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October 2019 AGM & Board Meeting Summary

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Australian National Kennel Council Limited held in Brisbane:

1. Election of ANKC Ltd Executive

  • Mr William (Bill) Smith was elected as Vice President for a one-year term from 19 October 2019; and
  • Mr David Sales was re-elected unopposed as Treasurer for a one-year term from 19 October 2019.
  • Ms Pamela Campbell was re-elected as a member of the Executive Committee for a one-year term from 19 October 2019.


At the October 2019 ANKC Ltd Board meeting, Directors resolved/considered the following:

1. ANKC Ltd Judges’ Listing

It was resolved that the ANKC Ltd Judges’ listing only display the name, postcode, telephone number and email address for all Judges.

2. CACIB Shows

It was resolved the following confirmed expressions of interest to conduct CACIB Shows in 2019-2020 have been approved by ANKC for submission to FCI for their approval:

Member Body

Date of Show

Show Details

Dogs SA

29 May 2020

Dogs SA Winter International

Dogs Tasmania

25 October 2020

Combined Breeds Dog Club of Tasmania

Dogs Victoria

13 February 2021

Twilight Canine Country Club

Dogs SA

4 June 2021

Dogs SA Winter International

Dogs West

9 July 2021

The FCI Winter Festival Championship Show

Dogs Queensland

16 July 2021

API Event

Dogs NSW

27 August 2021

Dogs NSW Spring Fair Dog Show

3. * Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Clause 1.2.2: Amendment

It was resolved that Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration Clause 1.2.2 be amended as follows:

1.2.2        Export Pedigrees are to be distributed as follows:-
a. only one (1) Certificate, ie, a Certified Export Pedigree, be issued for the export of a dog. (10/19)
b. Original document to new owner or Controlling Body (whichever is required).
c. Copy of this document to the party registered as the owner at the time the application for Export Pedigree was lodged. This document to be clearly marked “COPY ONLY”. (10/00)

4. * Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Clause 6.6.2: Amendment

It was resolved that Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration Clause 6.6.2 be amended as follows:

6.6.1        Main register – is open to dogs whelped from a Sire and Dam that are both registered either in the ANKC Ltd’s Main Register or other Register or Studbook recognised by this ANKC Ltd.

6.6.2        Limited Register - is open to dogs eligible for registration on the Main Register where the breeder stipulates that the dog is:
(i)             ineligible for exhibition at a Conformation Exhibition, and
(ii)            not to be used for breeding purposes, and/or
(iii)           not entire or has been desexed, and
(iv)           ineligible for export pedigree, and
(v)           not registered on the main register

5. * Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Clause 6.8.1: Amendment

It was resolved that Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration Clause 6.8.1 be amended to read as follows:

6.8.1        As from 1 January 2008, it is compulsory PRIOR to the registration of an Associate Dog on the National Database, that the application to register such dog is accompanied by a Sterilisation Certificate or a recognised Animal Register official documentation showing the owner, microchip number and indicating that the dog is desexed.

6. * Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration: New Clause 8.12.2

It was resolved that the results of the Labrador Retriever 2019 survey be endorsed and for Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration be amended with the inclusion of Clause 8.12.2 to read as follows:

8.12.2      The Minimum Breeding Age for Labrador Retriever bitches must be 18 months at the time of mating (unless a veterinary certificate is produced stating that for health reasons the bitch should be mated before 18 months).  Breeders of litters whelped on or after 1st June, 2020, 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.

7. * National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership, Opening Statement: Amendment

It was resolved that the Opening Statement of the National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership be amended to read as follows:

Each member, upon being elected or re-elected to membership of a Member Body of the ANKC Ltd shall be bound by the National Code of Practice subject to each States relevant legislation.

8. * National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership, Clause 16: Amendment

It was resolved that the National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership Clause 16 be amended to read as follows:

  1. A member shall not permit any of that member’s pure bred dogs to be mated to a dog of a different breed, to a cross bred dog, to an unregistered dog of the same breed, or to a dog not on the ANKC Ltd Main Register without the prior approval of the member’s Member Body.

9. * National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership, Clause 24: Amendment

It was resolved that the National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership Clause 24 be amended to read as follows:

24. A member shall provide to all recipients of dogs sold or otherwise disposed of by that member, written details of:

1. The breed characteristics;

2. Current vaccination certificate signed by a veterinary surgeon evidencing that the dog has been immunised against Canine Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvo-virus;

3. Microchip number verification and transfer

4. Responsible dog ownership information; and

5. All documentation required by the member’s Member Body, including but not limited to –

(i)     A written receipt clearly stating whether the dog was sold on main or limited

(ii)    Any other conditions of sale and/or agreements

10. * ANKC Ltd Registration of Frozen Semen and Other Procedures: Amendment to Forms

It was resolved that the Application for Registration of Semen form be amended to have a declaration for owner/s of the Donor Dog authorising that the semen be registered directly into the Purchasing Owner’s name.

11. * ANKC Ltd Rules - Amendments

Amendments to the following rules have been endorsed.

ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Lure Coursing Trials
ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Retrieving Trials for Gundogs
ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Field Trials for Spaniels and Retrievers
ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Sled Sport Events

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

 

TRACEY BARRY
ADMINISTRATOR

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