ANKC & FCI News

All ANKC & FCI news will be posted here, for more information please check out the ANKC website here   

AUG 2020 – The ANKC has been raising the profile of the ANKC brand & the first initiative has been to provide a facility for the general public to check on the bona fides of ANKC Registered Breeders.  Some members have noticed a new Breeder look up enhancement on the ANKC website. You should be aware that current issues with the look up appears to be when using apple products so if you have problems please contact Dogs ACT office & let them know as the majority of computers, phones, tablets etc do work.

JUL 2020 – The FCI has asked ANKC to re-register the following breed: TORNJAK. The breed will be placed in the Group 5 (Working Dog Group) as confirmed by the National Breeds Standards Coordination Group.  Information on the breed standard for this dog can be found at www.ankc.org.au/Breed/Index/5

JUN 2020 -The FCI has asked ANKC to re-register the following breed: CIRNECO DELL’ETNA. The breed will be placed in the Group 4 (Hound Group) as confirmed by the National Breeds Standards Coordination Group. Information on the breed standard for this dog can be found at www.ankc.org.au/Breed/Index/4

The FCI has asked ANKC to re-register the following breed: YAKUTIAN LAIKA. The breed will be placed in the Group 6 (Utility Group) as confirmed by the National Breeds Standards Coordination Group. Information on the breed standard for this dog can be found at www.ankc.org.au/Breed/Index/6

Want to know how many dogs were registered in your breed from 2010-2019?   The ANKC have compiled registration statistics & they can be located here

MAY 2020 – News about overseas actions & Brachycephalic breeds. Please read & comment to stated email addresses.

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APR 2020 – News from ANKC for breeders

The ANKC Health & Welfare Advisory Committee have prepared a document which offers advice to ANKC breeders during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please take the time to read this document if you are a breeder or potential breeder. It is also important that you are aware of its last paragraph where visitors to see puppies could be fined.

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FEB 2020 – News from ANKC       re GOLDEN RETRIEVERS         ATTENTION:  ALL MEMBER BODIES

In accordance with Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registrations Clause 8.17 an online survey is now available from the link provided below where ANKC Ltd is seeking the views of any Member of a Canine Control affiliated with the ANKC Ltd and who has been an owner of a registered Golden Retriever for at least twelve (12) months as to whether they wish to have Litter Registration Limitations in respect to Elbow Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Hereditary Cataracts.  Owners will be asked to vote on the following:

  1. I/We being a member of an ANKC Ltd Member Body and own a registered golden retriever for at least twelve [12] months, request that ANKC introduce the litter registration limitation that both parents of every litter must be screened after the age of 12 months for Elbow Dysplasia through an official Elbow Dysplasia Control Scheme, where the parents have been born after the 1st January 2020.
  1. I/We being a member of an ANKC Ltd Member Body and own a registered golden retriever for at least twelve [12] months, request that ANKC introduce the litter registration limitation that both parents of every litter must have been screened for PRA by a Veterinary Ophthalmologist within 18 months prior to the birth of the litter, where the parents are born after 1st  January 2020.
  1. I/We being a member of an ANKC Ltd Member Body and own a registered golden retriever for at least twelve [12] months, request that ANKC introduce the litter registration limitation that both parents of every litter must have been screened for hereditary cataracts by a Veterinary Ophthalmologist within 18 months prior to the birth of the litter, where the parents are born after 1st  January 2020.

Breeders of litters whelped on or after 1st January, 2020, will be required to comply with the above requirements as a prerequisite to registration of any litter on the ANKC Ltd Main Register. Dogs must be positively identified by microchip prior to being x-rayed and examined. 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.

A majority of registered owners within the breed and responding to this survey must be in favour before approval is given by the ANKC Ltd.

Survey link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L3GN98V

Responses to the survey are required by 18 May, 2020.

ANKC website and Facebook page will be updated with the survey.

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FCI Notices of Member Controls

Ukraine – Breeder suspension

Puerto Rico – 1 judge suspension

Estonia – 1 judge suspension

Moldova – 2 judges suspension

Ukraine member suspension

Macedonia member suspension 

Ukraine judge suspension  

Ukraine member suspension