Friday, 16 March 2018
The Canine Research Foundation is seeking applications for research directed at improving canine health, commencing in 2019. Read full press release here for further details.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
The Pakenham A & H Society have advised that due to the ground conditions, there will only be four rings for their Championship Show on Sunday 18 March.
Groups 7, 3 and 5 will not commence prior to 11am.
Please click here for breed numbers, ring layout and other important information.
Thursday, 8 March 2018
In 2018 Dogs Victoria will be developing a partnership with Kangan Institute, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3077), in order to provide course work and assessment for members wishing to attain their breeder’s prefix. Members will have an opportunity to undertake an improved standard of learning about genetics, health, husbandry and regulation relevant to the breeding of dogs through Kangan Institute via a Dogs Victoria approved course. We will be developing the course and assessment in cooperation with Kangan’s educators, and members successfully completing the course will be eligible to attain a breeder’s prefix.
Additional benefits to our members include a boost to credibility through an externally accredited trainer, a move to online learning and assessment, improved turnaround times, and an opportunity to convert their prefix coursework and assessment into a full Certificate II qualification by undertaking some additional modules.
Dogs Victoria undertook a review of available RTO providers and selected Kangan Institute as the most suitable. It is important for us to continue to grow the standard of education for our members, as our Applicable Organisation status as granted under the Domestic Animals Act by the Minister for Agriculture has a strong emphasis on education. Members will notice an increase to the costs of the Prefix Accreditation Program in order for us to recover the expenses of this improvement. We believe that amortised over the life of a prefix, this additional cost represents a minimal impact to breeders. Dogs Victoria believes that providing access to a contemporary external training provider for members wishing to become breeders is setting a clear benchmark, and shows leadership in our expertise in animal husbandry and welfare.
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
There’s no better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog than by bounding down to the multi-award-winning Melbourne Dog Lovers Show returning to the iconic Royal Exhibition Building from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 May. Read More
Friday, 2 March 2018
If you are travelling to KCC Park this weekend, we advise that Thompsons Rd from Merinda Park Boulevard to Marriott Boulevard will be closed. A section of Evans Rd will also be closed. Please click here for detailed information