The ACT Canine Association trading as Dogs ACT is the controlling body for dog sports in the Australian Capital Territory and is a member of the Australian National Kennel Council.

  1. To be the governing canine body for the Australian Capital Territory; to promote breed improvement of the pure bred dogs; to promote wide human interest in all Dogs ACT registered dogs and to secure proper appreciation and recognition of their place in human society.
  2. To promote responsible dog ownership.
  3. To promote and raise the standards of breeding, rearing, keeping and sale of pure bred dogs and the general welfare of all dogs.
  4. To promote and encourage the regulation of breeding of purebred dogs and the registration of such dogs and their progeny with Dogs ACT.
  5. To promote and encourage the recreation, sport, exhibition and training of Dogs ACT registered dogs and to provide facilities for those purposes.
  6. To promote and encourage membership with Dogs ACT and to promote the advantages and privileges of membership.
  7. To provide for affiliation with Dogs ACT of canine bodies and canine service organizations whose objectives are compatible with the objectives of Dogs ACT.
  8. To educate members, affiliated bodies and the general public on canine matters and to inform members and affiliated bodies on all other matters of concern or interest to them.
  9. To obtain affiliation with or membership of international canine bodies and maintain membership with the Australian National Kennel Council for the purpose of achieving international and national uniformity in all canine matters so long as the objectives, decisions and rulings of the international canine bodies and Australian National Kennel Council are compatible with the objectives and domestic rules, regulations and operations of Dogs ACT.
  10. To liaise, cooperate and reciprocate with other recognised state, territory and international canine controlling bodies in matters of common interest or concern and of mutual benefit.
  11. To promote and assist and to make contributions to canine veterinary research, the preservation of canine records and artifacts of historical significance and to other worthy canine causes.
  12. To obtain recognition of Dogs ACT and its affiliates as expert authorities on canine matters, in particular the sport and recreation of exhibiting Dogs ACT registered dogs.
  13. To make representations to, and to negotiate with all Government authorities on matters relating to dogs.
  14. To make Rules and Regulations for the administration and general management of the operations and affairs of Dogs ACT and for the conduct of canine exhibitions by its affiliated bodies and for other ancillary matters.
  15. To use social media and our webpage as determined by Council as a means of communications between Dogs ACT and its members and affiliated bodies.