Weather Updates
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Outcome re. Shortened Tail Regulation

Friday, 5 January 2018

We have received many queries seeking clarification on the Shortened Tail process.  These queries have been referred back to Management Committee, and at their December meeting it was agreed that the date for exhibitors to comply with Shortened Tail card Regulations be extended to 30 June 2018.

Management Committee advise the following:-

  • If you exhibit a dog with a shortened tail in Victoria you must have a shortened tail card and carry this card with you when exhibiting
  • If you live interstate and exhibit a dog with a shortened tail in Victoria you must have a certificate from your vet and carry this certificate with you when exhibiting
  • If your dog has a natural bob tail you are not required to have a shortened tail card
  • If your dog is registered as a natural bob tail you are not required to have a shortened tail card
  • These requirements apply to conformation and performance events
  • Exhibitors should refer to Regulation 4.1.3.8.3.2

2017 ANKC Meeting - Changes to National Code of Ethics

Friday, 5 January 2018

Following the October 2017 ANKC Board Meeting, changes to the National Code of Ethics are now as follows:

New Clause 11 added to read:

  1. A Member of ANKC Ltd State Member Body shall not register a dog with a Registry Body not recognised by ANKC Ltd.  (Added 10/17, 6.1)

With all subsequent clauses renumbered.   Clause 31 renumbered 32 and amended to read:

  1. It is mandatory for an ANKC Ltd Member Body Membership Number to be displayed on any advertisement for dogs whatever the media and all members must include the following wording in their advertisements: 
    “Please contact Dogs [insert State/Territory] on email: [insert email address] to verify my membership”. (Amended 10/17, 6.1)

These changes have been updated on the ANKC website accordingly.


ANKC Open Book Junior Handler Judges Exam

Friday, 5 January 2018

As a result of the National Junior Handler Committee Chairperson report being endorsed by the ANKC Board at their meeting in October 2017 the amendment to the ANKC Open Book Junior Handler Judges Exam was approved.
This amendment was changing the score from 80 to 60.
The ANKC website has been updated with the amended exam under Regulations Part 15 and can be viewed via the ANKC website here


New legislation section on the website

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

As the Victorian Government resumes debate on the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Bill 2016, it remains vital that all members are informed of any changes which may affect your obligations as a member of Dogs Victoria.

As such we have created a new section on our website called ‘Victorian Legislation’.  This section will contain continually evolving information as issues relating to canine welfare are raised. 


Notice of 2018 Meeting - Herding Rules

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Open Meeting for Herding Community
Lyndhurst Rooms
KCC Park, Skye

Sunday 21 January 2018
1.30pm -3.00pm

Topic: New Herding Rules Effective January 2018

The Rules can be seen on the ANKC website and here for Rules and Regulations for Herding Trials - (effective 1 January 2018).


Night of Nights

Thursday, 14 December 2017

It’s the height of the silly season when we are overrun with preparations and events for Christmas and the summer holidays.  Reduce your stress and tick an important item off your list by submitting your Night of Nights entry form TODAY.  Entries close Friday 19 January 2018 so send your form in before the closing date or you might miss out.

The Night of Nights gala event to crown the 2017 Top Show Dog and Puppy in Victoria will take place on Saturday 3 February 2018.   The event is being held earlier in the year as no other Conformation shows are being held on this date.

This is the perfect opportunity to be acknowledged as one of the “best of the best”.  You are eligible to enter if you have won a Best in Show or Puppy in Show either at a Championship Show, Group or Breed Specialty in Victoria in 2017.

A reminder that invitation letters have NOT been sent to winners, so if you qualify to enter just attach a copy of your best exhibit/puppy is show certificate with your entry.  The entry form is available on the Dogs Victoria website and can also been found here  You may also purchase spectator tickets via this form.

We hope you can join us in applauding these outstanding dogs and to enjoy a wonderful evening with your fellow exhibitors and friends.


Tail Docking Card

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The office has received many questions on the recently publicised regulation on shortened tails.
Management Committee will be considering these questions so that more information can be provided to members in due course.


National Agility Committee : Clarification of Rule 4.3 - Height Card

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The National Agility Committee has confirmed the following clarification in regards to Rule 4.3 – Height Card in the updated Rules for the Conduct of Agility Trials which are effective from 1 January 2018.

If a dog that has been measured is not 2 years old as of 1 January 2018 (with the exception of dogs in the 600 height category) then it will be required to be re-measured when it reaches 2 years of age.  The full ANKC Press Release can be read here


Documents from the FCI General Assembly

Friday, 1 December 2017

Published documents from the FCI General Assembly held in Germany on 6-7 November 2017 can be viewed by clicking on the links below.


Decisions of the FCI General Assembly

Friday, 1 December 2017

The main decisions from the FCI General Assembly held in Leipzig, Germany on 6-7 November 2017 can be read here


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