Retrieving & Field Trial "Hall of Fame" 2016 Nominations
In the first sixteen years of elections, the Australian National Kennel Council Ltd has received nominations for 49 dogs and 22 people to be considered for induction into the Retrieving & Field Trial Hall of Fame. From the nominations received 27 outstanding dogs and 17 exceptional people have been inducted.
The criteria for the two categories for selection are the following:
1. Outstanding Gundogs: (must be retired from further competition or deceased)
(a) Their record as a winning dog i.e., CLUB – STAKE – DATE – JUDGE PLACE and/or
(b) Their production record.
(c) The eligibility for a dog should be based on its entire competitive career and previous record as a producer, not merely for a particular win or for a heroic deed within the field and retrieving trial sphere.
(d) Subject to the receipt of a formal application, dogs that have been awarded the title of Grand Champion and have gained a total number of points equal to, or greater than, twice the total number required for that award, shall automatically be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Such applications must include full particulars and a brief resume of the dog's career.|
(e) Subject to the receipt of a formal application, dogs winning at least two National Championships in the same discipline shall automatically be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Such applications must include full particulars and a brief resume of the dog's career.
2. Prominent Persons:
Their record of a broad combination of accomplishments as:
(a) Club official
The distinction of nomination should be accorded to those who have made outstanding contributions to the field or retrieving game. Nominees should be givers to the sport and not takers.
Nominations are now being called for the seventeenth year of elections. In addition to applications submitted in relation to Outstanding Gundogs 1 (d) and 1(e), a maximum of two other outstanding gundogs and two prominent persons may be elected each year.
1. Clubs or Members may nominate DOGS and PEOPLE considered worthy of awards, including full details of accomplishments within the above categories and with verification. In the case of dogs, nominations should include the full name, title, owner and date of birth.
[Please note it is a condition of nomination that the nominator/s provides accurate written material supporting the nomination. In the absence of such accurate supporting material, or should the supporting material later prove to be inaccurate in areas of significance, the Selection Panel for the ANKC Ltd Retrieving & Field Trial Hall of Fame reserves the right to reconsider its decision and if appropriate, delete the name of the Prominent Person or Distinguished Dog from the list of inductees.]
2. Nominations shall close on the 31 May, 2016 at respective Member Body offices for forwarding to ANKC Ltd.
3. Please use the proforma nomination forms - Click on one of the forms below or go to the ANKC Ltd website: www.ankc.org.au/HallOfFame/?id=1096.
OUTSTANDING GUNDOG FORM (Word Document)
PROMINENT PERSON FORM (Word Document)
ANKC German Shepherd Survey
There has been a request from the German Shepherd Dog Council (Australia) for the ANKC Ltd to survey owners of registered German Shepherd Dogs in order to amend the current Litter Registration Limitation (LRL) relative to screening for hip and elbow dysplasia for German Shepherd Dogs.
Please complete the following Survey if you wish to participate as an owner of German Shepherd Dog(s) and return to the ANKC Ltd by 1 March 2016.
ANKC GSD Survey
Canine Movement Seminar Durack 16 February
The first seminar of 2016 will be held at Durack on the 16th February 2016 especially for anyone with performance dogs. The seminar will cover topics such as:
• Canine Anatomy as it relates to form and function and the stresses created by high speeds.
• How to condition dogs to perform at their maximum potential and to minimise the risk of injury.
• Methods of warming up and cooling down dogs.
Dogs Queensland has been fortunate to engage a world class presenter and expert in this field. Lyndsay Connell is a specialist in treating musculo-skeletal and neuromuscular conditions.
This seminar is not to be missed and a must for all those whose dogs compete in performance events and sporting activities. Be early and register.
CLICK HERE for the Seminar Brochure and Registration Form. Cost is $20 - book before 9 February to reserve your seat.