A Hotline has been established to assist Show Secretaries, Club Officials and any member that may need advice with problems or issues that may arise when running a dog show.

The phone number is as follows:

  • Russell Britten - 0428 427 500

Please feel free to utilise this service.

email2Members are reminded that in an attempt to reduce our postage expenses, membership renewals are being sent out via email to  those with a current email address recorded on file. It would be appreciated if you change your email address that you notify the Office as soon as possible.

nosmokingAttention is drawn to Dogs NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 19.2

(i) Smoking is not permitted in an area 20 metres from any ring in which an exhibition is taking place or 20 metres from any food vendor located on the showground. (10/13)

It should be noted that it is the responsibility of the Club conducting an event on these grounds to ensure that the event is conducted in accordance with Dogs NSW Regulations.



Skye Terrier

Please find attached a Media Release issued by Brian Crump, Chairman Media & Government Legislation Committee, Dogs NSW. It is a response to Corowa Shire Council's announcement of proposed policies that could see the end of family-based hobby breeding of pure bred pedigree dogs and restrict such breeding to large-scale cashed-up commercial organisations. Adobe Download


At its meeting on 13 August 2014, the Board of Directors resolved that litter applications received in the Office where the Sire owner (or part owner) were unfinancial at the time of mating, be registered subject to a penalty regime applying to the applicant for registration, as follows:-

1st Offence - $200
2nd Offence - $500
3rd Offence – Member to Inquiry

Breeders should always ensure they sight a current membership card when entering into any service agreement with a sire owner/s and ensure the sire owners are current financial members at the time of mating/ signing of the service certificate.

In order to register those litters affected Breeders will need to pay the penalty and the sire owners must join Dogs NSW.







Seeking dogs for Grooming Competitions

Friday & Saturday, 10th & 11th October, 2014

Australian Technology Park, Redfern

This event will be held at Sydney’s Australian Technology Park and will be judged by Irina Pinkusevich USA’s Top groomer and awarded the Cardinal Crystal award for top grooming Judge.

Organisers are looking for dogs for professional pet groomers to hire for this event and they have 3 divisions: Novice Open and Masters.

The National Canine Health & Wellbeing Committee Chairperson, Dr Karen Hedberg has requested for the following link relating to an interesting paper on head shape and syringomyelia be circulated. 

Dr Hedberg highlights this is the type of thing we need to then direct Judges away from "extreme head types".


1. The contact email address for the Utility Awards of Excellence is
2. For perennial trophies, qualifications will now be accepted from any trial open to all breeds conducted by any club affiliated with any state Canine Control which is a member of the ANKC. Owners must be resident of NSW and members of Dogs NSW.
3. On Sunday 5th October, sashes and prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places only. The inclusion of 4th and 5th places in the schedule was an error.

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The NSW Government is calling for applications from enthusiastic people to be part of the highly successful Responsible Pet Ownership Program.

Pet Educators and their dogs will visit schools and pre-schools throughout NSW teaching children about dog safety and responsible pet ownership. If you enjoy working with children, own a friendly, well socialized dog that lives with you, we would love to hear from you.

Australian Canine Eye Scheme (ACES)

ANKC Ltd is seeking information from all Member Bodies and National Breed Councils into the scheduling of eye diseases where Breed Clubs/National Breed Councils believe the disease is incorrectly scheduled, the reasons why and where they think it should be scheduled and why.

This is to allow for any concerns ANKC Ltd has with ACES to be addressed with the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) at a later date.

Please forward submissions to the ANKC Ltd Administrator at email address: by no later than COB 27 February 2015.

Tracey Barry
August 2014

Part XIII-Code of Ethics has been amended by including an additional Clause, numbered 15, to read:-

15. A Member shall include their Dogs NSW Membership Number in an advertisement placed in any form of media, or on any sign whatsoever, which advertises a dog or puppy for sale whether for payment or not.  Such quotation shall be in the form “Dogs NSW Member xxxxxxxxxx”.