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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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Amendment to DOGS NSW Regulations

20-02-2019

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

Part V-Judges  Clauses  4.2(a), 4.3 & 4.7

DOGS NSW Regulations Part IV-Judges

THAT DOGS NSW Regulations Part IV-Judges, Section 4: Judging Appointments – Judging at Recognised Shows, Clauses 4.2(a) & 4.3, which currently reads:-

4.2(a)     Judge the same Breed or Breeds or Classes of the same Breed or Breeds of dogs at another Show held in NSW within 200 kilometres by the shortest road of the first mentioned Show sooner than three (3) months thereafter. (The distance reference to be taken from www.travelmate.com.au).  This Regulation does not apply in the case of a person who has been appointed as an Emergency Judge. (12/17)

4.3          A Judge may not judge General Specials at any All Breeds Show being held in the Metropolitan Region or in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or Wollongong & Shellharbour Local Government Areas of NSW, sooner than three (3) months after having done so at another show held within 200 kilometres, by the shortest road, of that subsequent show. (The distance reference to be taken from www.travelmate.com.au) or otherwise with the prior written consent of the Board of Directors.  (02/16)(05/17)

Be amended to read:

4.2(a)     Judge the same Breed or Breeds or Classes of the same Breed or Breeds of dogs at another Show held in NSW within 200 kilometres by the shortest road of the first mentioned Show sooner than three (3) months thereafter. (The distance reference to be taken from https://www.google.com/maps).  This Regulation does not apply in the case of a person who has been appointed as an Emergency Judge. (02/19)

4.3          A Judge may not judge General Specials at any All Breeds Show being held in the Metropolitan Region or in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or Wollongong & Shellharbour Local Government Areas of NSW, sooner than three (3) months after having done so at another show held within 200 kilometres, by the shortest road, of that subsequent show. (The distance reference to be taken from https://www.google.com/maps) or otherwise with the prior written consent of the Board of Directors. (02/19)


DOGS NSW Regulations Part IV-Judges, Section 4: Judging Appointments, Clause 4.7

THAT DOGS NSW Regulations Part IV-Judges, Section 4: Judging Appointments - Judging at Recognised Shows, Clause 4.7 which currently reads:-

At the conclusion of the judging of each Class the Judge shall make his awards in a clear and decisive fashion and must personally hand out ribbons in respect of Challenge, Reserve Challenge, Best of Breed and Runner Up to Best of Breed to the winning exhibits and record the same in the Judges Book. Such decision shall be final and binding on the exhibitors unless an exhibit given an award is or should have been disqualified by the Show Committee. (08/92)

Be amended to read:

At the conclusion of the judging of each Class the Judge shall make his awards in a clear and decisive fashion in respect of the winning exhibits and record the same in the Judges Book.  Such decision shall be final and binding on the exhibitors unless an exhibit given an award is or should have been disqualified by the Show Committee. (02/19)


Part X-Affiliated Bodies:   Clauses 1.3(b)(ii)(a)&(b)

DOGS NSW Regulations, Part X – Affiliated Bodies, Section 1: Admission of Affiliated Bodies, Clause 1.3(b)

THAT DOGS NSW Regulations, Part X – Affiliated Bodies, Section 1: Admission of Affiliated Bodies, Clause 1.3(b), which currently reads

1.3       An applicant for Affiliation or Associate Affiliation shall not be admitted as an Affiliate or an Associate Affiliate unless:-

(b)    being a club:

(ii)     In respect of an All Breeds Club or General Dog Club, has at least 30 financial members of which:-

(a)    at least 15 of those 30 members are financial members of DOGS NSW and

(b)    those 15 financial members of DOGS NSW own a dog registered on an ANKC Ltd National Register. (07/16)

(iii)    Deleted. (06/05)

Be amended to read:-

1.3       An applicant for Affiliation or Associate Affiliation shall not be admitted as an Affiliate or an Associate Affiliate unless:-

(b)    being a club:

(ii)     In respect of an All Breeds Club or General Dog Club, has at least 10 financial members of which:- (02/19)

(a)  those 10 financial members are financial members of DOGS NSW and(02/19)

(b)  those 10 financial members of DOGS NSW own a dog registered on an ANKC Ltd National Register. (02/19)

(iii)    Deleted. (06/05)

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Mamre Road upgrade to go ahead!

11-02-2019

 

On Friday, February 8, the NSW Premier, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP together with Local Member for Mulgoa, The Hon.Tanya Davies MP announced $220 million to upgrade the first stage of Mamre Road!

Last year Tanya Davies called on the Federal Government, with a petition that had over 2000 signatures, to urgently upgrade Mamre Road.

“Every day that Mamre Road is not upgraded more lives are at risk. Today I am proud to announce that through our advocacy the NSW Government will step in and upgrade Mamre Road.” Tanya Davies announced.

“This announcement will see the first stage of Mamre Road upgraded between the M4 and Erskine Park Road, which means Solander Dr, Luddenham Road and McIntyre Avenue will be upgraded, so people from St Clair can safely turn on to Mamre Road!”

“This is a huge win for our community! I couldn’t have done it without you all!”

Up to 65,000 Western Sydney road users a day will benefit from upgrades to Mamre and Mulgoa roads, reducing congestion and increasing safety.

The $480 million investment by the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government will slash travel times and improve safety for motorists.

Please click on the link to read Tanya Davies official announcement: https://mailchi.mp/7b11804988c1/incinerator-update-ipc-invites-community-to-voice-concerns-1867285?e=4f542eb3b3

Image: NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian (centred front right), Local Member for Mulgoa, Hon. Tanya Davies MP (centred front left) with members of the local community.

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Dances with Dogs Judges Training Scheme - Expressions of Interest

01-02-2019

DANCES WITH DOGS JUDGES TRAINING SCHEME - Expressions of Interest

Eligibility for Admission to Dances With Dogs Judges Training Scheme

To be eligible for admission to the Dances With Dogs Judges Training Scheme, unless the State/Territory Control otherwise approves on the basis of demonstrated exceptional circumstances, an applicant must:-

(a)       be a resident of the relevant State/Territory;

(b)       be a minimum of 18 years of age;

(c)       have been a member of the relevant State/Territory Control for a minimum of one year and be a current financial member;

(d)       have experience in related Club or training activities, whether in DWD or another ANKC discipline;

(e)       have personally  trained  competed with and achieved a minimum of  two qualifying certificates for a dog in Novice Class in either DWD Freestyle or Heelwork to Music.

(f)        commit to contributing to DOGS NSW DWD education of members through instructing voluntarily at DOGS NSW DWD workshops.

(g)       commit to assisting in the running of DOGS NSW DWD competitions - eg stewarding, music checks, set up, score collation, card writing.

(h)       Candidates should provide evidence of the above criteria and outline how they have or are promoting DWD, apart from their own participation in competition (e.g assistance at competitions, workshops etc)"

(i)        application to and acceptance by the relevant Canine Control and payment of the relevant Canine Judges’ fee.


Closing date for applications will be Friday 8 March 2019.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in writing, for the attention of the Dances With Dogs Committee, to the DOGS NSW Office, PO Box 632, St Marys NSW 1790, or by email to info@dogsnsw.org.au

The Theory Examinations and the Practical Examination will be held on a date to be advised. Successful candidates will be required to attend regular training sessions held by the Dances With Dogs Judges Working Party.

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DOGS NSW Obedience & Tracking Committee - ANKC Ltd Rules Review

01-02-2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The DOGS NSW Obedience & Tracking Committee is calling for submissions for changes to the following ANKC Ltd Rules & Regulations:-

  • ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Obedience Trials
  • ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 3C: Obedience Trial Judges Training Scheme
  • Rules for the Conduct of Rally Obedience Trials
  • ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 3F: Rally Obedience Trial Judges Training Scheme

Submissions must be forwarded to the Office, for the attention of the Obedience & Tracking Committee, no later than COB on Friday 29 March 2019.


FORUM

The DOGS NSW Obedience & Tracking Committee advised that it will be conducting a Forum to discuss submissions received.

The Forum, to determine which submissions for the DOGS NSW proposals will be submitted to the 2019 ANKC Ltd Obedience and Rally Obedience Review Conference, will be conducted in the Amenities Building on Friday 10 May 2019, commencing at 7.30pm.

All interested members are invited to attend, however, should voting on any proposal be required, only Financial Members may vote.

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