News and updates

Regulations Part 3N - Regulations for the conduct of Scent Work Trials Judges Training Scheme - Updated

22-07-2021
In accordance with the June 2021 Special Board meeting minutes, Regulations Part 3N - Regulations for the conduct of Scent Work Trials Judges Training Scheme, Clause 1.1 has been amended as follows:

Currently reads:

1.1 Responsibility for the accreditation of Scent Work Judges will rest with:
(a)  the ANKC National Scent Work Committee, for a period of two (2) years from the date of implementation;

(b)  thereafter the relevant Member Body through its Scent Work Sub-Committee.

Amended to read:
1.1 Responsibility for the accreditation of Scent Work Judges will rest with:

(a)  the ANKC National Scent Work Committee, for a period of twelve months (1) year from the date of implementation;

(b)  thereafter the relevant Member Body through its Scent Work Sub-Committee.

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

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DOGS NSW Regulations Updated

21-07-2021

At its recent meeting, the Board of Directors amended DOGS NSW Regulations. Please click on the following to view the changes made to each:-

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EXTENDED COVID RESTRICTIONS affecting  Upcoming Events and access to DOGS NSW Grounds

16-07-2021

Due to NSW Government COVID restrictions, all shows held in the nominated lockdown areas, ie, Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour, up to Friday, 30 July 2021 have been cancelled.

DOGS NSW Grounds at Orchard Hills are closed to Members and Visitors. This includes Members walking dogs on the grounds and training sessions.

Members will be notified, closer to Friday, 30 July 2021, of any updates for shows and the re-opening of the grounds.

DOGS NSW Office Closed to Members & Visitors

Members are advised that the DOGS NSW Office is closed to Members and Visitors.

Please post your applications to PO Box 632 St Marys NSW 1790, or email to info@dogsnsw.org.au.

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Update on Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Submission: Animal Welfare Code of Practice - Breeding Dogs and Cats

16-07-2021

DOGS NSW submission, a revision of Animal Welfare Code of Practice – Breeding Dogs and Cats, as a stakeholder group by the Media & Government Legislation Committee, was approved by the Board and submitted by the due date to the DPI, which was Wednesday, 14 July 2021. Please click here to read the submission sent.

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EMERGING DISEASE – EHRLICHIOSIS IN DOGS

16-07-2021

The latest press release from the ANKC regarding an emerging disease -Ehrlichiosis - can be found here

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2022 National Show: Tenterfield Terrier Club of NSW Inc  CHANGE OF DATE

15-07-2021

The 2021 National Show to be held by the Tenterfield Terrier Club of NSW was rescheduled to take place on the 3 March 2022.

This notice is to advise the date of this show has been changed to now take place on the 4 March 2022 at the same venue: Hillsborough CNCC Grounds, Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, New South Wales.

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2021 National Show: Dachshund Club of Queensland Inc - RESCHEDULED

15-07-2021

Due to Covid-19 the National Show, which was to be held by the Dachshund Club of Queensland Inc on 28 - 30 May 2021, has been rescheduled to take place on 26 - 28 May, 2023 at the same venue, being Dogs Queensland Showgrounds, 247 King Avenue, Durack, Queensland.

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Approval of National Show/Restricted Trials Application: Dalmatian Club of ACT - POSTPONEMENT

15-07-2021

Due to the Australian Government’s COVID-19 travel restrictions the 2022 National Show/Restricted Obedience and Restricted Agility Trial, to be held by the Dalmatian Club of ACT on 12 & 13 March, 2022 at Dogs ACT EPIC Exhibition Park, Federal Highway, Mitchell ACT, has been postponed to dates yet to be set in 2023.

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ANKC Ltd Survey - Afghan Hound Owners

08-07-2021
In accordance with Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registrations Section 1.11 an online survey is now available from the link provided below where ANKC is seeking feedback from owners of Afghan Hounds regarding proposed minimum breeding age requirements.  Details of the proposal and rationale are noted below for reference:


PROPOSAL:

The ANKC Ltd and the ANKC Ltd National Canine Health and Wellbeing Committee recommend that:

The ANKC Ltd have resolved to conduct a Survey of all Afghan Hound owners recommending that Litter Registration Limitations are to be applied to litters mated on or after 1st June 2022:-

The Minimum Breeding Age for Afghan bitches is 24 months at the time of mating (unless a veterinary certificate is produced stating that for health reasons the bitch should be mated before 24 months).

If litter registration limitations are approved for the Minimum Breeding Age for Afghan Hound bitches, breeders of litters whelped on or after 1st June, 2022, will be required to comply with the requirements as a prerequisite to registration of any litter on the ANKC Ltd Main Register. Litters which do not meet the above requirements will only be able to be placed on the Limited Register and will be flagged not to be upgraded.

A majority of registered owners within the breed and responding to this survey must be in favour before approval is given by the ANKC Ltd.


RATIONALE:

The National Afghan Hound Breed Council does not presently have any rule regarding the minimum breeding age for Afghan Hound bitches so is governed by ANKC Regulations Part 6 Clause 8.2 which states ‘the minimum breeding age for bitches across all breeds is 12 months at the time of mating.’


It is considered that an Afghan Hound bitch:

  • is not of adequate maturity to be bred at 12 months of age, as she is still developing at this age
  • the Afghan bitch’s health is of prime concern to responsible breeders

The online survey can now be accessed by clicking here

The link is also available from the ANKC website.

Please note responses to the survey are required by COB 8 October 2021. 

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Dogs West - Cancellation of FCI Show

05-07-2021

Please be advised that the WA Kennel Club has informed us via Dogs West that the FCI Winter Festival Championship Show, scheduled to be conducted on Friday 9th July 2021, has been cancelled due to quarantine restrictions for interstate judges.

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