News and updates

Show DOGS NSW - Royal Canin Spring Fair Entries Now Open

10-05-2018

DOGS NSW is pleased to advise that the new entry system is now available.

The DOGS NSW Royal Canin Spring Fair Shows are available to enter here: www.showdogsnsw.org.au

To log in you will require your online services user details. If you have forgotten this, please click here

You can find a help guide at the bottom of the log in screen.

Should you have any queries regarding the new entry system please contact the DOGS NSW Office on 9834 3022 or email

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DOGS NSW advertisement now up on Gumtree

30-04-2018

DOGS NSW now have an online advertisement currently placed under the Pet Services category of Gumtree.

It is hoped that this ad educates the public and prompts them to contact DOGS NSW for responsible, ethical breeders and breed clubs, when they are searching for a puppy.

Please go to the following link to view:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/orchard-hills/other-pet-services/dogs-nsw/1182003816

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Steward's Course

20-04-2018

Steward's Course in the Illawarra - don't forget.

Stewards' Course is on on Saturday (21st) at Dapto Leagues Club, 9am start.

More details will be advised later on Albion Park Facebook page.

If you've put your name down, please make sure you are there.

You can still come along if you haven't booked - let any friends know who might be interested. It is open to everyone.

If you need more information, email krissy@nopooforyou.com.au

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Dog Breeder Evening Seminar - 19 April 2018

19-04-2018

Now, in the supposed information era, there is much mis-information about dogs, and yet there is so much to learn.

“While ever I work with dogs I learn something new about them – everyday!” Dr Robert Zammit.

Consequently, we have embarked on the presentation of a series of seminars, gathering experts in the field of canine science, be it behaviour, nutrition, reproduction, genetics and the host of other headings under the husbandry and science of this species.

At the end of each seminar there will be question time on the topics followed by an open forum where you can ask various experts, including Dr Robert Zammit and others any questions that they may help you with or they may need to research before the next seminar.

The next seminar is booked for Thursday April 19. The Topic will be: 'The sense and nonsense of cardiac health screening in breeding dogs.' Lecturer will be from Sydney University, Prof. Niek Beijerink DVM PhD Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology).

*Read about the breakthrough cardiac surgery being performed with Prof. Niek Beijerink at Sydney University, in an article featured in Dogs NSW February magazine.

Dr Zammit will also be giving a presentation titled "Infertility in the Bitch".

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).

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

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Minister Directs New Approach For Breeders And Pet Shops

18-04-2018

The NSW Government today announced that it will start again on the development of new draft welfare standards and guidelines (S&G’s) for pet shops and breeders of cats and dogs.

Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair said that after listening to the feedback from stakeholders he has directed his department to go back and to develop a new way forward, which will be spearheaded by a newly created role of NSW Chief Animal Welfare Officer.

“Over the last four months, we consulted stakeholders across the board and what we heard was that the draft S&G’s proposed were missing the mark,” Mr Blair said.

“I want the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to start again.  I have asked them to work from the ground up and to make sure we are clearer about the objectives we are trying to meet.

“The draft S&G’s aimed to improve welfare outcomes for pets. Despite DPI’s best intentions, they acknowledge that the drafts, as they were presented, would have had unintended consequences for some pet owners, breeders and traders.

“My department is committed to a renewed approach and the new Chief Animal Welfare Officer will drive engagement and ensure a meaningful discussion is had with all stakeholders.

“This change in approach does not diminish our commitment to ensuring that companion animals breeding practices are safe, ethical and meet community expectations.”

The NSW Government has committed to launch a new and improved pet register later this year, which will streamline registration and improve how animal welfare agencies track and record pet breeding businesses

DPI will also review the advisory committees that provide advice to the Government on animal welfare issues to ensure they’re structured properly and most importantly, meeting community expectations.

In the interim, the existing codes, which have been in place for a decade, will continue to apply.

MEDIA: Evie Madden | Minister Blair | 0409 682 163

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Stewards Training

16-04-2018

Stewards Training will be held at Dapto Leagues Club, Old Princes Highway, Dapto on Saturday 21 April, commencing at 9.00 am

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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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