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Amendments to Show Regulations
01-11-2018

DOGS NSW Regulations Part II-Show, Section 14: Disqualification from Exhibition, Clause 14.10(h), which currently reads:

14.10 (Revised 12/12)

(h) Within 2 calendar months of receipt of the report referred to in (g) the Board of Directors shall consider the report and if satisfied that the dog is likely to constitute a danger to persons, other dogs or property at any Show, may for such period as the Board of Directors consider appropriate:-

(i) suspend or disqualify or otherwise debar the dog from being an exhibit,

(ii) impose conditions in relation to the exhibition of that dog at a Show,

(iii) direct that the dog is not to be bred with,

(iv) direct that the dog not be transferred within the register, or (06/16)

(v) cancel the registration of the dog,

(vi) impose a requirement that the dog undertake a temperament test in accordance with Part I of the Regulations (Section 20) and impose any such conditions relating thereto.

Should the Board of Directors make a determination that the dog is not likely to constitute a danger as described above, the Board may resolve to immediately end any suspension that was imposed in accordance with (f)(ii).

Be amended to read

14.10 (Revised 12/12)

(h) Within 2 calendar months of receipt of the report referred to in (g) the Board of Directors shall consider the report and if satisfied that the dog is likely to constitute a danger to persons, other dogs or property at any Show, taking into consideration the responsibility of the handler or of any individual involved, may for such period as the Board of Directors consider appropriate (10/18):-

(i) suspend or disqualify or otherwise debar the dog from being an exhibit,

(ii) impose conditions in relation to the exhibition of that dog at a Show,

(iii) direct that the dog is not to be bred with,

(iv) direct that the dog not be transferred within the register, or (06/16)

(v) cancel the registration of the dog,

(vi) impose a requirement that the dog undertake a temperament test in accordance with Part I of the Regulations (Section 20) and impose any such conditions relating thereto.

(vii) record a breach of Clause 14.10 (10/18):-

(a) It is the obligation of each owner, exhibitor and handler at a show to take all such steps as may be necessary to ensure that any dog under that person’s care or control or for which that person is responsible does not behave in an aggressive manner.

1st Offence: Reprimand Letter

2nd Offence: $100.00

3rd Offence: Matter referred to Inquiry (10/18)

(viii) Require the owner/handler or other persons concerned to complete an examination based on the DOGS NSW Regulations Part XIII-Code of Ethics and DOGS NSW Regulations as set by the Members Education Committee. (10/18)

Should the Board of Directors make a determination that the dog is not likely to constitute a danger as described above, the Board may resolve to immediately end any suspension that was imposed in accordance with (f)(ii).

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