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ANKC: SCENT WORK TRIALS UPDATE
REGS PART 3N - REGULATIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SCENT WORK TRAILS TRAINING SCHEME: REVISED.
Refer to Item 7 in the Meeting Summary of the ANKC June 2021 Special Board meeting where it indicated the effective date for the amendment to Clause 1.1 of Regulations Part 3N – Regulations for the Conduct of Scent Work Trials/Judges Training Scheme was 1 January 2022.
Further consultation with the Board of Directors has confirmed the majority agreed to this amendment based on the understanding the amendment would be effective from 1 July 2021. As a result, the effective date will be 1 July 2021.
The Meeting Summary on the ANKC website has been updated accordingly. Further consultation with the Board of Directors has confirmed the amendment is now effective from the 1st July 2021.
For further information, please visit the ANKC website link below:
ANKC: AFGHAN HOUND SURVEY
Responses to the survey are required by the 8th OCTOBER 2021.
RE: MINIMUM BREEDING AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION OF AFGHAN HOUND PUPPIES ON THE MAIN REGISTER. This survey applies to any Member of a Canine Control affiliated with the ANKC Ltd who is the owner of a registered Afghan Hound. In the interests of the breed, please read this survey carefully.
Access the survey via: www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWC7NF2
THE ANKC LTD AND THE ANKC LTD NATIONAL CANINE HEALTH AND WELLBEING COMMITTEE RECOMMEND THAT:
The ANKC Ltd has resolved to conduct a Survey of all Afghan Hound owners recommending that Litter Registration Limitations are to be applied to litters mated on or after 1st June 2022:-
The Minimum Breeding Age for Afghan bitches is 24 months at the time of mating (unless a veterinary certificate is produced stating that for health reasons the bitch should be mated before 24 months).
If litter registration limitations are approved for the Minimum Breeding Age for Afghan Hound bitches, breeders of litters whelped on or after 1st June 2022, will be required to comply with the requirements as a prerequisite to the registration of any litter on the ANKC Ltd Main Register. Litters which do not meet the above requirements will only be able to be placed on the Limited Register and will be flagged not to be upgraded.
A majority of registered owners within the breed and responding to this survey must be in favour before approval is given by the ANKC Ltd.
The National Afghan Hound Breed Council does not presently have any rule regarding the minimum breeding age for Afghan Hound bitches so is governed by ANKC Regulations Part 6 Clause 8.2 which states ‘the minimum breeding age for bitches across all breeds is 12 months at the time of mating.’
IT IS CONSIDERED THAT AN AFGHAN HOUND BITCH:
- Is not of adequate maturity to be bred at 12 months of age as she is still developing at this age.
- the Afghan bitch’s health is of prime concern to responsible breeders.
For further information, please visit the ANKC website link below: https://ankc.org.au/AboutUs/?id=3298