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
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
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: email@example.com.
Payment by Credit Card, cheque or money order for the dinner must be forward to the Dogs Queensland office.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view / download the documents, please click on the following:
Code of Practice - Members
Code of Practice - Breeders
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:
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.
Rockhampton Dog Obedience Club Obedience Trial 26 Aug - Change of Judge
Please note that for the Rockhampton Dog Obedience Club Obedience Trial being held at Duthie Park, Marsh Ave, North Rockhampton on Saturday 26 August 2015, the Judge, Mrs T Young has been replaced by Mr W Patterson.
Special General Meeting 14 September 2015
NOTICE is hereby given that a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS of the Canine Control Council (Queensland) Limited will be held in the Function Room, Dogs Queensland Sports Grounds, King Avenue, Durack at 7:00pm on Monday 14 September 2015. All Members have a right to appoint a proxy under Clauses 55-59 of the CCC(Q) Ltd Constitution.
The Board of Directors gives notice of a Special Resolution (a Special Resolution is a resolution that needs to be passed by at least seventy five percent (75%) of members present at a General Meeting) to amend the CCC(Q) Ltd Constitution in accordance with Clause 70 of the Constitution reproduced below;
70 Amendments to the Constitution
70.1 Subject to the Act, this Constitution may be amended only if:
(1) a Special Resolution is passed at a General Meeting that a proposed constitutional amendment be put to members for a vote; and
(2) seventy five percent (75%) of all members who vote, vote in favour of the proposed amendment at a subsequent ballot.
The Special General Meeting has been called in line with a written request received as per Constitutional Clause 49.1 (2) and Members are given notice as per Constitutional Clause 50.1 reproduced below;
49 Special General Meetings
49.1 The Secretary must call a Special General Meeting (SGM) upon:
(1) being directed to call the meeting by the Board; or
(2) being given a written request signed by one hundred (100) members of the CCCQ Ltd.
49.2 A request for a SGM must state:
(1) why the SGM is being called; and
(2) the business to be conducted at the meeting.
49.3 A SGM must be held within two (2) months after the date the Secretary receives a request for a SGM in accordance with this clause 49.
49.4 If the Secretary is unable or unwilling to call a SGM within two (2) months, then the President must call the meeting.
50 Notice of all General Meetings
50.1 The Secretary must give at least twenty one (21) days’ notice of the General Meeting to each member of the CCCQ Ltd.
50.2 If the Secretary is unable or unwilling to give notice of the meeting, the President must give notice of the meeting.
50.3 The notice of a General Meeting must set out the place, date and time for the meeting and, if the meeting is to be held in two (2) or more places, the technology that will be used.
50.4 A notice of a General Meeting must state the business to be conducted at the meeting. If a Special Resolution is to be proposed at the meeting, the notice is to set out an intention to propose the Special Resolution and its content.
50.5 A notice of a General Meeting must contain a statement that the members have a right to appoint a proxy;
50.6 The accidental omission to give notice of any General Meeting or the non-receipt of the notice by any person entitled to receive notice of a General Meeting does not invalidate the proceedings at, or any resolution passed at the meeting.
In addition to the above Resolution, the Special General Meeting will also deal with a second item of business in line with a written request received as per Constitutional Clause 49.1 (2) above.
I reproduce below the relevant clauses in regards to the removal of a Dogs Queensland Director;
33.5 Before a vote of members is taken about removing the Director from office, the Board of Directors member must be given a full and fair opportunity to address the meeting and to show cause why he / she should not be removed from office.
33.6 If seventy five percent (75%) of members present at a Special General Meeting determine that a Director ought to be removed, then the Board of Directors member ceases forthwith to be a member of the Board of Directors.
33.7 A Director of the Board of Directors has no right of appeal against his removal at a Special General Meeting but may stand at the next election if otherwise eligible.
Item 1 – Special Resolution to amend the Constitution (Petition available below)
We, the undersigned members of CCCQ Ltd, request that Mr Rob Harrison, the Secretary of CCCQ Ltd call a Special General Meeting for the purpose of the members of CCCQ Ltd to elect the President and Vice Presidents of CCCQ Ltd rather than the current position requiring the Board to elect the President and Vice Presidents.
The vote for President, Snr Vice President and Jnr Vice President by the members should commence at the next Election of Board Directors to coincide with those elections.
Should the members vote to elect their own President, Senior Vice President and Junior Vice President? And win this vote; I then also submit the following as a guide to be used in this process.
(1) By the deletion of the existing clause 28.3 and the insertion of the following clause in its stead:
(a) At the next AGM, members of CCCQ Limited present in persons or by proxy shall elect one President and two Vice-Presidents from the members of the Board. The President and Vice-Presidents elected at that and subsequent relevant AGMs shall be elected for a term of two (2) years.
(b) The retiring President and Vice-Presidents may offer themselves for re-election upon expiry of their terms.'
(c) Voting shall take place on the basis of 'first past the post'. In the case of the election of the Vice-Presidents, persons eligible to vote will be entitled to cast votes for up to two (2) candidates and the two (2) candidates with the highest number of votes will be elected. A tie in votes for any position will be determined by the drawing of lots. Any position not filled will be treated as a casual vacancy.
Item 2 – Vote of No Confidence in Director Lionel Blumel (Petition available below)
We, the undersigned members of CCCQ Ltd, request that Mr Rob Harrison, the Secretary of CCCQ Ltd call a Special General Meeting for the purpose of the members of CCCQ Ltd to put a Vote of No Confidence in Director Lionel Blumel.
Note 1: All Financial Members are entitled to attend the SGM and vote at the SGM. Any renewing Members from 2014 who are yet to pay their 2015 Renewal Fees may only attend the SGM but may not vote at the SGM.
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 is available from the Dogs Queensland Website.
For an appointment of a proxy for a meeting of the CCC(Q) Ltd’s members to be effective, the following documents must be received by the Secretary at least forty eight (48) hours before the meeting;
(1) the proxy’s appointment; and
(2) if the appointment is signed or otherwise authenticated by the appointer’s attorney, the authority under which the appointment was signed or authenticated or a certified copy of the authority.
To download a Proxy Form, please CLICK HERE.
Please CLICK HERE to view the original Petitions.
Tully Champ Shows 22/23 Aug - Change of Judge
Please be advised that for the Tully & District Kennel Club Championship Shows being held at the Tully Showgrounds, Murray St, Tully on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 August, the Judge, Mr I Smith (NZ) has been replaced by Mr D Staines (Qld) due to illness.
Important Message from the RNA for Ekka Exhibitors
Please refer to the information below for Exhibitors at the RNA Show (Ekka):
2015 Royal Queensland Show
Champion Canine Competition
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO EXHIBITORS
Due to ill health, both Mr Manuel Borges (Portugal) and Dr Zaur Agabeyli (Azerbaijan) are unable to Judge at the Canine Competition at this year’s Royal Queensland Show.
Mr Antoan Hlebarov from Bulgaria will be replacing the judging schedule that was assigned to Mr Manuel Borges and Mr Fernando Caceres from Honduras will replace Dr Zaur Agabeyli and judge his assigned schedule except for the Feature Terrier Specialty Show. For more information on these judges please see below.
Mrs Karen Wilson (USA) will now judge the Feature Terrier Specialty Show and Mr Alfredo Gomez (Colombia) will now judge the Australian Terrier breed prior to the commencement of Group 3 judging on Monday 10 August.
Mr Fernando Caceres (Honduras)
Mr Caceres has been an active member of the Kennel Association of Honduras since 1987. The following year he was accepted to the FCI. He has also participated in the creation of clubs affiliated to the Association Honduras with much success and is currently the President of the Kennel Association of Honduras and President of UNCACEN.
Mr Caceres is the proud founder of Marichal's Kennel Breeder of the following breeds: Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, Pekingese, Boxer, Doberman, German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Fila Brasileiro Pincher Miniature and French Poodle. Over the 30 years of being a dog fancier, he has bred several champion offspring Hondurans. Mr Caceres is currently breeding Rottweilers’.
He has had the honour of judging at the following national, international and specialized exhibitions in the following countries, United States (Houston), El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Panama, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Brazil and Honduras.
Mr Antoan Hlebarov (Bulgaria)
Mr Hlebarov has worked in the field of Cynology since 1990. He has been a BRFC judge since 1994 and is also member of the FCI Agility Commission. Over his judging career he has judged various competitions in countries such as Russia, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Brazil, and recently in Australia.
Mr Hlebarov is particularly interested in Cynology activities such as Agility, Flyball and Freestyle. He is founder of the Afghan Hounds National Cynology Club, president of Sofia Cynology Society and member of the World Dog Press Association since 2006. He has also established the Junior Handler Club at the National Children’s Palace, where he still teaches. Mr. Hlebarov hosts a lot of handling courses and Master Classes in Europe and serves as a system administrator for the Doggy Chatting Room internet forum.
For more information please feel free to contact me.
Royal Queensland Show
Competition & Events Coordinator
07 3253 3934
Southside Dog Obedience Club Rally-O Trial 20 Sep
There has been some confusion over the date for the Southside Dog Obedience Rally-O Trial being held at Daw Rd, Runcorn. The Trial will be held on Sunday 20 September 2015, with Trial entries closing on 4 September.
Please CLICK HERE if you wish to view the Show Schedule for this page only from the updated Dog World magazine on this website.