DOGSNS1These awards exist to recognise the valuable contribution of inpiduals to the current and future existence of the organisation. In particular, the Awards System, described below, is intended to recognise a wide range of factors, more than simply by being a long-term Member. It also seeks to create awards so that significant contributions to Dogs NSW may be recognised appropriately.


The following amendments to ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 2 – Judges, as approved at ANKC Ltd Board meeting October 2012, is brought to the attention of all Dogs NSW Affiliates and Judges:


For all Bullmastiff litters born after 1 January 2013 the following will apply:

1.1 Both parents of every litter must be screened for Hip Dysplasia through an official Hip Dysplasia Control Scheme where the parents have been born after 1 June 2011.

The Hound Club of NSW Inc April Championship Show is advertised in the February Gazette with the incorrect date

Please note the correct date is Sunday 7 April, 2013, the Closing Date is now 17 March, 2013.


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The American Staffordshire Terrier is not classed a dangerous dog in Australia and yet Qantas has placed it on a restricted list which means pure bred and cross bred Amstaff can’t be transported by Qantas or its designated freight carrier around Australia or overseas.

Amstaff are one of the most popular breeds in Australia and account for 7% of dog ownership. This breed is NOT subject to any restrictions in any state or territory in Australia. Please help by signing the petition.


DOGS NSW confirms that affiliates, clubs and exhibitors each have responsibility for the care and welfare of dogs involved in shows and trials.

russiantoyIn accordance with Item at the October 2012 Board meeting, the Russian Toy (Russkiy Toy) has been approved for recognition.


It is eligible for entry on the pure bred register forthwith and to be shown under Group 1 (Toys) from 1 January 2013 for exhibition purposes.

facebookAll members are advised that the Board of Directors, at their October 2012 meeting, resolved to rescind the following resolution from the Board’s meeting December 2007;


“THAT Dogs NSW does not accept complaints arising out of Internet and chat Room matters.”



The Akita (Japanese) is eligible for exhibition in the Utility Group as from 1 January 2013.


The Breed Standard and Breed Standard Extension can be viewed on ANKC Ltd website


Existing Akita's will retain the name 'Akita'.

In 2011 ANKC Ltd resolved to approve the concept of standard ANKC Ltd National award certificates across all disciplines. Subsequently, at ANKC Ltd Board meeting, held 20 and 21 October 2012, the Directors approved the final design. A copy of the approved designs are available for viewing and DOGS NSW will order the new designs when current stock on hand is depleted.

Are you a Qantas Club member?

If you have an individual membership, why not join the Dogs NSW Corporate Qantas Club and save?
You do not have to re-join, just fill in the application form using the corporate membership scheme and you will immediately roll over to the corporate rates upon your next renewal. Conditions apply.

Not a Qantas Club member, but would like to become one?

Join through Dogs NSW to take advantage of the corporate rates rather than pay the full individual rates.