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    • 05th December 2016
    • Animal Management Legislation Webinar 7 Dec & Other Info

    • 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:

      DOGS QUEENSLAND WEBINAR - FURTHER DETAILS

      Thank you to those members who have already registered for the Webinar "Dog Breeder Registration Scheme" information session.

      There are currently 80 people registered and people can register until the Webinar commences, lots of space left.

      The following information is provided to assist you when you join the Webinar this evening:

      • At least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time of 6:00pm, click on the link provided in the registration confirmation email.

      • You will then see a screen that looks like this:

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      • If you want to use your computer's speakers to hear the audio for the Webinar, you can test if the sound works for you by clicking on 'Test your sound'. If the sound is working, you will hear a chiming sound. Remember to turn up the volume on your speakers or computer if you first can't hear anything! If the sound is working well, click OK.

      • If you want to dial in by telephone to hear the audio, click on 'Choose an audio option':

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      • You will then see a screen like this:

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      • Click on the 'Phone call' button and you will see the phone number and access code to use to dial in from your telephone (these numbers are also provided in the registration confirmation email). If you wish to dial in on a phone, it will be an 03 #### #### number, so there will be a charge, depending on your service provider. The number is listed as +61 3 #### #### but just 03 #### #### is required.

      • You will also be shown an audio PIN (not provided in the mail) which you must enter into your telephone when prompted.

      • Once you have dialled in and entered the access code and audio PIN, click 'Continue'.


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    • 18th November 2016
    • ANKC Board Minutes Summary October 2016

    • ANKC Board Minutes Summary October 2016

      SUMMARY OF THE ANKC LTD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & BOARD MEETING
      HELD IN QUEENSLAND ON 21st to 23rd OCTOBER, 2016


      At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Australian National Kennel Council Limited held in Brisbane:


      1. ANKC Ltd Constitution - Amendment

      The constitution of ANKC Ltd was amended to formally recognise the Executive Committee and establish its powers.

      2. Election of ANKC Ltd Vice President and Treasurer

      Mr Brian Parker was re-elected as Vice President for a one year term from 21 October 2016; and
      Mr David Sales was re-elected unopposed as Treasurer for a one year term from 21 October 2016.

      As a result of a change to the ANKC Ltd Constitution, an additional member has been added to the ANKC Ltd Executive Committee. This additional member is a Director who represents a Member Body other than those represented by the Vice President and Treasurer.

      Mr Darren Bowey was elected as a member of the Executive Committee for a one year term from 21 October 2016.

      At the October 2016 ANKC Ltd Board meeting, Directors resolved/considered the following:

      1. FCI Membership

      As a result of discussions between the ANKC Ltd Board and members of the FCI General Committee, it was agreed that:

      Subject to a written agreement setting out the various terms of ANKC Ltd’s ongoing membership, ANKC Ltd maintain Associate membership with the conduct of 1 CACIB show using FCI breed standards with Australian Judges being included in the Judging Panel at Australian conducted CACIB shows.

      FCI to look into the issue of FCI making changes to Australian breed standards and arrange for the standards to revert back to the original versions.

      ANKC Ltd to commence the FCI recognition process for any Australian breeds not recognised by FCI so these breeds can obtain CACIB’s.

      2. * Visiting Judge Evaluation Form

      It was resolved that a Visiting Judge Evaluation Procedure and Form be approved which will be implemented from 1 July 2017.

      3. Tenterfield Terrier Development Register

      It was resolved that the request from the National Tenterfield Terrier Council for the development register to remain open for a further five years from 1 January 2017 be granted.

      4. Rottweiler Natural Bob Tail Survey

      It was resolved that the Rottweiler survey results were not endorsed as the Board believes the information provided to instigate the survey was flawed and the implementation could have unintended consequences.

      5. DNA Profiling

      It was resolved that all dogs imported into Australia be required to have a standardised international marker DNA profile.

      6. Consistent Decisions Across State Boundaries

      It was resolved that Member Bodies of ANKC Ltd should attempt more cooperation when dealing with decisions across State Boundaries.

      7. Belgian Shepherd Dog Survey

      It was resolved that ANKC Ltd conduct an Australian wide survey of all Belgian Shepherd Dog owners and breeders to determine their position on whether they believe inter-variety breeding as per FCI regulations should be conducted in Australia.

      8. Acceptable Colours

      It was resolved that the closing dates for submissions from National Breed Councils and Breed Clubs regarding acceptable colours be extended and additional advice be provided to them that their submissions can be on grounds other than health reasons.

      Prior to 1 July 2017 only acceptable colours noted in the breed standards would be eligible for registration on the Main Register.

      9. * National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership - Amendment

      It was resolved that the National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership, Clause 22 be amended as follows:

      A member shall register all puppies bred by that member that are living at the date of registration. Such registration must include all puppies from the litter on the one litter registration application form and must be applied for within eighteen [18] months of the date of whelping or prior to sale or rehoming. (06/08) (10/16, 7.5.13)

      10. * National Judges’ Code of Practice and Conduct - Amendment

      It was resolved that the National Judges’ Code of Practice and Conduct be amended by adding the following clause to read:

      All judges must judge exhibits in accordance with their relevant ANKC Ltd breed standard.

      11. ANKC Ltd Sled Dog Sports Judges Training & Assessment Scheme

      It was resolved that an ANKC Ltd Sled Sports Judges Training & Assessment Scheme be endorsed which will be implemented from 1 January 2017.  The scheme will be contained in Regulations Part 3J.

      12. ANKC Ltd Draft Test Judges Training & Assessment Program

      It was resolved that an ANKC Ltd Draft Test Judges Training & Assessment Scheme be endorsed which will be implemented from 1 January 2017.  The program will be contained in Regulations Part 3K.

      13. ANKC Ltd Lure Coursing Overseas Judges Application Form

      It was resolved that an ANKC Ltd Lure Coursing Overseas Judges Application form be endorsed which will be implemented from 1 January 2017.

      14. * ANKC Ltd Regulations - Amendments

      Amendments to the following regulations have been endorsed.

      ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 2 – Judges
      ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 3A – Retrieving Trial Judges Training Scheme
      ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 3B – Field Trial Judges Training Scheme
      ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 4 – Selection & Training of Earthdog Judges
      ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 5 – Show
      ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration
      ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 8 – Member Bodies & Membership
      ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 11 – Earth Dog Tests for Small Terriers & Dachshunds
      ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 15 – Regulations for Junior Handler Competition & ANKC Ltd Junior Handler Manual
      ANKC Ltd Guidelines for Breeders

      * New or Amended regulations, policy statements, publications and listings will be made available from the ANKC Ltd website.


      TRACEY BARRY
      ADMINISTRATOR

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    • 27th October 2016
    • Online Membership renewals 2017

    • Online Membership Renewals 2017

      Dogs Queensland is happy to announce that the 2017 Membership Renewal and Prefix Renewal can now be completed online. Please note that this process cannot be used by Clubs and 'Complimentary' members. We will of course continue to provide a hard copy of the Renewal form with the Dog World magazine from November onwards.

      Please also note that if you used this system last year and registered online, your details are exactly the same as provided last year, including your password. Just use the link below to Login. If there are any issues or you've forgotten your password, please call the Dogs Queensland Office on (07) 3252 2661 for assistance.

      IMPORTANT – During the Renewal process, you will be asked the question: ‘Do you still require to receive a hard copy of your monthly Dog World Magazine’. If you do require a hard copy, PLEASE TICK THE BOX.

      For all those members wishing to renew their BREEDERS DIRECTORY ADVERT, this cannot be done online and we will be writing to all of you shortly.

      Please note that you will not be able to set up a Login unless your current email address is recorded on the Dogs Queensland Database and you will need your current Dogs Queensland Membership Card and Credit Card details with you.

      Please use the following link, which is also available on the front screen of our website;

      https://dogsecom.ausn.com.au/LoginQLD.aspx?state=QLD.

      The link will take you to another screen. Please click on the link: ‘Are you a Dogs Queensland Member? If Yes, become an Online User or Reset your Password’.

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    • 20th October 2016
    • ANKC Survey - White Swiss Shepherd Dog Owners

    • ANKC Survey - White Swiss Shepherd Dog Owners

      Please CLICK HERE to view information regarding participation in a Survey from the ANKC Ltd, specifically for breeders of the White Swiss Shepherd Dog.

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    • 14th September 2016
    • Agility "Collapsible Tunnels" - Suspending of their use

    • Agility "Collapsible Tunnels" - Suspending of their use

      Please refer to the statement below issued by the ANKC Ltd today in relation to the immediate suspension of the use of Agility Collapsible Tunnels:

      On the request of the National Agility Committee, the ANKC Ltd Board of Directors has agreed to the temporary suspension of the use of the Collapsible Tunnel effective immediately due to safety concerns. This suspension will remain in place until advised by ANKC Ltd.

      This follows similar action taken by a number of Overseas Clubs, including the Kennel Club (UK) and the American Kennel Club.

      Tracey Barry

      Administrator
      September 2016.

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    • 12th September 2016
    • Expressions of Interest - Durack Coffee Vendors 2017

    • Expressions of Interest - Durack Coffee Vendors 2017

      Please CLICK HERE to view a document regarding Expressions of Interest required for having a Coffee Vendor at Durack on Show Days.

      Please CLICK HERE to view a listing of 2017 Durack Show Dates.

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    • 26th August 2016
    • ANKC Press Release - Allowable Colours

    • ANKC Press Release - Allowable Colours

      The ANKC Ltd Board resolved at the May 2016 Board meeting for the following motion passed at the October 2015 Board meeting as well as a subsequent electronic motion be rescinded prior to the endorsement of a recommendation received from the National Breed Standards Coordination Group.

      It was unanimously RESOLVED that the following two motions be rescinded:

      1. Motion 7.2.1 Board Meeting October 2015:

      "It was resolved that in reference to colour, a note be included on any breed standard stating that ‘highly undesirable’ is to be interpreted as not acceptable for inclusion on the Main Register.

      It was agreed this motion should only address the colour section of standards initially and any further references to ‘highly undesirable’ in other sections of the standards could be dealt with by electronic motion".

      and

      2. Electronic Motion

      "It was resolved that ANKC Ltd determine that 1st January 2017 be the implementation date for the following resolution passed at the October 2015 Board meeting and that prior to that date the Breed Standards Co-ordination Group report to the Board on the implications of implementing this decision".

      It was then resolved that the Board endorse the National Breed Standards Coordination Group’s recommendation:

      "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)
      All other undesirable colours are to be placed on the Main register if desired by the Breeder.
      The onus is to be placed on Judges to non-award undesirable/highly undesirable colours.
      Prior to 1 January 2017, National Breed Councils or Breed Clubs will be invited so that they can nominate certain colours for their specific breeds not to be placed on the Main Register for health reasons and to provide evidence for their request".

      All Breed Clubs, or breeders who have breeds which do not have a National Breed Council or a 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 for health reasons and to provide evidence for this request by no later than COB Friday, 11 November 2016.

      Tracey Barry
      Administrator
      August 2016

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    • 24th August 2016
    • Communication from the ANKC re Associate Membership of the FCI

    • Communication from the ANKC re Associate Membership of the FCI


      Please CLICK HERE to view information regarding Associate Membership of the FCI for ANKC Ltd.

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    • 12th August 2016
    • Health Seminar - Reproduction

    • Health Seminar - Reproduction

      The French Bulldog Club of Qld is focussed on education and providing their members with the platforms with which to further their knowledge to assist in improving their breed. They have organised a seminar on Reproduction and would like to open this seminar to other breeders as well for general information.

      They are delighted to have Dr Phil Thomas and Xavier Schneider from QVS as the guest speakers and all details are in the following flyer - please CLICK HERE.

      Date - Saturday 5 November 2016
      Time - 1:00pm
      Location - Durack's Function Room
      Session #1 - Pregnancy and Diseases of Pregnancy
      Session #2 - Normal & Abnormal Birth and Caesarean
      Presenters - Dr Phil Thomas and Xavier Schneider
      Cost - $15 for FBCQLD members, $20 for non members
      Bookings and Enquiries to Kelly McClelland: secretaryfbcqld@gmail.com.

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    • 03rd August 2016
    • RAFT 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

    • RAFT 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees


      RETRIEVING & FIELD TRIAL

      HALL OF FAME

      2016

      The ANKC Ltd Retrieving & Field Trial Hall of Fame pays homage to those PERSONS and DOGS that have made outstanding and significant contributions to the sports of Retrieving or Field Trials.

      As Convenor of the ANKC Ltd Retrieving & Field Trial Hall of Fame Election Panel, it is with pleasure that I announce the inductees for 2016.


      PROMINENT PERSONS

      Mrs Margaret Hall


      DISTINGUISHED DOGS

      Grand RT Ch Kaemaje AllBlack (Blackie)
      Owned by Mr Joe Vella


      Inductees in the category of Prominent Persons are acknowledged as being exceptional people who have made an outstanding contribution to the sport over an extended period of time.

      Inductees in the category of Outstanding Gundogs are recognized for their outstanding achievements in the disciplines of Retrieving or Field Trials.

      The Election Panel congratulates the new inductees for 2016.


      T STEVENS
      Convenor

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