National breed councils promote, maintain, protect and cherish purebred breeds.
Any organisation formed for the sole purpose of promoting an interest in, or the improvement and development of a specific breed of dog, and/or varieties of that breed, may apply for registration with Dogs Australia as a National Breed Council.
National Breed Councils must comprise of at least two specialised breed clubs, each affiliated with a separate Member Body of Dogs Australia.
Objectives of National Breed Councils include:
To encourage and promote the quality of breeding, care, training and exhibition of their breed.
To educate and encourage exhibitors, breeders and Judges to abide by the Standard for the Breed as approved by Dogs Australia.
To collect, verify and publish information relating to their breed and the breeding and exhibition of their breed.
Make application via Dogs Australia for its Member Clubs to conduct National Specialty Championship Shows.
Find a National Breed Council
Simply select a breed from the options below to find the contact details of a National Breed Council.
National Afghan Hound Council
Mrs Jan Anderson
1 Hillcrest Street
Wellington Point QLD 4160 Phone: 0428 800 410
Mr Peter Frost
PO Box 90
St Andrews VIC. 3761 Phone: 0408 868 894
National Basset Hound Council
Mrs Jamie Fast Phone: 0407 654 473 (a.h.)
Mr Bryan Mangelesdorf
National Beagle Council
Mr Jeff Souter
222 West Mt Cotton Road
Cornubia QLD 4130 Phone: 0418 871 369
Mrs Tara McNicol
109 Gehrke Road
Glenore Grove QLD 4342 Phone: 0422 158 879
National Border Collie Council
Mrs Lani Smith
111 Loop Road
Glengarry TAS 7275 Phone: 0420 230 449 (b.h)
Ms Ann Moy Phone: 0438 084 351 (b.h)
Mr Ron Addison
98 Maroondah Highway
Croydon VIC 3136 Phone: 0407 803 032
National Shetland Sheepdog Council
Ms Veronica Royston Phone: 0428 160 614 (a.h.)
Mrs Helen Gordon Phone: 0411 429 999 (a.h.)
National Staffordshire Bull Terrier Council
Mr Eric Birkeland
PO Box 6055
Condor ACT 2906 Phone: (02) 6294 1955 (a.h.)
National Tenterfield Terrier Council
Mrs Debbie Lambert
PO Box 2
Kelmscott WA 6111 Phone: 0411 361 858 (a.h.)
Mrs Maureen Schutt
PO Box 205
Dublin SA 5501 Phone: 0417 845 118 (a.h.)
National Weimaraner Council
Mrs Elizabeth Harding
10 Chadwick Close
Langwarrin VIC 3910 Phone: 0417 893 711
Mrs Lois Richter
PO Box 1503
Mt Barker SA 5251 Phone: (08) 8391 2878 (b.h.) 0408 080 876 (a.h.)
National Welsh Corgi Council
Mrs Sadie Podger
PO Box 5138
Murray Bridge South SA 5253 Phone: 0419 848 854
National Whippet Council
Ms Shirley Willmott
54A Victoria Street
Forestville SA 5035 Phone: (08) 8297 6377
Ms Anne-Marie Curran
PO Box 1181
Gawler SA 5118 Phone: 0417 896 477
National White Swiss Shepherd Dog Council
Ms Jan Kelly
1 Roberts Street
Brunswick East VIC 3057 Phone: 0437 570 650 (a.h) (03) 9380 5706 (b.h)
Dr Alicia Kasbarian
31 Wilson Crescent
Narellan NSW 2567 Phone: 0421 524 297 (a.h)
Dogs Australia is a not-for-profit organisation advocating for the preservation of purebred dogs through ethical breeding.
It champions the highest standard of animal welfare through education and fostering dog-loving communities.
Internationally recognised and established in 1958 as the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC),
the organisation promotes responsible dog ownership; maintains the ORCHID* heritable canine diseases database;
funds research into canine diseases; and supports state and territory-based member bodies.
Dogs Australia promotes breed conformation shows and community sports for dogs that fulfil a breed’s natural instincts.
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