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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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Retrieving & Field Trial "Hall of Fame" - 2019 Nominations

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Nominations are now being called for consideration for induction into the Retrieving & Field Trial Hall of Fame for 2019.  Nominations close on the 31 May 2019.

Further information can be read here and the following proforma nomination forms have been provided to assist with consistency and format:-

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ANKC Ltd Draft Test Rules Review - Call for Submissions

Thursday, 20 December 2018

The National Drafting Committee is calling for any submissions for changes to the ANKC Ltd Rules for Draft Tests.
Submissions from Dogs Victoria members must be forwarded to the Victorian Representative, for the attention of the National Drafting Committee, no later than COB on Monday 21 January 2019.
Please send submissions to s_a_holmes@hotmail.com and include "DRAFT TEST RULES REVIEW" in the subject line. Enquiries can be made via 0419 113 229 out of business hours.

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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.