At the February 2019 ANKC Ltd Special Board meeting, Directors resolved/considered the following:
1. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration: Amendments
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 Clause 1.4 which is currently reserved, be amended to read:
1.4 The ANKC Ltd recognized Working Dog Associations or Kindred Bodies for registering as a Sporting Register dog are included under “Download ANKC Ltd Forms / Guidelines / Procedures / Publications – Listings”
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 Clause 6.9.1 be amended to read:
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)
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 Clause 6.9 be amended by inclusion of new clause as follows:
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 or tattoo
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"
d. Authorised Agency under the Bio Security Act 2016, Bio Security Release form (b and c above are not required if you have the DAWR release)
and existing clauses to be renumbered.
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 Clause 6.9.4 to be amended to read:
6.9.4 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/6471/ankc-ltd-_wdakb-list_oct-15v2.pdf, are to be recorded on the National Database:
a. prefix 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
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 Clause 9.11 be amended to read as follows in accordance with the results of the recently conducted Belgian Shepherd Dog survey:
9.17 Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael); Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois); Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) & Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren).
9.17.1. Judged separately with each variety receiving separate Challenge Certificates.
9.17.2. Inter variety breeding is conducted as per FCI Breeding Recommendation outlined in 9.17.4
9.17.3. Each individual progeny registered as per “coat/colour” type.
9.17.4 Traditionally acceptable breeding combinations as recommended Oct 2016 by Royal Society St Hubert, Belgium.
1. Groenendael x Tervueren
2. Malinois x Tervueren
3. Laekenois x Malinois.
FCI recommends - Avoid breeding long coated to wire coated or risk of untypical coat texture.
It was unanimously RESOLVED that ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6: The Register & Registration, Section 9 – BREED VARIETIES - Judging & Interbreeding, Clause 19.15.2, which reads as follows: -
9.15 Portuguese Podengo – Small; Portuguese Podengo – Medium; Portuguese Podengo – Large; Each size variety has two coat types - Smooth Haired and Wire Haired (Making six  separate varieties).
9.15.2 Inter variety breeding between the coat types is permitted within all three size varieties.
It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 be amended by inserting a new Section 12 to read as follows:
12.1 Where a dog has had its registration suspended it cannot participate in any event sanctioned by the ANKC Ltd or any member body.
12.2 Any suspended dog cannot be mated or used at stud from the date of suspension. Where the dog had been mated or used at stud prior to the date of suspension the litter may be registered at the discretion of the member body.
2. National Register of Suspended Members
It was RESOLVED that ANKC maintain a national register of suspended Members for access by Member Bodies.
3. ANKC/AFA Agreement – Recognition of the Sport of Flyball
It was RESOLVED that ANKC accept the proposed agreement between ANKC Ltd and Australian Flyball Association and, subsequently recognise the sport of Flyball as an ANKC Ltd recognised discipline.
4. Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog: FCI Final Recognition
It was unanimously RESOLVED that ANKC apply to the FCI for official recognition of the breed.
* New or Amended regulations, policy statements, procedures, publications and listings will be made available from the ANKC Ltd website.