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Dogs Victoria Code of Practice Update - Member Education

Friday, 18 January 2019

A video presentation has been developed as part of the Dogs Victoria member education program - see here
It aims to familiarise members with some important changes made to our Code of Practice which you must comply with.

Further information and Code of Practice documentation can be found on our website here


Off Leash Areas at KCC Park

Friday, 18 January 2019

It has come to our attention that signage placed on the gates of the small and large off leash areas last week advising of temporary closure have been removed.

New signage will be affixed before the weekend stating that both fenced areas may not be secure for your dog and individuals enter at their own risk.

The off leash areas have been scheduled for an upgrade and further notification of this will follow in due course.

Keeping our dogs safe is the top priority and we know you feel the same.  We thank you for your continued support and understanding.


2019 Magazine Front Cover Opportunity

Friday, 18 January 2019

Only $346 with complimentary inside quarter page advert

[A great opportunity to cross promote your dog, breed, performance sport or club]

We are on the search for our next magazine front cover star so why not promote your dog on the front of our MARCH issue and be the main feature on the next Dogs Victoria magazine.

We are looking for energetic dogs, puppies which make us swoon or any dog which promotes either your breed or sport.

  • Photographs to be portrait format with minimum size 170mm deep x 126mm wide.
  • Your dog should take up the proportion of photograph with at least 70mm border from the top of the photograph to the dog.
  • The dog is to be in portrait stance – NOT facing sideways.
  • No person or any part of person to appear in photograph intended for front cover.
  • If taken digitally, photographs must be minimum 203mm wide x 174mm high at 300 DPI.

** Image for the March issue is required by Friday 25 January 2019 **

Front cover opportunities also exist for the months of

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

All enquiries via gazette@dogsvictoria.org.au. Booking form attached here


Retrieving & Field Trial

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Nominations are now being called for consideration for induction into the Retrieving & Field Trial Hall of Fame for 2019.

Read more on our dedicated ANKC news page here.


Important information re. entering a dog at an event

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

When entering a dog at an event members/owners apply to enter the foregoing exhibit in terms of, and upon the conditions set out, in the State Controlling Bodies constitution rules and regulations by which they agree to be bound and certify to the correctness of details on the entry form.

Members/owners also certify that the exhibit(s) has not, within the said period of three months, been in kennels affected with Distemper, Caine Hepatitis, Parvo Virus or any other contagious or infectious disease and that the dog has been vaccinated.


KCC Park Facilities Committee News

Friday, 14 December 2018

A recent news item has been added to the the KCC Park Facilities Committee page on our website.
Click here to read more about what they have been up to.


News from the Thompsons Road Upgrade Project Team

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Bridge Overpass Taking Shape

Good progress has been made with building the southern bridge to complete the overpass near Merinda Park station.  Over the past month, 21 beams have been lifted and placed, each weighing about 45 tonnes to create the new bridge.

Upcoming Disruptions

Road closures at the following Thompsons Road intersections remain in place with detours until 21 December 2018:

  • Lesdon Avenue
  • Lyndhurst Boulevard
  • McCormicks Road
  • Stoneleigh Road

From January to April 2019, traffic will be reduced to one lane when work needs to be done at night on Thompsons Road near the northeast corner of Marriott Boulevard for drainage works.

Make sure you plan ahead and allow for possible delays. For the latest traffic updates, visit https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/


Code of Practice Templates

Friday, 7 December 2018

A condition of our Applicable Organisation status is that Dogs Victoria’s Codes of Practice comply with requirements set by the Victorian Government.

To assist members in reaching compliance with record keeping, etc, under the Code, a series of templates have been created for download in individual form or combined in an information booklet.

The templates are located on the Dogs Victoria Website under Member Resources >> Constitution, Rules and Regulations here or alternatively via our Quick Links section found at the bottom of each web page.

The entire Code of Practice Information Booklet (Record Keeping) can also be obtained in hard copy from Dogs Victoria reception.


Dogs Victoria Emergency Response Plan

Friday, 7 December 2018

As Victoria braces for another scorcher today, we wish to remind all our members of the Emergency Response Plan document on the Dogs Victoria website which can be accessed under the Emergency Information page here

A total fire ban has been declared for the Mallee, Wimmera and Northern Country districts, where there is a severe risk of bushfires today.

Understand your risk and stay informed by checking online for all the latest updates here https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/warnings-and-incidents/


Outstanding Canine Contribution Award

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Do you know of a dog, owned by a Dogs Victoria member, who has made an outstanding contribution in its field or to the community? 

The Life Membership Approval Panel is seeking nominations for the Outstanding Canine Contribution Award.  Take the time to nominate an exceptional canine you know to be the worthy recipient of this award?

Nominations are now open and more details can be read here.