News and updates

2021 National Show : White Swiss Shepherd Dog Association of Victoria Inc - RESCHEDULED

03-08-2021

Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions the National Show, which was to be held on 25 & 26 September 2021, by the White Swiss Shepherd Dog Association of Victoria Inc at KCC Park, Skye, Victoria has been rescheduled to now take place on 24 & 25 September 2022 at the same venue.  The Club has provided written confirmation from the RASV that the rescheduled dates will not conflict with breeding judging at the 2022 Royal Melbourne Show. 

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Lismore & District Kennel Club Championship Shows POSTPONED

02-08-2021

The committee of Lismore & District Kennel Club have decided to postpone the Championship Shows to be held on 20/21/22 August 2021 due to the extended COVID lockdown and restrictions.

Once the restrictions and lockdown have eased the Committee will endeavor to apply for new dates.

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2021 ROYAL CANIN SPRING FAIR DOG SHOW – POSTPONED

02-08-2021

Please be advised that at the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Directors, held today, it was resolved to postpone the 2021 Royal Canin Spring Fair Dog Show to a date to be advised.

Lynette Brown
Chair
Spring Fair Dog Show Committee

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New Feature on ANKC Database Member Portal

30-07-2021

Instructions on how to view this new feature an be found here

What are the improvements?

Commencing Friday July 30th, 2021, Members can log into the ANKC Database Member Portal and view a list of dogs currently registered in their name. If a dog listed is deceased, you can select the dog and mark it as deceased. This will update the records in the database as deceased and remove the dog from the list of animals owned by you.

 

Why did we make the change?

DOGS NSW together with the ANKC, is currently working at replacing the existing database. In preparation for the transfer of data, we are actively creating ways to help clean existing data.  

 

Is there a cost to change a record?

There is NO charge to change the record of your dog to deceased. The feature is free of charge.

 

What you need to do

​The instructions on how to log in and update the status of your dogs owned can be found here

 

What if I have dogs listed that I have transferred to new Owners?

In the coming months, Members will have access to a new feature in the portal with the ability to transfer dogs listed in their name that have been on sold to new Owners prior to March 2020.  Further information in relation to dogs transferred after March 2020 will be advised in due course.

 

We are here to help

If you are having difficulty or require assistance, send us an email in the first instance to info@dogsnsw.org.au and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

DOGS NSW would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Members s who volunteered their time to assist with the testing. Your input and feedback has been invaluable and has made many improvements to the system to get it where it is today.

 

Yours Sincerely,

DOGS NSW

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SYDNEY DOG LOVERS SHOW CANCELLED FOR 2021!

28-07-2021

From Sydney Dog Lovers Show - Important Announcement

We’re sending out our warmest thoughts wherever you are and hope that you and your best friends are doing OK despite the challenges many of us are facing throughout Australia.
We were confident that re-scheduling our Sydney Dog Lovers Show to mid-September would provide enough time for the situation to subside. But sadly it’s only getting worse and unlikely that the NSW State government will allow large indoor events like ours to run in Sydney this year.
So it’s devastating to announce that we have no other choice but to reschedule the show to next year and our new dates will be Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August 2022 at the Sydney Showground.
It was an extremely difficult decision but ultimately the health and safety of everyone involved and limiting the potential threat of spreading the virus was the most important consideration.
As the leading dog-dedicated festival in Sydney, we are deeply aware of the important role we play in showcasing this wonderful industry, educating dog owners and the free marketing opportunities we provide for breed clubs, adoption groups and charities. So we will do absolutely everything we possibly can to survive to ensure we can rebound next year when hopefully the world is in better shape.
Our team is grateful for the understanding, kindness and unwavering support our dog-loving community has always shown during these times and promise to reward this support with the most memorable show ever in 2022.
In the meantime, please support all our wonderful Exhibitors and Sponsors who have stuck by us (listed on our website) as they have missed the opportunity to meet thousands of fabulous dog lovers again this year (that’s you!).
Paws Sincerely,
The Dog Lovers Show team 🐾
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2021 National Show : Rottweiler Club of Queensland - RESCHEDULED

28-07-2021

Please note the National Show which was to be held on 9 to 12 August 2021 by the Rottweiler Club of Queensland at Dogs Queensland Showgrounds, 247 King Avenue, Durack, Queensland has been rescheduled to now take place on 13 to 16 September 2021 at the same venue.  Dogs Queensland has confirmed this change has been due to the current ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

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2021 National Show : Labrador Retriever Club of Queensland - POSTPONED

28-07-2021

Please note the National Show which was to be held on 3 to 4 August 2021 by the Labrador Retriever Club of Queensland at Dogs Queensland Showgrounds, 247 King Avenue, Durack, Queensland has been postponed to a date yet to be set next year.  Dogs Queensland has confirmed this postponement has been due to the current ongoing Covid-19 restrictions

 

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Meeting Summary - June 2021 ANKC Special Board Meeting

22-07-2021

Please click here to view the Summary of the ANKC Ltd June 2021 Special Board Meeting.

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ANKC Regulations Part 8 - Member Bodies & Membership - Updated

22-07-2021

In accordance with the June 2021 ANKC Ltd Special Board meeting minutes Regulations Part 8 – Member Bodies & Membership, Clause 6.2.2 has been amended as follows:

SECTION 6
Stationery/Certificates
6.2  Entry Forms
6.2(2)

Currently reads:

“I certify that this exhibit has not within the said period of three months been in premises affected with Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parvo Virus or any other contagious disease and is currently vaccinated in accordance with current AVA vaccination policies.”  (10/09, 8.10) (Amended 10/15, 6.1.8)

Amended to read:

“I certify that this exhibit has not within the said period of three weeks been in premises affected with Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parvo Virus or any other contagious disease and is currently vaccinated in accordance with current World Small Animal Veterinary Association International Vaccination Committee (WSAVA IVC) policies.” (10/09, 8.10) (Amended 10/15, 6.1.8) (Amended 06/21, 4.2 – Effective 1 January 2022)

Note:  This amendment to the regulations will be effective 1 January 2022.

 

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ANKC Regulations Part 6 - The Register & Registration - Updated

22-07-2021

In accordance with the June 2021 ANKC Ltd Special Board meeting minutes, Clauses 8.17.2, 8.17.4 and 9.14 in Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration have been amended as follows.

8.17    Limited Registration Limitations

           Guidelines for Developing Litter Registration Limitations (10/08)(10/14) (06/21)

 8.17.1 A National Breed Council (NBC) or Breed Specialty Club(s) (where an NBC does not exist) must agree that the disease(s) is/are a problem in the breed

CLAUSE 8.17.2 – addition of dot point (g) 

8.17.2 Once agreed they should develop a proposed breed survey rationale, with questions that must be answered and a proposed date of commencement (after the Breed Survey (BS) is completed).  The following outline should be followed to develop the required breed survey:

a. Description of the condition;
b. Severity of the condition designated as a problem in the breed;
c. Mode of inheritance if known;
d. Percentage (with known DNA testable conditions) of affected carrier and normal in the current population.  These can be obtained from the major testing facilities both locally and overseas;
e. Desired breeding strategy for DNA testable diseases - with the desired strategy being to not produce any more affected progeny and at the same time keep as diverse a gene pool as possible.
f. For non DNA testable diseases the breeding aim is to lower the incidence of severe inherited disease across the breed as a whole.
g. And are of sufficient maturity from which to be bred.

Note:  This amendment to the regulations will be effective 1 January 2022.  

CLAUSE 8.17.4

Currently reads:
8.17.4 Once the final wording has been accepted, the BS sent out to all owners and breeders of the breed involved Australia wide.

Amended to read:
8.17.4 Once the final wording has been accepted, the BS made available to all owners and breeders of the breed involved in each State/Territory journal, website and social media pages in a timely manner.

Note:  This amendment to the regulations will be effective 1 January 2022.
 

CLAUSE 9.14

Current reading

9.14    Peruvian Hairless Dog – Small: Peruvian Hairless Dog – Medium: Peruvian Hairless Dog – Large (Amended 10/13 – 5.6.4)

a. Judged separately with each variety receiving separate Challenge Certificates.
b. Inter variety breeding is NOT approved, with the exception of Hairless to Coated
c. Reclassified on size type is permitted as follows:

1) Where a Peruvian Hairless Dog fails to reach or develops beyond the height for which it is registered then, up to twelve months of age, it may be measured and re-registered within the actual size that the dog has achieved.
2) Three [3] licensed judges selected by ANKC Ltd shall carry out the measuring.
3) The three [3] judges shall be residents of the same State or Territory as that in, which the dog resides.
4) The measuring device used shall be that approved by ANKC Ltd.
5) Any challenge points awarded to the dog under the size of its original registration shall be cancelled, upon re-registration. (10/07, 6.2.7)

Amended to read:

9.14    Peruvian Hairless Dog – Small: Peruvian Hairless Dog – Medium: Peruvian Hairless Dog – Large (Amended 10/13 – 5.6.4)

a. Judged separately with each variety receiving separate Challenge Certificates.
b. Inter variety breeding is approved, only bred to the nearest variety in size – or risk of whelping problems.
c. Reclassified on size type is permitted as follows:

1) Where a Peruvian Hairless Dog fails to reach or develops beyond the height for which it is registered then, up to twelve months of age, it may be measured and re-registered within the actual size that the dog has achieved.
2) Three [3] licensed judges selected by ANKC Ltd shall carry out the measuring.
3) The three [3] judges shall be residents of the same State or Territory as that in, which the dog resides.
4) The measuring device used shall be that approved by ANKC Ltd.
5) Any challenge points awarded to the dog under the size of its original registration shall be cancelled, upon re-registration. (10/07, 6.2.7)

d. LONG COAT Long coat to long coat will always give long coat (as a single recessive gene).
e. COLOUR Never breed Merle to Merle – ¼ will be homozygote for lethal/health defects, such as deafness

Note:  This amendment to the regulations will be effective 1 July 2021.

 

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