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DOGS AUSTRALIA: JUNE 2022 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING SUMMARY

At the June 2022 ANKC Ltd Special Board meeting, Directors resolved/considered the following:

1. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 5 – Conformation Show, Clause 3.2.8
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 5 – Conformation Show be amended with the removal of Clause 3.2.8 which currently reads:

3.2.8 A judge cannot exhibit, and any dog owned by a judge cannot be exhibited at a conformation show where that judge has been on the panel at one of the conformation shows using the same panel of judges at a cluster of shows.

Note: This amendment to the regulations will be effective 1 July 2022.

2. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Clause 8.16
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration Clause 8.16 be suspended until further notice.

8.16 Afghan Hound (Added 02/22 – 6.1, Effective 1 July 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).

Breeders of litters whelped on or after 1 June 2022 will be required to comply with the requirements as a prerequisite to 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.

Note: This suspension to the regulations is effective immediately.

3. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Clause 6.9
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration Clause 6.9 be amended to read as follows:

6.9 Registration of Sporting Dogs – on Sporting Register (Added 10/10, 5.11)

6.9.1 A dog that is registered with an ANKC Ltd recognised Working Dog Association or Kindred Body that caters for Working, Sporting or Performance Dogs may be registered on the National Database Sporting Register. (Amended 10/15, 7.5.18) (Amended 02/19, 4.10.2 – effective 01/07/19)

6.9.2 A Working, Sporting or Performance register dog registered with an ANKC Ltd overseas recognised Working Dog Association or Kindred Body to be re-registered with ANKC Ltd must provide, at the time of registering the dog, the following:
a. Proof of identification, such as microchip
b. Proof of Importation, such as a "health permit", "export permit" or "import permit"
c. Proof of Shipment from the country of origin to Australia such as transportation documents "Airway Bill" OR
d. Authorised Agency under the Bio Security Act 2016, Bio Security Release form (b and c above are not required if you have the DAWE release) (Added 02/19, 4.10.3 – effective 01/07/19)

6.9.3 When a dog is to be transferred to the ANKC Ltd database Sporting Register a certified copy of the dog’s registration or letter of authenticity, issued by the recognised body (either national or international}, must be provided, which indicates the registered owners name and address.

6.9.4 For the dog to be registered on the sporting register the Australian owner must be a financial member of an ANKC Ltd member body.

6.9.5 The dog is to be permanently identified (such as microchip) and the permanent identified number is to be recorded on the National Database.

6.9.6 The breed is to be recorded as ‘Sporting’ and only the following details, as assigned by the recognised Working Dog Association/Kindred Body, a list of which can be viewed via http://ankc.org.au/media/9304/ankc-ltd-_wdakb-list_feb-19.pdf, are to be recorded on the National Database:

a. prefix (if available) and name (in the one field);
b. number as assigned by the kindred body;
c. sex – M or F;
d. microchip number;
e. date of birth;
f. colour (Amended 02/19, 4.10.1 – effective 01/07/19) 15; and
g. Parentage if available.

6.9.7 The ANKC Ltd Member Body will produce a Sporting Register Certificate for a Sporting dog, which indicates the above details.

6.9.8 A litter born to both the Sire and Dam on the Sporting Register may be registered on the sporting register where the owner has a registered prefix with the ANKC Ltd and is a current financial member of an ANKC Member body.

6.9.9 To be recognised as a Working Dog Association or Kindred Body the entity must make application to the ANKC for recognition. The application must stipulate the activities conducted by the entity, time in existence, number of members and dogs registered to them and why they are making application to be associated with the ANKC Ltd. The ANKC Ltd Board of Directors is to assess the application at the next available board meeting and notify the entity as soon as possible after the meeting.

Note: This amendment to the regulations will be effective 1 January 2023.

4. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Clause 8.2
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration Clause 8.2 be amended to read:

8.2 The minimum breeding age for bitches across all breeds is 12 months at the time of mating unless there is a Litter Registration Limitation (LRL). This regulation is not intended to reduce minimum age requirement for breeding set out in the Code of Ethics of Member Bodies and the Rules of National Breed Councils and/or Breed Clubs. (Added 10/10, 6.7) (Amended EAP 07/11)

Note: This amendment to the regulations will be effective 1 January 2023.

The Board agreed a general statement is to appear at the beginning of the regulations which will read:

Any State, Federal or local legislation takes precedence over these regulations.

5. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Clause 8.9.2
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration with the addition of Clause 8.9.2 to read as follows:

Effective 1 January 2023, any Rottweiler born a Natural Bobtail will be eligible to be registered on the Limited Register only and flagged NOT TO BE UPGRADED.

6. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Clause 9.19.2
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration Clause 9.19.2 (German Shepherd Dog Stock Coat and Long Stock Coat inter-variety breeding) be amended to read as follows:

9.19.2 Inter-variety breeding will be allowed for a period of seven years from 1 January 2023, and progeny from parents of either coat variety may be registered on Main and Limited Register under the appropriate coat variety until further notice. (06/22, 4.2)

7. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Section 10
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration Section 10 Clause 10.1.1 be amended to read as follows:

SECTION 10: Recognition of New Breeds – (Added 10/21, 5.20)

10.1 Requirements for the Recognition of any breed, which is recognised by a recognised Overseas Controlling Body.

10.1.1 ANKC Ltd. recognises all breeds recognised by the FCI whether on the definitive or provisional register. The breed standard will be adopted and published when a specimen of the breed is imported into Australia. Breeds on the FCI Provisional Register may be awarded challenge certificates but are not eligible to be awarded a CACIB

Note: This amendment to the regulations will be effective 1 January 2023.

8. * ANKC Ltd Code of Practice of Responsible Dog Ownership
It was RESOLVED that the Code of Practice of Responsible Dog Ownership Clauses 13, 14, and 15 be amended as follows:

13. A member shall not breed a bitch causing it to whelp more than twice in eighteen months. (Amended 06/22, 4.2)

14. A member shall not breed a bitch causing it to whelp more than six times. (Amended 06/22, 4.2)

15. A member shall not breed a bitch which is eight years of age and over unless it complies with ANKC Regulations Part 6 Clause 8.3. (8.3 All bitches eight years of age and over at the time of a mating must have a current veterinary certificate stating that the bitch is in good health at the time of breeding. This certificate must be presented at the time of registration of the litter resulting from this mating. A current veterinarian certificate is defined as being within three months prior to the mating. (Added BOD 10/11)) (Amended 06/22, 4.2)

Note: This amendment to the Code of Practice will be effective 1 January 2023.

* New or Amended regulations, policy statements, procedures, publications and listings will be made available from the ANKC Ltd website.

We are arranging for our website to be updated accordingly.


 
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