News and updates

Change of Lecture for DOGS NSW Breed Seminar Tonight!

09-04-2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances the first lecture of tonight’s breed seminars 'The sense and nonsense of cardiac health screening in breeding dogs' given by Prof. Niek Beijerink DVM PhD Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology), will be cancelled.

Dr Rob Zammit will be replacing Dr Beijerink’s lecture with “Puppies – from birth to the show ring” and then follow with the second lecture on ‘Fertility in the Bitch.’

We do apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

At the end of the seminar there will be question time on the topics followed by an open forum where you can ask questions. Notes will be provided, as per previous lectures, as well as light refreshments.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 

The Bill Spilstead Canine Complex

44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills

The lecture will commence at 7.00pm. 

To RSVP for the April seminar please email info@vineyeardvet.com.au or phone 96271257 (Bus. Hours).

#DOGSNSW    #VINEYARD VETS

* New seminar dates for 2018 are being planned at present and we will inform you when dates are confirmed. 

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DOGS NSW encourages members to read article in Sydney Morning Herald

09-04-2018

DOGS NSW encourages members to read “Owners to be classified as “pet shops” under plan” written by Julie Power in The Sydney Morning Herald of 8/4/2018.

Click here for article

The article emphasises the significant problems the proposed new POCTA regulations will cause to many pet owners if the proposed regulations proceed. 

DOGS NSW encourages members to write to or email animal.welfare@dpi.nsw.gov.au in support of the article and expressing their opposition to the regulations.

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Feedback on Draft Motion Regarding Officials entering Shows

21-03-2018

The DOGS NSW Board of Directors has requested that members provide feedback on the following DRAFT Regulation:

Affiliate Committee personnel, Show Managers, Show Secretaries and Cataloguers who facilitate or interact with Judges prior to or during a Show shall not enter or handle dogs under those Judges and not participate at the competition area in such a way as to compromise a perception of fairness.

If you wish to submit any feedback, please do so by emailing the Office via info@dogsnsw.org.au by COB Thursday 31 May 2018 in attention to the Show Committee.

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Urgent Attention: All Clubs - Overseas Judge Evaluation

19-03-2018

In accordance with ANKC Ltd Guidelines & Procedures, evaluation of a visiting overseas Judge is to be conducted by an appointed ANKC Ltd Conformation Judge representing a State Member Body from the State in which the show is being conducted.

Each visiting overseas Judge must be evaluated once, either the first time they judge in Australia, or in the event they have previously judged and not been evaluated, then next time they judge in Australia. The State Member Body is responsible for appointing the evaluating ANKC Ltd Judge for the show, not the Club. The evaluating Judge shall be an Accredited Assessor.  The Evaluator must not be entered in the show, nor handle a dog under the Judge.

Consequently, if you have an upcoming show which you have contracted a visiting overseas Judge, you are required to contact Dog NSW Office to identify if that Judge is required to be evaluated. If so, the relevant information and form/s are available via the following link:- Click here

New Zealand Judges are exempt from the evaluation.

 

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Canine Research Foundation 2019 Grants

15-03-2018

Members, Clubs and other organisations please note that the Canine Research Foundation is seeking applications for research commencing in 2019 to be funded under the Foundation's Grants program for the year 2019.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide funding for research directed at improving canine health. Canine health refers to research into disease and disease related processes, and/or the prevention of injury and/or disease.

Proposed research projects should be directed towards producing benefit in some aspect of canine health and must be conducted by an Australian University. Applications will close on 31 MAY, 2018.

Application forms may be obtained by e-mail from the ANKC Ltd Administrator at the following address:

tbarry@ankc.org.au

Tracey Barry

ANKC Ltd Administrator

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Is your 'business' a hobby?

27-02-2018

If you sell products or services without intending to make a profit, your activity may be a hobby rather than a business.

Please go to the following ATO link for further advice on the differences:

https://www.business.gov.au/planning/new-businesses/a-business-or-a-hobby

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Electronic Journals

23-02-2018

At its recent meeting, the Board of Directors resolved that the reduction in membership fees for those members who opt to receive their Journals electronically be 25% (reduction in membership) to a maximum of $25.00.  

This initiative will commence from 1 July 2018.

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February 2018 ANKC Ltd Special Board Meeting Summary

23-02-2018

Please find attached the February 2018 ANKC Ltd Special Board Meeting Summary.

To view please click here to download.

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FCI International All Breeds Judges

22-02-2018

As indicated in a recent post to the ANKC Ltd Facebook page by the President, the FCI is revamping its Judges Directory, ANKC Judges who are already listed will become FCI Breed Judges, FCI Group Judges or FCI National All Breed Judges.

If an Australian All Breeds Judge would like to become an FCI International All Breeds Judge they will need to complete the FCI Application Form.  The completed form must be forwarded to the relevant Member Body office for onforwarding to ANKC Ltd.

Click here to download form

Please note: the attached form is the only acceptable form, once completed please forward to the Dogs NSW office. 

Judges are advised that the process may take some time and your patience in the matter is appreciated.

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Correspondence from the NSW Department of Primary Industries re DOGS NSW submission

21-02-2018

The following was received today from the Department of Primary Industries regarding the DOGS NSW submission about the proposed changes to the regulations of POCTA.

As soon as the consultation report is released DOGS NSW will notify you about the public consultation process. When the report is released please be ready to contact your local member and also be ready to make your own submission. DOGS NSW will be preparing a response to the report.

Meanwhile, stay in contact with your local members and remind them that we are concerned to ensure hobby breeding and the activities of DOGS NSW are not adversely affected.

If the report is adverse to our interests as breeders we need to be ready for action.

 

Dear Stakeholder

As you are aware, NSW Department of Primary Industries recently released the draft Breeding of Dogs and Cats, and Animals in Pet Shops, Standards and Guidelines for targeted consultation.

We are writing to advise the consultation period for this draft has now ended.

We have received submissions presenting a wide range of views on the draft Standards and Guidelines. Over the coming months, we will be reviewing the feedback received and revising the draft documents.

In doing this, we will consider the potential impacts on industry participants, animal welfare needs and community expectations.

We will prepare a consultation report, which will summarise the feedback received in submissions.

This report will be published along with the revised draft Standards and Guidelines later this year for public consultation, when we will be seeking feedback from all interested stakeholders.

If you have any enquiries about the next steps, please email animal.welfare@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Yours sincerely

Dr Bruce Christie

Deputy Director General Biosecurity & Food Safety

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Locked Bag 21 | ORANGE NSW 2800

T : 02 6391 3100 | E : animal.welfare@dpi.nsw.gov.au

W : www.industry.nsw.gov.au www.dpi.nsw.gov.au

Animal Ethics Infolink: www.animalethics.org.au

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