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Security at KCC Park

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Recently there have been a number of incidents involving non-members using KCC Park behaving in a threatening manner towards our members. Unfortunately this sort of behaviour appears to be on the increase. Management Committee takes the safety of our staff and members very seriously and will be implementing a number of strategies to address this issue.

Effective immediately, members are requested to carry membership cards for identification at all times when entering KCC Park. Failure to produce your card identifying yourself as a member may result in a request to leave the premises.


War Dogs Memorial

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Any enquiries related to the War Dogs Memorial at KCC Park should be directed to the Secretary of the Canine Museum Foundation at

Boxhall Pavilion

Friday, 10 March 2017

We wish to advise that the Boxhall Pavilion at KCC Park is only available for authorised use. No member is permitted to use the Boxhall Pavilion for private purposes, including training of dogs, without prior permission from the Chief Executive.

Update - Irish Wolfhound Court Case

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

On Wednesday 8 June, Magistrate Smith made Orders in relation to a long running dispute between Dogs Victoria, Loretta van Nunspeet, Graham Jacobson, Tony and Eve Costa, Anthony Clare and Kathryn O’Brien as to the parentage of Gaelhound Heather O’Reily and Roughneen Eve (Dogs).

Ms van Nunspeet and Mr Jacobson asserted that Dogs Victoria had proceeded on a mistake of fact in registering Ornumflow Lord Erikson as the Sire of the Dogs despite sworn evidence from the breeders supporting the registration. The Plaintiffs presented new DNA evidence to the Court which Magistrate Smith accepted as showing that an unregistered dog of unknown parentage, by the name of “Murphy” was the Sire of the Dogs.

Magistrate Smith therefore made the following Orders in respect of the dispute between Loretta van Nunspeet, Graham Jacobson and Dogs Victoria:

  1. A Declaration that “Murphy”, a dog not recorded on the Register is the Sire of Gaelhound Heather O’Reily and Roughneen Eve; and
  2. That the registration of Gaelhound Heather O’Reily and Roughneen Eve be cancelled.

The dispute between Dogs Victoria, the Costas, Clare and O’Brien has been adjourned to a time to be fixed by the Court. The nature of the Dog Owners claim is likely to change following today’s Orders of Magistrate Smith.

The matter will return to court at a later date to consider the position of the Costas, Clare and O’Brien.

Exhibitor set up at KCC Park and the Bulla Exhibition Centre (amended 28/06/16)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Following considerable feedback from members, Management Committee have reviewed the policy in relation to setup prior to shows and the policy will revert to the following -

Set up policy at KCC Park and the Bulla Exhibition Centre

  1. No set up prior to the first day of the show, in the event of a double show, prior to the day of the first show
  2. All gazebos are to be set up with the narrow side to the ring to minimise large set ups to the exclusion of many other exhibitors
  3. For ring access there are to be no more than three gazebos joined together without a walkway
  4. Saved space not occupied at the commencement of the show maybe occupied by any exhibitor
  5. No ropes, mats, tarps or other form of marking out is permitted under any circumstances due to safety issues

Below is a summary of court proceedings involving Dogs Victoria - 16 May 2016

Saturday, 4 March 2017

In March 2014 Dogs Victoria settled proceedings issued by Graham Jacobson and Loretta van Nunspeet relating to the removal of various dogs from the Main Register. In accordance with the settlement deed, Dogs Victoria conducted two surveys as to whether a Conditional Register should be created for dogs of unknown parentage. Dogs Victoria agreed to create the Conditional Register, and place the dogs in question on the Conditional Register, if the results of the survey were in favour of its creation.

The owners of the dogs then challenged the decision of Dogs Victoria to place them on the Conditional Register. This challenge was upheld by the Management Committee.

Although Dogs Victoria created and gazetted the Conditional Register in May 2015, the establishment of the Conditional Register was rejected by the ANKC Board in October 2015.

Today Magistrate Smith set aside the Jacobson and van Nunspeet settlement on the basis that it was impossible for Dogs Victoria to maintain the Conditional Register without the consent or approval of the ANKC. As a result of this decision, their original complaint regarding the parentage of the dogs, and Dogs Victoria's decisions in relation to the registration of those dogs, has been reinstated before the Court. As the dog owners have also issued proceedings against Dogs Victoria on similar issues, the court has ordered that these proceedings be heard together on 6 June 2016.

Dogs Victoria welcomes the opportunity to have these long running disputes conclusively determined by the Court.

Use of Portable Butane Cookers

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Many of us own or have used a portable butane cooker, probably for years without problem.

Please review the following links listed below, before deciding to use your butane cooker, at your next event. If you own a butane cooker that was manufactured prior to 2015, it may not conform with current Australian safety standards. If you own an older stove that does not appear in the table below, consider disposing of it, as it may not be safe to use.

In Victoria, Energy Safe Victoria is warning Victorians not to use butane canister or “lunchbox” cookers and they have been removed from sale across Victoria.

Restricted Breed Legislation

Saturday, 25 February 2017

The final report on the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Restricted Breed legislation has been published. Click on the following link to view this report in full. Dogs_Parliamentary Inquiry _report.pdf

Are you a Qantas Club Member?

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

If you have an individual membership, join the Dogs Victoria Corporate Qantas Club.

You do not have to re-join, just fill in the application form using Dogs Victoria corporate membership scheme number. You will roll over to the corporate rates upon your next renewal, regardless of how far away it is.

To obtain the Dogs Victoria corporate scheme number email and include your DV membership number in your email.

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