Affiliation with DOGS NSW

To apply for affiliation with DOGS NSW you will need to provide:-

  • Notice of Inaugural Meeting advising that it is intended to apply for affiliation with DOGS NSW (Refer Part X-1.3:  AFFILIATION WITIH DOGS NSW (a))
  • Minutes of the Inaugural Meeting where 75% of the members in attendance agreed to apply for affiliation with DOGS NSW (Refer Part X-1.3:  AFFILIATION WITIH DOGS NSW (a))
  • Completed Application for Affiliation
  • Copy of Club’s Constitution approved by 75% of the members
  • List of Members of Club (including financial DOGS NSW membership numbers) – minimum of 10 members (Refer Part X-1.3)
  • Payment of Affiliation Fee


When applying for Affiliation with DOGS NSW, a new Club is required to:-

  • every member whether a member of DOGS NSW or not, shall be deemed to have agreed with DOGS NSW to be bound by the Rules and Regulations of DOGS NSW
  • promote and encourage the breeding of pure bred dogs;
  • promote and raise the standards and exhibiting of dogs;
  • promote the holding of exhibitions and shows and to conduct exhibitions and shows, competitive trials and dog sports; (07/12)
  • foster, promote and protect the interests of exhibitors of dogs at exhibitions and shows;
  • collect, verify and publish information relating to dogs and the breeding and exhibitions of dogs;
  • educate and encourage members, breeders and judges to abide by the requirements and standards approved by DOGS NSW for the conduct of exhibitions and shows;
  • promote good fellowship and sportsmanship amongst members and those participating in or attending at exhibitions and shows;
  • inform members of and make known to them the laws and regulations of the State relating to the ownership and care of dogs, and the responsibility of owners for the conduct and actions of their dogs;
  • hold functions and lectures relating to dogs and to the objects of the Club generally;
  • make awards and donate prizes for competition at exhibitions and shows and for the competition by breeders and exhibitors of dogs;
  • foster relations with other Clubs and bodies having similar aims;
  • to promote and assist and to make contributions to canine veterinary research and other worthy canine causes;
  • to invest the funds of the Club not immediately required in such manner the members shall determine;
  • to carry on such other activities or promote or encourage interest in the breeding, upkeep and training of and the general well-being and improvement of all breeds of dogs and to do all such other things as may be necessary or conducive to carry out the objects of the Club;

Affiliates are encouraged to base their Constitution on the RNSWCC Constitution for Affiliates Template which can be accessed here

Affiliation Forms