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INTERPRETATION OF OBEDIENCE RULES

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 who fails to stand on the lead up to the final portion of the Signal Exercise in the UD Class.

Tracey Barry
Administrator, 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.
  • 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:

Clause 11 amended 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.

Clause 31 amended to read:
31.           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”.

Inclusion of new Clause 32 to read:
32.           Members of an ANKC Ltd Member Body shall not register a dog with a Registry Body not recognised by ANKC Ltd

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.

8.             Schutzhund/IPO

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

Clause 6.1.2

ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 5 – Show

New Section 6, Clauses 7.4.2 (g), 7.4.3.1

ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration

Clauses 3.9 (b), 3.11 (b), 5.1.1 (a), 6.1.1, 6.1.3.2, 6.2.1, 6.4.5, 6.5.3, 6.7.1, 6.11, 8.8.2

 

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

 
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