Peter NordstromIt is with great regret that Dogs NSW advises its members of the passing of Peter Nordstrom, aged 94 years, on Saturday, 5th September, 2015.

Peter was a respected All Breeds judge and an Honorary Life Member of Dogs NSW. Peter was also a long standing Director, even into his 90's. He will be greatly missed by his wife Doreen, his five children, and their families, and of course the Dachshund and Beagle fraternity.

The funeral was held on Saturday 12 September 2015 at 10.00am, Castlebrook Cemetery (The Garden Chapel) 712-746 Windsor Road, Rouse Hill for those wishing to attend and pay their respects.

 

An incorrect image of an Irish Wolfhound was placed in the Deerhound spotlight feature, which appeared on page 22 in the September magazine. Dogs NSW would like to apologise for this error and any inconvenience this may have caused. A correction will also be placed in the next available magazine.

uni-of-tas-300x300Researchers at the University of Tasmania are seeking to ‘capture’ the voices of breeders of pure breed dogs.

Below is a survey which will ask you to provide answers to a number of questions primarily focusing around your breeding practices and objectives as an Australian dog breeder,  it seeks information on such things as why you breed, what motivates you to breed, how you advertise your puppies, the costs of breeding, your views on their rights and obligations as breeders and health tests you perform and the responsibility you take for the puppies you produce. 

DOGSNS1The final count for Dogs NSW Board of Directors Elections for the Metropolitan Region took place today on Saturday, 8th August 2015.

Result of election for Metropolitan Region Director's position:

• Lyn Brown - 237 (Elected) • Wayne Burton - 187

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The final count for Dogs NSW Obedience & Tracking Committee Elections took place today on Saturday, 8th August 2015.

  Result of election for Committee positions:

• W Donohue - 44
• A Howard - 50 (Elected)
• J Probert - 55 (Elected)
• R Probert - 57 (Elected)
• B Rand - 13
• M Wheeler - 87 (Elected)

Members are advised that all formal complaints must be lodged in accordance with the Dogs NSW Complaint Procedure and be submitted with a properly completed Complaints Lodgement Form and be accompanied by the Complaint Fee of $150.00.  The Complaint Fee is in accordance with Dogs NSW Regulations Part XI-Inquiries, Investigations & Appeals, Section 3.4(a) and is an administrative fee which is non-refundable. 

Dogs NSW Management and Staff request that Members please DO NOT set up on the pathways and courtyard surrounding the Administration Building during business hours from Monday through to Friday.

As the office is running during Monday to Friday it is difficult to make and take phone calls and concentrate when there are noises and disturbances directly outside the windows of the Administration building from both members and/or dogs.

It would be greatly appreciated if all members could also ensure they are aware of the rules and policies of setting up at the Orchard Hills Grounds refer to link below

http://dogsnsw.org.au/members/noticeboard/431-setting-up-at-the-erskine-park-grounds.html

MacUni-logoDogs NSW members are invited to participate in research being conducted by the Psychology Department at Macquarie University in order to gain information about the attachment/relationship we have with our pets, the thesis is entitled “Exploring Human Attachment to Companion Animals”.

The purpose of the study is to understand what factors influence people’s attachment to animals, and to explore the benefits of pet ownership.

Danes in squareThe Australian Great Dane community came together from January 30th, 2015 to participate in a broad spectrum health & lifestyle prevalence survey. Data was collected over 8 weeks from 1,165 purebred Great Dane dogs. In the months of April – July 2015, this data was prepared, analysed and written into a report presenting the findings. The report was launched on July 17th and is now available for viewing.

In Australia, there is no national breed council, nor a national breed club for Great Danes…yet! This was a purely community project where owners, breeders and show people came together to share their data across a broad set of questions culminating in a prevalence survey of 1,165 dogs.

spamimagesIt has come to our attention that there is a spam email being sent at the moment that indicates the Ghana Government want to buy 150 puppies for their Police Services. Many members have reported receiving it.

If you receive this email (example below) - DO NOT communicate by response or click any links or documents.

Tile DLS RedThe 2015 Sydney Dog Lovers Show is one of the largest events in the world dedicated to Dogs and the Royal Canin Breed Showcase is the most popular feature at the event.
We are excited to announce that the organisers have just released another 5 stands for DOGS NSW Breed Clubs to take part free of charge. A stand will include carpet, back and side walls, signage, power, lighting and parking!