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All the latest news and press releases from Dogs Queensland
    • 03rd November 2015
    • Survey - Dog World Magazine

    • 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:

      SURVEY

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    • 30th October 2015
    • Obedience Trial Cancelled Pine Rivers 31 October

    • 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.


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    • 21st October 2015
    • Recent Videos Available on our YouTube Channel

    • 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.

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    • 08th October 2015
    • Online Schedule Lodgement - Information Session 15 Oct

    • 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 rob@dogsqueensland.org.au as soon as you can if you would like to attend.

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    • 29th September 2015
    • Message from the Board to Zone 3 Members

    • 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.

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    • 28th September 2015
    • Dog & Puppy of the Year Final Information

    • Dog & Puppy of the Year Final Information

      Members, please note that the final date for acceptance of entries has been extended to 5:00pm on Wednesday 30 September.

      Please CLICK HERE to view a document prepared by the Dog of the Year Committee regarding the forthcoming Dog and Puppy Of Year events from Friday 23  to Sunday 25 October.

      The smorgasbord menu for the Saturday evening meal is now available as follows:

      Freshly baked Turkish Bread rolls

      Chicken – Boneless Chicken stuffed with Apricot & Macadamia Nuts
      Beef – Prime MSA Rib Fillet with Mustard & Fresh Herbs
      Fish – Baked Atlantic Salmon Fillet with Hollandaise

      Baked Rosemary Potatoes
      Trio of Roasted Vegetables – Sweet Potato, Zucchini and Caramelised Onion
      Cauliflower & Cheese
      Caesar Salad
      Green Bean Salad – Fresh Crispy Green Beans, Roasted Capsicum, Spanish Onion, Toasted Almonds, Orange Segments & Honey

      Mars Bar Cheesecake
      Mango & Coconut Torte
      Apple Pie with Custard

      Tickets are:

      Adults:  $45 per person
      Children (5–12 years):  $25 per person
      Children (5 and under):  Free of charge

      The Committee has been working very hard to make this year's event special – this is Queensland's premier dog event and it will be a great night.

      Tables are being booked up fast, so book early to secure a table with your friends.

      Please contact Jodie Wilshier to book your dinner tickets at: cavlamour@bigpond.com.

      Payment by Credit Card, cheque or money order for the dinner must be forward to the Dogs Queensland office.


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    • 18th September 2015
    • DOY Support Shows 19/20 Sep - Final Judges & Sat Start Time

    • DOY Support Shows 19/20 Sep - Final Judges & Sat Start Time

      SATURDAY START TIME & FINAL JUDGES FOR DOY SUPPORT SHOWS 19/20 SEPTEMBER

      As you will note, there have been a number of changes to the Judges for the Dog of the Year Support Shows to be held at Durack on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015. I would also confirm that the Show on Saturday will commence at 4.30pm.

      We have attempted to minimise disruption to exhibitors by ensuring that all breeds will be judged in their normal rings as follows:

      Group 1 – Ring 10
      Group 2 – Ring 8
      Group 3 – Ring 11
      Group 4 – Ring 3
      Group 5 – Ring 14
      Group 6 – Ring 16
      Group 7 – Ring 5

      However, a number of breeds will be judged out of the usual order. To accommodate the changes of judging order, judges (rather than breeds) will move between the assigned rings as outlined below:

      On Saturday 19 September 2015 dogs will be judged by:-

      Mr Ozkanal in the following order:

      Ring 3 – the entire Hound Group, followed by
      Ring 5 – the Non-Sporting Group in alphabetical order, less Boston Terriers, Dalmatians and French Bulldogs.

      Mr M Lepasaar in the following order:

      Ring 5 – Boston Terriers, Dalmatians and French Bulldogs, followed by
      Ring 11 – at the completion of the breeds assigned to Mrs Lepasaar, the remainder of the Gundog Group in alphabetical order.

      Mrs Lepasaar in the following order:

      Ring 11 - Clumber Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, Hungarian Vizslas, Irish Setters, Weimaraners and Weirmaraner (longhair), followed by
      Ring 8 – the entire Terrier Group in alphabetical order.

      Mrs Armatys in the following order:

      Ring 14 – the entire Working Dog Group in alphabetical order,
      Ring 16 – the entire Utility Group alphabetical order.

      Mrs Petersen in the following order:

      Ring 10 – the entire Toy Group in alphabetical order.

      On Sunday 20 September 2015 dogs will be judged by:-

      Mrs Armatys in the following order:

      Ring 10 – Italian Greyhounds and Pomeranians, followed by
      Ring 3 – Afghan Hounds, Azawakhs, Borzois, Irish Wolfhounds, Salukis and Whippets,
      Ring 11 – the entire Gundog Group in alphabetical order.

      Mr Ozkanal in the following order:

      Ring 14 – the entire Working Dog Group in alphabetical order, followed by
      Ring 16 – the entire Utility Group in alphabetical order.

      Mr M Lepasaar in the following order:

      Ring 3 – at the completion of Mrs Armatys' judging (namely Afghan Hounds, Azawakhs, Borzois, Irish Wolfhounds, Salukis and Whippets), the remainder of the Hound Group in alphabetical order.

      Mrs Lepasaar in the following order:

      Ring 5 – Dalmatians, followed by
      Ring 10 – at the completion of Mrs Armatys' judging (namely Italian Greyhounds and Pomeranians), the remainder of the Toy Group in alphabetical order.

      Mrs Petersen in the following order:

      Ring 8 – the entire Terrier Group in alphabetical order,
      Ring 5 – the entire Non-Sporting group in alphabetical order (less Dalmatians and Great Danes).

      TBA Judge (will be advised at the Saturday Show)

      Ring 5 – Great Danes

      PLEASE NOTE: EXHIBITORS ARE URGED TO LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SHOW MANAGER ON THE DAY. JUDGING IN RINGS WILL NOT BE DELAYED DUE TO EXHIBITOR AVAILABILITY.

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    • 17th September 2015
    • Codes of Practice - Members & Breeders

    • Codes of Practice - Members & Breeders

      Two Code of Practice documents have been prepared by our Government and Agency Liaison Officer, Mr Mark Sheppard, together with input from the Board and the Canine Health Committee.

      With reference to our previous email sent on 24 August 2015 about the Puppy Farm Strategy, Dogs Queensland wishes to thank all those members who were able to reply to the Government Survey.

      Dogs Queensland does not agree that our members should be expected to participate in a Government imposed scheme, which in many ways duplicates exactly what our responsible member breeders are already doing.

      In order to reinforce Dogs Queensland's standing with Government, the following documents have been prepared. It is understood that the detail within these documents are the minimum requirements and the vast majority of breeders already have most of the measures in place.

      Please note within the documents the difference between a Standard and a Guideline as contained within the codes as such:

      Standards are enforceable - because they have been taken directly from existing state legislation, local laws, Dogs Queensland Rules and our own Code of Ethics.


      Guidelines are not enforceable - they are simply suggestions / strategies which will assist members to achieve and exceed compliance with the expected Standards.

      Members and breeders should note that for 2016 and beyond, renewal forms will have provisions included where a box must be ticked stating that you agree to abide by these Codes of Practice.

      Prior to 2016 renewals being sent out, if any member wishes to provide any feedback regarding anything within these documents, please do so by email direct to me by close of business on Wednesday 23 September 2015: rob@dogsqueensland.org.au.

      To view / download the documents, please click on the following:

      Code of Practice - Members

      Code of Practice - Breeders

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    • 16th September 2015
    • Breeder Survey from interstate

    • Breeder Survey from interstate

      Below is a link to a survey being compiled by a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania which focuses on breeding practices and objectives as an Australian dog breeder. This will be combined with a consumer survey and gives Australian dog breeders a voice in regards to selling practices, understanding of the companion dog market, and views on the current regulation of dog breeding:

      START SURVEY

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    • 11th September 2015
    • Schedule Amendments - DOY Shows 19/20 Sep

    • Schedule Amendments - DOY Shows 19/20 Sep

      Please note that due to the initial Estonian Kennel Club approval being incorrect, there has been no choice but to make alterations to the Dog of the Year Committee Schedules for the Championship Shows being held at Durack on Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 September.

      Also to note is that as a result of these changes, entries will remain open until Sunday 13 September.

      Please CLICK HERE to view a document that details the new schedule information and instructions regarding the Judging Order.

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