News and updates

Message to Rescue Groups

16-05-2024

With an increase of dogs requiring rehoming in NSW, pounds and shelters are at full capacity. This has put a greater pressure on Rescue Groups to help with the rehoming of homeless or unwanted dogs.

The RNSWCC Health & Welfare Charity wants to help support anyone who can home a vulnerable dog. This can include financial support so please get in touch to discuss your circumstances and to start the application process. Please click here for an application form and email your completed application to: president@caninewelfare.org.au

Hugh Gent OAM
President
RNSWCC Health and Welfare Charity Ltd
The Charity is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). ABN 25 623 980 165

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Attention Clubs: Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program

16-05-2024

Sports NSW is considering re-opening the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program.  

If your Club is interested in applying you can register your interest by clicking here: Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program - Expression of Interest 2024 (nsw.gov.au)

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DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show - Updated

14-05-2024

At its meeting last week, the Board resolved to amend DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show as follows:-

Clause 4.4B - AMENDED

4.4B   Notwithstanding the above, an All Breeds Dog Club (excluding an Associate Affiliate) or a Regional Committee of DOGS NSW may obtain approval to conduct a third Championship Show on either a casual or on a permanent basis, provided that such show is held in conjunction with at least one of that Affiliate or Committee’s existing Championship Shows and is held on a weekday in the immediately preceding week or the immediately following week, or on the same day as that of an existing Championship Show. Applications to conduct such a 3rd Championship Show on either a casual or permanent basis will only be considered by the Board where a written application is lodged with the DOGS NSW Secretary more than nine months prior to the date upon which it is proposed to conduct the 3rd Show         

AND

Clause 13.1(a) – AMENDED and 13.1(b) - NEW
13.1(a)  A dog shall not be exhibited at a recognised show unless an application for its entry in such show has been accepted by the Show Committee conducting such show lodged and paid for online or received by the Secretary of the Club by mail.

13.1(b)   An entry for an exhibit can only be rejected if the online or paper entry is not received by the closing date of entries or without full payment.

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DOGS NSW Regulations Part IV - Judges  NEW CLAUSES 4.2(c) & 4.3(c)

18-04-2024

At its recent meeting, the Board resolved to include the following new Clauses into DOGS NSW Regulations Part IV - Judges:-

4.2(c) Breaches of Clauses 4.2(a)(i) & (b), above, will be subject to the following penalty regime:-

1ST Offence        WARNING
2ND Offence       $200.00 fine
3RD Offence       $500.00 fine

for Judges signing contracts that they are not eligible to judge at shows in accordance with DOGS NSW Regulations regarding time and distance, effective 1st January 2024, and further, the Judge be responsible for the costs incurred by the relevant Clubs. (04/24)

AND

4.3(c) Breaches of Clauses 4.2(a)(i) & (b), above, will be subject to the following penalty regime:-

1ST Offence        WARNING
2ND Offence       $200.00 fine
3RD Offence       $500.00 fine
for Judges signing contracts that they are not eligible to judge at shows in accordance with DOGS NSW Regulations regarding time and distance, effective 1st January 2024, and further, the Judge be responsible for the costs incurred by the relevant Clubs. (04/24)
Click here to view the Regulations.
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From Dogs Australia: Amended Rules & Regulations for the Conduct of Scent Work Trials - Effective 1 July 2024

17-04-2024

The amended Rules for the conduct of Scent Work Trials together with Regulations Part 3N – Scent Work Trials Judges Training Scheme, which will become effective from 1 July 2024, are now available from the Dogs Australia website. 

Please click here to view the Conduct of Scent Work Trials.

Please click here for the Regulations Part 3N – Scent Work Trials Judges Training Scheme.

In addition, please click here to view a memo from the National Scent Work Committee Chair, Susan Turner, which provides a summary of the key changes in the Scent Work Rules that Member Bodies need to be aware of, as well as a copy of the Scent Work Title Information Sheet.

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From Dogs Australia: FCI Welfare and Health for Dogs Worldwide: petdoginfo.com

08-04-2024

From Y. De Clercq, FCI Executive Director

FCI are happy and proud to inform the world about the launch of our brand new website: petdoginfo.com

This new platform will be an extension of the official FCI webpage and will focus exclusively on Dog health and welfare.  The primary mission is to provide a credible and helpful source of knowledge to all dog lovers around the globe.

FCI would like to thank everyone involved for making the website come to life and especially the Federación Canófila de México (FCM) (Mexican Kennel Club) for creating the basic website that the FCI PR Team developed further. Their gratitude also goes to all the members of the FCI Committee for Dog Welfare and Health for their hard work creating the concept and the valuable materials.

Together with your National Canine Organisation (NCO), we would like to enrich and nurture the website with more and more information that will help improve dog welfare and health.

We therefore invite and encourage all NCOs to send their feedback, ideas and materials to: info@fci.be so that a bigger number can leverage the information.
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DOGS ON SHOW APPLICATION FOR CLUBS/MEMBERS - Saturday 15 June 2024

05-04-2024

DOGS NSW are now accepting applications for clubs/members to attend Dogs on Show and set up a breed Information stands on Saturday 15 June 2024.

As this event is to showcase to the public the different breeds of purebred dogs as well as the many sports you can enjoy as Members of DOGS NSW, what better way to promote your breed, educate the public and have a lot of fun as well!

Don't forget to tick the Pageant of Breeds as it was spectacular attendance last year!

Applications to attend can be downloaded by clicking here so don't miss out on this fun day!

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FCI General Committee Meeting 2024 Re: Docking & Cropping

02-04-2024

Please click here to view the letter from the FCI A2O President, Mr. Augusto Benedicto Santos III to the General Committee of FCI regarding the joint proposal about Docking and Cropping.

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From Dogs Australia: Updated Overseas Judges Application Form & Breed Listing

02-04-2024

Please click here for the Overseas Judges Application form where the Breed Listing has been updated with the recently recognised FCI breed ‘Porcelaine,’ which has been added to Group 4 (Hounds).  Click here for a separate copy of the breed listing.

Both forms are also available on the Dogs Australia website by clicking here.

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DOGS NSW Office Easter Closure Times

28-03-2024

Members are reminded that that the DOGS NSW Office will be closed Friday 29 March 2024 (GOOD FRIDAY) through to Monday 1 April 2024 (inclusive) for the Easter long weekend. We will return to normal business hours on Tuesday 2 April 2024 at 9.45am.

Members are encouraged to email info@dogsnsw.org.au or use the mailbox at the front entrance of the Administration Building during this time.

The Grounds will remain open during this time.

DOGS NSW appreciates your cooperation and apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

DOGS NSW wishes all of our members and their families a happy and safe Easter break!

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