DOGS NSW Northern Region (Coastal) will hold the AGM at Coffs Harbour Showground, after the show (approx 4pm) on Saturday, September 22nd 2018, in the Secretary’s office.

Nomination forms available from Jeanette Thompson (Secretary) phone 6646 3102 or email



Dear Members,

Unfortunately there was a fee error in the May Membership Renewal Reminder Notices issued Thursday 7 June 2018.

Please note an AMENDED Membership Renewal Reminder Notice has been issued today.

DOGS NSW sincerely apologises for any inconvenience this matter may have caused you.

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Dogs NSW is pleased to advise that the new entry system is now available.

Dogs NSW now have an online advertisement currently placed under the Pet Services category of Gumtree.

It is hoped that this ad educates the public and prompts them to contact Dogs NSW for responsible, ethical breeders and breed clubs, when they are searching for a puppy.

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STEWARDS' COURSE in the Illawarra don't forget.

Stewards' Course is on on Saturday (21st) at Dapto Leagues Club, 9am start.

More details will be advised later on Albion Park Facebook page.

If you've put your name down, please make sure you are there.

You can still come along if you haven't booked - let any friends know who might be interested. It is open to everyone.

If you need more information, email

Wednesday, 18 April 2018


The NSW Government today announced that it will start again on the development of new draft welfare standards and guidelines (S&G’s) for pet shops and breeders of cats and dogs.

Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair said that after listening to the feedback from stakeholders he has directed his department to go back and to develop a new way forward, which will be spearheaded by a newly created role of NSW Chief Animal Welfare Officer.

“Over the last four months, we consulted stakeholders across the board and what we heard was that the draft S&G’s proposed were missing the mark,” Mr Blair said.

“I want the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to start again.  I have asked them to work from the ground up and to make sure we are clearer about the objectives we are trying to meet.

“The draft S&G’s aimed to improve welfare outcomes for pets. Despite DPI’s best intentions, they acknowledge that the drafts, as they were presented, would have had unintended consequences for some pet owners, breeders and traders.

“My department is committed to a renewed approach and the new Chief Animal Welfare Officer will drive engagement and ensure a meaningful discussion is had with all stakeholders.

“This change in approach does not diminish our commitment to ensuring that companion animals breeding practices are safe, ethical and meet community expectations.”

The NSW Government has committed to launch a new and improved pet register later this year, which will streamline registration and improve how animal welfare agencies track and record pet breeding businesses

DPI will also review the advisory committees that provide advice to the Government on animal welfare issues to ensure they’re structured properly and most importantly, meeting community expectations.

In the interim, the existing codes, which have been in place for a decade, will continue to apply.

MEDIA: Evie Madden | Minister Blair | 0409 682 163

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Stewards Training will be held at Dapto Leagues Club, Old Princes Highway, Dapto on Saturday 21 April, commencing at 9.00 am

Dog with bookNow, in the supposed information era, there is much mis-information about dogs, and yet there is so much to learn.

“While ever I work with dogs I learn something new about them – everyday!” Dr Robert Zammit.

Consequently, we have embarked on the presentation of a series of seminars, gathering experts in the field of canine science, be it behaviour, nutrition, reproduction, genetics and the host of other headings under the husbandry and science of this species.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances the first lecture of tonight’s breed seminars 'The sense and nonsense of cardiac health screening in breeding dogs' given by Prof. Niek Beijerink DVM PhD Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology), will be cancelled.

Dr Rob Zammit will be replacing Dr Beijerink’s  lecture with “Puppies – from birth to the show ring” and then follow with the second lecture on ‘Fertility in the Bitch.’

We do apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

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