from 1st January 2018.

These classes, which are not compulsory, have been brought in by the Show Executive Committee (SEC) following a recommendation from the Dog Show Promotion Working Party which recently announced a number of measures designed to improve the dog show scene in Britain.

The winner of the champion class, provided it is unbeaten, will join all other unbeaten dogs or bitches to compete for the relevant Challenge Certificate.   

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Kennel Club has received feedback from a number of exhibitors that this concept would be a welcome addition to the show scene. The working party was of the view that the introduction of these classes at breed club championship shows would be a positive step as there would be a number of advantages in allowing exhibitors an opportunity to show a champion dog in this new class as well as another dog in the open class, for example.

“There would also be benefits to newer exhibitors and to judges in being able to see more champion dogs which would assist them in the development of their knowledge and expertise in the breed.”

This initiative will be reviewed by the SEC after a three-year trial period (1st January 2021).



Mark can be  contacted direct by the following means……

Mark Walshaw (KC Breed liaison Representative).

07780 950843 or 01287 652860



Kennel Club Announces Change in Stud Book Bands for 2017

The Kennel Club has announced changes in Stud Book bands for 2017 for some breeds, which will apply for all shows from 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017.

The Bedlington Terrier has been moved from band B to band A by the Kennel Club this means a stud book number will be received only for 1st in Open class also both CC’s and Res CC’s.

The Stud Book band for each breed of dog is calculated on the average number of entries for that breed over the preceding years.

A Stud Book Number qualifies a dog for Crufts.  A full list of 2017 Stud Book bands will be available from next week they can be found on the Kennel Club website at .


The Animal Health Trust and the Kennel Club have begun a joint initiative to "Give a Dog a Genome".  Only 50 breeds, on a first come, first served basis, can be researched in 2016 and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust has given a grant of £50,000 towards the cost (equivalent to £1000 per participating breed).  Since the cost of this initiative will be £2000 per breed each participating breed will be asked to donate £1000.
An application from the Bedlington Terrier Health Group to participate in the scheme has been accepted.
Dr Cathryn Mellersh, who is overseeing the research has worked closely with Dr Susan Haywood researching the 2nd gene which causes CT in Bedlingtons.
More information go to the AHT website
This is a brand new initiative from the AHT to improve dog health by using the latest technology available in genetics research.
The Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the AHT, under Dr Cathryn Mellersh, is world-renowned for its pioneering genetic research to better understand, and eradicate, inherited diseases in purebred dogs. Give a Dog a Genome seeks to take this expertise to the next level by using the latest technology to sequence the entire genomes of 50 dogs, from 50 different breeds, by the end of 2016 to radically enhance understanding of the canine genome with the help of high-tech computers, to better understand which changes in the DNA are neutral and which cause disease.

Dr Cathryn Mellersh, Head of the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the AHT, said: “The AHT has been making significant improvements to dog health through genetics for over 20 years, but the knowledge we have the potential to gain from this project could very quickly accelerate us forward another 20 years.
“The DNA tests we develop from our research are incredibly powerful in helping breeders to better control, and in time, eradicate, inherited diseases from their lines. Give a Dog a Genome is the start of something really new and exciting in terms of better understanding the canine genome and optimising how this knowledge can be used to improve dog health, but we need support from individual breeds to do so.”"
 The Kennel club new CC allocation from 2019


The Kennel Club General Committee has approved a recommendation from the Dog Show Promotion Working Party to introduce an additional six new all-breed championship shows, on a three year trial basis, which will take effect from 2019.
The new all-breed shows will be Bath Canine Society, Darlington Dog Show Society, Ladies Kennel Association, Leeds City & District Canine Association, Manchester Dog Show Society and Windsor Dog Show Society.

The working party was conscious of the feedback it received from the surveys and focus groups it conducted at the start of its work, and in particular the fact that exhibitors wanted more competition nearer home and on weekend dates. As a result, the working party’s main focus in making this recommendation has been to encourage the retention of existing exhibitors by offering more opportunities to compete for a Challenge Certificate across the country and throughout the year. The recommendations enhance the show scene and consequently offer exhibitors a fair geographical spread of shows, a fair spread of shows throughout the year and a fairer spread of weekend group rotations.
In 2019, 2020 and 2021, there will now be ten all-breed championship shows in a calendar year, which includes the above mentioned shows as well as the established all-breed shows: Crufts, Birmingham National, Scottish Kennel Club (May) and Welsh Kennel Club, all of which will be required to abide by the following criteria from 2019:
The show cannot exceed the established number of days of its current championship show The group days must rotate each year to provide each group with the opportunity of a weekend day
Initiatives should be in place to enhance the exhibitors’ experiences of the show and the promotion of Kennel Club aims and objectives The society should offer partnership shows to other registered clubs and societies Classes must be scheduled for all breeds allocated Challenge Certificates by the Kennel Club
From 2019, these all-breed shows will have exclusivity over their show date and no breed club championship show dates will be approved during the course of these shows.
The working party is keen to encourage partnership championship shows and recognises that there are, in some cases, very good reasons for clubs to hold their championship shows on a back-to-back basis with a general or group championship show. Therefore there are two exceptions to this new policy – breed club championship show dates will be approved if held on the same date and same venue as the all-breed championship show, or where the breed club championship show is held on the day before or the day after the CCs are scheduled at the all-breed show and the club’s venue is a reasonable distance from the all-breed show.

The working party is of the view that introducing this new show date approval policy will have a positive effect on show entries by encouraging breed clubs to hold their shows alongside the all-breed show to maximise entries for both shows, as well as minimising costs for the exhibitor and the potential to improve finances for the breed club.
The allocation of all-breed status to ten shows, and the proposed allocation of CCs to the remaining regional general and group championship shows, is subject to a three-year trial period, during which the working party will be monitoring on a regular basis.
During the wide ranging discussions on the working party’s proposals, the General Committee directed that special consideration be given to the allocation of CCs to numerically small breeds to ensure that the additional CCs for these breeds were reasonably proportionate to the number of dogs being exhibited. The CCs allocated for these breeds to the six new all-breed shows were therefore moved from those previously allocated to the regional general and group championship shows.
However, in doing so, the working party considered it important that as far as possible these particular general and group championship shows must maintain their viability. Therefore it was agreed that as ‘compensation’ for losing CCs for numerically small breeds, each show society should receive an allocation of CCs for numerically larger breeds. Consequently these shows will also benefit from this new allocation.

The working party is confident that the removal of CCs for numerically small breeds from regional general championship shows, would prove financially advantageous for these shows. It would remove the necessity for them to schedule classes for breeds which did not attract good entries but required considerable input in resources, for example selecting and appointing judges and their subsequent travel costs. Removing such breeds and allocating the CCs to the all-breed shows, and replacing them with numerically stronger breeds, should attract good entries and therefore have a positive effect on each show’s finances.
The creation of these new all-breed shows has resulted in around 260 extra sets of CCs being added to a total allocation of just over 3,500 sets of CCs across 163 breeds; this is approximately a seven per cent increase on the 2018 allocation. This is fewer than would have been needed to create the six new all-breed shows without any benefit to the remaining general and group championship shows.

No breed club CCs have been affected by this new allocation, and the breed club allocation will continue to be reviewed on an annual basis.

During its discussions on this proposal, the working party noted there were a number of breeds with a high number of clubs but where the breed’s show entries were falling. Whilst strongly encouraging breed clubs to enter into partnership shows, the working party will be entering into discussions with breed clubs to discuss ways to increase show entries whilst continuing to offer exhibitors the same number of opportunities to compete for a CC. These consultations are likely to start during the summer


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The clubs new banner welcoming everyone to our shows
 The NBTC Show venue
Directions: Leave the A1, (south of Wetherby), on to the A63 SELBY. You pass through Monk Fryston and Hambleton to the large roundabout take the first left to Thorpe Willoughby. The Village Hall is the first large building you come to on the right as you drive through the village.
"There is an overflow car park to the rear of the building.
 From the A1 - drive past the venue, take the first turning on the right, then the first opening on the right".



Breeders who do not show may not be aware of a colour restriction when registering a litter. 
Effective from 1st April 2003 the following applies-

                                     COLOUR – Blue, Liver, Sandy, Blue and Tan, Liver and Tan, Sandy and Tan.

                                                           Colours other than the above will be registered as Non Standard.