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Thursday, May 24, 2018

National Volunteer Week: 21-27 May 2018

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

This National Volunteer Week Dogs Victoria says THANK YOU.

We want to give a big shout out to all our volunteers for their dedication and contribution to Dogs Victoria.  Your commitment, time and energy is truly appreciated and allows us to continually promote responsible ownership of purebred dogs and canine activities in Victoria.

Dogs Victoria’s volunteers are an important and integral part of our organisation.  We salute you!


The Dogs Victoria “Future Forums”

Monday, 21 May 2018

As promised Management Committee will be conducting a series of member forums throughout the state to give all members a chance to be part of the future improvement and growth of Dogs Victoria.

Our first regional member forum is being held in Shepparton at 7pm on 4 July at the Shepparton Agricultural Society Rooms.

Further visits will be held in Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Traralgon, and at our two metropolitan facilities at Bulla and KCC Park. Advance notice will be given for venues and dates.  The focus of these meetings will be to hear what Dogs Victoria members would like to see in the future in our organisation.

Don’t forget if you have any particular issues you would like addressed at these forums, please send them to feedback@dogsvictoria.org.au


Dogs Victoria receives award

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Dogs Victoria was last week awarded recognition at the ‘Healthy Skin Awards 2018’, thanks to efforts from the Bulla Amenities Sub-committee who worked to bring the skin health awareness message to the dog showing community. Receiving the award on behalf of Dogs Victoria were Mr Greg Browne, who is himself a melanoma survivor, along with President and Vice President of the Bulla Amenities Sub Committee – Dr Linda Beer & Ms Julia Jones, as well as incoming President of Dogs Victoria, Mr Wayne Fleming.

The awards presented by the Skin & Cancer Foundation, acknowledge groups or individuals that are active in spreading the healthy skin message across a diverse range of age groups, especially those involved in outdoor pursuits or working in the sun. Dogs Victoria were one of five groups/individuals acknowledged on the night, held at the Melbourne Museum Gallery. During his acceptance speech, Mr Browne pointed out that participation in our fabulous hobby does unfortunately mean many hours outside in all kinds of weather. It is important that all members, young and old, take care of their skin and practice sun-safe habits so that they avoid the risk of melanoma and other skin cancers developing as a consequence of repeated exposure to the sun.

The Bulla Amenities Sub Committee held an active ‘skin health campaign’ at their ‘Autumn Extravaganza Shows’ earlier this year handing out hats and sunscreen to competitors and spectators, but they also plan to extend the skin health awareness message by offering discounted skin checks with qualified dermatologists in conjunction with the Skin & Cancer Foundation later this year. Any Dogs Victoria members who may be interested in taking advantage of this service are asked to send an expression of interest to Bulla Amenities Sub Committee via their Facebook page.


New Regulation - Use of Boxhall Pavilion

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

We wish to draw members attention to the following new regulation which applies to use of the Boxhall Pavilion at KCC Park.
This regulation is now in effect and we request your co-operation accordingly.

Regulation 3.5.11 2 - Regulations applying to use of the Boxhall Pavilion KCC Park

  • Large canopy mats or tarps are not permitted to be placed anywhere on the floor in the pavilion.
    Small mats may be placed under crates but must not exceed the size of individual crates.
  • Exercise pens are not permitted for toileting of dogs.
  • Space is not permitted to be saved by exhibitors or reserved in advance of the start of a show.
  • No exhibitor may toilet their dog in the Boxhall Pavilion or inside the Bulla Pavilion. 

Fine for breach of the Regulation 3.5.11.2 $100.


Acceptable behaviour towards Dogs Victoria employees, contractors and volunteers

Friday, 27 April 2018

We draw your attention to the attached document entitled as above which can be read here.  This document was approved at the April 2018 Management Committee meeting.  


New rules for Working with Children Checks

Thursday, 26 April 2018

New rules for Working with Children Checks have come into effect as of 1 August 2017.  Click here to read important information on how these rules apply to Dogs Victoria sanctioned events.  This information can also be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Management Committee announcement

Monday, 23 April 2018

At the April Management Committee meeting, the meeting accepted with regret the resignation of Vaughan Ellis from his position on Management Committee. Dogs Victoria thanks Vaughan for his service to our organisation and members.


Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Act 2017

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Notices and fact sheets relating to the PFPS Act have now been added to our Government Legislation page for your information.


ANKC Ltd Survey - Border Collie Owners

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Following the October 2017 ANKC Board meeting, it was agreed for ANKC to survey owners of Border Collies and seek their feedback regarding amendments to the breed standard.  The National Breed Standards Coordination Group has prepared the content of the survey and it can be accessed online here.

All owners of registered Border Collies for at least two (2) years are invited to complete this survey.

Please note all completed online survey forms received will be cross checked by the ANKC office to ensure their validity. Responses are required by COB 29 June 2018.


Dogs Victoria & Easy Dog Entries

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Dogs Victoria is pleased to announce its new online entries partnership agreement with Easy Dog Entries.

A call for expressions of interest for online entry providers was disseminated in late 2017. The proposal from Easy Dog Entries was deemed by management committee to be most favourable to Dogs Victoria members, and as such, Easy Dog Entries have been appointed for a period of two years as the preferred online entry provider for Dogs Victoria with effect from 1 July 2018.  This sees the previous two year partnership with Show Manager come to an end, and we thank them for their services.

According to Easy Dog Entries, their system is designed for the Victorian market, with most of the features resulting from meetings between Easy Dog Entries and secretaries and presidents of Victorian clubs some four years ago.  Easy Dog Entries have the largest market share of shows in Victoria and its easy to use platform should make the process of entering shows fast and seamless.

Moving forward, all events held by a Dogs Victoria subcommittee must use Easy Dog Entries (this excludes Dogs Victoria agility events which may still continue to use K9 Entries).  All other Dogs Victoria clubs are recommended to use this service where possible.

You can see more on Easy Dog Entries via their website.  For further information contact the Dogs Victoria office.


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