Main Tile.Seeing Eye Dogs webSeeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) and ROYAL CANIN® have launched an education and awareness campaign to demonstrate how the most ordinary journeys can be the most incredible with the support of a Seeing Eye Dog.

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is seeking stories of outstanding accomplishments by “man’s best friend” ahead of the 2017 NSW Canine Hero Awards. Canine Hero award edited

So often our dogs are more than just our companions, they turn out to be unheralded heroes and lifesavers.

Some canines display an incredible act of bravery in an instinctive moment, others transform a human life in adversity through their training.

They may not be able to tell us their incredible stories, but you can.

Puppy image twoMake a difference in someone's life and help Assistance Dogs Australia by educating an Puppy in your home for 12 months.

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Recently the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO revealed that Australia is encountering hotter, stronger and more frequent heat waves than ever before, so it is important that pet owners not forget to keep their furry friends fully hydrated this summer.

DLS 2017 SYD Website Year 2017 WEBTake part in the Breed Showcase at the 2017 Sydney Dog Lovers Show!

The 2017 Sydney Dog Lovers Show is one of the largest events in the world dedicated to Dogs and the Breed Showcase is the most popular feature at the event.


A spectacle rarely held in a public venue, Sydneysiders are invited to witness a special presentation of graduating Guide Dogs in Martin Place on Tuesday        December 6, from 12.00pm to 2.00pm.

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Dogs NSW Logo BlueAt the Board Meeting held 9 November 2016, the following appointments were made;

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Cancer is a major cause of death in pets. Studies have shown about 1 in 4 dogs (and 1 in 5 cats) will develop cancer during their lifetime.

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month to remind pet owners the importance of keeping their companion animals healthy with annual visits to their veterinarian.


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An international study published in BMC Public Health¹ has found dog walkers are physically active on more days of the week and dog walking can help people feel safer in their neighbourhood.


November is National Diabetes Month, designed to increase awareness about Diabetes Mellitus, a common endocrine disease in humans that affects the concentration of glucose (or sugar) in the blood. One becomes diabetic when their body makes too little insulin or doesn’t process insulin properly.

But did you know diabetes is also growing in prevalence in dogs and cats?

Dogs NSW Logo BlueDogs NSW are aware of the very hard work that breeds clubs undertake with breed rescue, however, the stories surrounding their work are seldom heard, except in the club's inner circle or at the veterinary hospitals at which many of the rescues attend. For this reason we would like clubs to send in their happy ending stories of rescue dogs. This is a call out for all to participate by emailing through photos and stories to


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Hosted by Dogs NSW Complex Fundraising Committee in partnership with ‘Royal Canin’

Future vets webSchool Holiday Fun & Learning with Future Vet Kids Camp!

January 2017 Camp Registration Open Now!

Australia’s favourite veterinary-inspired school holiday program for young pet lovers - is now taking registrations for its 2017 Camp.

Future Vet Kids Camp is a fun and educational 5-day program offered during the Summer School Holidays (9:00am-3:30pm) and runs from January 9 - 13 and again January 16 - 20, 2017 at Waverley College in Sydney.

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Saturday  -   22nd October, 2016


Shannon Reserve, Crown Street,

Surry Hills 


Following the past two successful years, the Super Furry Festival returns October 22nd and is set to raise the bar to provide an interactive experience like no other animal event. Bringing one of the largest animal celebrations to Sydney, the festival invites animal lovers to strengthen connections with their furry friends and to join in with fun and quirky activities.

25-28 August 2016

Spring Fair webOnce again we had great entries, for this year's  Spring Fair, with over 4,200 in Conformation, 133 in Obedience and 200 in Agility for over 600 runs. We introduced several new sweepstakes this year, including Bred by Exhibitor, Champion, Non Champion, Supreme Champion and Veteran, and we thank the exhibitors for their great support of those new events and the shows overall.

Image logo movieThanks  to Pod Tracker, sponsors of the new movie, 'The Secret Life of Pets', Dogs NSW have 3 double passes as well as a fabulous Pod GPS Pet Tracker to give away this month.

Tile Canine Blood Bank webWhy a blood bank for dogs?

Similar to humans, dogs may need a blood transfusion as a life saving treatment. To save a dog’s life, in an emergency situation, blood has to be available right away. That is why we collect canine blood and store it so that it is available for use immediately.

Tile. Lymphoma research webSydney University are looking for people who own/breed Border Collies in Australia, or have done so in the past to complete their survey. 

University researchers are examining Border Collie longevity and current health status, with a particular focus on Lymphoma.

Tile. Lymphoma researchResearch Project Title: The Canine Sand Maze

– A Validation Based on a reduced number of learning trials.

What is the study about? Purpose of Research

The Canine Sand Maze is a non aversive memory test that was developed at the University of Sydney in 2011. It was developed to assess spatial reference memory and visualospatial working memory in dogs. (A dog’s ability to remember the location of a treat based on visual clues (signs) in a standard arena. Age related memory decline in these specific domains occurs in both dogs and humans. This Sand Maze is used to assess the memory of dogs suffering from Cognitive Dysfunction (dementia), and their response to intervention or treatment for this condition.

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For the first time in NSW breeders and pet owners can now use an online pet registry.z cat dog image

The NSW Pet Registry provides a simpler process for owners and breeders to register their cats and dogs, update contact details, report missing pets, transfer ownership and pay most lifetime-registration fees, all from a computer or mobile device.

Pug with logolowResults are in for the Royal New South Wales Canine Council Limited Board of Directors Election 2016 - Metropolitan Region

Dogs NSW Logo BlueRecently, the ANKC Ltd has been in negotiations with the FCI for the continuance as an Associate Member.

An Open Meeting of Dogs NSW Members will be held in the Amenities Building at Dogs NSW grounds on Wednesday 5th October, commencing at 7pm to consider the new terms for the ANKC’s Associate Membership with the FCI prior to the ANKC Ltd October 2016 Conference.

If you wish to be listed as a speaker at the meeting please advise Dogs NSW Office by Monday, 26 September 2016.

If you are unable to attend this meeting you are welcome to send in your comments to Dogs NSW Office by letter/email by the above mentioned date.

hungarianThe Hungarian Vizsla Club of NSW is pleased to circulate to the members a Report on their 2014 Health Survey and would like to express their thanks to Karyn Orzeszko, who compiled the report on behalf of the Club. Karyn has produced a document giving us insight into current breed health.


Acceptance for registration with the ANKC Ltd of Australian bred White Swiss Shepherd Dogs registered with the White Swiss Shepherd Dog Club of Australia Inc A0043538A

This survey applies to any Member of an ANKC Ltd affiliated Member Body who is the owner of an ANKC Ltd registered White Swiss Shepherd Dog.



Due to an error in Point 1 of the “Directions to Members for the Election” section of the Ballot Papers for the 2016 Board Elections, the original Ballot Papers, (which were sent in the July magazine) have now been recalled.

You will be receiving  in the mail, directly from the Office, a new GREEN Ballot Paper and you should express your voting intention on that GREEN Ballot Paper in accordance with Point 1 of the amended “Directions to Members for the Election” and return your completed Ballot Paper as per the requirements of Points 2 to 8 of the “Directions to Members for the Election”.

If you do not receive your new Ballot Paper by Monday 18 July 2016, please contact the Office immediately to request a replacement.

Due to the recall of the original Ballot Papers, voting will now close 12 noon on Friday 5 August 2016, with the count now being held on Saturday 6 August 2016 at Orchard Hills, commencing at 9.00am.