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URGENT ATTENTION: DOGS NSW Submission to Georges River Council - Draft Keeping of Animals Policy

01-08-2019

All members residing in the Georges River Council area are urged to read the Council’s Draft policy, currently open for submissions until 2nd August 2019 at 4.30pm.

The Local Council is proposing quite restrictive guidelines in limiting numbers and the size of dogs residents can keep, other species of pets are also to be limited in the Draft Policy.
See links: 
https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/public-exhibition-draft-keeping-of-animals-policy  AND https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/47235/documents/108681 .

The George River Council website has provision for online submissions on this policy, available at the first URL link quoted above.

In addition, DOGS NSW has sent a Submission to Georges River Council. Please click here to view. 

From DOGS NSW Media and Government Legislation Committee

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At its recent Meeting, the Board of Directors resolved the following amendments

21-06-2019

DOGS NSW Regulations Part 1-The Register & Registration, Section 11: Prefix, Clause 11.4

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part 1-The Register & Registration, Section 11: Prefix, Clause 11.4 which reads as follows:-

11.4    (a)       a breeder may only have 1 registered prefix and that prefix shall be part of the name of each dog of the same breed registered in the register by that breeder.

(b)       Nothing in the Regulations shall prevent a person who is not a resident of the State being a co-owner with a member of a registered prefix.

Be amended to read:-

11.4    (a)       a breeder may only have register 1 registered prefix for a particular breed of dog, however, that prefix may also be used to register other breeds under that prefix. and that prefix shall be part of the name of each dog of the same breed registered in the register by that breeder..

(b)       A Breeder may register a subsequent Prefix or Prefixes for the exclusive use of a particular breed.

(c)       The registered prefix of a breeder must be attached to the name of every dog bred by them and such prefix shall be deemed to be part of the name.

(db)     Nothing in the Regulations shall prevent a person who is not a resident of the State being a co-owner with a member of a registered prefix​.

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, Section 23: Inspection of Dogs

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, be amended by the inclusion of an additional Section numbered 23 and titled “Inspection of Dogs” and that this new Section 23:  Inspection of Dogs, contain the following Clauses:-

23.1    Where it is brought to the attention of the DOGS NSW Secretary that the Colour and/or Coat of a dog may not comply with the ANKC Ltd Breed Standard, all transaction are to be suspended on the dog until the dog has been inspected by a Compliance Inspection Panel appointed by the Board of Directors.

23.2    The Compliance Inspection Panel will examine:-

(a)       Validity of the microchip implanted in the dog

(b)       Colour of the dog in relation to colours allowed on the Main Register

and dogs that do not comply with allowable colours will be placed on, or downgraded to, the Limited Register.

23.3    Failure to contact DOGS NSW, within three (3) months, for an inspection or failure to attend a pre-arranged inspection will result in the dog being placed on the Limited Register until there is compliance.

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part XIII-Code of Ethics, Clause 21

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part XIII-Code of Ethics be amended by the inclusion of an additional Clause, numbered 2.1, which reads:-

2.1       A Member shall permit any person, authorised in writing by the DOGS NSW Secretariat to inspect any dog owned by the Member for the purpose of confirming compliance with DOGS NSW Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, Section 23: Inspection of Dogs, and during the conduct of the inspection the Member will permit the authorised person to record any necessary details by tape, video or photographs.

(i)        Where a dog is kept at premises other than the Member’s address, as recorded on the National Database, and where the consent of another person or entity is required to undertake the inspection of a dog, pursuant to DOGS NSW Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, Section 23: Inspection of Dogs, the Member must obtain consent for such inspection of the dog from the person or entity in possession or control of the dog.

 

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part X-Affiliated Bodies, Section 2: Administration

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part X-Show, Section 2: Administration, Clause 2.2(b) which reads as follows:-

2.2      An Affiliate shall:-

(b)       Provide a complete list by its President or Secretary showing the names and addresses and the respective categories of membership of all members of the Affiliate as at the date of the said Annual General Meeting. (04/18E)

Be amended to read:-

2.2      An Affiliate shall:-

(b)       Provide a complete list by its President or Secretary showing the names and addresses and the respective categories of membership of all members of the Affiliate as at the date of the said Annual General Meeting:-

(i)        A complete list, signed by either the President and/or Secretary, showing the names, addresses, DOGS NSW Membership Numbers, and the respective category of DOGS NSW Membership of all members of the Affiliate as at the date of the applicable Annual General Meeting.

(ii)       Reports as listed below, both completed and signed in accordance with the instructions, as determined by the Board of Directors from time to time, applicable for the Financial Year being reported.

  1. Annual Report Form 1 – Cover sheet
  2. Annual Report Form 2 – Profit and Loss Statement
  3. Annual Report Form 3 – Balance Sheet
  4. Annual Report Form 4 – Asset Register

 

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Section 1:  Terminology, Clause 1.15

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Section 1:  Terminology, be amended by the inclusion of an additional Clause, numbered 1.15, to read as follows:-

4.1             Aspiring Judges Entrance Program (1st Group or Single Breed)

To enrol in the Program as an Aspiring Judge, a member must fulfil the following criteria:-

4.1.3            be a resident in the State of New South Wales and provide proof of that primary residence or with written approval from the relevant Member Body in which state they reside in.

 

5.2.3      Motion 3: DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clause 4.13 through to 4.1.8

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clauses currently numbered 4.1.3 through to 4.1.8, be re-numbered as follows:-

4.1.4                      Have bred at least three (3) litters under their own or shared Prefix.

4.1.5                      Have bred at least two (2) champions under their own or shared Prefix.

4.1.6                      (a)       Where a Member Body requires formal training to become a Steward, a member must successfully complete that training in the two (2) years prior to applying to become an Aspiring Judge and continue with that training whilst in the Aspiring Judges Program.

(b)       Aspiring Judges must supply a DOGS NSW Stewards Card evidencing that they have completed six Stewarding appointments at 6 separate shows within the two (2) preceding years, four (4) of which must be full Group appointments.

4.1.7                      (a)       In the previous two years prior to enrolling, have successfully completed and have demonstrated a history of ongoing commitment to dog showing through the various aspects of the sport such as Show Management and other aspects of Affiliate and Show Administration.  This commitment is to continue for the duration of training.

(b)       Must have successfully completed the DOGS NSW Members Education Course.

4.1.8                      Complete and submit the approved enrolment form which must include evidence of the criteria of 4.1.1–4.1.7, above, and be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

4.1.9                      Aspiring Judges must enrol in the Group that they have been associated with as their first Group.

 

5.2.4         Motion 4: DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clause 4.2.3

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, be amended by the inclusion of an additional Clause, numbered 4.2.3, to read as follows:-

4.2             Aspiring Judges Entrance Program (German Shepherd Dog as approved by GSDCA)

To enrol in the Program as an Aspiring Judge for the German Shepherd Dog, a member must fulfil the following criteria:-

4.2.3                be a resident in the State of New South Wales and provide proof of that primary residence or with written approval from the relevant Member Body in which state they reside in.

 

5.2.5      Motion 5: DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clauses currently numbered 4.2.3 through to 4.2.7, be re-numbered as follows:-

4.2.4         Have bred at least five (5) litters under their own or shared Prefix.

4.2.5         Have bred at least five (5) animals under their own or shared Prefix that have received the GSDCA grading of Excellent in the conformation ring.

4.2.6         Have acted as a Steward on at least three (3) occasions at GSDCA Specialist and or “All Breeds” or “Group” judged events.

4.2.7         The applicant will provide a supporting statement from their Club/s of domicile.  This should include details of their involvement in the GSDCA Member Club.  The information that must be detailed and confirmed by the Club will be but is not limited to:-

  1. Current financial member of a Member Body and GSDCA Member Club.
  2. Years of membership of Club and Member Body.
  3. History of involvement both current and past in Club, ie, ALL positions held including length of time served in that position.

The supporting statement shall accompany the application form.

4.2.8         Complete and submit the approved enrolment form which must include evidence of the criteria of 4.2.1–4.2.7, above, and be accompanied by the prescribed fee.  A copy of this enrolment form and supporting evidence should be forwarded to the GSDCA by the applicant.

 

5.2.6             Motion 6: DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clause

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clause 6.1, which currently reads:-

  1. Trainee Judges Program (1st and Subsequent Groups)

6.1          A Trainee Judge acknowledges, upon submitting a signed enrolment form to their Member Body to enrol into a new Conformation Judges Education Program that, upon approval of their application by their Member Body, they are governed by the DOGS NSW Regulations Part III operational at the time of their enrolment.

Be amended to read:-

  1. Trainee Judges Program (1st and Subsequent Groups)

6.1          A Trainee Judge acknowledges, upon submitting a signed enrolment form to their Member Body to enrol into a new Conformation Judges Education Program that, upon approval of their application by their Member Body, they are governed by the DOGS NSW Regulations Part III, including Clause 4.1.3 above, which is operational at the time of their enrolment.

 

 

 

 

 

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FCI Regulations

12-06-2019

The amended FCI Regulations for FCI Dog Shows & FCI Regulations for Show Judges can be viewed below.

Amended Regulations for FCI

FCI Regulations for FCI Dog Shows

Regulations for FCI Dog Shows

 

 

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Closing date for Applications for the 2019 / 2020 Judges Training Education Program is Friday, 24 May at 4.30pm

24-05-2019

Attention Members!

Don't miss out on sending your application for the 2019 / 2020 Judges Training Education Program as closing date is Friday, 24 May at 4.30pm.

Send your application to lhadley@dogsnsw.org.au before the closing date.

 

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Change of Venue for Obedience and Rally O Trial - Sunday, 30 June 2019

15-05-2019

There has been a change of venue for the Deer Bush Dog Training Club Inc's Obedience and Rally O Trial for Sunday, 30 June 2019.

The trial was originally located at Fairfield Showground, but due to a bad infestation of Khaki weed, the venue has changed to DOGS NSW German Shepherd Rings, at the rear of the Showground.

All Entries Close on 12 June 2019.

Please click here to view the amended Show Schedule. 

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Amendments to the DOGS NSW Regulations

13-05-2019

DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 12: Exhibit, Clause 12.4(a)

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 12: Exhibit, Clause 12.4(a) which currently reads:-

12.4  (a) A dog shall be provided with a suitable collar and leash. A dog in harness shall not enter a judging Ring.  No exhibit shall be, or remain in the ring, unless it is on a lead held by and under the control of its handler.  A lead must not be longer than 6 feet (183cm). (04/95)

Be amended to read:

12.4  (a) A dog shall be provided with a suitable collar and leash. A dog in harness shall not enter a judging Ring.  No exhibit shall be, or remain in the ring, unless it is on a lead and is held by and under the control of its handler at all times.  A lead must not be longer than 6 feet (183cm). (05/19)

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 11: Entry Fee, Clause 11.2

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 11: Entry Fee, Clause 11.1 which currently reads:-

11.1 The Entry fee payable in respect of each dog entered in a Show shall be paid at the time of the lodging of an application for entry.

Be amended to read:

11.1 The Entry fee payable in respect of each dog entered in a Show shall be paid at the time of the lodging of an application for entry, either via an Online Entry System or by a hard copy entry form. (05/19)

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Selling of Giving Away a Dog or Cat from 1st July 2019

02-05-2019

NSW DPI and the NSW Office of Local Government are improving companion animal breeding practices and promoting responsible pet ownership in a number of ways. Regulations and legislation relating to the companion animals has had strong Government focus, particularly in recent years.

Recently, the DPI issued a brochure outlining some new practices that will be introduced from 1st July 2019. The information provided in that brochure was basic and did not encompass how DOGS NSW members and registered breeders should proceed in relation to Breeder Identification Number or DOGS NSW membership number use when advertising dogs or puppies for rehoming.

To ensure DOGS NSW members are provided with accurate information and can be ready for compliance with the new practices from the 1st July 2019, we have sought further information and clarification on the aspects of these changes that may have confused some members.

Be assured that as soon as this information has been provided to DOGS NSW, it will be made available to the membership.

 

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Aggressive Dog Incidents

17-04-2019

The DOGS NSW Board of Directors reminds it Members & Affiliates of the Regulations and the procedure in regard to Aggressive Dog Incidents.

Your attention is, therefore, drawn to DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 14: Disqualification from Exhibition in particular, Clause 14.10(b) which reads as follows:-

(b) It is the obligation of any person at a show who observes a dog behaving in an aggressive manner to report the incident either orally or in writing to a member of the Show Committee as soon as possible after the incident.

The full DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show can be found on the following link:-

https://dogsnsw.org.au/media/2227/part-02-show-april-19.pdf

DOGS NSW Board of Directors request Members & Affiliates to strictly adhere to the above mentioned Regulation should an Aggressive Dog Incident occur.

 

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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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