News and updates

DOGS NSW Statement on RSPCA Breeder Audits

19-01-2021

DOGS NSW Media & Government Legislation Committee has released the attached urgent notices to all Members regarding the RSPCA Breeder Audits.

Click here to view the DOGS NSW Statement on RSPCA Breeder Audits.

Click here to view NSW Legislated Enforcement Bodies statement.

 

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DOGS NSW Office Opening for 2021

11-01-2021

We hope you all had a nice break. A reminder that DOGS NSW Office opens from tomorrow, Tuesday 12th January from 9:30am, however, due to the latest COVID situation, DOGS NSW Reception remains closed to Visitors.

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

•    By Post to PO Box 632, St Mary’s NSW 1790
•    Through the mailbox slot at the Office Reception Front Door
•    Via Email at info@dogsnsw.org.au
 
The grounds are open for exercising your dogs between 6.00am and 4.00pm daily.
Meeting rooms, show rings and camping can be booked via the DOGS NSW website.

DOGS NSW will provide updates as they become available.

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Working with Children Checks

17-12-2020

Earlier this year, DOGS NSW sought advice, from the Office of the Children’s Guardian, in respect of whether our Judges, including Junior Handler Judges, were required by law to obtain Working With Children Checks. That advice included advice as to who is “exempt” from this requirement. The advice and the list of exemptions can be found via the following links.

1. Correspondence - Response to WWCC Enquiry from Company Secretary

2. Part 4, Clause 20 of the Child Protection (Working With Children) Regulation 2013 - (In particular, your attention is drawn to the information contained in page 2 of the list of exemptions, in particular under Part 2 of the Child Protection (Working With Children) Regulation 2013, Clause 7(3), which is highlighted in yellow).

 

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The Facts & Common Questions : Combined Litter Registration & Transfer to the New Owner

11-12-2020

The Combined Litter Registration and Transfer process was introduced in March 2020. DOGS NSW would like to provide clarity by answering some of the commonly asked questions about this process.

Please click here to view.

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Updated Survey Plan of DOGS NSW Grounds

10-12-2020

The new plan of the grounds is now finally complete and the amended map of the entire grounds can be viewed by clicking here.  The area we no longer include is approximately 100 metres down to the creek and then up the other side to Mamre Road. This area is designated as Cumberland Forest and will be reclaimed as such.

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Change to DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Clause 13.5(a)

13-11-2020

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.

 

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Summary of the ANKC Ltd AGM and Board Meeting held via Zoom on Saturday 17 October 2020

12-11-2020

The ANKC Limited held is Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting on 17 October 2020. A summary can be read here

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Change to DOGS NSW Regulations Part XIV- Guidelines for the Care & Management of Keeping & Breeding of Dogs, Clause 7.2.4

12-11-2020

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.

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Written Approval from DOGS NSW is required for Show/Trial Draft Schedules

12-11-2020


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

29-10-2020

 

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.

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