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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Please check out the recent article, which appeared in the January 16 edition of Dogs Life enewsletter, promoting Dogs NSW: http://www.dogslife.com.au/dog-news/takes-become-show-dog

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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.”

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All Clubs are reminded that it is the Committees responsibility to ensure that Shows/Trials are conducted in a safe environment for both the exhibitors and the public. Clubs need to be familiar with Dogs NSW Regulations Part II, Section 9 - Extreme Weather & Safety Guidelines. It is very important for Clubs to conduct a site assessment of the area on which the Show/Trial is being conducted prior to event commencement to ensure that there are no risks evident, such but not limited to, uneven ground in pedestrian traffic areas or exhibition areas, lengthy or wet grass, ring ropes or uncovered electrical cords on the grounds, as these are a trip hazard which may result in an injury to a person attending the Show/Trial. 

Dogs NSW 2016 State Junior Handler Final results

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Results

7 to Under 10 years 1st: Sahra Garside (pictured right) 2nd: Lanni Ryan 3rd: Hollie Finch Highly Commended: Phoenix Mackinnon & Luke Palmer

10 to Under 13 years 1st: Maya DeAngelis (pictured middle) 2nd: Jorja Cummings 3rd: Tanara Craig Highly Commended: Amelia Dennis, Alyssa Gregory & Katie Thomas.

13 to Under 18 years 1st: Bridie Ryan (pictured left) 2nd: Natasha Nikolovski 3rd: Taylah Rattray Highly Commended: Georgia Harrison, Caleb Nelson & Georgia Nelson

State Winner: Maya DeAngelis State Runner Up: Bridie Ryan

For full coverage please see Dogs NSW October 2016 Journal - written by Courtney Spencer

Members are advised that there have been numerous changes to the Dogs NSW Regulations;

Part II Show Section 6, 6.1
Part II Show Section 6, 6.4
Part II Show Section 10, 10.13
Part XII Interpretation "Open Show"

Dogs NSW Regulations

RecipesIt should be noted that 'The Christmas Dog Treats 'home-made' recipes, which appear on pages 26 and 27 in the December issue of Dogs NSW magazine, should only be fed to your dog, if they have no predisposing medical conditions, such as pancreatitis.

ANKC Logo Col art copyThe ANKC Ltd Board resolved at the October 2016 Board meeting that the implementation date of 1 January 2017 for the following motion passed at the May 2016 Board meeting be deferred until 1 July 2017 pending receipt of submissions from National Breed Councils and Breed Clubs and further consideration by the ANKC Ltd Board: