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Australian National Kennel Council Ltd


The ANKC Ltd Board resolved at the May 2016 Board meeting for the following motion passed at the October 2015 Board meeting as well as a subsequent electronic motion be rescinded prior to the endorsement of a recommendation received from the National Breed Standards Coordination Group.


Acceptance for registration with the ANKC Ltd of Australian bred White Swiss Shepherd Dogs registered with the White Swiss Shepherd Dog Club of Australia Inc A0043538A

This survey applies to any Member of an ANKC Ltd affiliated Member Body who is the owner of an ANKC Ltd registered White Swiss Shepherd Dog.

ANKC Logo Col art copyRecently, the ANKC Ltd has been in negotiations with the FCI for the continuance as an Associate Member.

Over the years the FCI has allowed the ANKC Ltd to operate in a manner that in many cases was in breach of the FCI Statutes. The FCI has informed the ANKC that this is no longer tenable if we are to remain members, and we will be expected to comply with the FCI Statutes for an Associate Member as per all the other FCI Associate Members.

In June 2016 the ANKC Ltd President and Vice President attended a meeting in Belgium with the FCI Executive to express our concerns with Australia being required to comply fully with the FCI Statutes, due to our isolation and Bio Security requirements. The meeting was very successful and the FCI were very responsive to the ANKC Ltd views and a reasonable way forward was discussed.

From that meeting and subsequent correspondence from the FCI Secretariat, a number of proposals are to be put to the FCI General Committee, with the understanding that the ANKC Ltd still continue as an Associate Member.

To read these proposals please view the full notice from ANKC Ltd President Hugh Gent:Adobe Download

hungarianThe Hungarian Vizsla Club of NSW is pleased to circulate to the members a Report on their 2014 Health Survey and would like to express their thanks to Karyn Orzeszko, who compiled the report on behalf of the Club. Karyn has produced a document giving us insight into current breed health.

Thanks were also expressed for Professor Annette Dobson, Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Qld for kindly reviewing and commenting on the report and to all who took the time to complete and submit surveys. Without your help this could not have been achieved.

Please view attached report:Adobe Download

Ros Leighton
Hungarian Vizsla Club of NSW


BelgianShepherdAs confirmed at the October 2015 Board meeting ANKC Ltd has adopted the FCI Regulations pertaining to inter variety breeding of Belgian Shepherd Dogs and this is still in effect. 

German Shepherd DogRecently ANKC Ltd conducted a survey to ascertain the opinion of registered German Shepherd Dog owners in relation to Litter Registration Limitations of the breed.

Read more on the ANKC Website about the results and the amendments to limitations as of 1st January 2017

9773 smallIf you are interested in showing what your dog can do to the general public and promoting Responsible Dog Ownership, why not become a member of the Dogs NSW Performance Team?

Fun days out, training in a relaxed environment with no competitiveness and the opportunity to make new friends and have fun with your dog.

DOGSNSW smallResponding to the announcement by the NSW Minister for Primary Industries that the Government will move to ensure buyers of puppies and dogs will be easily able to trace back to the original breeder, Dogs NSW President Elizabeth Gunter said;

“Traceability is the aim, with stringent identification a key requirement of the new Companion Animal Breeding Standards just released by the Government. Dogs NSW supports this aim.  Dogs NSW members and its registered breeders are already required to adhere to a stringent code of ethics and practice, and we welcome these new standards for everyone who wants to breed dogs in NSW.”

NSWGOVERNMENTThe NSW Government has today released their response to the inquiry into companion animal breeding practices.

The Companion Animal Breeding Standards information can be found at

The Government has elected to make traceability of breeders through enhancements to the companion animal register (CAR),their priority, rather than a direct "breeder licensing scheme".

We have long held the position that this was the obvious solution, certainly as far as our already registered breeders are concerned. We do not need any further level of licensing.

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The NSW Government are looking for potential Pet Educators and their dogs to present to students from Pre-school through to Year 2 to promote the message of responsible pet ownership and dog safety in the community.

The Program is now calling for expressions of interest from enthusiastic people to fill some vacancies. If you enjoy talking to children, have the time, own a happy and healthy dog that resides with you and enjoys socialising with children of all ages, please consider this program.

Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of National Breed Councils will be held on Saturday, 13th June, 2015, commencing at 9.30 a.m. at:

Dogs Victoria Bulla Exhibition Centre
Calabria Club 5 Uniting Lane