Qld Dog Breeder Register Update
Dogs Queensland has been recognised by the State Government as an Approved Entity.
Below is the link to the document where Dogs Queensland is prescribed as an approved entity:
Dogs Queensland has communicated with its breeder members to obtain permission to provide their designated details to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for inclusion in the new Queensland Dog Breeder Register. As these details are private, breeder members must consent before Dogs Queensland will provide this information.
Under the legislation, all dog breeders have to be registered on the Register. The Act applies to all litters whelped after 26 May 2017.
Dogs Queensland thanks our breeder members who have responded to the survey distributed by email (or mail where electronic completion was not available) to provide their consent and designated details and Dogs Queensland has now provided this list to the Government to include in the Register.
Breeder Members are able to check if they are included on the Register through the following link – please use the membership number you provided in the survey to search:
Dogs Queensland will provide assistance to any breeder members who are not currently listed in the Register to obtain their permission and details to enable inclusion in the Register. Please contact the Dogs Queensland office immediately for assistance in doing this. The legislation requires that all breeders must be registered, and Dogs Queensland strongly recommends that our breeder members do this as part of the approved entity.
• If you have already provided permission to us, along with your details, you do not need to do anything further. Your Dogs Queensland membership number that you listed in the survey will be recognised as your supply number.
• Dogs Queensland breeder members who have provided us with approval for their details to be given and uploaded onto the register, do not need to register directly.
• If you have not provided permission to us, please complete the survey emailed to you (issued 9 February and 12 May) – please advise the office immediately if you do not have this so the situation can be resolved and we can provide a hard copy of the survey to complete if necessary.
• Breeders must be subscribed to the Register and have a supply number within 28 days of their puppies being born.
• All breeders must display their supply number when giving away, selling or advertising dogs or puppies. It must also be included in the microchip information of the dog.
The Register comes into effect today (26 May 2017) and has been established by the Queensland Government to help authorities identify dog breeders and give all dog buyers the peace of mind they already receive from Dogs Queensland breeder members. It will be an offence to supply dogs, born on or after this date, without a breeder supply number.
For more information about the register please visit www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23.
Postponed - Charters Towers Canine Club Shows 20/21 May
Due to the current rainy conditions, flooding and in the interests of everyone's safety in North Queensland at the moment, the Charters Towers Canine Club Championship Shows that were scheduled for Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2017 at Wordsworth Park, Woodstock have been postponed.
Organisers will meet at a suitable time in the near future and in consultation with Dogs Queensland, another suitable date will be agreed and communicated to members.
Cancelled - Canine Obedience Club of Townsville Obedience Trial 19 May
Due to the Judge not being able to travel because of the current rainy conditions and the grounds being very soggy, the Canine Obedience Club of Townsville Obedience Trial that was scheduled for tonight, Friday 19 May 2017 at Heatley Park, Fulham Rd, Townsville has been cancelled completely.
The Club is still planning on proceeding with tomorrow's Trials as scheduled, provided that the weather clears as predicted.
Cyclone & Flood Disaster Assistance
Please CLICK HERE to view a document from Dogs Queensland regarding assistance to members who are directly affected by the recent cyclone and flood events throughout Queensland in the last fortnight.
In addition, members in the Rockhampton area should note that they are currently in everyone's thoughts and we wish you well with the pending river peaks in the next 24 hours - please stay safe.
Please note that there is some relief boarding available at the Rockhampton Boarding Kennels for members to utilise if in need - contact details are:
Address: 208 Etna Creek Rd, Etna Creek 4702
Phone: (07) 4934 2772
Mobile: 0418 342 772
ANKC Press Release - French Bulldog Taskforce
|PRESS RELEASE - FRENCH BULLDOG TASKFORCE|
In response to the increasing level of possible fraud in the breeding and registration of French Bulldogs and other breeds, the ANKC Ltd Board of Directors has appointed a Taskforce with the following Remit.
Identify alleged fraudulent dealings in the ANKC Ltd Registration System, record them and refer them to the appropriate Member Body for investigation.
Investigate measures to reduce the opportunity for fraudulent dealings in the ANKC Ltd Registration System, including but not limited to DNA Testing, introduction of Litter Registration Limitations and examination of the implementation of Regulations Part 6.
The Taskforce has received a substantial amount of valuable information from concerned members and in following up this material will be taking the following action.
Flag all suspect imported dogs and semen.
Flag all suspected prefixes that have been identified as breeding non allowable coloured dogs.
Through the appropriate Member Body appoint “Compliance Investigative Panels” to identify breeders and suspected mismarked dogs who are on the Main Register by microchip scanning and visual identification of the colour of the dog, any dogs identified as being registered on the Main Register who are not a recognised colour to be downgraded to the Limited Register.
Suspected breaches of the Regulations arising from these investigations will be referred to the breeders Member Body for action.
Although the Taskforce had initially been appointed to address the French Bulldog problem it will also investigate alleged fraudulent breeding and Registration practices in other breeds, including but not limited to, British Bulldogs, Pugs and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
ANKC LTD ADMINISTRATOR
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
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:
ANKC Press Release - Obedience Interpretation, etc.
|NATIONAL OBEDIENCE COMMITTEE
CLARIFICATION OF GROUP EXERCISES
Reference is made to the Group Exercises rule in the current ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Obedience Trials and in particular to clarification of the highlighted section noted below:
Group Exercises must consist of a minimum of three (3) dogs and a maximum of ten (10) dogs and must be judged by the same person who officiated in the individual exercises segment of the Trial. Each dog must have a separate Handler for the Group Exercises. If there are insufficient entrants the Judge will ask the Steward to furnish stand-in dogs to make up a Group. These dogs must be left on lead and the Handler must stay next to the dog in the heel position. Unless an exhibitor has multiple entries an exhibit must be handled by the one competitor for all exercises. In extreme weather conditions the Judge shall consider using areas of shade where practical to conduct the group stay exercises.
The distance between dogs for all group exercises must be approximately two and a half (2.5) metres.”
The National Obedience & Tracking Committee has confirmed the following interpretation which shall be binding in accordance with the rules:
Once a dog has been withdrawn from the ring it is no longer being judged, no points awarded.
This being the case, it may cause insufficient dogs to be eligible for the stay exercises and the steward may ask for any dog to be a stand in for the stay exercises, even one which may have previously been entered and competed in the class in question, because once withdrawn is no longer part of that class.
Any dog that is being used as a stand in dog for the stay exercises must remain on lead, as per the rule book, regardless of what level the dog competes at.