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Monday, March 19, 2018

Canine Research Foundation - 2019 Grants

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.

Ring layout change- Pakenham A & H Society Show, Sunday 18 March

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.

Improvements to Prefix Accreditation program

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.

VetPrac - Volunteer Dogs for Ultrasound Workshop

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

VetPrac we run education workshop for qualified veterinarians. They are hosting an abdominal ultrasound workshop on the 7th and 8th of April at Melbourne Polytechnic, Fairfield and are looking for some volunteer dogs who can participate in the workshop. Read more 

The Puparazzi Trot to Town for the 2018 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show

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

Thompsons Road Upgrade- road closures

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

Dogs Victoria Magazine / Gazette

Thursday, 1 March 2018

After conducting an extensive review into the expense of producing a print magazine, it has been decided that Dogs Victoria will cease publishing a print magazine from June 2018 onwards.

The decision to go all-digital underscores the problems faced by many print publications including long lead times, resourcing the production and rising costs of printing and shipping. Our feedback has suggested many of our members would prefer an electronic copy which can easily be read on a computer, tablet and mobile device.

The June 2018 issue will be the final print magazine (colour and Gazette section) posted to members. July onwards, the colour magazine will only be available online.

The July issue of the Gazette will be posted to members who have opted in for this service. Members can opt in via the website or by filling in the form available below and posting to Dogs Victoria. If you choose not to opt in you will not receive a printed Gazette.

The magazine and Gazette will be available to access on the Dogs Victoria website on the first of each month, unless the first of the month is a weekend and then it will be available on the last business day of the month. The link to the website is 

Members with any questions or concerns can email 


Heart Lecture - Tuesday 20 March 2018

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Presented By - DR NIEK BEIJERINK DVM PhD Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology) Associate Professor, Clinical Veterinary Cardiologist

Topics to be covered – Cardiomyopathies in dogs.

Full details can be read via the information flyer here
N.B.   This lecture is being held in NSW however it will be live streamed through the DOGS NSW Facebook page.

Dogs Victoria Magazine / Gazette - March 2018 issue

Friday, 23 February 2018

We have today been advised that due to bad weather the vessel carrying the March 2018 issue of the Dogs Victoria Magazine / Gazette has been unable to dock. A priority unload has been arranged when the vessel will dock on 5 March 2018. The magazine will be lodged with Australia Post on 9 March 2018 for posting to members.

Please note the March 2018 issue is already available on our website

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Management Committee announcement

Friday, 23 February 2018

Pauline Ashton’s period on the Management Committee was to end in May this year, however Pauline has resigned from the Management Committee before her term concludes.

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