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 www.ankc.org.au


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.



The Pyrenean Sheepdog Longhaired is eligible for exhibition in the Working Dog Group as from 1 January 2013.

The Breed Standard and Breed Standard Extension can be viewed on ANKC Ltd website www.ankc.org.au


The use of stakes and ropes to reserve space at the Orchard Hills is NO LONGER PERMITTED and any ropes and stakes evident on the grounds will be immediately removed from the area.

Members should refer to the rules and policies in relation to setting up on the grounds by viewing the below link that was published in the Dogs NSW Magazine and Web in 2012.


ALL Clubs are reminded that Casual Vendors applications MUST be submitted to Dogs NSW Office along with the applicable fee and are subject to approval to ensure that they do not conflict with Dogs NSW current Licence Agreement with our permanent vendors.

Some members of Dogs NSW have become aware of a complaint lodged recently by an  Affiliated Club which alleged possible breaches of Show Regulations by Members of Dogs NSW.

The following policies have been adopted by the Board of Directors, members should ensure they adhere to rules when using the grounds at Orchard Hills.

Large marquees can only be set up with the back walls against the outside perimeters of the showground i.e.

• Luddenham Road fence line
• Internal roadway between the main Amenities block and the Great Rugs vendor stall
• Car Park fence line between the Gordon Douglas Building and Luddenham Road

Only exception to the above is when the marquee is being erected to service a major Speciality Show, such as a National event.

Small cabanas must be set up a minimum of 2 metres from the ringside.

Members are permitted to setup at ringside on the night PRIOR to a show under the following conditions:

• After 4 pm (normal time) or 5 pm (daylight saving time)
• NO tarpaulins, ground sheets or similar are to be left on the ground overnight


NO vehicles are permitted on the grounds without PRIOR approval being obtained from the Office. 

NO exhibitor is permitted to utilise any power outlet on the grounds.

Generators are not permitted at the ringside or within close proximity of the rings at Orchard Hills.

Please ensure all tent pegs, coat hangers etc. are removed from the ground at the conclusion of the event. 

Dogs NSW has prepared a handout for breeders to present to the new owners to explain why when they pick up their puppy, at 8 weeks of age or more, that you may not be able to provide them with their puppy’s Certificate of Registration & Pedigree at the time when they take their home due to the mandatory requirement that all puppies are required to be microchipped prior to registration.

The Supreme Champion title is in effect as from 1 July 2012. The following procedure is required by the office in order to verify the award;

Members seem to be confused in regard to the requirements for a dog to be awarded a Dual or Triple Champion.  

The following ANKC Ltd Regulations are published for your information.