Open Show Finale Event in November 2017
BEST OF WINNERS – Group, Puppy and Neuter – NOVEMBER 2017
(Final Date TBA)
2017 sees the return of a finale event for winners in Open Shows, previously known as the Open Show Spectacular. It is aimed at acknowledging Dogs Queensland members and winning canines who regularly enter Open Shows for the benefit of trainee Judges and their education.
This year, the events will be completely separate to the DOTY and POTY events, as a reflection of Dogs Queensland members' feedback from previous years.
In total, there will be three events run – Best of Winners, Puppy Best of Winners and Neuter Best of Winners.
In each of the below categories (Best of Winners & Puppy Best of Winners), 24 representatives from each Group will be invited based on a points tally. The following are the criteria for qualification:
Best of Winners
• Points are accumulated by winning Best in Group (5 points) and Runner Up to Best in Group (3 points) at any Open Show in Queensland.
• In the case of equal points, the position will be filled by the dogs that scored points over the most number of Open Shows.
Puppy Best of Winners
• Points are earned by winning Best Baby Puppy in Group, Minor Puppy in Group or Puppy in Group (1 point) at any Open Show in Queensland (only puppies over 6 months old can compete at the event).
• In the case of tied points, the puppies with the tied points will be judged prior to the rounds commencing by a separate Open Show Judge to fill the 24 spots.
Neuter Best of Winners
• Comes from BIG or RUBIG in any Championship or Open Show Dogs Queensland Event. ALL qualifiers will receive an invitation to the finals day.
The points score qualifying period will commence from 1 January 2017 and run to 16 October 2017.
Best of Winners and Puppy Best of Winners format is as follows:
• 24 dogs from each Group will be drawn against each other (similar to DOTY);
• There will be 3 Judges selected from the Queensland Open Show Judges panel;
• In each Group, there will be 3 rounds, leaving 3 dogs remaining;
• To minimise the risk of losing a super dog in an early round, the three Group Judges will select one eliminated dog each that they believe was their best eliminated dog to also proceed to the final round;
• Ultimately, 6 dogs from each Group will proceed to the Final Rounds;
• The final round will be judged by another 3 Judges who are nearing the completion of their All Breeds Judges Licence. At the end of this final round, 3 dogs will remain;
• 2 of these dogs will compete against each other and the dog that loses this round will compete against the remaining exhibit. The winner of this round will compete against the winner from the previous round for the Title of Open Show Best of Winners 2017.
Neuter Best of Winners format is as follows:
• Knockout rounds (similar to DOTY) until a winner is crowned.
This competition will be held in hope of plenty of spectators, plenty of excuse for cheering and fun; music, food and merriment along with keen and healthy competition.
An evening to remember.
The Committee is actively seeking great prizes and spectacular Rosettes that will make entries to Open Shows and Neuter events something to gear your best dogs up for.
Donations of money or prizes will be gratefully accepted.
Contact the Co-ordinator, David Kill with any queries of issues by telephone on 0428 311 827 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results are to be sent to Roslyn Seare by email please: email@example.com.
ANKC National Agility Committee - Revised Rule Review
Please click on the link below to review an update issued from the ANKC Ltd regarding the National Agility Committee Rules Review Revision:
ANKC NATIONAL AGILITY REVISED RULE REVIEW
ANKC Press Release - Allowable Colours Update
The ANKC Ltd Board resolved at the October 2016 Board meeting that the implementation date of 1 January 2017 for the following motion passed at the May 2016 Board meeting be deferred until 1 July 2017 pending receipt of submissions from National Breed Councils and Breed Clubs and further consideration by the ANKC Lts Board:
"It was unanimously RESOLVED on the motion of P Frost/E Gunter that the Board endorses the National Breed Standards Coordination Group's recommendations subject to the following highlighted changes:
"Effective from 1 January 2017 except in the case where National Breed Councils or Breed Clubs have nominated certain Colours not to be placed on the Main register as per regulations Part 6, 6.2.4 Special Conditions for Registration of Certain Breeds (Amended 04/15 EAP)"
Prior to 1 July 2017 only acceptable colours noted in the breed standards will be eligible for registration on the Main Register.
All Breed Clubs that have breeds which do not have a National Breed Council as well as Individual Members who have breeds which do not have a National Breed Council or Breed Club are requested to forward to their Member Body office a listing of what colours for their specific breed are not to be placed on the Main Register and to provide evidence of this request by no later than COB 31 March 2017. [Note: The evidence provided can be on the grounds other than health reasons.]
[NOTE: This release supercedes our release issued in August 2016.].
National RAFT 2017 Hall of Fame - ANKC Call for Nominations
Please CLICK HERE to view a document from the ANKC that explains the process for Nominations for 2017. Additionally, click on either/both of the following documents, which is the only method that can bee used for Nominations:
Outstanding Gundog Template (Word Document)
Prominent Person Template (Word Document)
Nominations are to be forwarded to the ANKC and close on 31 May 2017.
Animal Management Legislation Webinar 7 Dec & Other Info
Further to my update on 14 and 24 November, Dogs Queensland wishes to remind all members about two upcoming information sessions in regards to the State Government Animal Management (Protecting Puppies) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016.
Greg McDougall from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) will attend the Members' Forum on Saturday 17 December at Durack from 2:00pm. The forum will be facilitated by Lee McLean from our PR Company, PPR, and due to the importance of the issue and time restraints involved, this will be the only topic scheduled to be discussed that day.
We are also pleased to confirm that DAF will hold a ‘Webinar’ on Wednesday 7 December between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. The Webinar is capped at 300 people due to the Government’s software, but if we get an over-subscription, another session can be scheduled. All members interested in the webinar are asked to preregister for the session by clicking on the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/200021335325165827.
The Webinar can be viewed online or by dialling in from a telephone. If dialling in, there will be a charge from your telephone service provider (national landline phone charge).
Members are requested to submit any questions they may have using the following form below prior to close of business on Monday 5 December (1 question per box only please): QUESTIONS FORM.
The collated questions will then be provided to DAF, who will be able to answer the most commonly posed questions at the commencement of the Webinar, working in with a presentation looking at the Legislation and the breeder registration system. It is expected that the presentation will last for 30-40 minutes and then there will be time for further questions from members.
To assist members with their understanding of how the Animal Management (Protecting Puppies) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 affects them, please CLICK HERE to view a pdf document of the ‘Powerpoint’ presentation that Greg McDougall will present in further detail at the Webinar and Members’ Forum.
Instructions for accessing the Webinar are as follows: