German Shepherd DogRecently ANKC Ltd conducted a survey to ascertain the opinion of registered German Shepherd Dog owners in relation to Litter Registration Limitations of the breed.

Read more on the ANKC Website about the results and the amendments to limitations as of 1st January 2017

9773 smallIf you are interested in showing what your dog can do to the general public and promoting Responsible Dog Ownership, why not become a member of the Dogs NSW Performance Team?

Fun days out, training in a relaxed environment with no competitiveness and the opportunity to make new friends and have fun with your dog.

DOGSNSW smallResponding to the announcement by the NSW Minister for Primary Industries that the Government will move to ensure buyers of puppies and dogs will be easily able to trace back to the original breeder, Dogs NSW President Elizabeth Gunter said;

“Traceability is the aim, with stringent identification a key requirement of the new Companion Animal Breeding Standards just released by the Government. Dogs NSW supports this aim.  Dogs NSW members and its registered breeders are already required to adhere to a stringent code of ethics and practice, and we welcome these new standards for everyone who wants to breed dogs in NSW.”

NSWGOVERNMENTThe NSW Government has today released their response to the inquiry into companion animal breeding practices.

The Companion Animal Breeding Standards information can be found at

The Government has elected to make traceability of breeders through enhancements to the companion animal register (CAR),their priority, rather than a direct "breeder licensing scheme".

We have long held the position that this was the obvious solution, certainly as far as our already registered breeders are concerned. We do not need any further level of licensing.

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The NSW Government are looking for potential Pet Educators and their dogs to present to students from Pre-school through to Year 2 to promote the message of responsible pet ownership and dog safety in the community.

The Program is now calling for expressions of interest from enthusiastic people to fill some vacancies. If you enjoy talking to children, have the time, own a happy and healthy dog that resides with you and enjoys socialising with children of all ages, please consider this program.

Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of National Breed Councils will be held on Saturday, 13th June, 2015, commencing at 9.30 a.m. at:

Dogs Victoria Bulla Exhibition Centre
Calabria Club 5 Uniting Lane

3The AVA and ANKC Ltd jointly established the Canine Hip and Elbow dysplasia scheme in January 2000, and since that time the AVA has been responsible for administering the scheme from its Canberra office.

The AVA has now decided to cease participation in the scheme, and ANKC Ltd will become the sole manager of the scheme once the transfer takes place.

The transition of administrative functions will occur over the next few months and is expected to be completed by the end of April, 2016.

Attention Members: Please be advised that the German Shepherd Dog grounds have been closed until further notice, due to the condition of the grounds, following the continual heavy rain.

Dogs NSW apologise for any inconvenience caused.

275244tn 302615German Shepherd DogThis is an ANKC Ltd Survey regarding Hip and Elbow Dysplasia requirements for registrations of puppies on the main register.

The survey applies to any Member of a Canine Control affiliated with the ANKC Ltd who is the owner of a registered German Shepherd Dog.

In the interests of the breed, please download and read the survey carefully and reply by 1st of March 2016 completing the return slip at the bottom of the document.



John Forbes22It is with deep regret that Dogs NSW informs the dog world of the passing of John Forbes on Friday 27th November 2015.

John was Chairman of the Junior Handler Working Party and also served as a Vice Chairman of Dogs NSW Board of Directors in 2007. He commenced his judging career in 1988 and became an All Breeds Judge in 2005.

Poo bags webPlease be aware that we have NEW RECYCLING BINS on the grounds with YELLOW lids.  These bins are for RECYCLING ONLY...NOT FOR POO BAGS!

Please place all POO BAGS in the GENERAL WASTE BINS ONLY!!! 

These are the dark green bins with green tops.

Dogs NSW Ground staff appreciate your co-operation with this matter.