ANKC Press Release - French Bulldogs
|PRESS RELEASE - FRENCH BULLDOGS|
The huge increase in the popularity of the French Bulldog has created opportunities for unethical breeders to exploit the breed, the blatant disregard for the breed standard, and falsifying of colour, via pattern, enabling breeders to charge from $10,000 upwards for puppies, based on the premise of Exotic and Rare Colours, has prompted the Board of Directors of the Australian National Kennel Council Ltd to establish a “Task Force” to investigate the corrupt practices affecting the breed and to make recommendations to strengthen the Regulations to protect the integrity of the registration process.
Any information that could be of assistance in the investigations should be directed to a Member Body Office for forwarding to the “Task Force”.
Members of Task Force
Hugh Gent OAM
ANKC LTD ADMINISTRATOR
Logan City Council Chip-N-Dip Event 18 February
The following email was distributed by the Logan City Council regarding an event they are conducting at Priestdale on Saturday 18 February and some Dogs Queensland members may be interested:
Logan City Council’s City Standards and Animal Care Branch will be hosting their very first ever Chip-N-Dip in 2017. It will be held at Underwood Park, Priestdale on Saturday 18 February between 7.30am-10.30am. It is a very exciting time of year as we are starting to organise this event. We hope the success of the initial event will allow for its continuation throughout the year.
If this event is a success we will be organising 3 other events. The dates are as follows;
Alexander Clark Park, Loganholme Saturday 8 April
Riverdale Park, Meadowbrook Saturday 30 September
Logan Gardens, Logan Central Saturday 25 November
Keeping our canine BFF’s safe and happy is a priority for the Animal Care Team. Many animals that come into the centre found wandering or lost have no identification to be reunited with their owners. So, we will be offering discounted microchipping and hydro-bath services on the day for Logan residents. Owners can also enjoy a cup of coffee or fresh juice and chat with a dog behavioural specialist who will be on hand to discuss dog park etiquette, socialisation skills and enrichment.
Having your dog microchipped greatly improves the odds of your pet being returned safely. The added bonus is that all dogs microchipped at Chip-N-Dip for a low cost of $25 will receive a complimentary hydro-bath. It will be a pawfect day out for dogs and their owners.
Please get behind this great initiative and help spread the word!!!!!
I have attached an image that you can save and upload to your personal Facebook page. The marketing team will be promoting this campaign on the Logan City Council and Pets of Logan page but we can start the ball rolling now ourselves. Just think how many people we can reach just by sharing on our own pages.
Please click on either of the following link for an A4 size poster you can display to help promote the event. Hope to see you there: A4 Poster
Please use the image provided for upload and the blurb below;
Logan City Council is offering discounted microchipping and hydro-bath services for Logan residents. Owners can also enjoy a cup of coffee or fresh juice and chat with a dog behavioural specialist who will be on hand to discuss dog park etiquette, socialisation skills and enrichment. Come along to Underwood Park, Priestdale on Saturday 18 February from 7.30am to 10.30am. All dogs microchipped will receive a complimentary hydro-bath. It will be a pawfect day out for dogs and their owners. Terms and Conditions apply. For more information, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/animals
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or queries.
Thanks again for your support.
Community Education Officer | City Standards and Animal Care Branch | Logan City Council
Phone: 07 3412 4839 | PO Box 3226 Logan City DC Qld 4114 | KylieBrookes@logan.qld.gov.au.
ANKC Press Release - Notice of Meeting: 2017 National Breed Council
|MEETING OF NATIONAL BREED COUNCILS
NOTICE OF MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of National Breed Councils will be held on Saturday, 1 July 2017 commencing at 10.00a.m. at:
Dogs Victoria Bulla Exhibition Centre
5 Uniting Lane
BULLA Victoria 3428
National Breed Councils are invited to submit agenda items for this meeting to the ANKC Administrator, by no later than COB 28 April 2017 to allow sufficient time for the agenda to be promulgated prior to the meeting.
National Breed Councils are invited to send two representatives to attend the meeting. The names of your representatives are to be submitted to the ANKC Administrator, by no later than COB 16 June 2017. Only those delegates confirmed by their respective National Breed Council will be permitted entry to the meeting.
ANKC LTD ADMINISTRATOR
ANKC Press Release - 2018 Grants: Canine Research Foundation
|CANINE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Members, Clubs and other organisations please note that the Canine Research Foundation is seeking applications for research commencing in 2018 to be funded under the Foundation's Grants program for the year 2018.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide funding for research directed at improving canine health. Canine health refers to research into disease and disease related processes, and/or the prevention of injury and/or disease.
Proposed research projects should be directed towards producing benefit in some aspect of canine health and must be conducted by an Australian University. Applications will close on 31 MAY, 2017.
Application forms may be obtained by e-mail from the ANKC Ltd Administrator at the following address: