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Dog Breeder Evening Seminar - 20 February 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, in February, covers "Part 2- Rearing Puppies for Behavioural Brilliance", presented by Dr Le Hammer, AND the second lecture will be "Gastric Tympany and Volvulus" presented by Dr Luke Smith.

Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 

The Bill Spilstead Canine Complex

44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills

The lecture will commence at 7.00pm. 

To RSVP for the February seminar please email Brooke at or phone 96271257 (Bus. Hours).

A further seminar has now been booked for Thursday April 18. 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.

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

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Presidents & Secretaries Meeting Minutes - 21 October 2017


Please find below a copy of the Minutes from the Presidents & Secretaries meeting held 21 October 2017.

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ANKC 2018 Herding Rules Meeting


The ANKC Ltd 2018 Herding Rules meeting will take place on 10th March at 1pm in the German Shepherd Dog Building at DOGS NSW.

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Retrieving & Field Trial Hall of Fame 2018 Nominations - Call for nominations


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Please follow the link below to download the nomination forms;

Nomination Forms

Nominations shall close on the 31 May, 2018 at respective Member Body offices

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DOGS NSW Showdog/Puppy/Neuter of the Year is fast approaching on Sat 17th March 2018.

If your dog meets the entry criteria, the Committee would love to welcome you this prestigious event. Entries for DOTY, POTY & NOTY close 31st January 2018.

This year the Committee are producing a “high-end” Catalogue which will contain a Pictorial History as well as the schedule of competition proceeding as per a normal catalogue.

Advertising in this Commemorative Catalogue is available to businesses, kennels & exhibitors – details supplied in the attached flyer.

Catalogue Advertising can be paid for via Ozentries; closing date is 5pm 28th February 2018.

If you have any questions after reading the flyers please do not hesitate to get in touch via email to:

Lynda Brandt:

Rebecca Rafton:

Catalogue Advertising

Gazette notice

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Judges Training Scheme - Gundogs Sub Group 3: Revised Schedule


Please find listed below the revised schedule for Gundogs Sub Group 3 (Retrievers):

31 Jan - Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

14 Feb - Curly Coated Retriever & Chesapeake Bay Retriever

28 Feb - Labrador Retriever

14 Mar - Golden Retriever

21 Mar - Flat Coated Retriever

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Regulations Amendments - Extreme Weather & Safety Guidelines


Please be advised that there has been several changes to the Extreme Weather & Safety Guidelines. 

 Part II Show - Section 19, Clause 19.1.2 

19.1.2 Where the Bureau of Meteorology NSW (“BOM”) forecast on the BOM App ( for the location at or nearest to any show at 10.00am on the day before the scheduled commencement time of the show, indicates Extreme Weather for the date of the show, the following will apply:- (02/17)

(a)  If the forecast maximum temperature at 10.00am on the day before the scheduled commencement time of the show or anytime thereafter is 38° Celsius or higher, the show or shows are to be immediately cancelled. (01/18)

(b)  If the forecast maximum temperature is in the range of 35° to 37° Celsius, the Show Committee conducting the show must decide whether to maintain the existing arrangements, cancel the show or amend the start time and/or day for the show. This decision must be made immediately after checking the forecast at 10.00am on the day before the show. (01/18) 

(c)  If the Show Committee is required to make a decision under 19.1.2, it may include decisions in relation to any other shows which are scheduled to be held on subsequent day/s as part of the same cluster of shows. (01/18)

(d)  Any decision which is taken in accordance with (a) or (b) or (c) must be made available to exhibitors within four hours by recording the decision on the extreme weather status phone number shown in the show advertisement or schedule and, when staff are available to do so, upload the information onto the Dogs NSW website and APP and shall notify all applicants for entry of exhibits of the cancellation of the show via email where an email address has been provided. (01/18) 

(e)  Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions a Show Committee may make a decision to amend arrangements of a show or cancel the show earlier than 10.00am on the day before the show. (11/17)

(f)  Extreme Weather- Impact on Dog Sports Herding, Drafting, Lure Coursing and Earthdog events, including tests and trials, must be cancelled when the forecast temperature available at 10.00am from the closest Bureau of Meteorology station to the venue ( two days prior exceeds 35 degrees Celsius. If the forecast temperature exceeds 30 degrees, Herding, Drafting and Lure Coursing trials and tests must commence by 8.00am, and be cancelled when the temperature exceeds 30 degrees as measured at the closest Bureau of Meteorology station to the venue. (12/16)

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CJTC Lecture - Working Dog Group dates change


Working Dog Group dates amended to:

  • 24 January 2018
  • 7 February 2018
  • 21 February 2018
  • 7 March 2018

 All of these nights will be held in the German Shepherd Dog League Building.

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