DOGS NSW Office Closure Times for Christmas / New Year Period
DOGS NSW Office will be closed from 4.00pm on Wednesday, 23 December 2020 and and re-open at 9.30am on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 with limited services.
Please Note: the office will have a reduced number of staff from Tuesday, 12 January 2021 until Friday, 15 January 2021. Your patience is appreciated during this time. Full services will be available from Monday, 18 January 2021 when all staff return from annual leave.
The lead up to Christmas is traditionally a high demand period for processing of applications. DOGS NSW cannot guarantee a quick turnaround for applications being processed prior to the Christmas closure. To avoid disappointment, please ensure you submit any urgent applications to the Office in a sufficient time frame.
Express applications received after 11.00am on Wednesday, 23 December, will not be processed until the Office re-opens in 2021.
Note: The online system will not be in operation during the above period.
Dogs Queensland has confirmed today their 2020 CACIB Show which was to take place on 29 December 2020 as part of the Dogs Queensland Festive Fiesta has been cancelled due to timeframes and lack of being able to contract Judges with any certainty.
Change to DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Clause 13.5(a)
At the recent meeting held on 11 November 2020, the Board of Directors resolved to amend DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Clause 13.5(a), as follows:-
Currently reads: 13.5(a) In the case of a dog that is owned by two or more members jointly, the application for its entry in a Show need only be signed by one owner unless all joint owners of the dog have previously notified DOGS NSW in writing that applications for entry for that dog must be in the name of and signed by all joint owners thereof.
Now reads: 13.5(a) In the case of a dog that is owned by two or more members jointly, the application for its entry in a Show need only be signed by one owner unless one or more joint owners of the dog have previously notified DOGS NSW in writing that applications for entry for that dog must be in the name of and signed by all joint owners thereof.
Change to DOGS NSW Regulations Part XIV- Guidelines for the Care & Management of Keeping & Breeding of Dogs, Clause 7.2.4
At its recent meeting held on Wednesday 11th November 2020, the Board of Directors resolved to amend DOGS NSW Regulations Part XIV-Guidelines for the Care & Management of Keeping & Breeding of Dogs, Clause 7.2.4, as follows:-
Currently reads: 7.2 Care of Puppies 7.2.4 Puppies should be well socialised, health checked, vaccinated and microchipped prior to sale. Puppies should not leave the care of the breeder under 8 weeks of age. (Code of Ethics 15)
Now reads: 7.2 Care of Puppies 7.2.4 Puppies should be well socialised, health checked, vaccinated and microchipped prior to sale. Puppies should not leave the care of the breeder under 8 weeks of age. (Code of Ethics 17) (11/20)
Please click here to view the fully updated Regulations Part XIV.
Written Approval from DOGS NSW is required for Show/Trial Draft Schedules
The DOGS NSW Show Committee would like to remind Clubs that they must not accept entries for their Show/Trial until they have received written approval from DOGS NSW of the Show/Trials Draft Schedule. Their online entry provider must not open the Show/Trial for exhibitors to enter until the approval is received.
Clubs are reminded of DOGS NSW REGULATIONS PART II – SHOW, Clause 5.2(a) & (b), which reads as follows:-
5.2 A Show Schedule shall not be:- (a) published until the approval of the Board of Directors has been obtained thereto; (b) amended either by addition, deletion, or variation, except with the prior approval of the Board of Directors as evidenced by a Memorandum signed by the DOGS NSW Secretary.
Therefore, whilst a Club may advertise that they are having a show on a particular date, they must wait for approval before publishing the Schedule and accepting entries.
To view the full Regulations Part II - Show, please click here.
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New Pet Registry - Upgrade Seeking DOGS NSW Registered Breeder Interviews
The NSW Office of Local Government are steering the upgrade of the current Pet Registry system. The Digital NSW Accelerator, charged with the technology enhancement, are seeking some Sydney region based DOGS NSW Registered Breeders, that have been regularly using the online Pet Registry for at least 2 years and that could be available for interview between 3rd November 2020 to 6th November 2020.
The Iteration Manager has advised that they now have a sufficient number of registered breeders to take part in the interviews. The Office of Local Government would like to thank DOGS NSW breeders for their interest in participating.