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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Telecommunication issues - Dogs Victoria office

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The Dogs Victoria office is currently experiencing problems with our telephone system. Until further notice we are unable to change the greeting on our telephone system nor are members able to leave messages. We anticipate the telecommunication issues to be resolved within the next 2-3 days. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Night of Nights - Entry Closing Date Extended

Friday, 19 January 2018

The closing date to enter the Night of Nights competition has been extended! Last date for entries is now Thursday 25 January

The entry form can be downloaded via our Canine Events website page here
Spectator tickets can also be purchased via this form.
Come and cheer your favourite dog and enjoy a wonderful night out.

We also have a Night of Nights Facebook event page.  Click here to view and please share with family and friends!


Function Room Hire at KCC Park & Bulla

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Management Committee, at their December 2017 meeting agreed that affiliates with less than 20 financial members could use a function room at KCC Park or the Bulla Exhibition Centre for a meeting without being required to pay a fee.


Outcome re. Shortened Tail Regulation

Friday, 5 January 2018

We have received many queries seeking clarification on the Shortened Tail process.  These queries have been referred back to Management Committee, and at their December meeting it was agreed that the date for exhibitors to comply with Shortened Tail card Regulations be extended to 30 June 2018.

Management Committee advise the following:-

  • If you exhibit a dog with a shortened tail in Victoria you must have a shortened tail card and carry this card with you when exhibiting
  • If you live interstate and exhibit a dog with a shortened tail in Victoria you must have a certificate from your vet and carry this certificate with you when exhibiting
  • If your dog has a natural bob tail you are not required to have a shortened tail card
  • If your dog is registered as a natural bob tail you are not required to have a shortened tail card
  • These requirements apply to conformation and performance events
  • Exhibitors should refer to Regulation 4.1.3.8.3.2

2017 ANKC Meeting - Changes to National Code of Ethics

Friday, 5 January 2018

Following the October 2017 ANKC Board Meeting, changes to the National Code of Ethics are now as follows:

New Clause 11 added to read:

  1. A Member of ANKC Ltd State Member Body shall not register a dog with a Registry Body not recognised by ANKC Ltd.  (Added 10/17, 6.1)

With all subsequent clauses renumbered.   Clause 31 renumbered 32 and amended to read:

  1. It is mandatory for an ANKC Ltd Member Body Membership Number to be displayed on any advertisement for dogs whatever the media and all members must include the following wording in their advertisements: 
    “Please contact Dogs [insert State/Territory] on email: [insert email address] to verify my membership”. (Amended 10/17, 6.1)

These changes have been updated on the ANKC website accordingly.


ANKC Open Book Junior Handler Judges Exam

Friday, 5 January 2018

As a result of the National Junior Handler Committee Chairperson report being endorsed by the ANKC Board at their meeting in October 2017 the amendment to the ANKC Open Book Junior Handler Judges Exam was approved.
This amendment was changing the score from 80 to 60.
The ANKC website has been updated with the amended exam under Regulations Part 15 and can be viewed via the ANKC website here


New legislation section on the website

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

As the Victorian Government resumes debate on the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Bill 2016, it remains vital that all members are informed of any changes which may affect your obligations as a member of Dogs Victoria.

As such we have created a new section on our website called ‘Victorian Legislation’.  This section will contain continually evolving information as issues relating to canine welfare are raised. 


National Agility Committee : Clarification of Rule 4.3 - Height Card

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The National Agility Committee has confirmed the following clarification in regards to Rule 4.3 – Height Card in the updated Rules for the Conduct of Agility Trials which are effective from 1 January 2018.

If a dog that has been measured is not 2 years old as of 1 January 2018 (with the exception of dogs in the 600 height category) then it will be required to be re-measured when it reaches 2 years of age.  The full ANKC Press Release can be read here


Documents from the FCI General Assembly

Friday, 1 December 2017

Published documents from the FCI General Assembly held in Germany on 6-7 November 2017 can be viewed by clicking on the links below.


Decisions of the FCI General Assembly

Friday, 1 December 2017

The main decisions from the FCI General Assembly held in Leipzig, Germany on 6-7 November 2017 can be read here


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