News and updates

Change of Venue for Obedience and Rally O Trial - Sunday, 30 June 2019

15-05-2019

There has been a change of venue for the Deer Bush Dog Training Club Inc's Obedience and Rally O Trial for Sunday, 30 June 2019.

The trial was originally located at Fairfield Showground, but due to a bad infestation of Khaki weed, the venue has changed to DOGS NSW German Shepherd Rings, at the rear of the Showground.

All Entries Close on 12 June 2019.

Please click here to view the amended Show Schedule. 

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Amendments to the DOGS NSW Regulations

13-05-2019

DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 12: Exhibit, Clause 12.4(a)

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 12: Exhibit, Clause 12.4(a) which currently reads:-

12.4  (a) A dog shall be provided with a suitable collar and leash. A dog in harness shall not enter a judging Ring.  No exhibit shall be, or remain in the ring, unless it is on a lead held by and under the control of its handler.  A lead must not be longer than 6 feet (183cm). (04/95)

Be amended to read:

12.4  (a) A dog shall be provided with a suitable collar and leash. A dog in harness shall not enter a judging Ring.  No exhibit shall be, or remain in the ring, unless it is on a lead and is held by and under the control of its handler at all times.  A lead must not be longer than 6 feet (183cm). (05/19)

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 11: Entry Fee, Clause 11.2

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 11: Entry Fee, Clause 11.1 which currently reads:-

11.1 The Entry fee payable in respect of each dog entered in a Show shall be paid at the time of the lodging of an application for entry.

Be amended to read:

11.1 The Entry fee payable in respect of each dog entered in a Show shall be paid at the time of the lodging of an application for entry, either via an Online Entry System or by a hard copy entry form. (05/19)

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Selling of Giving Away a Dog or Cat from 1st July 2019

02-05-2019

NSW DPI and the NSW Office of Local Government are improving companion animal breeding practices and promoting responsible pet ownership in a number of ways. Regulations and legislation relating to the companion animals has had strong Government focus, particularly in recent years.

Recently, the DPI issued a brochure outlining some new practices that will be introduced from 1st July 2019. The information provided in that brochure was basic and did not encompass how DOGS NSW members and registered breeders should proceed in relation to Breeder Identification Number or DOGS NSW membership number use when advertising dogs or puppies for rehoming.

To ensure DOGS NSW members are provided with accurate information and can be ready for compliance with the new practices from the 1st July 2019, we have sought further information and clarification on the aspects of these changes that may have confused some members.

Be assured that as soon as this information has been provided to DOGS NSW, it will be made available to the membership.

 

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Animal Care Australia General Meetings for 2019

26-04-2019

General Meeting dates for the remainder of 2019 have now been confirmed. Meetings are held Bi-monthly.

Meetings to be held at: The Bill Spilstead Complex, Luddenham Road Orchard Hills.
Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Dates: 13th May, 8th July, 9th September and 11th November.
NB: Dates and times are subject to change - you can confirm meeting dates and information by checking the Events calendar on the ACA Facebook Events page: www.facebook.com/pg/animalcareaustralia/events/


The next ACA meeting will be on 13th May:
“Exploring Animal Welfare Education” - with Bec Coventry, ACA Education Representative.

Come along, share and brainstorm learning ideas for your Club’s members. We look forward to seeing you there.

“Animal welfare by the experts – those who keep, care for and breed animals.”
W. animalcareaustralia.org.au
E. aca@animalcareaustralia.org.au

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Aggressive Dog Incidents

17-04-2019

The DOGS NSW Board of Directors reminds it Members & Affiliates of the Regulations and the procedure in regard to Aggressive Dog Incidents.

Your attention is, therefore, drawn to DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 14: Disqualification from Exhibition in particular, Clause 14.10(b) which reads as follows:-

(b) It is the obligation of any person at a show who observes a dog behaving in an aggressive manner to report the incident either orally or in writing to a member of the Show Committee as soon as possible after the incident.

The full DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show can be found on the following link:-

https://dogsnsw.org.au/media/2227/part-02-show-april-19.pdf

DOGS NSW Board of Directors request Members & Affiliates to strictly adhere to the above mentioned Regulation should an Aggressive Dog Incident occur.

 

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Change of venue for Japanese Shiba Inu & Akita Club of NSW Inc Show - 21 April

17-04-2019

Please be advised that there has been a change in venue for the Japanese Shiba Inu & Akita Club of NSW Inc Show as follows:-

SHOW: Japanese Shiba Inu & Akitas Club of NSW Inc

SHOW DATE:  Easter Sunday – 21 April 2019

SHOW VENUE:  Ring 3, Dog Rings, Castle Hill Showground (ring in front of Secretary’s Hut)

TIME:  11.30am

CANTEEN:  on site, next to Secretary’s Hut

 * The Club was originally scheduled to hold their show in the Federation Building, but the Castle Hill management has moved them to the Dog Rings as indicated above.

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Responding to Activists - Steps for Handling Confrontation at an Exhibition or Event

17-04-2019
Dear Members,
 
Orchestrated campaigns by animal activists are becoming more widespread, and with major canine events on the horizon the potential for activism becomes a possibility. It is for this purpose we’ve created a guide for our members to consider if faced with activism. Bearing in mind the safety of yourself and dogs should always be paramount.

Please click on "Steps for Handling Confrontation at an Exhibition or Event" to download the information and to print a copy to have on hand.
 
With Regards
Mrs Lynette Brown
President, DOGS NSW
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Amendments to DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show

16-04-2019

Please note the amendments to the following DOGS NSW Regulations from the recent Board meeting:-

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 6, Clause 6.7

It was resolved that DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 6: Classes for Exhibit at a Show, Clause 6.7, which reads as follows:-

 

6.7           "Trials"

(1) Until otherwise determined by the Board of Directors, the competitions to be conducted at all Trials shall be in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for the time being of the Australian National Kennel Council. (12/10)

 

Be amended to read:-

6.7            "Trials"

(1) Until otherwise determined by the Board of Directors, the competitions to be conducted at all Trials shall be in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for the time being of the Australian National Kennel Council. (12/10)

(2)            “Retrieving Trials”
All Retrieving Trials involving the use of firearms will comply with the Laws covering Shooting, Game Laws and Firearms Legislation in NSW. All applications for approval for a Retrieving Trial involving the use of firearms will be required to be submitted in accordance with Regulations Part II-Show, Section 4: Approval of a Show and shall include copies of necessary permits issued by the NSW Police Force for conduct of the Trial, such as the Retrieving Trial Permit Legitimate Reason Form, a P634 Application for a Firearms Permit including authorization to use firearms, and proof of identity.

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DOGS NSW Office will be closed on April 9 due to Staff Development Day

27-03-2019

DOGS NSW will be closed for Staff Development Day on Tuesday, April 9. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to our Members in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

The office will re-open on Wednesday, April 10 from 8.30am.

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A Notice to Exhibitors using the DOGS NSW Complex

25-03-2019

 

Recent shows conducted at the DOGS NSW Complex have resulted in several exhibitors leaving their gazebos (damaged and needing to be thrown out) on the grounds at the termination of the show. This creates an expense of the DOGS NSW Staff who could be using their resources to more effectively serve our members.

Please ensure to take ALL belongings with you when exiting the grounds. A Reminder that the grounds are monitored by CCTV.

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