dog-show-1It has been brought to our attention that imported dogs are being entered and exhibited at shows in NSW, PRIOR to being re-registered, which, in most identified cases, is in breach of the following Dogs NSW Regulations:

 

 

 

PART I – THE REGISTER & REGISTRATION

3.2 Exhibition of an Imported Dog

Excepting as provided for in Regulation IA – Section 3 of these Regulations, an imported dog may not be exhibited in the State prior to its re-registration with an ANKC Member Body. 07/08, 11/12

PART IA – THE REGISTER & REGISTRATION (ANKC)

3.7 Exhibits imported into Australia that are registered with a recognised overseas canine controlling body in the name of overseas resident owner/s, are eligible to be exhibited and used for breeding in Australia for up to three [3] months from lodgement of pedigree, subject to the following:-

  • A copy of the exhibit’s pedigree being lodged, prior to being shown, with the ANKC Ltd Member Body’s Office in the State or Territory where the exhibit is to be first shown.
  • If the exhibit is being campaigned by an Australian resident, a letter of agreement from the overseas resident owner/s authorising the exhibit to be campaigned by the Australian resident, must be lodged (with the pedigree) with the ANKC Ltd Member Body’s Office where the exhibit is to be first shown.
  • This part not applying in any case where the exhibit is registered with the recognised overseas canine controlling body as being owned or part-owned by an Australian resident.

3.8 After three [3] months of being exhibited in accordance with 3.7 above, the imported exhibit, if still in Australia, must be registered to a financial member of an ANKC Ltd Member Body.

3.9 All exhibits imported into Australia that are registered with a recognised overseas canine controlling body that have been used for breeding in Australia must be re-registered on the ANKC Ltd Main Register, before any progeny can be registered on the National Database.

This practice will be closely monitored by the Office through Show & Trial Results and any apparent breach of the above will be brought to the attention of the Board of Directors for their consideration and direction.