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This page has been created to keep members and clubs informed of relevant notifications from Dogs Australia (ANKC Ltd)

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FRENCH BULLDOG BREED STANDARD - AMENDMENT

Friday 3 June 2022

Dogs Australia has received advice that the Kennel Club (UK) has amended the breed standard for the French Bulldog and the following changes have been confirmed by the National Breed Standards Coordination Group Chairperson, Marie Merchant.
Please visit the website here for more information

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2022 NATIONAL RETRIEVING & FIELD TRIAL HALL OF FAME - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Monday 16 May 2022

Clubs or Members may nominate DOGS and PEOPLE considered worthy of awards, including full details of accomplishments within the above categories and with verification. In the case of dogs, nominations should include the full name, title, owner and date of birth. Please click here for further information.

RAFT HOF Prominent Person

RAFT HOF Outstanding Gundog

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CIRCULAR 18/2022 - LIFTING OF EXCLUSION (Uniunea Chinologica Din Moldova)

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Please view the document here

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Approval of National Show/Restricted Trials Application: Dalmatian Club of ACT - 2023 DATES CONFIRMED

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Dogs Australia confirms the 2023 dates for the National Show/Restricted Obedience and Restricted Agility Trial to be held by the Dalmatian Club of ACT at Dogs ACT EPIC Exhibition Park, Federal Highway, Mitchell, ACT will be 11 & 12 March 2023.

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Approval of 2022 National Show - Bull Terrier Club of Queensland

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Dogs Australia pleased to advise the approval of the application received from the Bull Terrier Club of Queensland to conduct the 2022 National Show on the 4 June 2022 at the Dogs Queensland Showgrounds, Durack, Queensland. 

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National Agility Trials - Rescheduled Dates 

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Dogs West has taken all the current constraints into consideration and believe the Covid-19 uncertainties will not allow for a true National event to be conducted. As a result, the National Agility Trials to be held on 24 to 29 May 2022 by Dogs West has been rescheduled to now take place on 23 to 28 May 2023 at the same venue of Dogs West Showgrounds, Southern River, Western Australia.  Please note there is no change to the 2024 (Dogs NSW) and 2026 (Dogs Queensland) trials. 

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Circular 17/2022 - Suspension ( Société Centrale Canine)

Friday 29 April 2022

Please find more information here.

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Circular 16/2022 - End of Temporary Withdrawal of Judging License (Kinološka zveza Slovenije)

Friday 22 April 2022

Please find more information here.

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National Registration Statistics - Updated with 2021 Figures 

Thursday 21 April 2022

Please find the updated Registration Statistics which now include the 2021 figures here.

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National Show/Restricted Trial - German Shepherd Dog League NSW Inc: CHANGE OF VENUE

Thursday 21 April 2022

Please note a change of venue for the National Show/Restricted Obedience Trial to be held by the German Shepherd Dog League NSW Inc on 3 to 5 June 2022 will now take place at the Hawkesbury Showgrounds, Racecourse Road, Clarendon, New South Wales instead of Dogs NSW Showgrounds at Orchard Hills as the grounds are currently unsuitable due to ongoing weather conditions.

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Approval of 2022 National Show/Restricted Trials : German Shorthaired Pointer Club of SA Inc - CANCELLATION NOTICE

Thursday 21 April 2022

Dogs Australia has been advised by Dogs SA that the National Show/Restricted Retrieving Ability Test for Gundogs and Obedience Trials to be held by the German Shorthaired Pointed Club of SA on the 5 to 7 September 2022 has been cancelled due to several factors being a lack of funds of the hosting club, insufficient time for the new committee of the club to fundraise and organise the event; the continuing impact of Covid-19 and the uncertainty of travel of the Romanian Judge as a result of the ongoing unrest in Ukraine.

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Circular 15/2022 - Recognition On A Provisional Basis: Continental Bulldog (369)

Thursday 7 April 2022

On the occasion of its online meeting on March 30, 2022, the FCI General Committee approved the recognition on a provisional basis of the breed: 

Continental Bulldog, Standard n°369 

Group 2, Section 2.1. Without working trial. 

Consequently, this breed is now eligible for the FCI titles (Winner of the World Dog Show, Winner of the Section Shows – Europe, Asia, Africa & Oceania, Americas & the Caribbean). 

However, this breed is not eligible for the CACIB until it is recognised on a definitive basis. 

In addition, the pedigrees issued to the dogs of this breed, can from now on carry the FCI logo. 

The updated list of breeds that are recognized on a provisional basis by the FCI is available on the website. 

Please find here the standard for the Continental Bulldog from the FCI. 

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Egyptian Kennel Federation - Situation in Egypt

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Please find here an update on the current situation in Egypt.

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Meeting Summary - February 2022 Special Board Meeting 

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Please find here the confirmed Meeting Summary of the Dogs Australia Special Board meeting held on 12 February 2022.

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Afghan Hound Survey Results - Press Release

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Please find the latest press release from Dogs Australia here.

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2023 National Show/Restricted Trials: German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria Inc

Wednesday 9 March 2022

Dogs Australia pleased to advise the approval of the application received from the German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria Inc to conduct the 2023 National Show/Restricted Obedience Trials on 28 to 30 April 2023 at KCC Park, Skye, Victoria. 

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FCI Breed to be added to the National Business System: Prague Ratter

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Please note an application has been received for re-registration of the following FCI recognized breed:

Prague Ratter

We are currently arranging for this breed to be added to the business system and for our website to be updated with the relevant breed standard.

In addition, the ANKC Group listing will be updated with this breed being allocated to Group 1 (Toys) as confirmed by the National Breed Standards Coordination Group.

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Amendment to varieties of the Dachshund

Wednesday 23 February 2022 

It has been brought to the attention of the National Breed Standards Coordination Group that our website, breed group listing and regulations require amendment in relation to the varieties of the Dachshund.  After consideration the Group has confirmed the following changes.

Website and Breed Group Listing – to be changed to read:

Dachshund Standard Long

Dachshund Standard Smooth

Dachshund Standard Wire

Dachshund Miniature Long

Dachshund Miniature Smooth

Dachshund Miniature Wire

Dachshund Rabbit Long

Dachshund Rabbit Smooth

Dachshund Rabbit Wire

 

In addition, Regulations Part 6, Clause 9.13 will be amended as follows:

 

Currently reads:

9.13     Dachshund (Long Haired); Dachshund (Miniature Long Haired); Dachshund (Kaninchen Long Haired ); Dachshund (Smooth Haired); Dachshund (Miniature Smooth Haired); Dachshund (Kaninchen Smooth Haired); Dachshund (Wire Haired); Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired); Dachshund (Kaninchen Wire Haired) (Amended 01/21)

  1. All Judged separately with each variety receiving separate Challenge Certificates.
  2. Inter variety breeding is NOT approved.
  3. Reclassification of size type NOT permitted.
  4. Reclassification on coat type between size same types is permitted.

Amend to read:

9.13     Dachshund Standard (Long Haired); Dachshund Miniature (Long Haired); Dachshund Rabbit (Long Haired ); Dachshund Standard (Smooth Haired); Dachshund Miniature (Smooth Haired); Dachshund Rabbit (Smooth Haired); Dachshund Standard (Wire Haired); Dachshund Miniature (Wire Haired); Dachshund Rabbit (Wire Haired) (Amended 01/21)

  1. All Judged separately with each variety receiving separate Challenge Certificates.
  2. Inter variety breeding is NOT approved.
  3. Reclassification of size type NOT permitted.
  4. Reclassification on coat type between size same types is permitted.

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Dogs Australia Statement: Breed Ban Response 
 
Tuesday 15 February 2022
 
Please click here to read Dogs Australia's statement in response to the calls for some of Australia's most popular breeds to be banned.
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From Dogs Australia- The Poodle Society of WA

Thursday 10 February 2022
 
Please note the National Show scheduled to be held on 21 to 23 October 2022 at Dogs West Grounds, Southern River, Western Australia has been cancelled due to continuing Covid-19 travel restrictions.
 
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Press Release - Dogs Australia Statement on Norwegian Government Breed Bans

Tuesday 8 February 2022

Please find the press release here

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Rules for the conduct of Rally Obedience Trials - Temporary Modifications - CONTINUATION

Friday 4 February 2022

The National Obedience & Tracking Committee has been liaising regarding the Rally Obedience rules and how Rally Obedience Trials can proceed and comply with Covid-19 restrictions.

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the various Federal and State Government requirements the ANKC National Obedience & Tracking (NOTC) has identified an area within the ANKC Rules for the Conduct of Rally Obedience Trials which needs temporary modification, to enable compliance with these requirements.

This modification does not change the intent of the rule but will enable the recommencement of trials once permission is given by each member body.   

Current rule:

Entering and Leaving the Ring:

On the Steward's call of the dog's catalogue number, the Handler will enter the Ring with the dog on lead and up take position at the "Start Station”. In the Exercises that require a dog to be off lead, the lead will be taken off and handed to the Steward.  All dogs must leave the Ring on lead.

Modify to - the lead will be taken off and retained by the handler.

PLEASE NOTE:  Once social distancing rules have been lifted, this exercise must comply with the current Rally Obedience rule immediately. 

 

Member Bodies and their Affiliates are responsible for sanitising regimes for Judges and Stewards.

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Rules for the conduct of Obedience Trials - Temporary Modifications - CONTINUATION

Friday 4 February 2022

The National Obedience & Tracking Committee has been liaising regarding the Obedience rules and how Obedience Trials can proceed and comply with Covid-19 restrictions.

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the various Federal and State Government requirements the ANKC National Obedience & Tracking (NOTC) has identified two areas within the ANKC Rules for the Conduct of Obedience Trials which require temporary modification, to enable compliance with these requirements.

These modifications do not change the intent of either rule but will enable the recommencement of trials once permission is given by each Member Body.

Current rule:

Collars and Leads (Page 16):

The minimum length of lead will be 750 mm and it will be fitted with a quick release fastener. All dogs must enter and leave the Ring on a lead. In exercises that require a dog to be off‑lead, the lead will be taken off and handed to the Steward at the Start Peg.

Modify to - the lead will be taken off and retained by the handler at the Start Peg.


Current Rule

Heel on Lead (Page 18):

 

Description of Exercise for the Community Companion Dog, Novice and Open Classes

The Handler and dog must execute a 'Figure Eight' at normal pace in which they must heel at least twice around two Stewards standing approximately three (3) metres apart. There must be at least one 'Halt' during this portion of the exercise. The Judge may replace a Steward in the 'Figure Eight' or may take the place of a Steward himself.

Modify to two Stewards standing approximately four and a half metres apart.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Once social distancing rules have been lifted, these two exercises must comply with the current Obedience rules immediately.

  

Member Bodies and their Affiliates are responsible for sanitising regimes for Judges and Stewards.

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MEDIA RELEASE - ANKC REBRANDING TO DOGS AUSTRALIA

To view the full media release, please click here.

You can find more information on the ANKC's rebranding below: 

Frequently Asked Questions

About Dogs Australia

Breed Group Categories 

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ANKC LTD SURVEY - ROTTWEILER OWNERS

Thursday, 9 December 2021

In accordance with Item 7.2.1 of the October 2021 ANKC Board meeting minutes an online survey is now available from the link provided below where ANKC is seeking feedback from owners of Rottweilers regarding the following proposal.

The current regulation under Regulations Part 6 The Register & Registrations is as follows:

8.9 Rottweiler 

8.9.1 For litters of Rottweilers born where the parents have been born after 1.1.97, these parents must show results of X-rays for hips and elbows. (Amended 10/13 – 5.6.4)

Proposal to add as 8.9.2:

Effective immediately, any Rottweiler born a Natural Bobtail will be eligible to be registered on the Limit Register only and flagged NOT TO BE UPGRADED.

Rationale:

The adopted standard (FCI Standard No: 147) for the Rottweiler within Australia has now been updated as of 24 July 2018. A significant change to this updated standard is that it now reflects the length of the tail: “while positioned along the leg, the tail reaches approximately to the hocks or is a bit longer”, and the Natural Bobtail is listed as a disqualifying fault.

The following referenced attachments are available from the links provided below:

  1. Section of FCI Standard No: 147 – 24/7/2018 listing Natural Bobtails as a Disqualifying Fault.
  2. Copy Email from Prof Peter Friedrich outlining the ADRK reasons for not recognising NBT’s in the Rottweiler population.

The online survey can now be accessed from: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HR7JS7K

The link is also available from the ANKC website at: https://ankc.org.au/AboutUs/?id=3319

Please note responses to the survey are required by COB 7 March 2022.

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2022 National Retrieving & Field Trial Hall Of Fame - Call For Nominations

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

In the first nineteen years of elections, the Australian National Kennel Council Ltd has received nominations for 56 dogs and 41 people to be considered for induction into the Retrieving & Field Trial Hall of Fame. From the nominations received, 34 outstanding dogs and 24 exceptional people have been inducted.

Nominations are now being called for the current year. In addition to applications submitted in relation to Outstanding Gundogs 1 (d) and 1(e), a maximum of two other outstanding gundogs and two prominent persons may be elected each year.

For more information on nominations, please see the advertisement here.

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Amendment To Breed Standard: Peruvian Hairless Dog

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

As a result of advice received from the FCI and after consultation with the National Breed Standards Coordination Group Chairperson, Marie Merchant the breed standard for the Peruvian Hairless Dog on our website will be amended.

Please see further information of the standard which appears on our website together with a copy of the amended standard received from the FCI as the number of changes to the standard are considerable here.

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Recognition of the Australasian Bosdog

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

At the October 2021 ANKC Board meeting, the Directors formally endorsed the recognition of the Australasian Bosdog as a breed under development as from 1 January 2022.

In accordance with ANKC Regulations, a new breed recognised by the ANKC Ltd as being under development shall be eligible to enter all ANKC Ltd recognised events from the time of recognition and shall be eligible to compete for ANKC Ltd titles, with the exception of conformation events. For conformation events, a new breed under development may be exhibited at a conformation show after a period of three months from recognition with the ANKC Ltd.

The ANKC are currently arranging for the breed to be added to the business system. Their website will also be updated with the breed standard. In addition, the ANKC Group listing will be updated with this breed being allocated to Group 7 (Non-Sporting).

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Recognition of the Murray River Retriever

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

At the October 2021 ANKC Board meeting, the Directors formally endorsed the recognition of the Murray River Retriever as a breed under development as from 1 January 2022.

In accordance with ANKC Regulations, a new breed recognised by the ANKC Ltd as being under development shall be eligible to enter all ANKC Ltd recognised events from the time of recognition and shall be eligible to compete for ANKC Ltd titles with the exception of conformation events. For conformation events, a new breed under development may be exhibited at a conformation show after a period of three months from recognition with the ANKC Ltd.
The ANKC are currently arranging for the breed to be added to the business system and their website to be updated with the breed standard. In addition, the ANKC Group listing will be updated with this breed being allocated to Group 3 (Murray River Retriever).

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ANKC Ltd October 2021 Meeting Summary 

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Please find here a summary of the October 2021 meeting. 

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Statement from ANKC - Unauthorised Facebook Page

Thursday, 11 November 2021

 
The ANKC has become aware of an unauthorised Facebook Group recently set up which improperly used the DOGS AUSTRALIA Logo in breach of the ANKC’s intellectual property rights in order to attract members. This has misled members into believing that this is an official group or somehow affiliated with the ANKC when this is not the case and is causing confusion amongst members. This is despite the ANKC having taken all possible steps to protect its interests in order to prevent this by protecting its IP rights and reserving names some time ago.  Unfortunately, at this stage, the group is still active.
 
It is exceedingly disappointing that a person who was clearly aware of the launch of DOGS AUSTRALIA would behave in a manner potentially damaging to the ANKC and its reputation, and further seeking to undermine its work to promote the image and standing of our dog world to the broader community/general public. As this group is not affiliated with the ANKC, it should be avoided and ignored until it is removed.
 
There is an official DOGS AUSTRALIA Facebook page which will be launched shortly. We encourage all members to watch for official announcements by the ANKC through authorised channels”.

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Rottweiler Club of Queensland - 2021 National show Rescheduled to 2022

Thursday, 09 September 2021

Please note the National Show which was to be held on 13 to 16 September 2021 by the Rottweiler Club of Queensland at Dogs Queensland Showgrounds, 247 King Avenue, Durack, Queensland has been rescheduled to now take place on 27 to 30 June 2022 at the same venue.  This change is due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

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FCI General Committee Online Meeting - 27 July 2021

Monday, 30 August 2021

The FCI General Committee (GC) met online on 27 July 2021.  The following points were discussed:

  • FCI world dog show 2021 ( BRNO- CZECH REPUBLIC)
  • Amended breed standards
  • Sighthounds races
  • International sighthound races and lure coursing events
  • Kennel Association of Thailand ( KATH) - Thai Bangkaew Dog (358)
  • Communication between the Scientific Commission and the General Committee/FCI Head Office
  • Bulgarian Republican Federation of Cynology (BRFC - Bulgaria) - request to transfer BRFC‘s affiliation to a newly-created organisation, the Bulgarian National Federation of Cynology (BNFC

Click here to read more.

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National show/ Restricted Trails: German Shorthaired Pointer Society (SA)- Approved

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

The ANKC are pleased to advise the approval of the application received from the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of SA Inc to conduct the 2022 National Show/Restricted Retrieving Ability Test for Gundogs and Obedience Trials on the 5 to 7 September 2022.  The National Championship Show is to be held at the David Roche Park, Cromwell Road, Kilburn, South Australia with the Restricted Trials to be held at a venue yet to be advised.  The Club has provided written confirmation from the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia that these dates will not clash with the breed judging at the 2022 Royal Adelaide Show.

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National Show/ Restricted Trials 2022: German Shorthaired Pointer Society ( NSW)- Cancelled

Friday, 20 August 2021

The ANKC have been advised by the German Shorthaired Pointer Society (NSW) Inc via Dogs NSW, that they will not be proceeding with hosting the 2022 National Show/Restricted Trials which was scheduled to take place on 6 to 8 April 2022 at Dogs NSW Showgrounds, Orchard Hills, New South Wales. The German Shorthaired Pointer Club of SA Inc has agreed to host this event.  Approval for the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of SA Inc will be circulated in due course.

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National Retrieving Championship Trials - Cancelled

Thursday, 19 August 2021

The ANKC have been advised by Dogs Queensland that the National Retrieving Trial to be held by the Dogs Queensland Retrieving & Field Trial Committee on 17 to 19 September 2021 has been cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.  The Committee has decided not to take up the option to host the 2022 National Retrieving Championships and confirmed their support to Dogs NSW hosting this event.

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National Show Application: Chihuahua Club of SA - Cancelled

Friday, 13 August 2021

The ANKC has been advised by Dogs SA that the National Show to be held by the Chihuahua Club of SA on 30 & 31 May, 2022 at David Roche Park, Cromwell Road, Kilburn, South Australia has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

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Approval of 2023 National Retrieving Trial Application - Dogs West

Friday, 13 August 2021

The ANKC is pleased to advise the approval of the 2023 National Retrieving Trial application received from DOGS WEST to be held on 15 to 17 September 2023 at a location yet to be determined.  DOGS WEST has been requested to confirm the location as soon as it is known in order that we can advise all other Member Bodies.

This approval is on the provision that should DOGS QUEENSLAND be unable to conduct the 2021 National Retrieving Trials for any reason then DOGS Queensland will be given the opportunity to conduct the 2022 event and DOGS NSW will conduct the trials in 2023 with DOGS WEST then conducting the trials in 2024.

Visit the ANKC website for more. 

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Approval of 2022 National Retrieving Trial Application - Dogs NSW

Friday, 13 August 2021

The ANKC is pleased to advise the approval of the 2022 National Retrieving Trial application received from DOGS NSW to be held on 9 to 11 September 2022 at a location yet to be determined.  DOGS NSW has been requested to confirm the location as soon as it is known in order that we can advise all other Member Bodies.

This approval is on the provision that should DOGS QUEENSLAND be unable to conduct the 2021 National Retrieving Trials for any reason then DOGS Queensland will be given the opportunity to conduct the 2022 event and DOGS NSW will then conduct the trials in 2023.

Visit the ANKC website for more. 

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National Show 2021 - White Swiss Shepherd Dog Association of Victoria Inc: Rescheduled

Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Please note due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions the National Show which was to be held on 25 & 26 September 2021 by the White Swiss Shepherd Dog Association of Victoria Inc at KCC Park, Skye, Victoria has been rescheduled to now take place on 24 & 25 September 2022 at the same venue.  The Club has provided written confirmation from the RASV that the rescheduled dates will not conflict with breeding judging at the 2022 Royal Melbourne Show. 

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ANKC Ltd Canine Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Report Submission Form : Amendment

Tuesday, 03 August 2021

In accordance with Item 4.2.4 of the June 2021 Special Board meeting minutes, the ANKC Ltd Canine Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Report Submission Form has been amended to include a check box confirming that the dog has not previously been scored under the ANKC Ltd Canine Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Scheme.

You can download the form here

For more information, please visit the ANKC website

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National Show 2021 - Rottweiler Club of Queensland: Rescheduled

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Please note the National Show which was to be held on 9 to 12 August 2021 by the Rottweiler Club of Queensland at Dogs Queensland Showgrounds, 247 King Avenue, Durack, Queensland has been rescheduled to now take place on 13 to 16 September 2021 at the same venue.  Dogs Queensland has confirmed this change has been due to the current ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

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National Show 2021- Labrador Retriever Club of Queensland: Postponed

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Please note the National Show which was to be held on 3 to 4 August 2021 by the Labrador Retriever Club of Queensland at Dogs Queensland Showgrounds, 247 King Avenue, Durack, Queensland has been postponed to a date yet to be set next year.  Dogs Queensland has confirmed this postponement has been due to the current ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

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Regulations Part 3N - Regulations for the conduct of Scent Work Trails Training Scheme: Updated

Wednesday, 28 July 2021
 
In accordance with the June 2021 Special Board meeting minutes, Regulations Part 3N - Regulations for the conduct of Scent Work Trials Judges Training Scheme, Clause 1.1 has been amended as follows:
 
Currently reads:
 
1.1 Responsibility for the accreditation of Scent Work Judges will rest with:
(a) the ANKC National Scent Work Committee, for a period of two (2) years from the date of implementation;
(b) thereafter the relevant Member Body through its Scent Work Sub-Committee.
 
Amended to read:
 
1.1 Responsibility for the accreditation of Scent Work Judges will rest with:
(a) the ANKC National Scent Work Committee, for a period of twelve months (1) year from the date of implementation;
(b) thereafter the relevant Member Body through its Scent Work Sub-Committee.
 
Note: This amendment to the regulations will be effective 1 January 2022.

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Regulations Part 8 - Member Bodies & Membership: Updated

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

In accordance with the June 2021 Special Board meeting minutes Regulations Part 8 – Member Bodies & Membership, Clause 6.2.2 has been amended as follows:

Currently reads:

“I certify that this exhibit has not within the said period of three months been in premises affected with Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parvo Virus or any other contagious disease and is currently vaccinated in accordance with current AVA vaccination policies.”  (10/09, 8.10) (Amended 10/15, 6.1.8)

Amended to read:

“I certify that this exhibit has not within the said period of three weeks been in premises affected with Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parvo Virus or any other contagious disease and is currently vaccinated in accordance with current World Small Animal Veterinary Association International Vaccination Committee (WSAVA IVC) policies.” (10/09, 8.10) (Amended 10/15, 6.1.8) (Amended 06/21, 4.2 – Effective 1 January 2022)

Note:  This amendment to the regulations will be effective 1 January 2022.

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ANKC Survey - Afghan Hound Owners

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

In accordance with Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registrations Section 1.11 an online survey is now available from the link provided below where ANKC is seeking feedback from owners of Afghan Hounds regarding proposed minimum breeding age requirements.  Details of the proposal and rationale are noted below for reference:

PROPOSAL:

The ANKC Ltd and the ANKC Ltd National Canine Health and Wellbeing Committee recommend that:

The ANKC Ltd have resolved to conduct a Survey of all Afghan Hound owners recommending that Litter Registration Limitations are to be applied to litters mated on or after 1st June 2022:-

The Minimum Breeding Age for Afghan bitches is 24 months at the time of mating (unless a veterinary certificate is produced stating that for health reasons the bitch should be mated before 24 months)

If litter registration limitations are approved for the Minimum Breeding Age for Afghan Hound bitches, breeders of litters whelped on or after 1st June, 2022, will be required to comply with the requirements as a prerequisite to registration of any litter on the ANKC Ltd Main Register. Litters which do not meet the above requirements will only be able to be placed on the Limited Register and will be flagged not to be upgraded.

A majority of registered owners within the breed and responding to this survey must be in favour before approval is given by the ANKC Ltd.

RATIONALE:

The National Afghan Hound Breed Council does not presently have any rule regarding the minimum breeding age for Afghan Hound bitches so is governed by ANKC Regulations Part 6 Clause 8.2 which states ‘the minimum breeding age for bitches across all breeds is 12 months at the time of mating.’

It is considered that an Afghan Hound bitch:

  • is not of adequate maturity to be bred at 12 months of age as she is still developing at this age,
  • the Afghan bitch’s health is of prime concern to responsible breeders. 


The online survey can now be accessed here.  

The link is also available from the ANKC website

Please note responses to the survey are required by COB 8 October 2021.

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Obedience Rules & Rally Rules

Thursday, 18 July 2019

As a result of the approval of EM#181 (March 2020 National Obedience & Tracking Committee meeting minutes) the following rules have been updated in accordance with these minutes and are now available from our website at:  http://ankc.org.au/AboutUs/?id=1253

  • Rules for the conduct of Obedience Trials
  • Rules for the conduct of Rally Trials
  • Rally Signs: Novice, Advanced, Excellent, Master

The above documents have been marked as effective 1 January 2021 with the existing rules to be removed at the end of December.

TITLES

Description of the Obedience titles can be found on Pages 1 and 2 of the rulebook.

Description of the Rally titles can be found on Page 6 of the rulebook.  The Committee Chairperson, Raelee Hedger has confirmed the only major change is to the RAE Title.

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