Bundaberg Easter Shows - Change of Judge
Please be advised that for the Bundaberg Canine Club Inc Easter Eggstravaganza Shows over the Easter weekend 2016, there has been a last minute change to the Judges due to one of the overseas judges' flights being cancelled today.
The following changes have been required so please note for your reference:
Good Friday: Mrs J Keenan (Vic) will now judge Groups 2 & 3,
Saturday am: Mrs Olga Gagney (Canada) will now judge Groups 3 & 5,
Saturday pm: Mr David Weil will now judge Group 2 and General Specials,
Easter Sunday am: Mr Fred Salud (Philippines) will now judge Groups 2 & 4,
Easter Sunday pm: Mr Peter Machem (Canada) will now judge Groups 2 & 7,
Monday: Mr Franklin van de Spuy (RSA) will now judge Groups 7 & 6.
Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Office Closure - Easter Break
The Dogs Queensland Office will be closed from 12:00 midday on Thursday 24 March 2016 for the Easter period and reopen as usual at 8:00am on Tuesday 29 March 2016.
Venue Change - Callide Valley Shows 5 & 6 March
In reference to the Callide Valley Canine Club Championship Shows that are being held on Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 March in Rockhampton, the following notice has been issued by the Club:
Due to the Miles St grounds being too wet to drive on, we have had to transfer our Shows to the Recreation Grounds at 52496 Burnett Highway, Bouldercombe. The Club apologies greatly for any inconvenience.
This message has been posted on Facebook pages and the Club has a list of exhibitors who we have not confirmed have seen the Facebook posts to phone, which we are working through.
For any enquiries, please contact 0417 628 400.
ANKC Press Release - Belgian Shepherd Dogs
As confirmed at the October 2015 Board Meeting, ANKC Ltd has adopted the FCI Regulations pertaining to inter-variety breeding of Belgian Shepherd Dogs and this is still in effect. Reference Regulations Part 6, Clause 9.11.
Please CLICK HERE to view a copy of the current FCI Regulations confirming the current status of inter variety breeding of Belgian Shepherd Dogs.
ANKC Notice of Meeting of National Breed Councils
Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of National Breed Councils will be held on Saturday, 2 July 2016 commencing at 9.30 a.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 27 April 2016 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 15 June 2016. Only those delegates confirmed by their respective National Breed Council will be permitted entry to the meeting.
ANKC Ltd Administrator
AGM Notice 2015
NOTICE is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS of the Canine Control Council (Queensland) Limited will be held in the DURACK CLUBHOUSE, CCC(Q) Ltd Showgrounds, King Avenue, Durack at 7:30pm on Wednesday 30 March 2016. All Members have a right to appoint a proxy under Clauses 55-59 of the CCC(Q) Ltd Constitution.
Business to be conducted:
• Receiving the report of the Board of Directors for the previous year.
• Receiving the annual financial accounts duly certified by the Auditor.
• The appointment of the Auditor for the next Financial Year.
• Confirmation of CCC(Q) Ltd Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax exemption status.
• Any other item of business submitted in writing by a member to the Secretary not less than fourteen (14) days prior to the date fixed for the AGM.
In accordance with Clause 48.1(5) of the CCC(Q) Ltd Constitution, Members are asked to submit any additional items of business to the CCC(Q) Ltd Office no later than 15 March 2016. To assist Members in providing the most accurate and timely information, if anyone has any questions in regards to the financial accounts, it is requested that those be submitted no later than 15 March 2016.
Note 1: All Financial Members are entitled to attend the AGM, vote at the AGM and submit Items of Business for the AGM. Any renewing Members from 2015 who are yet to pay their 2016 Renewal Fees may only attend the AGM but may not vote at the AGM unless their 2016 Renewal Fees are paid prior to the AGM.
Note 2: All Financial Members unable to attend have the right to appoint a proxy in accordance with Clauses 55 – 59 of the CCC(Q) Ltd Constitution; this proxy form will be available from the Dogs Queensland Website once additional items of business have been received.
Note 3: The 2015 Annual Report will be available on the Dogs Queensland Website on or around 1 March 2016 and if Members require a hard copy, they are to request one from the Dogs Queensland Office prior to or after that date.
All Members are asked to note that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS will not be held simultaneously in the regional centres in 2016 due to technical difficulties previously experienced in those centres.
ANKC Canine Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Scheme (CHEDS)
The AVA and ANKC Ltd jointly established the Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Scheme in January 2000 and since that time, the AVA has been responsible for administering the scheme from its Canberra office.
The AVA has now decided to cease participation in the Scheme and ANKC Ltd will become the sole manager of the Scheme once the transfer takes place.
The transition of administrative functions will occur over the next few months and is expected to be completed by the end of April 2016.
From Monday 2 May 2016, all submissions will be sent directly from the Veterinarian taking the x-rays to a member of the ANKC Ltd Radiologists Panel.
Full details of the new procedures and ANKC Ltd Radiologists Panel will be available from www.ankc.org.au from 1 March 2016.
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
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)