Dogs NSW wishes to advise that in an attempt to reduce costs, membership renewals from June onwards, are now being sent out via email to those members with a current email address on their membership record. We trust that most members will understand the reason behind this decision as a means towards reducing expenditure which in turn will hopefully retain the only increase to membership fees to that of the normal CPI% increase each year.

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For those of you who would like assistance in writing to the Ministers and your local members, Dogs NSW has prepared a number of Postcard messages which you can have sent to you by simply emailing

You will be sent three. Please take the little time it will take to post the postcards to the Ministers, Page and Hodgkinson which are already addressed, and send the other one to your NSW Local Member.

We continue the fight for our rights

The Board of Directors wish to convey a very important message to all Members of Dogs NSW as urgently as possible.

Some of this has been stated previously but needs reiteration for the purposes of understanding by all members we are now addressing.

Early in 2012 the NSW Companion Animals Taskforce released a Discussion Paper highlighting recommendations they were considering including in a Report they had been commissioned to make to relevant Ministers.

Sydney: Breeders of pedigree dogs across NSW will fight plans outlined by the Government in its recently released ‘Companion Animals Taskforce Report’.

Dogs NSW, an organisation representing 10,000 owners of pure bred dogs, says the Taskforce has got it all wrong by focusing its attention on already regulated areas of the animal industry rather than going after the currently unaccountable.

Deidre_CroftDogs NSW are delighted to announce the addition of Deirdre Crofts in the role of Animal Welfare and Community Liaison Officer at their head office. The role is vital to help the organisation run more efficiently.

 

Key duties include assisting members in fulfilling their obligations as responsible owners and breeders, reviewing Dogs NSW regulations and submitting amendments to the board for consideration, providing assistance to members where it is determined by Dogs NSW that there is a need for assistance in animal welfare issues or disputes, liaising between members and local council whenever a conflict arises and providing a monthly report to the CEO prior to the closing of the agenda for the board’s monthly meetings.

 

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Microsoft have just released an update to Internet Explorer 9 with its new version 10, please note that it’s still in preview stage so bugs and compatibility issues are not at all surprising.

Windows 8 is now also releasing Version 11 of Internet Explorer on brand new computers, both of these web browsers are not compatible with our online services website.

Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Directors of Dogs NSW, supported by input from a large number of ordinary Members who attended an Open Meeting held in conjunction, appointed a Steering Committee to lead the membership through the consultation period made available by the relevant Ministers of the NSW Government for responses to the Companion Animals Taskforce Report released on 26 March 2013.

This is arguably the most critical period in the sixty odd year history of our organisation and its predecessors. For the first time ever, an attempt is being made to legislate our activities as “hobby breeders and show & trial exhibitors” into the same category as “large scale pet shop breeders” and “puppy farmers”.

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At the ANKC Ltd Board Meeting held in Melbourne on 21st October 2012 the Directors considered issues surrounding a number of Irish Wolfhounds that were descended from what had been identified as an unknown sire. The proceedings were held in Camera.

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ANKC Ltd approved the recognition of the breed Tatra Shepherd Dog which is eligible for exhibition in Group 6 (Utility) as from 1 July 2013.

The Breed Standard and Breed Standard Extension can be viewed on ANKC Ltd website http://www.ankc.org.au/Breed_Details.aspx?bid=240

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: