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June 2021 Special Board Meeting Summary

At the June 2021 ANKC Ltd Special Board meeting, Directors resolved/considered the following:

1. * Ehrlichiosis in Dogs

It was RESOLVED to publish on the ANKC and all Member Body websites and social media pages an article authored by Dr Karen Hedberg BVSc, Chairperson of the ANKC Canine Health & Wellbeing Committee, regarding an emerging disease – Ehrlichiosis in Dogs.

2. * ANKC Ltd Canine Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Report Submission Form: Amendment

It was RESOLVED to that the ANKC Ltd Canine Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Report Submission Form be amended to include a check box confirming the dog has not previously been scored under the ANKC Ltd Canine Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Scheme.

3. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration

It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Section 8 – Breeding, Clause 8.17.2 be amended with the addition of dot point (g) to read:

8.17.2      Once agreed they should develop a proposed breed survey rationale, with questions that must be answered and a proposed date of commencement (after the Breed Survey (BS) is completed).  The following outline should be followed to develop the required breed survey:

a. Description of the condition;

b. Severity of the condition designated as a problem in the breed;

c. Mode of inheritance if known;

d. Percentage (with known DNA testable conditions) of affected carrier and normal in the current population. These can be obtained from the major testing facilities both locally and overseas;

e. Desired breeding strategy for DNA testable diseases - with the desired strategy being to not produce any more affected progeny and at the same time keep as diverse a gene pool as possible.

f. For non DNA testable diseases the breeding aim is to lower the incidence of severe inherited disease across the breed as a whole.

g. And are of sufficient maturity from which to be bred.

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

4. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration

It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Section 8 – Breeding, Clause 8.17.4 be amended to read:

8.17.4      Once the final wording has been accepted, the BS made available to all owners and breeders of the breed involved in each State/Territory journal, website and social media pages in a timely manner.

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

5. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration

It was RESOLVED that ANKC allow inter-variety breeding of Peruvian Hairless Dogs in accordance with FCI regulations effective from 1 July 2021.

As a result Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration, Section 9 – Breed Varieties – Judging & Interbreeding, Clause 9.14 will be amended to read:

9.14 Peruvian Hairless Dog – Small: Peruvian Hairless Dog – Medium: Peruvian Hairless Dog – Large (Amended 10/13 – 5.6.4)

a. Judged separately with each variety receiving separate Challenge Certificates.
b. Inter variety breeding is approved, only bred to the nearest variety in size – or risk of whelping problems.
c. Reclassified on size type is permitted as follows:

1) Where a Peruvian Hairless Dog fails to reach or develops beyond the height for which it is registered then, up to twelve months of age, it may be measured and re-registered within the actual size that the dog has achieved.

2) Three [3] licensed judges selected by ANKC Ltd shall carry out the measuring.

3) The three [3] judges shall be residents of the same State or Territory as that in, which the dog resides.

4) The measuring device used shall be that approved by ANKC Ltd.

5) Any challenge points awarded to the dog under the size of its original registration shall be cancelled, upon re-registration. (10/07, 6.2.7)

d. LONG COAT Long coat to long coat will always give long coat (as a single recessive gene).

e. COLOUR Never breed Merle to Merle – ¼ will be homozygote for lethal/health defects, such as deafness

Note:  This amendment to the regulations will be effective 1 July 2021.

6. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 8 – Member Bodies & Membership

It was RESOLVED that Regulations Part 8-Member Bodies & Membership, Section 6:  Stationery/Certificates be amended to read:-

“I certify that this exhibit has not within the said period of three weeks been in premises affected with Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parvo Virus or any other contagious disease and is currently vaccinated in accordance with current World Small Animal Veterinary Association International Vaccination Committee (WSAVA IVC) policies.” (10/09, 8.10) (Amended 10/15, 6.1.8) (Amended 06/21, 4.2)

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

7. * ANKC Ltd Regulations Part 3N – Regulations for the Conduct of Scent Work Trials/Judges Training Scheme

It was RESOLVED that Regulations 3N – Regulations for the Conduct of Scent Work Trials/Judges Training Scheme, Clause 1.1 be amended to read:

1.1 Responsibility for the accreditation of Scent Work Judges will rest with:

(a) the ANKC National Scent Work Committee, for a period of twelve months (1) year from the date of implementation;

(b) thereafter the relevant Member Body through its Scent Work Sub-Committee.

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

 

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

 

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