The Bullmastiff Breed Council provides a forum for general
discussion of matters which affect the Bullmastiff. It is made up of democratically
elected delegates from the Bullmastiff clubs around the country, each club sending
a maximum of four representatives to join in the discussions although each club only
has a single vote on any matters of policy. Any matters for consideration by the
Bullmastiff Breed Council have to be directed initially to the individual clubs which
can then raise them at Bullmastiff Breed Council meetings. This obviates un-necessary
topics taking up time which should be devoted to more important issues.
The Bullmastiff Breed Council also provides a liaison between the clubs and the Kennel
Club and is consulted by the Kennel Club on a variety of issues including the suitability
of new judges to undertake Championship level judging. New health initiatives are
also aired at the Bullmastiff Breed Council and the Council is consulted about the
feasibility of certain proposed legislation and regulation affecting our breed.
The Bullmastiff Breed Council takes its role very seriously and strives to promulgate
good practice among owners and breeders. The Council holds seminars to provide education
for judges as well as conferences dealing with health issues. It works closely with
the individual breed clubs to avoid duplication of topics and endeavours to publicise
issues relevant to our breed.
The Bullmastiff Breed Council meets three or four times a year, the number of meetings
depending upon the business to be dealt with. The Officers are elected annually by
the constituent clubs.
The Bullmastiff Breed Council publishes a judging list for A1, A2 and A3 judges.
This list is compiled from the judging lists of the constituent clubs, following
the criteria already decided. To appear on the Breed Council list a judge has to
be on the lists of a majority of constituent clubs.