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ANKC Logo Col art copyMembers, Clubs and other organisations please note that the Canine Research Foundation is seeking applications for research commencing in 2018 to be funded under the Foundation's Grants program for the year 2018.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide funding for research directed at improving canine health. Canine health refers to research into disease and disease related processes, and/or the prevention of injury and/or disease.

Proposed research projects should be directed towards producing benefit in some aspect of canine health and must be conducted by an Australian University. Applications will close on 31 MAY, 2017.

Application forms may be obtained by e-mail from the ANKC Ltd Administrator at the following address: 


Tracey Barry
ANKC Ltd Administrator

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Dogs NSW is turning up the heat on leaving kids and dogs in hot cars, as the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts warmer than average temperatures for the next three months.

It takes only 10 minutes for the inside of a car to skyrocket by 20 degrees¹! Imagine the deadly heat inside your car when the temperature hits 40+ degrees outside, like in many parts of NSW this summer.

Dogs NSW reminds families that a child left in a parked car in warm temperatures can very quickly become distressed, dehydrated and can die from organ failure. Dogs can’t sweat to cool themselves so they can develop heat stroke and die very quickly in hot conditions.

Labrador Cabal Canine Candids Barbara KilworthIn an estimated canine population of 4.8 million nationally and 52% of all owned dogs being pure bred*, there’s one breed Australians are still barking mad for – the loveable, family-friendly Labrador Retriever!

But these large dogs may not be ‘top dog’ for long, as smaller breeds are increasing in popularity.

According to registration figures of Dogs NSW, the controlling body of pure bred dog breeding and exhibiting in NSW, and Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC), Labradors have been the most popular breed for many years, but smaller canines such as the French Bulldog and Miniature Schnauzer are slowly wagging their tails to the top.

Capture 1Please view the coverage of Dogs NSW / Royal Canin 'Dog of the Year' event by Channel 7 Sunrise show, plus winning dog SUP.CH. Calivale Katch Me If U Kan ET. and owner Katrina Santas in the studio.

 

Click Here to view the Channel 7 Sunrise Coverage

Talking PetsDid you know that some popular breeds of dogs such as Pugs and French Bulldogs are suffering serious health conditions because they are bred to look a certain way?

The Australian National Kennel Council has launched a breeder education movement in line with the RSPCA and Australian Veterinary Association’s joint initiative ‘Love is Blind’ to raise awareness of what we can do to prevent these problems.

The ANKC's President Hugh Gent joins Dr Jo and David to talk about this wonderful initiative.

Check out the Australia Day interview on Talking Pets radio with ANKC President, Hugh Gent

Click Here to view the Talking Pets Interview with Hugh Gent

Royal Canin Dog Puppy Neuter of the Year 1 by Ffire PhotographyLabradors, French Bulldogs, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and more!

Close to 200 award-winning pedigree canines will gather at Orchard Hills on January 28 to compete for Dogs NSW Show Dog, Puppy and Neuter of the Year, promising a night of great excitement and atmosphere!

Hosted by the Dogs NSW Complex Fundraising Committee in partnership with major sponsor Royal Canin, the premier event showcases top show dogs and puppies in their breed for 2016.

“The dogs on show are the crème de la crème of the dog world,” said Lyn Brown, President of Dogs NSW, the controlling body of purebred dog breeding and exhibiting in NSW and a member body of the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC). Royal Canin Dog Puppy Neuter of the Year 3 by Ffire Photography

“These top dogs will compete for the ultimate award which celebrates the best overall appearance, construction, unique breed features, health and temperament.”

Wheelie binsDogs NSW members are reminded that there should be NO FOOD SCRAPS OR POO BAGS placed in the Yellow Lid Recycle bins on Dogs NSW grounds!

Please leave cardboard boxes and broken chairs next to the recycle bin for collection.

Your co-operation with these procedures would be greatly appreciated by Dogs NSW ground staff. Thank you.

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Recently ANKC Ltd conducted a survey to ascertain the opinion of ANKC Ltd registered White Swiss Shepherd Dog owners in relation to ANKC Ltd accepting for registration Australian born White Swiss Shepherd Dogs registered with the White Swiss Shepherd Dog Club of Australia Inc A0043538A which complied with all the following conditions and would apply to litters born from 1st July 2017, with these dogs being eligible to participate in all relevant ANKC Ltd disciplines: -

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The Australian National Kennel Council, the peak body for responsible and ethical breeders in Australia, has launched a public and breeder education movement to complement the RSPCA and Australian Veterinary Association’s joint initiative, Love is Blind, to raise awareness of the animal welfare problems caused by exaggerated physical features and how these problems can be prevented.

“Love is blind, except, it doesn’t have to be,” said Hugh Gent OAM, President of the ANKC. “The ANKC considers the health and physical welfare of dogs of prime importance and does not support the breeding of dogs with exaggerated features to meet a puppy buyer demand for a certain look.”