The British Utility Breeds Association was established in 1971 by Utility people
for Utility people. Amongst the founder members was the late Mr Owen Grindey.
We believe that what helps to make BUBA unique is the amount of
input from the Breed Clubs and Societies as it is these Clubs who decide who they would like to judge their breed.
Each Breed Club or Society is invited to attend the Annual General Meeting each February. In addition to the AGM there are three meetings held per year at which the Breed Representatives can raise any matters that have been brought to their attention by their Breed Club.
All communication from the Member Clubs is presented to the Council via the Breed Representative, a system that works very well.
BUBA runs both an Open Show and a Championship Show every year. The judges for both the Open and Championship Shows are selected by the Member Clubs
themselves. This is the only Group Championship Show at which this happens.
The Open Show is held at the purpose built Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh Park, Warks. It is a very friendly show, with all members of the Council bringing their own areas of expertise and pitching in to help.
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Our Championship Show is held at Stafford Show Ground in early December. It has a wonderfully Christmassy feel to it and there is always, despite the best efforts of the snow over the last few years, a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Again the skills and talents of the Council are utilized to ensure smooth running of the show.