News for Members & Affiliate Clubs 2020


How to get there and details from the COVID-19 Safety Plan

As requested by EPIC, their arrival information is forwarded for your information:

Entry to Exhibition Park is via Gate 4 from the Stirling Avenue traffic lights (off Northbourne Ave).

On arrival at the gate, if requested advise that you are attending the Dogs ACT AGM in Mallee Pavilion and your name. The guard will check your name against the attendee list provided, and you will be directed to drive to Mallee Pavilion, then park in Drover’s Square Park and Magpie Way, see attached Access Map.

Upon entry to the Mallee Pavilion you must proceed straight to the registration desk for attendance sign-in.

Note: Access is only permitted to the Mallee Pavilion and T4 toilets, via Gate 4. Any other areas in this zone are not permitted.


As also requested by EPIC, their access map is attached. The map is marked with a direction arrow to the Mallee Pavilion from Gate 4 (the gate near McDonalds).

Directions: turn into the EPIC grounds from Northbourne Avenue, past the fuel station to Gate 4 Entrance. The guard will be next to Gate 4 Entrance. Turn left, drive past the Henley Pavilion and the Gummeroo Pavilion (the sheep, alpaca etc. sheds) and turn right just after the Gummeroo Pavilion. Park in Drover Square and walk to the Mallee Pavilion.


The Registration desk will be open from 6.30pm.

Seating: Chairs will be set out 1.5m apart. The rows of chairs will be 3m apart, to allow members to put their ballot papers in collection boxes while maintaining social distancing. Our COVID-19 Plan also requires that members not switch chairs or move the chairs during the meeting. The Plan requires that members remain seated throughout the meeting.

Entry: is only through the Main Entry. The Registration desk will be inside the doors of the Main Entry.

Exit: is via a separate doorway. It will be clearly signed.

All individuals must comply with COVID-19 Safety restrictions. Failure to comply may result in the individual being requested to leave the precinct.

Dogs ACT advise that tea and coffee will not be supplied at this meeting. Sanitisers and disposable gloves will be supplied. If you prefer to wear a mask or other health protection please do so.

Vote Counting area: the votes will be counted on a table in a marked-off area in one corner of the Mallee Pavilion.


I have examined the nominations for the Dogs ACT election 2020. The following valid nominations have been received. Jake Blight, Returning Officer


Position Candidates
President (3) Robyn O’Keefe

Max Martin

Kristy Neiberding

Treasurer (2) Robyn O’Keefe

Elaine Temby

Council Member (11) Denice Greenwood

Kristy Neiberding

Max Martin

Dana Simonsen

Robyn O’Keefe

Elaine Temby

Paul Tosic

Lyn Haughton

Judith Barlow

Linda Stevens

Nathan Jennings


The proxy form which you may use for the Dogs ACT AGM 2020 is here. Each financial member is entitled to appoint another financial member as proxy. Associate and Junior members are not entitled to either appoint a proxy or act as a proxy.

This proxy form means you can appoint another Dogs ACT member to vote for you at the AGM. You should check with that person: that they are a financial member and not an Associate or Junior member.

No member may hold more than 5 proxies.

You must submit this form in person or email it to the Administrator of Dogs ACT. It must be received by 7.30pm on Monday 26 October 2020. Dogs ACT is unable to accept them after this time and date.

Links/ Background information

The ACT Government has amended the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 to state that a member may vote by proxy at a meeting for this year only. Also, that if an association’s rules are inconsistent with this provision, the rules have no effect to the extent of the inconsistency.

Associations Regulation Act 1991

Part 1.4 General Meetings

29 Voting

(1) Subject to subsection (3), on any question arising at a general meeting of the association a member has 1 vote only.

(2) All votes must be given personally or by proxy but no member may hold more than 5 proxies.

(3) If the votes on a question at a general meeting are equal, the person presiding is entitled to exercise a second or casting vote.

(4) A member or proxy is not entitled to vote at any general meeting of the association unless all money due and payable by the member or proxy to the association has been paid, other than the amount of the annual subscription payable for the then current year.

30 Appointment of proxies

(1) Each member is entitled to appoint another member as proxy by notice given to the secretary no later than 24 hours before the time of the meeting for which the proxy is appointed.

(2) The notice appointing the proxy must be in the form set out in appendix 2.

This year’s AGM was postponed until Tue 27 October 2020. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to fit everyone into the Dogs ACT rooms. Therefore for this year’s event the Dogs ACT AGM will be held in the Mallee Pavilion, on the same showgrounds.
Registrations will commence at 6.30pm earlier than usual, again due to the physical distancing & hand sanitising required, for a start at 7.30pm.
We will post further information, once advised by Epic as the showgrounds are still an emergency resource centre, such as parking opposite the building, the gate to enter & how to approach the building on the night very soon.


SEPTEMBER 2020 – COVID-19 effects on Events

ACT Heath declared a health emergency in March 2020 when the coronavirus hit Australia.  As such EPIC (Exhibition Park in Canberra, previously known as Canberra Showgrounds) became the ACT Emergency Response Centre. This Emergency has been extended until 19 Nov 2020. This date may/may not be extended.

Dogs ACT leases premises & grounds (grassed areas) within EPIC precincts. We are able to open during our normal office hours (Tue/Wed/Thu 9.30am to 2.30pm) but we must observe strict ACT Health requirements. Dogs ACT asks all visiting members to sanitise their hands, write contact details on a sheet of paper & use one door for entry & another for their exit from the office when calling in. These pages of names are sent to EPIC Management regularly in order to contact trace if necessary.

Dogs ACT Council closed all events for several months until the end of August, however we are slowly recommencing. At its August Council meeting it was determined that events can continue as long as each club/affiliate gives Dogs ACT their schedule & relevant intended Covid-19 actions. We have returned with trials which are not hosted or held on Dogs ACT grounds.

At its Sept meeting Council did consider a proposal to recommence a Dogs ACT hosted 5 group show but did not support the proposal due to raised concerns about its financial viability, compliance with ACT Health, the three-week timeframe and an affiliate running one of the remaining group shows had cancelled. The remaining group show has also subsequently been cancelled.

Dogs ACT welcome affiliates starting back with shows and ask that schedules be submitted along with their Covid-19 plan. Dogs ACT must submit each plan to EPIC who escalates it to the ACT Health review team for approval. Dogs ACT can only approve events once they have been approved by the ACT Government. Members are advised that restrictions placed on the grounds located within the EPIC precinct are tighter than at other locations. In the interests of public safety, this is something we support and have to live with for the foreseeable future.


AUGUST 2020 – Events & COVID-19

The Dogs ACT Council determined at its August meeting to not extend the cancellation of events from 01Sep20.

Each event will be considered by the Council as it is tabled at meetings.

For all the latest COVID-19 news please click here


AUGUST 2020 – Fake Dogs ACT Insurance

Dogs ACT have been advised that the Assoc Insurance (Aust) P/L has registered the names of all Canine Controls (except Dogs Tas) including Dogs ACT.

This is NOT the Dogs ACT official insurer.  If you have any questions or are approached by this association please send your approach to the Dogs ACT office at



Sadly the Heart Clinic which was to be held in Canberra has had to be cancelled at this time.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the Vet holding the clinic is unsure whether he will be able to get out of Queensland, especially as the ACT has been labelled a hot spot & ACT residents unable to get into Qld.

He is saddened that this is the case but hopes to get to Canberra in the future.

If you have any questions please contact Mel Crossley by PM (or message 0417225292).



EOI – short notice for a HEART CLINIC in Canberra

As a service to our Members, Dogs ACT will be putting on a HEART CLINIC on Friday 4th September 2020…tests will be in the Dogs ACT rooms.

We would usually have arranged a heart clinic for the Winter Indoor Shows (July Extravaganza), but that wasn’t to be. However, if we have enough dogs interested, we may be able to do 5th September instead. Failing that, we can try for a later date.

While there are no shows, it’s the perfect opportunity to have your dogs’ hearts checked!

Please PM Melanie Crossley (or message 0417225292) with questions or to express your interest in this date. Please feel free to share this post.

JULY 2020  – Scentwork Foundation Judges Training Scheme

The description of the course & the application form to apply to become a Foundation Scentwork Judge is located in our website on the Page “Judges Training – Dogs Sports”.  Applications must be received by the office no later than Friday 14th Aug 2020.


JUNE 2020

Annual General Meeting (AGM): The AGM will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at the Dogs ACT Canine Complex Offices, Exhibition Park In Canberra.

Applications for renewal of membership will close as at C.O.B. 25 August 2020 and re-open on 9 September 2020. Applications for (new) membership received after C.O.B. 11 August 2020 will not be processed before the AGM. More information is in the Notice of AGM, below.

Please bring your current Membership Card and follow all COVID-19 guidelines as displayed. These positions will be vacated and open for election in 2020: President, Treasurer and four (4) Councillors. More information is in the Notice of AGM, below. Nomination forms are below.

Notice of AGM

Nomination Form



The ACT Government has advised that applications to become a registered assistance animal trainer or assessor are now open, if any Dogs ACT members are interested?

Full details for the application process are available at

Broadly, in order to apply applicants need to complete the application form (available at the link above) & provide:

  • Evidence of a relevant qualification;
  • A copy of the applicant’s CV demonstrating experience training, assessing or working with assistance animals;
  • A copy of  a Working with Vulnerable People Card or evidence that you have applied for (noting applications will be held until the card has been obtained); and
  • Any other supporting documentation that may demonstrate expertise working with assistance animals.

All applications should be submitted via email to

There is no fee to apply to become a registered assistance trainer or assessor & registration is valid for 5 years.


MAY 2020

Penalty Guidelines from the Dogs ACT Council, to be ratified by Members resident in the ACT only & confirmed at the AGM. Information has been sent to every financial member via the Dogs ACT app & are found on this page here.

Overseas canine controls & Brachycephalic breeds.  Please read & comment to email addresses listed. For clubs to make comment please send your emails to Dogs ACT by cob Thu 28May20 so that ANKC can get their open letter to the FCI in a timely manner.


APR 2020 – Working with Vulnerable People

Do you or your friends have a Working with Vulnerable People Certificate? If you/they do then please read the following document which details the changes to the background checking due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

ACT Government Notice can be located here, for your information.



Dogs ACT has an exciting opportunity for a three month period in our Administrative Assistant position. The Administrative Assistant position is a casual position with 20 hours per week. Applicants are requested to submit a 300 word application against the duty statement.

How to apply

Please email your application with current resume to

For further information on this exciting opportunity please email Kristy Neiberding at

Applications with current resume are due COB Tuesday March 31 2020.



Please be advised that from today, Tuesday 17 March 2020 until Sunday 3 May 2020, inclusive – all DOGS ACT events are to be cancelled or postponed and DOGS ACT grounds are to be closed for all meetings or gatherings of more than five (5) people. Further, the situation regarding COVID-19 will be reviewed no later than Monday 27 April 2020.

Further to the above: The Dogs ACT July Extravaganza scheduled for 2 – 5 July 2020 is hereby CANCELLED!

The health and well-being of all DOG ACT Members and Staff is our priority. In view of the declaration by the ACT Government of a Public Health Emergency on 16 March 2020.

DOGS ACT advises that all DOGS ACT events scheduled from Tuesday 17 March 2020 until Monday 3 May 2020 inclusive, are to be cancelled or postponed and that DOGS ACT grounds are closed for all meetings or gatherings of more than five (5) people.

DOGS ACT further advises that the situation regarding COVID-19 will be no later than Monday 27 April 2020, when further advice will be issued.

The COVID-19 pandemic is now moving extremely rapidly with infections increasing throughout the community, ie, community transmission is now becoming more common. Many of our members belong to the at risk group, especially those with other health issues.

People are being advised not to be in groups of over 500, but if one is in a high risk group, they should not attend any non-essential meetings or gatherings.

Regular attendees at DOGS ACT events could prove to be ideal vectors, ie, spreaders of this type of disease, as they may attend multiple events across the country, possibly being repeatedly exposed, thereby potentially repeatedly exposing others.

All Agricultural shows have been cancelled and, therefore, the DOGS ACT Council believe the only option for us is to take a similar step to cancel all events from Tuesday 17 March 2020 until Sunday 3 May 2020 inclusive.

We could be considered grossly negligent if we fail to be proactive in this rapidly developing pandemic. We do not need to lose any of our members to this serious condition.

If you need to cancel or change your booking of an event or camping, please email the Office at

The Office will be closed for public access during this time. Members may contact the office by phone, email and post.

The definition of all DOGS ACT events relates to:
• Conformation Shows
• Agility
• Dances with Dogs
• Endurance
• Gundogs & Retrieving
• Junior Handlers
• Lure Coursing
• Obedience
• Tracking
• All Dog Training
• Judges Training
• Meetings (only ones held at Dogs ACT Offices)

Conducted by DOGS ACT Affiliates, Associate Affiliates and any Members of DOGS ACT.

The listing of DOGS ACT EVENTS can be accessed on the DOGS ACT Website under CALENDAR, CLUBS, EVENTS –

References and Resources:
Australian Government Health Department:-
• ACT Government Health Department:-
• World Health Organisation:-
• Frequently asked questions about coronavirus (COVID-19):-



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:

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

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


NOV 2019

Several members are having trouble entering events via Show Dogs NSW.
Dogs NSW have sent us a cheat sheet for members – please take the time to read this & if you have any additional issues please contact Dogs NSW not Dogs ACT.


It is with sadness we advise the passing of Karen Mills, wife of Simon & mother to Brooke & Morgan.

Details of the funeral service is here for those friends who may wish to attend.

The family have asked that in lieu of flowers that a donation is made to the drought appeal.


OCT 2019

Trick Dog Foundation Judges Training

A foundation judges training course will be conducted. Information on requirements & an application form is located here

Please note applications close cob 16OCT19.


Save the Date! Sat/Sun 28/29 march 2020 – A Track & Search Workshop will be held in the Dogs ACT rooms.  Watch our comms for more information.


Utility Dog applications

Applications are now open for Aspirant Obedience Judges for the UTILITY Dog Class.

Information on requirements needed are to be found here and the application to be submitted is here

Please note: applications close cob on 15th October 2019.


SEP 2019 – Belgian Shepherd Dog Breed Health Survey 2019-2020

All past and current owners of a Belgian Shepherd Dog (BSD) are invited to complete a BSD Breed Health Survey.  This is being undertaken as part of the Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of Queensland (BSDCQ) Grant awarded for 2019 -2020:

Future Directions: The current health status of the Belgian Shepherd Dog (BSD) within Australia. This will be the first breed specific health survey undertaken to the researcher’s knowledge within Australia.

For further information and to access the survey please follow this link


Aug 2019 – Baby Puppy Classes are starting again Thu 29th Aug

Check out the flyer here


July 2019 –

AGM – The Dogs ACT Annual General Meeting will be held at the Dogs ACT rooms at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

Only full Members are eligible to vote at the meeting.  Membership cards are to be shown on arrival, please bring them with you.


June 2019

A MEMBERS meeting will be held at the Dogs ACT rooms on Wednesday 24th July at 7pm.

Follow up: This members meeting went well despite the poor turn out. An explanation of how Dogs ACT is tracking in regards to income/expenditure was discussed & the need to increase fees to keep up with rising prices. Information was also given regarding the good relationship Dogs ACT has with DAS and the introduction of the new dog laws coming into force around August/September 2019 and how they will affect our members. More information will be given to members when available so watch this spot.


TITLE sashes are now available in the office – please contact to arrange collection.

There will be NO Endurance Test in 2019.

ACT Ladies Marked Catalogues are now available for information.  These can be found on the Calendar on the dates of the 3 shows (8-10Jun19)


To all LABRADOR owning Dogs ACT MEMBERS  message from ANKC

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 is seeking feedback as to whether a Litter Registration Limitation is to be applied to litters mated on or after 1 June 2020 where the minimum breeding age for Labrador bitches is 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). If litter registration limitations are approved for the Minimum Breeding Age for Labrador Retriever bitches, breeders of litters whelped on or after 1 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.

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:

Responses to the survey are required by 24 August 2019.  The ANKC website and Facebook page will be updated with the survey.


May 2019

Minor changes made to schedule for ACT Ladies KC shows on June long weekend, uploaded to website.


The Dogs ACT Obedience Subcommittee will be holding a follow up meeting for interested Dogs ACT Obedience competitors to review and finalise submissions received for consideration at the ANKC Obedience rules review.

6.30pm Tuesday 28th May 2019 in the Dogs ACT Meeting Room.

Looking forward to seeing you there.  Would appreciate it if you would let me know of your availability please at


April 2019

MEMBERS -You would all be aware that there have been several incidents lately in regards to the welfare and safety of animals by some aggressive activists against farmers, animal keepers and also ourselves.  Dogs VIC has drawn up the following template in order to highlight how to handle these activists if you come across them at all our dog events.

Please take the time to read the document and be prepared; do not take action which would bring harm to yourselves & your dogs.  Please read, it is important to you!

UPDATE: Members Night Information….

Members, here are the minutes from the meeting held on Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 7pm.


FOLK FESTIVAL at EPIC – The ‘bump in’ period for the National Folk Festival (NFF) commences at 5pm today (Thursday 10 April 2019)

From now until at least 23 April, access to EPIC is restricted to NFF activities.
The office will be operating our normal hours but please enter EPIC via Gate 6 (Wells Station Road) and park in the top car park. The pedestrian access gate to the Dogs ACT rooms will be open.


March 2019

Expression of interest – Eye Certification Clinic conducted under the AVA-ANKC Australian Canine Eye Scheme. Dr. Bruce Robertson (AVA-ANKC ACES Panelist) has offered us his time on Thursday 28th March 2019  to conduct an ACES Eye Certification Clinic, pending a minimum of 25 bookings.

Scale of fees should we reach the minimum 25 bookings will be as follows: 

Adult ACES Certificates (single dog):  $130

Adult ACES Certificates (two or more dogs under the same ownership): $110

Gonioscopy Test: $70

Litter screening (for puppies between 6-8 weeks) $65 per puppy ($250 minimum charge)

Location: Crestwood (Queanbeyan) NSW.

To express your interest, please get in touch with Mel Scriven, via mobile 0419566645 or email Expressions of interest close Friday 22nd March 4pm


February 2019 –

MEMBERS: The ANKC review of the rules for Obedience and Rally Obedience is currently underway. In order to be considered, submissions for proposed rule changes must be received in the format outlined in the document ‘Procedure for Reviewing Existing Rules and Documents’ and be received at by no later than 20th April 2019. Please use the following as the Subject: Rules Review Obedience or Rules Review Rally.

Elaine Temby proposes to schedule a meeting for late March to help generate discussion on changes that the ACT might want to propose. A further meeting will be scheduled late April early May once all ACT submissions have been consolidated. The purpose of this meeting will be to fine tune submissions if required and vote for those to be put forward by Dogs ACT.

Dogs ACT’s final submission needs to be presented to Council in early June for consideration at their 12th June meeting. In September 2019 the ANKC will distribute copies of submissions received. We then have an opportunity consider all the proposals put forward by the other states and territories to determine what the ACT will support at the national meeting to be held in March 2020.

Communication about the process and the proposed meetings will be via this site.


Members, to accommodate the Canberra Royal requirements, please note that the office will be open next week from Monday 18 Feb to Wednesday 21 Feb rather than Tuesday to Thursday.  You should note that access to EPIC is via Gate 2 only from 13 Feb. Entry passes will be required for access to the grounds from 22 Feb.


The Dogs ACT Agility Subcommittee will be holding a meeting for interested Agility competitors on the ACT submission to the ANKC Agility rules review.

When:    7pm Friday 22nd February

Where:   Belconnen Dog Obedience Club, 1 Morisset Rd, Mitchell.

To view a copy of the submissions received, please contact your Agility representative at your training club (ACT Companion Dog Club, Belconnen Dog Obedience Club or Tuggeranong Dog Training Club). To vote on the submissions Dogs ACT submits, you must be a member of an ANKC affiliate and local to the Canberra region.

New rules will come into effect from January 1st 2021.


January 2019 –

Dogs ACT – Call for Expressions of Interest – Contractors

Dogs ACT is looking to contract suitable people for the tasks listed below.  The successful candidate must hold an ABN and provide Dogs ACT with a Tax Invoice, including GST, for each task performed.  Payment will be made by direct deposit into your nominated bank account.  All tasks will be under the supervision of office staff or Councillors. 

Members are invited to provide an EOI for any number of the tasks as they see fit.  Please forward your EOI to no later than 31 Jan 2019.  


  1. Install a stable step and grab handle for the toilet block in the lower dog ring section.  This task would need to be performed outside of event hours.
  2. Undertake regular cleaning of both the upper and lower bathrooms for each event held at the Dogs ACT Dog rings.  This would normally include prior to, during and post event cleaning.  The estimated time for this task would be Two hours per clean.

Dogs ACT – Call for Expressions of Interest – Volunteers

Dogs ACT is reviewing some of its processes and would like to hear from members that may be able to volunteer some time to assist with some background tasks.  The tasks fall into two categories and may be short or long term.  All tasks will be under the supervision of office staff and Councillors.  Tasks must be undertaken during shop front hours (9:00-2:30 Tue, Wed & Thur).

Members are invited to provide an EOI for any number of the tasks as they see fit.  Please forward your EOI to no later than 31 Jan 2019.

Administrative Tasks:

  • Data entry and reconciliation of Excel Spreadsheets.
  • Consolidate electronic filing.
  • Perform a Key Muster and initiate a Key Register.
  • First Aid Kit to be updated.
  • Parking signage to be updated.
  • Stocktake stationery and prepare an order.
  • Clean out office cupboards and archive relevant documents.
  • Research Return & Earn and/or Recycling Bins for the grounds.

Manual Tasks:

  • Stocktake & tidy shipping containers.
  • Clean internal walls & windows (internal & external) of office building.
  • Obtain Quotes/Prices for: Lecterns for Stewards, Letter boxes for Clubs & Catering trolley/wheels
  • Regular mowing and whipper snipping rings and grounds.


To all Members –  Dogs ACT has received reports from councillors about your concerns with the draft ACT legislation which we flagged in December.

At the Council meeting Council held on Wed 16th Jan, they noted these concerns and made arrangements to acknowledge them.

The link to the draft legislation is

Dogs ACT will provide a submission in response to the draft Bill. If any member wishes to have their concerns included in the submission, please email them to the office by COB Thursday 24 January. Council will consider all member proposals for inclusion in the Dogs ACT  submission.

We would also like to remind you that you can make individual submissions to the ACT Government in response to the Bill.

Please note that we are addressing current DAS requirements by arranging a meeting with DAS and will advise when a date has been set.


Please Note: A meeting will be held on 17th  January 2019 to discuss the draft ANKC Scent Work Rules.

The Rules are published on the ANKC website – link:

The meeting will provide an opportunity for Dogs ACT members to consider the draft Rules with a view to providing comments to the ANKC Scent Work Working Party by COB 25 January 2019.

If you cannot attend the meeting, there is an e-form link on the ANKC website where you can provide comment electronically.  These comments are provided to all members of the Working Party.