WIN News - Coverage of Bendigo & Eaglehawk Shows
Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Thanks to WIN News for this wonderful coverage of Bendigo and Eaglehawk Kennel Club shows, showcasing Dogs Victoria members and their purebred dogs at their best.
Click here to see the news footage which aired yesterday.
Procedures for Clubs - Calendar & Schedules
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Have you checked the calendar?
Clubs are reminded of the following:
- If a club does not intend to hold an event which is listed on the calendar that they need to request to have the event removed. By doing so this will allow other clubs to hold their events on the busier weekends.
- If a club intends to hold an additional event to what is on the calendar, this request must come to the office in writing at least six months in advance for approval by the Calendar & Events Committee, via the office. The request can either come on club letterhead or via the online form found here
Dogs Victoria regulation 3.5.3:
“Any affiliated body that wishes to change the date that has been allocated for the holding of a Championship Show, Open Show, Parade or Trial, shall make application for the change. No application will be considered within six (6) months of the scheduled date of such fixture”
Have you lodged your schedule?
- Clubs MUST lodge their schedule for approval before they advertise their event. Monetary penalties are being imposed on clubs who do not lodge their schedules in the adequate time frame.
- Judges contracts MUST be lodged with all schedules. Judges cannot be contracted for an event which has not been approved onto the calendar.
- Clubs must make sure that if they are lodging schedule all events are listed have been approved and placed on the Dogs Victoria calendar.
Dogs Victoria regulation 7.6.6:
“Fixture schedules that require publication must be submitted to the Dogs Victoria office for approval at least FOUR months prior to the first of the month in which the fixture is being held. Fixture schedules not being published must be submitted to the office for approval at least THREE months prior to the first of the month in which the fixture is being held.”
Our Frequently Asked Questions (Club Requirements) webpage has been created as a reference point for your convenience.
IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DOGS VICTORIA OFFICE TO MAKE SURE ALL PAPERWORK IS LODGED WITHIN THE ADEQUATE TIME FRAME
MONETARY PENALTIES WILL APPLY IF REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT ADHERED TO
Ring Allocation - Dogs Victoria Bulla Exhibition Centre
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Following feedback received from members, Management Committee have agreed to cease the 12-month trial, where the Dogs Victoria office staff allocated a group to the inside ring, for all breeds shows held at the Dogs Victoria Bulla Exhibition Centre.
Management Committee encourage all breeds clubs utilising this venue to rotate the group allocated, to the indoor ring for their shows and outdoor rings for general specials, at their discretion.
2019 Proposed ANKC Rule Changes for Obedience & Rally
Thursday, 25 July 2019
In the links below you can view Dogs Victoria submission to the ANKC in relation to the National review of both ANKC Obedience and Rally rule books.
These documents were collated by OTEC following the meeting with both judges and handlers in May 2019.
Rubbish at KCC Park
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Our facilities at KCC Park are the envy of many dog enthusiasts around the world. It is a world class facility owned by the members for the members. However, we need to take care of it.
A simple start would be to clean up all the rubbish that we generate at shows and place in the bins provided. Pick up all our dog droppings and dispose correctly.
Sadly at recent shows, our new off lead areas have had multiple dog faeces left in them. In addition, exhibitors using the indoor pavilion have left rubbish on the floor and outside the pavilion litter ranging from coffee cups to cigarette butts. Dog clippings from dogs exhibited at our events is another issue. If you do groom your dog, please clean up all hair left on the ground and dispose correctly. Sadly we even had nappies left on the ground!
We have received more complaints after the three shows and various outdoor activities at KCCP last weekend from members not picking up their dog droppings all over KCC Park. This includes the off lead exercise areas, garden beds next to the pavilion, back of the pavilion, and even multiple dog droppings all over the front mound along Westernport Highway.
This is extremely disappointing and we ask all individuals to be responsible dog owners and show courtesy to their fellow members. Picking up after your dog also means you are doing the right thing by the environment. Some dog droppings contain harmful bacteria and nutrients. When dog droppings are left outdoors and it rains, harmful bacteria from these droppings can be washed down the drains and end up in local creeks.
Remember at KCC Park – ‘Bag It and Bin It.’
If a member sees someone not picking up after their dog, please ask them to do so. We have multiple bins/scoopers across the site, please use them.
So we ask one and all to be respectful when using your member facility and be appreciative of the privilege. If we do not care for our Park, no one will. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.
If you have any ideas, comments or concerns, or want to become a volunteer and join the Friends of the Park group please contact Janet at Dogs Victoria via firstname.lastname@example.org
KCC Park Facilities Committee
Pet Exchange Register Information
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
For our members convenience, information about the Pet Exchange Register and how to apply for a source number has now been added to our website.
This can be located via the Victorian Legislation > Government Legislation page found here
Expression of Interest Sought - Mediation Committee
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
The ability to assist parties in finding resolution of concerns/issues can be an extremely rewarding and fulfilling experience!
An opportunity currently exists to join the Mediation Committee on a volunteer basis.
Mediation is intended to be a constructive and non-judgmental process offering parties the opportunity to put any issues between them to rest and enabling each the opportunity to get back to the exhibiting of their dogs. An essential ingredient to any successful mediation relies upon the desire and willingness of each party to reach resolution.
The role of the mediator is to provide the framework through which parties can negotiate with a view to reaching resolution.
- Mediation experience (professionally or life experience) desirable
- Ability to be fair and impartial
- A calm demeanour
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- The ability to handle confrontational situations
Interested parties are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae to Dr Emma Greenway, c/o Vicky Day email@example.com
ANKC Special Board Meeting - Minutes
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
A summary of minutes from the ANKC Special Board meeting in June 2019 are now available to view here
Notice from OTEC - Dogs Victoria Obedience Instructor Accreditation
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Dogs Victoria Obedience, Tracking & Endurance Committee (OTEC) is offering obedience instructors the opportunity to become Dogs Victoria Obedience Instructors. This will provide obedience instructors with accreditation and recognition of the training and experience that they have gained through their club’s training program. Read More
Dogs Victoria - “NEW MEMBERSHIP DRIVE”
Friday, 5 July 2019
Dogs Victoria is now holding a membership drive competition, with your chance to win a $250 gift card!
To win is easy! All we need is Members or Clubs of Dogs Victoria who sign up 5 new members by the end of September 2019, will receive a $250 voucher. As an additional bonus, the member or club that signs up the greatest number of new members will be rewarded with a further $250 gift card. Get involved to win!