News and updates

Obedience & Tracking Judges Committee - Judges Training Scheme 2019

02-11-2018

The Obedience & Tracking Judges Committee will be conducting a Judges Training Scheme in 2019.

Closing date for applications will be COB Friday 1st February 2019

The Theory Night – Introduction to the Course will be held on Thursday 14th March 2019 at 7.00pm. (Please note all metropolitan candidates are required to attend this session. Country candidates, who are not able to attend, must provide bona fide apologies).

The Theory Examination will be held on Friday 24th May 2019.

Successful candidates will be required to attend regular training sessions held by The Obedience & Tracking Judges Committee on the second Thursday of each month.

The Practical Examination will be held on Friday 1st November 2019.

Courses to be held are: CCD, CCD/Novice, Novice, Open, UD, UDX, Rally O, Tracking and Endurance.

Application forms can be obtained from the DOGS NSW Office. Applications will not be received for both Obedience and Rally Obedience Judges Licenses

Download the Criteria For Admission To The Obedience And Tracking Judges Training Scheme

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Agility Rule Review Process

02-11-2018

ANKC Ltd have announced that the process for potential rule changes for ANKC Ltd Agility for 2021 are to commence now.

The potential changes are to affect the rules governing Agility Rules, Agility Games Rules and Agility Guidelines for Judges, relevant documents can be found in the files section.

The timetable is as follows:

  • Monday 31 December 2018 – approved revised closing date for rule change proposals from members of DOGS NSW.
  • Thursday 28 February 2019 – closing date for proposed changes to be submitted by each state representative to the ANKC Ltd Administrator.
  • June/July 2019 – ANKC Ltd Administrator to distribute copies of all proposals received to all Member Bodies.
  • August 2020 – National Committee Meeting
  • November 2020 – New rules made available.
  • 1 January 2021 – New rules effective

So what do you need to do?

If you have a suggestion for a rule change.

  • Read the current rules to ensure that you understand what the current rules is
  • Make a written proposal for the change
  • Provide a rational for your change.
  • Please send it through to Ms Frankie Moore (frmoore@live.com.au) to collate.

How to make a proposal

In a Microsoft Word Document, copy and paste the current rule, then put (NSW) at the start of your new proposal, if there is a deletion then put a strike through it, if there is additional information to be added the underline this. The changes should be in blue and then your rationale should be in red.

Example:

4.4 Vetting

Exhibits may be required to be inspected or vetted.

4.4 Vetting

(NSW) Exhibits may will be required to be inspected or vetted by a veterinarian.

RATIONALE The health and wellbeing of dogs is paramount and ensuring that dogs are vetted or inspected by a trained veterinarian prior to completing will reduce the number of injuries sustained.

If you are unsure where the rule change may occur then please title your rule change accordingly: for example “Not for Competition run” would fall under “9. DESCRIPTION OF TRIAL for AGILITY/JUMPING” (Refer to Games rules for Games)

All information and files are available at www.agilitynsw.com.au

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Amendments to Show Regulations

01-11-2018

DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 14: Disqualification from Exhibition, Clause 14.10(h), which currently reads:

14.10 (Revised 12/12)

(h) Within 2 calendar months of receipt of the report referred to in (g) the Board of Directors shall consider the report and if satisfied that the dog is likely to constitute a danger to persons, other dogs or property at any Show, may for such period as the Board of Directors consider appropriate:-

(i) suspend or disqualify or otherwise debar the dog from being an exhibit,

(ii) impose conditions in relation to the exhibition of that dog at a Show,

(iii) direct that the dog is not to be bred with,

(iv) direct that the dog not be transferred within the register, or (06/16)

(v) cancel the registration of the dog,

(vi) impose a requirement that the dog undertake a temperament test in accordance with Part I of the Regulations (Section 20) and impose any such conditions relating thereto.

Should the Board of Directors make a determination that the dog is not likely to constitute a danger as described above, the Board may resolve to immediately end any suspension that was imposed in accordance with (f)(ii).

Be amended to read

14.10 (Revised 12/12)

(h) Within 2 calendar months of receipt of the report referred to in (g) the Board of Directors shall consider the report and if satisfied that the dog is likely to constitute a danger to persons, other dogs or property at any Show, taking into consideration the responsibility of the handler or of any individual involved, may for such period as the Board of Directors consider appropriate (10/18):-

(i) suspend or disqualify or otherwise debar the dog from being an exhibit,

(ii) impose conditions in relation to the exhibition of that dog at a Show,

(iii) direct that the dog is not to be bred with,

(iv) direct that the dog not be transferred within the register, or (06/16)

(v) cancel the registration of the dog,

(vi) impose a requirement that the dog undertake a temperament test in accordance with Part I of the Regulations (Section 20) and impose any such conditions relating thereto.

(vii) record a breach of Clause 14.10 (10/18):-

(a) It is the obligation of each owner, exhibitor and handler at a show to take all such steps as may be necessary to ensure that any dog under that person’s care or control or for which that person is responsible does not behave in an aggressive manner.

1st Offence: Reprimand Letter

2nd Offence: $100.00

3rd Offence: Matter referred to Inquiry (10/18)

(viii) Require the owner/handler or other persons concerned to complete an examination based on the DOGS NSW Regulations Part XIII-Code of Ethics and DOGS NSW Regulations as set by the Members Education Committee. (10/18)

Should the Board of Directors make a determination that the dog is not likely to constitute a danger as described above, the Board may resolve to immediately end any suspension that was imposed in accordance with (f)(ii).

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Entering shows via the SHOW DOGS NSW online entry portal

29-10-2018

DOGS NSW is very pleased to announce that there have been some exciting enhancements to SHOW DOGS NSW which will make your show entry experience the easiest it has ever been.

Exhibitors now have a choice of starting their entry process by entering one dog in multiple shows or entering multiple dogs in one show, whichever suits your entry batch the best.

Exhibitors now also have very easy access to change classes entered or even remove an exhibit from a show which will automatically generate a refund of your entry fees to the Credit Card you used to pay.

Entering

Once you have successfully logged in, you will now see the below options to enter:

  1. Enter a dog in multiple Shows
  2. Enter by Show – this option allows multiple dogs entered into a Show

Show Dogs NSW

Changing classes and removing from show

Exhibitors now have direct access to change classes or remove an exhibit from a show.

Once logged in, navigate to Reports then Event Entries. Here you will need to select the Club and then the appropriate Show for which you wish to make a change. You will see the below icons next to any dog you have entered.

EditEdit Classes – Just Click and change!!

DeleteRemove from Show (this will then trigger a refund) – Just click and cancel. It is that easy.

We are sure that you will all appreciate these advancements.

SHOW DOGS NSW is the only online entry system linked directly to the ANKC Ltd database saving you from registering either your dog or owner details. They are there already, waiting for you to enter your next show. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your new show entry experiences.

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ACES Monthly Eye Certification Clinics

23-10-2018

A supported service to DOGS NSW Members

DOGS NSW Members – please note the dates for Eye Certification Clinics conducted under AVA-ANKC Australian Canine Eye Scheme (ACES) Rules, for the balance of this year. Each monthly Eye Clinic will operate from the SECRETARIES HUT on DOGS NSW Grounds at Orchard Hills (on the concourse overlooking the show rings, behind the main Admin Block). from 4.00pm to 7.00pm.

Each monthly Eye Clinic will operate from the SECRETARIES HUT on Dogs NSW Grounds at Orchard Hills (on the concourse overlooking the show rings, behind the main Admin Block).

Thursday, November 15 (4.00pm to 7.00pm)
Thursday, December 6 (4.00pm to 7.00pm)

These dates are all confirmed, barring unforeseen circumstances that may necessitate a change, if so this will be advised in good time, depending on Meeting Room availability.

Usually we aim to do the LITTERS FIRST aiming to minimise the exposure of any 8-week-old pups whose initial vaccination response status remains uncertain, to adult dogs coming in from different regions and kennelling situations. To date we have had no issues with litters being exposed to undue health risks, and I will continue to handle them separately.

Scale of Fees applicable at these Clinics – these are flat rates on offer to all Dogs NSW Members, so long as they comply with my reasonable requests to have their paperwork in order and Microchip records readily available, also that their dogs are well disciplined and used to close handling, so that we can get through 20 - 25 dogs in the time available.

Adult ACES Certificates: for the first and second dog under the same ownership and booked at the same time: $100 each, incl. GST and the current AVA processing fee.

Adult ACES Certificates: for three or more dogs under the same ownership and booked at the same time: $90 each, incl. GST and the current AVA processing fee.

Litter rates: usually $60 to $65 per puppy depending on the size of the litter and age at which they are presented, but with a minimum charge of $220 to cover the appointment set up / reporting costs – even for a litter of just one or two.

In those breeds where a once-only Gonioscopy Test is required (usually at 18-24 months and always in addition to a current ACES Adult Exam), the flat rate Gonioscopy Test Fee is $70 per adult – additional to the applicable ACES exam fee, depending on numbers. I generally limit the number of Gonioscopy exams to four, done at the end of the session.

All requests should be emailed to: bfrob01@gmail.com

Breed Clubs please note: If your members support the idea of a stand-alone ACES Clinic (e.g. in conjunction with a Heart Clinic or approved DNA Test sample collection), separate arrangements may be agreed to, if you book the venue and organise the appointments.

For further information on ACES Eye Certification at Orchard Hills and also in regional areas from time to time, go to the Facebook Group page ACES Eye Clinic - Dogs NSW Members

Finally, I want to record my thanks to Dr Rob Zammit and the staff at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital, who have allowed me to conduct limited-availability ACES Clinics for Dogs NSW Members during the last eight months. This allowed me to keep up with urgent requests a bit closer to home and has made things much easier to manage during my rehabilitation.

Bruce Robertson
AVA-ANKC ACES Panellist (NSW)

Dr Bruce Robertson BVSc Cert.V.Ophthal (RCVS) FANZCVS (Ophthalmology)
Veterinary Eye Specialist (Sydney, ret.)

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Amendments to the Regulations

17-10-2018

At the October 2018 Board of Directors Meeting, amendments to the following DOGS NSW Regulations were made;

Part II - Show, Section 12: Exhibit, Clause 12.17

Part II - Show, Section 12: Exhibit, Clause 12.23

Part XIII - Code of Ethics, Clause 28

Download amendments

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Annual General Meeting - Wednesday 7 November 2018

15-10-2018

THE RNSWCC Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 7.30pm in the Amenities Building, The Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs, 44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills.

Please note that members attending the AGM will be required to produce their digital membership card, which will be checked upon entry to ensure that their membership is currently financial.

Agenda - Annual General Meeting

Appointment of Proxy

Completed Proxy forms must be posted to the RNSWCC, PO Box 632, St Marys NSW 1790 or scanned/emailed to the office, so as to be received by no later than 4.30pm on Tuesday 6 November 2018.

2018 Annual Report & Financial Statements

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The Royal Canin International Spring Fair - August 31 - September 2, 2018

07-08-2018

The Royal Canin International Spring Fair will soon be here so don’t forget your online entries through SHOWDOGSNSW and remember the Member information night for the CACIB Show.

Please read on for more information on the following:

  • Member Information Night for The Royal Canin International Spring Fair 2018 CACIB Show
  • More about the CACIB Show
  • Steps for entering shows via SHOWDOGSNSW
  • New website

Member Information Night

As we are now gearing up for our largest event on the DOGS NSW show calendar – The Royal Canin International Spring Fair 2018, a member information night is scheduled for Thursday, 9 August at 7.30pm in the Amenities Building, Bill Spilstead Complex Orchard Hills.

The Spring Fair Committee will be running an information night for exhibitors to familiarise themselves with the format for a CACIB show.

The Spring Fair Committee are offering, Challenges, In Group and In Show Awards for ALL classes as well as CACIBS.

More about CACIB Shows

Do you see your dog as being an International Beauty Champion? I bet you do!!

Well folks, a new title signifying exactly that has become available through the ANKC’s Associate Membership of the FCI. This title of FCI International Champion (C.I.B.) is now available in Australia.

To achieve it you will need to receive four CACIB awards in a minimum of two Australian States, under three different Judges, from at least three different FCI Member countries. Have I aroused your attention? Then read on.

Day 1 of the 2018 Royal Canin International Spring Fair will offer CACIB and Reserve CACIB awards to all breeds recognised by FCI. These will be IN ADDITION to your regular Challenge Certificate awards, so you have double the reason to get yourself along to the Friday show of Spring Fair this year.

A very unique feature of this CACIB Show, will be that all breeds are to be judged in the ten FCI Groups, so many of you will find that your breed is up against some quite different opposition to the usual competition. You can check out these Groupings in the Spring Fair Show advertisement in your June Gazette. It is naturally also available at the Spring Fair website.

One thing you will need to understand is that CACIB’s are only available to exhibits which are:

  • Over 15 months of age,
  • Graded by the Judge as being Excellent, and
  • A winner of their Class

After judging all Male classes in Breed, the Judge will firstly (at their discretion) award the usual Challenge and Reserve Challenge Certificate. If the Challenge Winner is eligible for a CACIB, it will automatically receive it. Likewise, a Reserve Challenge winner, if eligible, will receive a Reserve CACIB, but if the Challenge winner was not eligible for a CACIB (e.g. too young), then an eligible Reserve Challenge winner will receive the CACIB and the Judge would then consider a Reserve CACIB from the remaining eligible exhibits. The process is repeated for bitches, however, Best of Breed, as usual, remains a competition between the two Challenge winners.

Group and In-Show Judging will be done in the following sequence; Best in Group/Show 4,3,2,1, Baby, Puppy 4,3,2,1, Junior, Intermediate, Open, Champion; however, note that Best 1,2,3,4 are automatic for their respective Classes.

A very distinguished panel of International Judges has been assembled to adjudicate your entries over the three days of Spring Fair 2018 as well as at a number of Breed Specialty shows being conducted on Thursday 30 August. Our Judges hail from Canada, Ireland, Japan, India, Belgium and Malaysia and bring with them a wealth of international experience in judging, both CACIB and National shows across the globe.

Saturday and Sunday return to the format to which you are all accustomed and I am confident that the usual wonderful entry from all States will be received, such is the popularity of Spring Fair. The organising Committee have offered Sweepstakes across the weekend in eight separate categories, with a Breeder’s Team Event of 4 dogs being featured at the Sunday Show.

For Spring Fair 2018, Dogs NSW has launched its new online entry portal: https://www.showdogsnsw.org.au/ which you enter with your usual Online Services login and password. Try it, it is just so easy.

Steps for entering Shows via SHOWDOGSNSW

  1. Click here and login using your State's Member Body Online Member Services login and password (This is the login you use to lookup pedigrees, register litters and renew your membership online). If you have forgotten this, please click here
  2. Click on "+Enter" against the show you wish to enter
  3. You will then see a Search Dog box where you key in your dog's Registration Number or part of the Registered Name. Select the dog you want from your list (ALL yours, Owned and Co-Owned are there! - No input required) and then Click Next.
  4. You are then taken to a Screen where you can check all of your Dog's details. You cannot change anything here, because it is the official ANKC record. (If you believe something is wrong, it will probably require an Application by you to your Member Body to have it changed)
  5. When finished, Click Next. It then takes you to a Screen where you can select any Class for which the dog is eligible (including Sweepstakes). When selected Click "Add Another Dog" and repeat steps 3 & 4 or "Next" again.
  6. If you had clicked Next the next screen shows you a summary of the payments required and also offers you the opportunity to purchase a Catalogue
  7. If you wish to enter more Shows in this transaction you can click "Enter more Show" tab which takes you back to the main screen to enter
  8. Click on Pay By Card, once you have entered your credit card details and submit, you will be sent an email confirmation

You can find a help guide at the bottom of the log in screen or click here to download

Should you have any queries regarding the new entry system please contact the DOGS NSW Office on 9834 3022 or email

New Spring Fair website

DOGS NSW has launched a new SPRING FAIR Website. Please see link below to view the fabulous new site with details on Schedules, Entering Online, Judges, Accommodation, Forms, Results, CACIB Show, plus Helpful Information: www.springfair.com.au

The site can also be accessed from the DOGS NSW APP!

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Show DOGS NSW - Royal Canin Spring Fair Entries Now Open

10-05-2018

DOGS NSW is pleased to advise that the new entry system is now available.

The DOGS NSW Royal Canin Spring Fair Shows are available to enter here: www.showdogsnsw.org.au

To log in you will require your online services user details. If you have forgotten this, please click here

You can find a help guide at the bottom of the log in screen.

Should you have any queries regarding the new entry system please contact the DOGS NSW Office on 9834 3022 or email

Download Spring Fair Show Notice

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DOGS NSW advertisement now up on Gumtree

30-04-2018

DOGS NSW now have an online advertisement currently placed under the Pet Services category of Gumtree.

It is hoped that this ad educates the public and prompts them to contact DOGS NSW for responsible, ethical breeders and breed clubs, when they are searching for a puppy.

Please go to the following link to view:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/orchard-hills/other-pet-services/dogs-nsw/1182003816

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