News and updates

DOGS NSW Reception Now Open to Members from Monday, 15 February 2021


DOGS NSW Reception is now open to members from Monday, 15 February 2021. Please note that the opening times are from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

DOGS NSW Office is in operation for telephone calls and emails from 9:30am to 4.00pm.

You may submit your applications and paperwork in the following ways:

• By Post to PO Box 632, St Mary’s NSW 1790
• At Reception: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm
• Through the mailbox slot at the Office Reception Front Door
• Via Email at

The number of members allowed in the Reception at the one time will be restricted to one (1) person and members will be required to sign in via the Services NSW Q-Code on the front door prior to entering. If you do not have access to the Services NSW App you will be required to sign in at the Reception desk prior to conducting your business.

The grounds are open for exercising your dogs between 6.00am and 6.00pm daily. Meeting rooms, show rings and camping can be booked via the DOGS NSW website.

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Attention Affiliates - Open Entry to Shows / Trials


At its meeting on 10 February 2021, the DOGS NSW Board of Directors confirmed that Affiliates are not able to restrict the entry to their Shows/Trials, etc, to “Online Only”.

Consequently, Affiliates are not able to restrict the entry to their Shows/Trials, etc, to either “Online entries only” or "Postal entries only". Both modes of entry must be offered."

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Updated DOGS NSW COVID -19 Plan for participants at a DOGS NSW event


Please note that the Updated DOGS NSW COVID-19 Plan - Annexure A. Best Practice for the well being of Participants at a DOGS NSW event, has been approved at the recent Board meeting held on 10 February 2021. Please click here to view.

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Royal Canin Webinar Series Now Available to DOGS NSW Members until 31 March 2021.


TOPIC: Scratching An Itch - The Basics Of Skin Disease

Itching, scratching and biting are some of the first symptoms of skin disease that you may notice in your pet. Unfortunately, skin conditions are frustrating for your pet and for you as the owner. Determining the cause can be challenging, take time and may involve multiple diagnostic tests. Is it atopy? Is it a food allergy? Is it a pyoderma?

In this webinar, Dr Ben Porter will be discussing all things skin, including the common causes of skin disease, why maintaining healthy skin and coat is essential for overall health, and how nutrition can help.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and you will be able to watch the webinar anytime until 31st March 2021.

Click here to register to view!


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2021 FCI European Section Show in Budapest (HU)


Due to the world sanitary situation (COVID-19, the FCI and the Magyar Ebtenyésztok Országos Egyesületeinek Szövetsége  (MEOEsz) (Hungarian Kennel Club) inform that the 2021 FCI European Sections Show in Budapest )HU), originally scheduled to take place in may this year, is postponed to December 29-30 and 31st, 2021 with an international CACIB Show being conducted on 28 December, 2021.

The MEOEsz will provide more information in a the near future.

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Have you been Audited by the RSPCA?


The DOGS NSW Media & Government Legislation Committee is calling for those members who have been audited by the RSPCA. If you have experienced this process, it would be appreciated if you could please forward your name and member number details only to the Committee via email to

Please be assured that DOGS NSW is working emphatically to assist its members to deal with the issues that have arisen as a result of the DPI/RSPCA Breeder Compliance Audits.  The Media & Government Legislation Committee is correlating a list of DOGS NSW members who have been audited in an attempt to prove to the DPI and the RSPCA that these breeders are hobby breeders, breeders very few litters per year, and not animal traders and, therefore, should be exempt from the current Breeder Compliance Audit regime.

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Removal of contact numbers from Breeder ads, due to adverse effects of RSPCA Audits


Due to the effects of the RSPCA audits on DOGS NSW Registered Breeders, DOGS NSW are advising members to remove their contact details from their online breeder advertisements on DOGS NSW website and also in the Breeder’s Directory in the Magazine and only display their email address.
Breeder ads on the Website
Members who have their ad featured on the DOGS NSW website should be able to log in and remove any contact phone numbers and replace with their email address, if it is not already featured. If you experience any difficulties please email  for assistance.
Breeders Directory in the Magazine
Members who wish to replace their phone details with an email address in their Breeders Directory ad in the magazine, should email DOGS NSW at 

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FCI European Section Show in Celje (SI), 2020 & COVID-19


The Kinološka Zveza Slovenije Cynological Association of Slovenia regretably informs, that due to the world sanitary situation (COVID-19), they are forced to definitively cancel the 2020 FCI European Section Show. The Show was originally scheduled to be held in October 2020 and postponed to May 2021.

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RSPCA Breeder Audits - Documents to assist members


The Media & Government Legislation Committee have attached the following documents to assist members in understanding and dealing with the RSPCA Breeder Audits:-

Email from Mr H Gent OAM to DOGS NSW President – RSPCA requiring Breeders to have dry powder fire extinguishers

Letter from Director M Arthur to the Member for Lake Macquarie expressing his concerns regarding the RSPCA breeder audits

Breeding Dogs/Cats Checklist

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Beagle Club of Queensland 2021 National Show - Postponed Indefinitely!


Advice has been received from the Beagle Club of Queensland, via Dogs Queensland, that the 2021 National Show they were to conduct on 5 to 7 August 2021 is to be indefinitely postponed due to the potential for ongoing implementation of COVID-19 government health measures and the risk of hard border closures affecting Judges and Interstate exhibitors.

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