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New Regulation - Shortened Tails Registration Process

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Members are notified of the new Shortened Tails Registration Process as approved by Management Committee at their November 2017 meeting.

This is a new regulation which will be updated on our website shortly.  Click here to read more.
Members have until 31 December 2017 to comply with the process.

Notice of 2018 Meeting: National Breed Councils

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Please find here a Press Release relating to the 2018 National Breed Council meeting for your information.

Conclusion to litigation relating to Irish Wolfhound registrations

Monday, 27 November 2017

On Wednesday, 22 November, Dogs Victoria successfully resolved two Magistrates’ Court proceedings commenced against us in 2014 by a group of current members and Irish Wolfhound breeders. Dogs Victoria is relieved to have achieved a final conclusion to over five years of litigation relating to inaccuracies contained in applications for litter registration made by a previous member of Dogs Victoria of two Irish Wolfhounds in 2007, resulting in those dogs wrongfully being entered onto the ANKC Main Register and therefore wrongfully entitled to the benefits of registration.

In their claims, the plaintiffs alleged that Dogs Victoria had breached its duties and obligations under legislation and our Rules in the decisions made to address the inaccuracies in the original litter registrations, which also affected the progeny of those litters. The plaintiffs also complained that Dogs Victoria were negligent in the decisions we made. We have and continue to deny these allegations, and have been required to spend considerable resources defending the claims and the integrity of our internal governance.

On 8 June 2016, Magistrate Smith ruled that an unregistered dog known as ‘Murphy’ was the sire of the dogs that were entered on to the Main Register in 2007, and that those dogs were to be removed from the Main Register. Following this, the plaintiffs asked the Court to have ‘Murphy’ entered onto the ANKC Main Register to reinstate the dogs initially registered in 2007.

At a hearing on 24 October 2017, Magistrate Smith agreed with submissions made by Dogs Victoria that Murphy was ineligible for registration on the Main Register.  Following this ruling, Dogs Victoria and the plaintiffs have settled the litigation. On 23 November 2017, the Magistrates’ Court dismissed the members’ proceedings with no order as to costs.

The legal costs of these proceedings have been predominantly recovered under Dogs Victoria’s insurance. A final reconciliation will be available within the annual reports.

2018 Magazine - Front Cover Opportunities

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Front cover opportunities for the Dogs Victoria magazine are now available to members for 2018.
Interested parties should complete the Front Cover Booking Form found here or further information contact Janet via

2018 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show – New Breed Showcase

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Dogs Victoria is expanding its role and presence at the Melbourne Dog Lovers Show in 2018.

We are pleased to announce our exciting new Breed Showcase for presenting more breeds, with additional options for our members and clubs to be involved.

For further details please refer to the Expression of Interest/Application Form here which needs to be completed and returned by Friday 15 December 2017.

The current floorplan can also be viewed here.


RATG and Field Trial Rule Reviews

Friday, 27 October 2017

For anyone involved or interested, all individual member body submissions plus combined documents for proposed changes to rules for Retrieving Ability Tests, Utility Field Trials, or Pointer and Setter Field Trials are now available on the ANKC website which can be viewed here

The Victorian RAFT Committee will be arranging meetings to discuss the submissions with both judges and interested members during January.

National Obedience & Tracking Committee: Clarification of Deduction in Utility Class - Signal Exercise Rule

Friday, 27 October 2017

The National Obedience & Tracking Committee has confirmed a substantial deduction applies where a dog who fails to stand on the lead up to the final portion of the Signal Exercise in the UD Class.

View the Press Release here for further detail.


Main Decisions from FCI General Committee Meeting

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The FCI General Committee met in Kiev on 22 August 2017.
The main decisions made at this meeting can be read in detail by clicking here

ANKC Endurance Rule Review

Thursday, 12 October 2017

For all involved and interested in Endurance, all the individual member body submissions together with a combined document is now available via the ANKC website at  The Endurance submissions can be found at the bottom of the page.

The Dogs Victoria Obedience Tracking & Endurance Committee will be arranging Rule Review Meetings for both judges and interested members shortly and details will be advised asap.

Tracking and Track & Search Rule Reviews

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

For anyone involved or interested all individual member body submissions plus combined documents for proposed changes to Tracking and Track & Search Rules are now available on the ANKC website at

The Victorian Obedience Tracking & Endurance Committee will be arranging meetings to discuss the submissions with both judges and interested members shortly and advise all ASAP.

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