Office Christmas Closure
Please note that the Dogs Queensland office will be closed for the Christmas break from 12:00 midday on Friday 22 December 2017 and will reopen for business at 8:00am on Wednesday 3 January 2018.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
ANKC Press Release - Clarification of Agility Rule 4.3 - Height Card
Reference is made to Rule 4.3 - Height Card in the updated Rules for the Conduct of Agility Trials which reads:
4.3 Height Card
Prior to a dog competing in a trial, an Official Height Card, signed by TWO (ANKC Ltd) Agility Judges or other persons approved by the Canine Control specifying the height or the height category of the dog must be obtained. The height of the dog is to be measured at the highest point of the withers no more than two months before that trial. The Height Card is valid for the life of the dog if they are over 2 years old or the dog is measured at the 600 Height Category. If the dog is under 2 years old a temporary height card will be issued and the dog will be required to be remeasured when the dog is 2 years of age. A permanent Height Card would then be issued.
Any pass cards issued to the dog during the period of the temporary height card will remain valid.
The National Agility Committee has confirmed the following interpretation which shall be binding in accordance with the rules:
If a dog that has been measured is not 2 years old as of 1 January 2018 (with the exception of dogs in the 600 height category), then it will be required to be re-measured when it reaches the age of 2 years of age.
ANKC LTD ADMINISTRATOR
Expressions of Interest - Durack Coffee Vendors 2018
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 2018 Durack Show Dates.
ANKC Press Release - Notice of Meeting: 2018 National Breed Council
|MEETING OF NATIONAL BREED COUNCILS
NOTICE OF MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of National Breed Councils will be held on Saturday, 28 July 2018 commencing at 10.00a.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 1 June 2018 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 13 July 2018. Only those delegates confirmed by their respective National Breed Council will be permitted entry to the meeting.
ANKC LTD ADMINISTRATOR
ANKC Board Minutes Summary October 2017
|SUMMARY OF THE ANKC LTD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & BOARD MEETING
HELD IN NEW SOUTH WALES ON 14th and 15th OCTOBER, 2017
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Australian National Kennel Council Limited held in Sydney:
1. Election of ANKC Ltd Vice President and Treasurer
Mr Brian Parker was re-elected as Vice President for a one year term from 14 October 2017; and
Mr David Sales was re-elected unopposed as Treasurer for a one year term from 14 October 2017; and
Mr Darren Bowey was elected as a member of the Executive Committee for a one year term from 14 October 2017.
At the October 2017 ANKC Ltd Board meeting, Directors resolved/considered the following:
1. CACIB Shows
It was resolved to adopt a new set of regulations for the conduct of CACIB Shows. These regulations will be included in ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 5 under Section 6.
It was resolved to approve the following CACIB Shows to be conducted in Australia in 2018/early 2019:
|Dogs SA||1 June 2018||Dogs SA Winter International|
|Dogs ACT||8 July 2018||EPIC Advance Dog Sports Extravaganza 2018|
|Dogs West||13-14 July 2018||The FCI Winter Festival Championship Show|
|Dogs NSW||31 August 2018||Dogs NSW Spring Fair Dog Show|
|Dogs Tasmania||28 October 2018||Combined Breeds Dog Club of Tasmania|
|Dogs Queensland||14 December 2018||Dogs Queensland Directors' Show|
|Dogs Victoria||16 February 2019||Twilight Canine Country Club|
2. Additional ANKC Ltd Special Board Meetings
It was resolved from 2018 the ANKC Ltd Board will meet at two additional Special Board meetings to be held on the second Saturday of February and the third Saturday of June.
3. ANKC Ltd Judges’ Contract – General and Dances with Dogs
It was resolved for the expenses section of the ANKC Ltd Judges’ Contracts to be reworded to remove the reference to a “Judging” expense and replace it with “Incidental Expenses”.
4. * Visiting Overseas Judges Evaluation Procedure
It was resolved a list of Overseas Judges who have been evaluated is to be made available from the ANKC Ltd website.
It was resolved that Dogs NT will be exempt from the Visiting Overseas Judges Evaluation Procedure.
It was resolved that the Visiting Overseas Judges Evaluation Procedure be amended with the evaluating judge to be an Accredited Assessor, and for the removal of ‘Excellent’ from the Evaluation line as well as removing the ‘Quality of Entry’ line in its entirety from the form.
5. * National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership - Amendment
It was resolved for the National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership to be amended as follows:
New Clause 11 added to read:
11. A Member of ANKC Ltd State Member Body shall not register a dog with a Registry Body not recognised by ANKC Ltd. (Added 10/17, 6.1)
With all subsequent clauses renumbered.
Clause 31 renumbered 32 and amended to read:
32. It is mandatory for an ANKC Ltd Member Body Membership Number to be displayed on any advertisement for dogs whatever the media and all members must include the following wording in their advertisements:
“Please contact Dogs [insert State/Territory] on email: [insert email address] to verify my membership”. (Amended 10/17, 6.1)
6. * Regulations Pertaining to Non Resident Draft Test Judges
It was resolved to approve a set of regulations pertaining to Non Resident Draft Test Judges.
7. Subsidiary Company
It was resolved that ANKC set up a subsidiary company to act as a charity to finance canine health and welfare with the ability in perpetuity for ANKC Ltd to appoint the Directors.
It was resolved to unanimously reject a recent submission received from the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia for ANKC to consider reversing its policy and permit the conduct of Schutzhund/IPO in Australia.
9. * ANKC Ltd Rules - Amendments
Amendments to the following rules have been endorsed.
ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Agility Trials
ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Agility Team Events
ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Draft Test
ANKC Ltd Rules & Regulations for the Conduct of Herding Trials.
10. * ANKC Ltd Regulations - Amendments
Amendments to the following regulations have been endorsed:
|ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 2 – Judges||Clause 3.2|
|ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 3 – Judges Training
& Examination Program
|ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 5 – Show||New Section 6, Clauses 7.4.2 (g), 126.96.36.199|
|ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register
|Clauses 3.9 (b), 3.11 (b), 5.1.1 (a), 6.1.1,
188.8.131.52, 6.2.1, 6.4.5, 6.5.3, 6.7.1, 6.11,
ANKC Press Release - Obedience & Tracking: Clarification of Deduction in Utility Class, Signal Exercise Rule
Reference is made to the Utility Class, Signal Exercise rule in the current ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Obedience Trials and in particular to clarification of the highlighted section noted below:
Deductions – Substantial: For any double signal or failure to sit, stand or down during the heel routine, prolonged signals, slow response to signals.
The National Obedience & Tracking Committee has confirmed the following interpretation which shall be binding in accordance with the rules:
A substantial deduction applies where a dog fails to stand on the lead-up to the final portion of the Signal Exercise in the UD Class.
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