Strategic Plan Update
In 2015, Dogs Queensland established a Strategic Business Plan to map a pathway of the organisation over a five year period towards a desired future state. The plan was developed in consultation with a large number of interested Dogs Queensland members.
It is important that this document is a “living document” and includes a consistent review and reporting cycle. The report (link below) documents the progress of the Strategic Business Plan up to a reporting date of 30 September 2015. The Strategic Planning Committee are adopting a quarterly reporting program to keep members informed and engaged with the process and progress of strategic priorities. The next report will be for the quarter ended 31 December 2015 and will be released to members in January 2016.
The report is structured to provide an “update at a glance” for members as well as detailed information in the appendices for members who wish to obtain further information. The Overview section of the update report provides some relevant context relating to the Strategic Plan.
Over time, the planning and reporting process and format will be reviewed and improved and constructive feedback is welcome.
Should members have any questions in relation to the report or strategic planning, they are welcome to direct these to Craig Pettett (email to email@example.com is the most effective method) or can be lodged to the office who will pass on to Craig for response.
Please CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Strategic Plan Update document.
Office Christmas Closure
The Dogs Queensland Office will be closed down from 12:00 midday on Wednesday 23 December 2015 for the Christmas period and reopen as usual at 8:00am on Monday 4 January 2016.
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Change of Judge - Sunshine D.O.C. 28 November
The Sunshine Coast Dog Obedience Club is holding their Obedience Trial on Saturday 28 November at the Sport Complex, Ballinger Rd, Buderim.
There has been slight judging changes for this event - Mrs D Stutz will be judging UD and Mr W Patterson will be judging CDX.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Schedule Changes - Directors', DOY & Grounds Shows 27-29 Nov
We would like to advise you that for the Directors', Dog of the Year and Grounds Committee Shows being held at Durack on Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November 2015, the following changes have occurred:
1. The closing date for entries has been extended to Midnight on Tuesday 17 November 2015, and
2. The Judge, Mr P Bailey (UK) is not able to attend.
As a result, the following adjustments have been made to judging:
For the Directors' Show on Friday 27 November, Mrs W Baker (SA) will be judging Group 5 first in Ring 14 and this will be followed by Group 7 in Ring 5.
For the Dog of the Year Committee Show on Saturday 28 November, Mr P Wilkes (WA) will be judging Group 4 first in Ring 3 and this will be followed by Group 5 in Ring 14.
For the Grounds Committee Show (Amenities Show) on Sunday 29 November, Mr J Stanton (NZ) will be judging Group 5 and Group 5 Specials in Ring 14. Also, Mr P Martin (SA) will be judging Group 7 and Group 7 Specials first in Ring 15 and this will be followed by Group 6 and Group 6 Specials in Ring 5.
Please CLICK HERE to view the new Show Schedules for the above Shows.
Survey - Dog World Magazine
Please click on the following link to complete a Survey we are conducting to gather information about members' current thoughts and suggestions for improvements to the Dog World Magazine.
The survey will be open for input from 3 November until 31 December 2015:
Obedience Trial Cancelled Pine Rivers 31 October
Please note that the Pine Rivers Dog Training Club Obedience Trial scheduled at Rob Akers Reserve, Bells Pocket Rd, Strathpine on Saturday 31 October has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the Club's control.
Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Recent Videos Available on our YouTube Channel
Please be advised that there are some recent videos available on the Dogs Queensland YouTube Channel from Durack. The Best in Show Judging from the Waterloo Bay and Ipswich Kennel Club Shows are amongst the items there for viewing.
Please CLICK HERE to be taken direct to the Dogs Queensland YouTube Channel. This link is also available on this website under About Us.
Online Schedule Lodgement - Information Session 15 Oct
In regards to Clubs submitting Schedules Online via Showmanager, the take up as yet has been rather slow.
In response to this, Jeremy Cook has offered to put on an information night for Clubs or any other interested party at Durack on Thursday 15 October at 7:00pm in the Function Room, a light supper will be provided.
The invitation is also extended to Zone 2 and Zone 3 Clubs to have a representative from Zone 1 at the Information Night who can assist with training in those Zones at a later date.
Please contact Rob Harrison direct on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can if you would like to attend.
Message from the Board to Zone 3 Members
During the last 2 months, the Dogs Queensland Board has received no fewer than 5 separate Show Manager's Reports detailing incidents that have occurred at various Zone 3 Conformation Shows.
Some of the incidents noted are;
· Unacceptable behaviour towards Show Officials,
· Unacceptable behaviour towards other Exhibitors,
· Unacceptable remarks on Social Media towards Show Officials,
· Unacceptable remarks on Social Media towards Exhibitors.
Of particular concern is reported undesirable behaviour, comments and Social Media activity that has impacted on our young members in relation to all Junior Handler competitions.
The Board has been left with no other alternative than to act on these reports and as a result has cancelled the Junior Handler Competition scheduled this weekend, Sunday 4 October at the Grounds Committee of Dogs Queensland Amenities - Zone 3 Shows at the Ingham Showgrounds. In addition to this, there will be no further Junior Handler Competitions or Classes at Zone 3 Shows until further notice.
If these ongoing incidents do not cease, the Board will consider further action including denial of further Junior Handler Competitions and Classes in 2016 and potential cancellation of Conformation Shows.
Lastly, whilst the Board is empathetic to the smaller size of Conformation Shows in Zone 3, exhibitors simply have to come forward to assist at Shows. Show Managers, Stewards and Writers are desperately needed to allow Clubs to continue to run Shows. If you wish to assist, please contact the Dogs Queensland Office who will forward your details to the Event Managers and Stewards Committee.