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News from ANKC Ltd

This page has been created to keep members and clubs informed of relevant notifications from the Australian National Kennel Council Ltd (ANKC Ltd).

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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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ANKC Survey - Golden Retrievers

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Click here to view the Golden Retriever owner survey from the ANKC Ltd.

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2019 Inductees to the Retrieving & Field Trial Hall of Fame

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Click here to view the press release from ANKC Ltd.

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ANKC Press Release - Rescission of DNA Parentage Testing

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Click here to read the recent press release revoking the requirement of DNA Parentage Testing.

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ANKC Summary of 2019 Special Board Meeting

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Click here to read the summary of minutes from the ANKC Special Board Meeting in June 2019.

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ANKC Notice of 2019 Meeting - National Breed Councils

Friday, 23 November 2018

Click here to view the press release relating to the 2019 National Breed Council meeting.

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ANKC Ltd Statement - Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A press release has been issued by the ANKC regarding the future of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog in Australia.  Click here to read more.

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ANKC Ltd Press Release - Amendments to Breed Standards

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

A press release can be read here regarding Breed Standards as resolved at the October 2018 ANKC Board meeting.

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ANKC Ltd Press Release - Visiting Overseas Judges

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Click here to read an update on the visiting overseas judges evaluation procedure.

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Minutes from ANKC Ltd Annual General Meeting & Board Meeting 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Click here to read the confirmed summary of the 2018 ANKC AGM & Board Meeting minutes held on 13 & 14 October 2018.

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ANKC Recognised Breed Listing indicating Breed Standard Owners

Friday, 31 August 2018

Currently ANKC uses standards from either the country of development, the Kennel Club (UK), American Kennel Club (AKC), Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) or the FCI.
The majority of standards are not owned by Australia but by the country of origin or their governing body.

The important thing that members must realise is that a standard cannot be altered as they are the property of those organisations however it is possible to change the standard in its entirety to another version, providing it has the support of a large majority of owners in Australia.

As mentioned previously ANKC Ltd does not own a majority of the breed standards, so we are not able to make a change to a standard.
Only the country or organisation that owns a standard may make changes and if they do so, then once they notify ANKC Ltd, those changes will flow onto the breed standard that we use in Australia.

Increasingly the National Breed Standards Coordination Group (NBSCG) is receiving requests from members or breed clubs to change a breed standard.  Please be aware that they are not able to make any change to the actual standard, they can only make a choice between the standards from those organisations.

Click here to access the document which confirms the breed standard owners of those breeds recognized by ANKC.
Further information on Breed Standards can be accessed via our Frequently Asked Questions page here

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ANKC Press Release - Rottweiler Statement

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

We refer you to a recent press release issued from ANKC Ltd regarding legally docked Rottweilers.