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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

VCA Representatives Course - Monday 28 March 2022

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Dogs Victoria members interested in becoming a VCA Representative or renewing their accreditation, are invited to attend a training session presented by Dogs Victoria. All previous VCA Representatives must attend a training session and complete an open book test to remain on the list.

As this session will be conducted remotely, this is an opportunity for all eligible members including our regional members to become VCA Representatives. Expressions of interest must be sent to Michaela Andrejic  mandrejic@dogsvictoria.org.au by Monday 21 March 2022 with your address and Dogs Victoria membership number so that the link and the open book test can be sent in time for the session.

For more information, please click here


Office Closure - Australia Day Public Holiday

Thursday, 20 January 2022

The Dogs Victoria Office will be closed for the Australia Day public holiday on Wednesday 26 January 2022. 


Dogs Victoria Open Show Committee Training Session - Sunday 30 January 2022

Monday, 17 January 2022

The Dogs Victoria Open Show committee training session will be held on Sunday 30 January 2022 at Bulla Exhibition Centre.
Gates open at 7am and start time is 8am.
 
The aim of this training session is to have fun and provide an educational day for trainees’ judges, exhibitors and their dogs plus also allowing the trainee judges to gain important breed knowledge and valuable judging experience.
 
For more information, please click here

Attention All Victorian Exhibitors - THANK YOU

Thursday, 13 January 2022

As chair of the conformation judges training committee and on behalf of the committee members, I would personally like to extend a sincere thanks to all who have contributed to the success of our training scheme here in Victoria through the difficult times of Covid.

I would like to acknowledge the wonderful exhibitors who are always willing to offer their time and assistance in so many different ways especially, supplying dogs for their practical exams and other learning opportunities. You are the reason that new judges keep coming through and you keep our sport alive. I must let you know that you are dearly appreciated from all of us here in the dog world.

An example of this was over the weekend of 27, 28 and 29 December 2021. With early starts, we ran a number of assessments with numerous candidates, some successful in gaining their respective licence. Again, a huge thank you for making this possible especially over the Christmas and new year period. 

At this time, the CJC is planning a ‘final plunge’ in an attempt to get through every other 2021 practical application. We are hoping to pull this together very soon.

In due course, all group leaders will be approaching you once again to make dogs available so we can assemble breed and mini group classes. We acknowledge the huge effort that this involves for everyone. If you are able to be involved or are interested in helping us, please contact myself at conformationjudgestraining@gmail.com. The conformation judges committee and trainees will be forever grateful.

Cathy Camac

Chair of the Conformation Judges Committee


Member Forums for 2022

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Member forums gives Dogs Victoria members the opportunity to raise with management committee and the chief executive any issues, concerns or questions they may have.

Please forward any questions or topics you would like raised to Janet Davidson at jdavidson@dogsvictoria.org.au 14 days prior to the scheduled forum. Please place ‘MEMBER FORUM’ in the subject line.


Wednesday 16 March 2022 - Geelong – Geelong & District Kennel Club, clubrooms – 6.30pm

Wednesday 4 May 2022 - Bendigo – Bendigo Obedience Dog Club, clubroom – 6.30pm

Wednesday 15 June 2022 - Bulla Exhibition Centre – 6.30pm

Wednesday 17 August 2022 - Shepparton – Shepparton Agricultural Society Club rooms – 6.30pm

Wednesday 19 October 2022 - Ballarat – Ballarat Dog Club rooms – 6.30pm

Traralgon – Venue TBA – Wednesday 16 November 2022 – 6.30pm

KCC Park – Wednesday 7 December 2022 – 6.30pm

 


Rule Review for ANKC Tracking, Track & Search and Enduranc

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Please find here the rule review for the ANKC Tracking, Track & Search and Endurance. You will also find in this, a schedule for the submissions and meetings.

Any submissions need to be emailed to klecka@ncable.net.au


Shetland Sheepdog Club of Vic Inc Championship Show - Saturday 30 April 2022

Thursday, 9 December 2021

The Shetland Sheepdog Club of Victoria wish to advise that David Weller (UK) is unable to fulfil his judging appointments for their championship show on 30 April 2022.

David Weller will be replaced by Emma Luxford.


Covid Check-In Marshals Workers Database

Friday, 19 November 2021

Dogs Victoria is currently seeking members to fill the role of Covid check-in marshals at our events.

Members are required to be 18 years and above. It is an excellent opportunity for people to earn some money whilst enabling Dogs Victoria events to comply with Covid check in requirements.

About the Role:

  • Ensuring all attendees QR code check in using the Services Vic app (or Kiosk using supplied tablet);
  • Checking all double vaccination status (or valid exemption) either via Services Victoria app or visually

If you would like to sign up, please fill in the form here and submit it to events@dogsvictoria.org.au

You can find more information on the role and shifts in the form.

This weekend's events:

  • We are in urgent need for Covid marshals on Sunday 21 November 2021 at KCC Park for our Sunday shows. If you are interested, please email events@dogsvictoria.org.au by 4pm today, Friday 19 November 2021 .

1918 Kennel Club article from the Laurie Luxmore Library

Thursday, 11 November 2021

As we close in on another Remembrance Day and a return to shows, we thought this 1918 Kennel Club article announcing the end of the 1st World War found by the Laurie Luxmore Library was worth sharing. The line “The world is again full of hope and the work of re-construction will at once begin in every department of public and social life” is especially poignant.

Let us remember and pay respect to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice through the various wars remembered at this time.

Read the full article here


Guide for Organising Covid Safe Dogs Victoria Events - 5 November 2021

Friday, 5 November 2021

Following the easing of state Government restrictions in Victoria, Dogs Victoria provides the following changes to Covid safe obligations for event organisers and affiliates.

  • You will no longer need to register a public event with the Victorian Government
    You must still submit a Dogs Victoria Covid Compliance form to covidsafe@dogsvictoria.org.au ten days before your event. You can find the form here

  • Events can operate with up to 5,000 attendees

  • Events must take place at grounds that are fenced and have Covid check in marshals manning entry points for the entire event

  • Attendees must check in using a QR Code or Services Victoria kiosk

  • Attendees must provide evidence of double Covid vaccination (or a Covid medical exemption certificate) as a condition of entry- 16 years old and above

  • Provide one Covid marshals per 200 attendees

  • Indoors areas may hold one person per 4m2 of available floor space excluding ring space

  • Outdoor areas may hold one person per 2m2 of available space excluding ring space

  • Provide regular Covid cleaning of facilities

  • Masks must be worn indoors.

  • Masks must be worn outdoors if social distancing cannot be achieved

  • Masks must be worn by judge and exhibitor during the physical examination of a dog

  • Shelters/set ups must be 1.5 meters apart and walkways around rings must be 3 metres wide

References: Directions from Chief Health Officer in accordance with emergency powers arising from declared state of emergency Open Premises Directions (No 3) – Schedule1 – Open Premises - Entertainment and function premises that are not specified elsewhere in this column 1.

COVIDSafe settings: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-settings


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Events tomorrow - Wednesday 26 January 2022

Due to the Extreme Weather we have been advised by the Australia Day International Dog Club Inc that breed judging for their championship show tomorrow, Wednesday 26 January 2022 will now be starting at 7am.
 
The Beagle Club of Victoria have advised that judging for their championship show will now start at the conclusion of the Beagle breed judging at the Australia Day International Dog Club Inc championship show which will be as close to 7am as possible.
 
Please refer to regulation 7. 6. 8 for further details. 

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