EXTENDED COVID RESTRICTIONS affecting Upcoming Events and access to DOGS NSW Grounds
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 email@example.com.
2021 National Show: Dachshund Club of Queensland Inc - RESCHEDULED
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.
Approval of National Show/Restricted Trials Application: Dalmatian Club of ACT - POSTPONEMENT
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.
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:
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.
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
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.