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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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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 3 (Gundogs).

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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 7 (Non Sporting).

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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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