Weather Updates
Sunday, December 4, 2022

Retrieving Trials Results - German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Vic & Gippsland Retrieving Club

Friday, 18 March 2022

Click here to view the results from 22 & 23 January 2022 and 19 & 20 February 2022. 


Attention Conformation Judges - Renewal Notices

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 events@dogsvictoria.org.au

 

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 mandrejic@dogsvictoria.org.au


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 Endurance

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


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


Finding Hera - The Benefits of Tracking & Scent Work Training

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Dogs Victoria member, Judy Pillinger shares an inspiring story of her young Doberman’s rescue mission to find a missing dog.
 
The story highlights the importance and benefits of involving dogs in tracking and scent work training.  
 
Read the full story here.

Changes to Dogs Victoria's Facebook Comments

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 communications@dogsvictoria.org.au

For more information on the new High Court ruling, here is an article from the Herald Sun.


Caring for Brachycephalic Dog Breeds

Thursday, 26 August 2021

Brachycephalic dogs belong to those breeds that have generally wider, shortened heads and in particular, they have a foreshortened muzzle.
 
Some symptoms of BOAS are obvious and will be worse when the dog experiences stress such as exercise and warm weather conditions.

Click here to read more. 


Hypoallergenic Dogs

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.  


Ehrlichiosis Dog Disease - New Tasmanian Import Conditions For Dogs

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.


Hot off the Press

Daylesford And District Agricultural Society Inc Championship Shows

The Daylesford And District Agricultural Society Inc wish to advise members that their championship show scheduled for Saturday 26 November 2022, will now be held on Sunday 27 November 2022 at Bulla Exhibition Centre.

The venue and date change is due to the recent bad weather that has deemed Victoria Park, Daylesford unsafe.

Because of this, the Daylesford And District Agricultural Society Inc wish to advise that Ms Sylvia Sharpe will no longer be able to fulfill her judging appointments for groups 6 and 7. She will be replaced by Ms Beverley Watt.

There will be no changes to show times. 

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