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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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Important Voluntary Product Recall Information - Hills Pet Nutrition

22-03-2019

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is expanding its voluntary recall of canned dog food products due to elevated levels of Vitamin D. This expansion relates to the same vitamin premix that led to the 1 February voluntary recall. Please click here for the full list of products affected.

While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.

The affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores, veterinary clinics and e-retailers nationwide in Australia. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.

Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately. To have discarded products replaced at no cost, please contact the retail pet store, veterinary clinic or e-retailer where you purchased the product of specific lot/date code, or, contact Hill’s via our website or at 1800 679 932.

"Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels. Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error." 

"We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products. Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients."

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition Pty Ltd. at 1800 679 932 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (AEST) or at HillshelplineANZ@hillspet.com
This voluntary recall is not applicable in all countries. If you are outside of Australia please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.

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Amendment to DOGS NSW Regulations

21-03-2019

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

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part I: The Register & Registration, Section 11: Prefixes, Clauses 11.2(a) & (b)

It was resolved that DOGS NSW Regulations Part I: The Register & Registration, Section 11: Prefixes, Clauses 11.2(a) & (b), which currently reads:-

 

11.2           Effective from 1 July 2014:- (11/13)

An application for registration of a prefix may be submitted to the Secretary, DOGS NSW, at any time after the applicant has achieved a period of twelve months continuous membership and consideration of any such application and granting of a Prefix shall be subjected to the following prerequisite requirements:-

  • the application must be on such duly completed application form and be accompanied by such fee as the Board of Directors may, from time to time, require and will enrol the applicant in the online DOGS NSW Members Education Prefix Program.
  • the applicant passing a written examination in the said Prefix Program which will only be made available to the applicant at the discretion of DOGS NSW between six and twelve months after enrolment.

 

Be amended to read:

 

11.2           Effective from 1 April 2019 1 July 2014:-

An application for registration of a prefix may be submitted to the Secretary, DOGS NSW, at any time after the applicant has achieved a period of twelve six (6) months continuous membership and consideration of any such application and granting of a Prefix shall be subjected to the following prerequisite requirements:-

  • the application must be on such duly completed application form and be accompanied by such fee as the Board of Directors may, from time to time, require and will enrol the applicant in the online DOGS NSW Members Education Prefix Program.
  • the applicant passing a written examination in the said Prefix Program which will only be made available to the applicant at the discretion of DOGS NSW between six and twelve months after enrolment.

DOGS NSW Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, Clause 9.4

 

It was resolved that DOGS NSW Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, be amended by an additional clause, numbered 9.4, to read as follows:-

Clause 9.4 - All documentation submitted with an application for re-registration of an imported dog and/or semen must be in English or accompanied by an official document translated in English by an authorised interpretation/translation service, eg, NSW Government Multicultural NSW Interpreting & Translation Services

https://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/our_services/interpreting_translation/#translation

 

 

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ANKC Press Release - Belgian Shepherd Dog Survey Results

21-03-2019

A survey was conducted by ANKC Ltd last year to ascertain the feedback from all breeders of registered Belgian Shepherd Dogs in relation to amendments to Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration Clause 9.17. The response received indicated support for the regulations to be amended.

As this was an amendment to current regulations, the result of the survey was referred to the ANKC Board of Directors for consideration at their February 2019 Special Board meeting where it was endorsed.

The following amended regulations are effective from 1 July 2019:

9.17 Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael); Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois); Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) & Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren).
9.17.1. Judged separately with each variety receiving separate Challenge Certificates.
9.17.2. Inter variety breeding is conducted as per FCI Breeding Recommendation outlined in 9.17.4
9.17.3. Each individual progeny registered as per “coat/colour” type.
9.17.4 Traditionally acceptable breeding combinations as recommended Oct 2016 by Royal Society St Hubert, Belgium.
1. Groenendael x Tervueren
2. Malinois x Tervueren
3. Laekenois x Malinois.

FCI recommends - Avoid breeding long coated to wire coated or risk of untypical coat texture.

Tracey Barry
Administrator
20 March 2019

 

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DOGS NSW Online Chats

21-03-2019


DOGS NSW encourages our members to utilise the online chat services available and email for their enquiries. Our online chat services provide near immediate responses to your enquiry and our email response average is under an hour!

Please use the following link to head to our website in order to chat with our friendly Customer Service Staff:   https://www.dogsnsw.org.au/ Or email info@dogsnsw.org.au

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DOGS NSW Herding Judges Training & Assessment Scheme 2019

20-03-2019


To be eligible to enter the scheme the applicant must:

a. Have been a member of Dogs NSW for a total period of not less than five [5] years
b. Be over 18 years of ages
c. Be physically capable of Judging in accorance with the rules
d. Be approved by Dogs NSW

To be eligible to Judge Herding Test classes the applicant must have:
a. Trained and trialled a dog to a Pre-Trial Test title
b. Acted as a Scribe and Stock Handler a minimum of three times in the previous 12 months

To be eligible to judge Herding Trial classes the applicant must have:
a. Met the eligibiity criteria to Judge Herding Test level
b. Acted as Scribe and Stock Handler for a minimum of three Herding Trials on the course applied for (ie, A and/or B and/or C) in the previous 12 months
c. Trained and trialled a dog at Started level or above (preferably in the course applied for)

Applicants who do not yet meet all the stock handling and scribing criteria may be considered if they commit to and meet the relevant criteria in 2019.

Please address each of the above criteria on a separate sheet and attach it to this application form along with any other involvement in the sport that supports your application. Please include the Herding Judges Training Scheme Record of Practical Experience form.

Click here for the full application form.

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