Friday, 18 March 2022
Click here to view the results from 22 & 23 January 2022 and 19 & 20 February 2022.
Monday, 31 January 2022
We note there has been confusion by some judges regarding a judges renewal notice and the conformation judges training program applications.
If you are a licenced conformation judge (all breeds, group or breed licence at open and/or championship show level) in November each year you will receive via Australia Post a blue form from the office advising that your judges licence will expire on 31 December of that year. You are required to complete this form advising the licences that you hold and pay a judges licence fee (for 2022 this fee was $100). By paying this fee you are able to accept appointments, your details are included on the ANKC judges listing.
If you are part of the conformation judges training program you need to complete the APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE JUDGES TRAINING PROGRAM form and pay the fee of $360. You need to complete this form if you are attending lectures, wish to apply for a subgroup theory exam and a practical assessment. There is also a form and fee for a subgroup theory exam and a practical assessment. THESE FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE DOGS VICTORIA WEBSITE.
We would like to remind judges that the application to participate in the conformation judges training program is NOT your judges licence renewal and the blue judges licence renewal is NOT your conformation judges training program application. If you have any questions regarding this please email email@example.com
We note there are still some conformation judges that have not paid their annual judges licence renewal. If you have not done this then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Thursday, 21 October 2021
Thursday, 21 October 2021
In a landmark ruling, the High Court has announced that anyone who operate a Facebook site, is liable for prosecution for any defamatory remarks others post.
What does this mean for Dogs Victoria?
It has been decided that all comments will be disabled for all posts on any Dogs Victoria pages or sites till further notice. This includes the dogs Victoria main Facebook page, the Dogs Victoria members only group and the Victorian dog show entry numbers group.
How does this new change impact Dogs Victoria members?
This means that members will no longer be able to comment on posts that are uploaded to any pages or groups associated with Dogs Victoria.
As a member, how can you ask questions?
We still encourage members to submit posts to our closed Dogs Victoria members only group where our moderators and admin are regularly working to answer your questions and post helpful information for all our members. For any further questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com
For more information on the new High Court ruling, here is an article from the Herald Sun.
Thursday, 26 August 2021
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Thursday, 19 August 2021
As spring time is now approaching, it is important to understand the ways to minimise pet allergies.
Pet allergy is an allergic reaction to proteins found in an animal’s skin cells (dander), saliva or urine. Pet fur also traps mould, pollen, and other outdoor allergens
Click here to read more.
Friday, 23 July 2021
The serious canine disease ehrlichiosis is spreading on the Australian mainland. It is carried by the brown dog tick, which is not found in Tasmania. Therefore Biosecurity Tasmania has gazetted an additional condition for dogs imported into Tasmania - that they be declared free from ticks.
Alongside the existing requirement to produce evidence of worming for hydatids when importing dogs into Tasmania, dog owners will now be required to declare their dogs to be tick free.
Please click here for a form of declaration that is required when visiting Tasmania.
It has come to Dogs Victoria's attention that parking on Leonard Crescent, Flemington has changed from previous years. Although it is directed in your drop off/pick up parking permits to park in the Broadcast (Victoria University) carpark, on day one there was no ability to pay cash at the gate with members being advised that they needed to prebook. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be clear guidance on how to pre pay for this parking.
The Melbourne Royal Show has advised Dogs Victoria that exhibitors can access the main Flemington Racecourse carpark after drop off. Alternatives are to pay for local private house parking or park at the local school. Dogs Victoria is continuing to seek clarity from The Melbourne Royal Show regarding exhibitor car parking and will update members as soon as any further information is available. I encourage members to preplan their parking and to share this with any Melbourne Royal Show Exhibitors to avoid any parking complications.
Jason Eggleton | Chief Executive