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

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.

Corowa Council attempts to make the hobby breeding of purebred dogs a thing of the past!

Corowa Shire Council has announced new proposed policies that will see the end of family-based hobby breeding of pure bred pedigree dogs and restrict such breeding to large-scale cashed-up commercial organisations.

Dog breeders and lovers will be permitted to own only 3 dogs per household and hobby breeding faces being wiped out by new restrictions.

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Please find attached a Media Release  issued by Brian Crump, Chairman Media & Government Legislation Committee, Dogs NSW.  It is a response to the current Petition being conducted by the Animal Welfare League - NSW calling for compulsory licensing of all dog breeders. Adobe Download

Get Ticks off.

Dogs NSW urges dog owners to prepare themselves and their dogs for one of the worst tick seasons in memory.

Recent research has proven what a lot of veterinarians have known for many years. A dog in the home results in healthier children.

"Puppies shouldn't be chosen as a last minute present to make children smile on Christmas day, but that doesn't mean bringing one into the family as a Christmas present is careless," warns veterinarian Dr Peter Higgins.

Depression in dogs can have serious and potentially life threatening consequences that could be made worse by long periods of isolation now the school holidays have finished. While some people are sceptical of the existence of depression in animals, veterinarian, Dr Peter Higgins believes it does exist in dogs, and that prevention is the key to avoiding it.

Pets are commonly seen as a culpable source of allergens, and a majority of allergy sufferers simply do not entertain the possibility of owning dogs. The good news for the one in four Australians suffering allergies is that there are a number of solutions available allowing them to live comfortably with canine companions.

This Anzac Day, Dogs NSW pays tribute to those dogs that provided assistance to soldiers during times of war overseas. “Dogs have served in the Australian military going right back to World War 1.