Roadie tileHere’s paws for thought. Each year In Australia, more than 5,000 dogs are injured or killed in auto-related accidents, most as a result of being ineffectively restrained in the car, or not restrained at all. Australians are urged to buckle up their four-legged passengers!

With an estimated 840,000 dogs about to take to the road this summer to accompany their owners on holidays, the PURINA PETLIFE ROADIE team is launching the first-ever Dogs in Cars Safety Week to alert drivers to the dangers of driving with an unrestrained dog in the vehicle. Find out about essential dog-safe driving tips and a chance to win pet-friendly prizes at www.petlife.com.au/roadie. In a recent crash test by NRMA Insurance, undertaken to urge pet owners to consider the safety of their pets and passengers when travelling in vehicles, the PETLIFE ROADIE seatbelt was found to be the most effective, affordable and safest dog harness on the market. NRMA Insurance tested 25 pet harnesses across a range of manufacturers using life size and correctly weighted dog ‘dummies’ at speeds of up to 35km/h.

picture onlyChristina Findlay Pickering, otherwise known as Christine Davis, former Chief Executive Officer of Dogs NSW, passed from our midst on Thursday, 2nd October 2014, after a hard fought battle with Renal Cancer. A memorial service and celebration of her life took place at Pinegrove Crematorium on Friday, 10th October 2014.

Christine’s funeral was attended by many, many friends and associates from all over Australia, the overflowing Chapel a testimony to the high esteem in which so many held her.

At its October 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors resolved that Dogs NSW will conduct a Conformation Judges Education Program Practical Examination on Saturday 9 May 2015.

Any former Trainee who holds a Group or Single Breed Theory Examination pass will be eligible to undertake this examination subject to conforming with the following requirements of Regulations Part III-Conformation Judges Education Program, which are as follows:-

BIS051014Tamworth Kennel Club held their annual All Breeds Championship shows at the Kootingal Recreation Grounds on the October Long weekend.  The entry again was strong with some lovely dogs being shown. The weather was very warm with the sun shining all weekend. 

After the retirement of Mrs Glo earlier this year, as a regular vendor at Tamworth for many years, the attendance of Annabel from Wolfs Den, was much appreciated.  The Club was also happy to welcome Ed's Tuckerbox for the first time this year, catering to exhibitors. From the steady and continual line of people heading to and from the van, it would indicate that this was a well-received choice of vendor. 

Dogs NSW will be inviting one and all to attend Dogs on Show on Saturday 15 June between 9.00am and 5.00pm. This will be our open day for the general public to visit, enjoy and learn what DNSW and its activities are all about!

This is not just a Championship Dog Show, but a public open day which features special events, activities and fun demonstrations. These events highlight the many sports and fun you can enjoy with your canine companion, as well as the advantages of owning a purebred dog.

Activities on the day will include the Championship Dog Show, Dr Katrina Warren and The Wonderdogs, Jack Russell Terrier racing, Obedience, Agility and Herding demonstrations, Dances with Dogs, Junior Handlers, a colourful Pageant of Breeds and much more.