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
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
We refer you to a recent press release issued from ANKC Ltd regarding legally docked Rottweilers.