Capture 1Please view the coverage of Dogs NSW / Royal Canin 'Dog of the Year' event by Channel 7 Sunrise show, plus winning dog SUP.CH. Calivale Katch Me If U Kan ET. and owner Katrina Santas in the studio.

 

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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.”

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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

ANKC Still 3m09sJoin the movement to keep healthy puppies in homes, where they belong.

 

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.”

Brian Crump
Chairman - Dogs NSW Media & Government Legislation Committee
Mob:  0419 417 813
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The Pet Industry Association of Australia (PIAA) is warning pet businesses against a scam doing the rounds in the boarding industry.

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Stray dogs can be especially dangerous for children who are often unaware of how their voice and body language can affect a dog.

Dogs NSW calls for owners to take greater steps in securing their dogs in their premises to keep the general community safe. 160,000 microchipped stray animals have been rescued in Australia since July 2008, making clear the need for pet owners to take bigger steps in making their premises secure for their animals
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DOGSNS1Dogs 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.

Dogs NSW welcomes the announcement of a NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into companion animal breeding practices and is opposed to puppy farming by unlicensed breeders.

In response to the announcement of the Inquiry by the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Mr Niall Blair, Dogs NSW recommends that the breeding of all dogs be subject to the same Code of Ethics that its members must follow to ensure the health, well-being and integrity of puppies offered for sale. This would also provide consumer protection for buyers. It would provide essential and accurate information to the public about the future size, temperament parameters and exercise requirements of the puppy they are buying. media5