DOGSQLDPlease familiarise yourself with the following link if you use or plan to use these grounds in Queensland. Due to the actions of Members ignoring directions, Dogs Queensland is now at a real risk of losing its current approval and jeopardising any future applications for approval for Caravans, Campervans, Winnebago's, etc

http://www.gcast.com.au/Public/gCast.aspx?blid=b947d669b0a545848a658daa518f49c5 

Dogs NSW welcomes the NSW Government Inquiry into Companion Animal Breeding Practices. Our primary aim is the welfare of all dogs and we believe this inquiry will help resolve the many issues associated with the breeding practices of puppy factories.

Please see the attached copy of Dogs NSW submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry:Adobe Download

 

Our Hobby is at risk! Penrith City Council plans to restrict the number of dogs that can be owned within the local council area and will require Council approval for all dog breeding.  You will need Council approval to breed even one litter!

If introduced, these new regulations will seriously limit the activities of Dogs NSW members.

You may not be in the Penrith City Council area but please read this and make sure you know what your Council is planning before it is too late.  Ask your local council about its Animal Management plan!hobby2

NewpuppyvoucherDogs NSW has embarked on a membership drive offering discounted membership to new puppy buyers. Now when a Breeder registers a litter and receives the registration papers for the pups, the Membership Application, for inclusion in the puppy packs, will have a $20 Membership Voucher attached for New Puppy Owners.

Breeders are advised that in respect of the requirement in Dogs NSW Regulations Part XIII-Code of Ethics, Clauses 9 & 10, and ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6-The Register & Registration, Clause 8.3, to provide veterinary certification, Dogs NSW requires that the veterinary certificate be dated no more than 3 months prior to the date of mating.

The National Breeder and Litter Statistics have been released and the information in the attached document illustrates that ANKC Ltd Breeders only play a small role in production of puppies in Australia. ankcfront4

The Hungarian Kennel Club has asked us to inform judges and members that the partnership contract between the Kennel Club and the Magyar Kutyások Szövetsége (MKSZ)(Dog Association of Age) regarding dog shows and FCI judges was terminated on November 1, 2014.

As a result and in accordance with our FCI Show Judges Regulations, Art.11.2, FCI show judges are no longer allowed to judge at dog shows organised by the MKSZ (Dog Association of Age).

Dogs NSW urges all political parties to develop strong policies supporting the welfare of dogs in the lead up to the NSW State elections.

Dogs NSW supports working with the government to develop policies to reduce the number of dogs euthanized each year in NSW and supports efforts to rehome abandoned animals. We support policies that encourage the humane treatment of all animals.

Dogs NSW members abide by a strict code of ethics in the breeding of purebred pedigreed dogs and encourages policies that would make this code of ethics compulsory for all dog breeders.media5

microchip scannerATT:  SHOW SECRETARIES/SHOW STEWARDS

There will now be a Microchip Scanner available for the identification of dogs at shows held at Orchard Hills grounds.

This will assist with any potential disputes regarding the identification of a dogs entered at shows on our grounds.  It is suggested that Clubs who conduct shows at other venues may also consider having a microchip scanner available at those shows.

It has been reported to Dogs NSW that a few pages are missing from the February Gazette. If members could please check the gazette section and report to us if there are any pages missing from their copy, it would be appreciated. As we have only had one report to date, we are hopeful this may be an isolated incident. However, the pages missing in the reported incident are pages 17 and 18, plus 55 and 56. Adobe Download

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The Obedience and Tracking Committee held an Open Meeting on Friday 30th January 2015 to discuss the submissions received by  the ANKC Ltd from all States for revision of the rules for OBEDIENCE AND RALLY –O.   Unfortunately there was insufficient time on the night to consider the submissions relating to RALLY-O.   In view of the volume and complexity of the submissions it was agreed to hold a further meeting when due consideration can be given to the proposed revisions for RALLY-O.