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Ramp and Table Breed Listing - Feedback from members requested

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Rottweiler Survey Results

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Regulations Part 6 - The Register & Registration Clause 8.16 Suspension

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Afghan Hound Survey Results

A survey was conducted by Dogs Australia last year to ascertain the feedback from all owners of registered Afghan Hounds. Read now

Dogs Australia Statement: Breed Ban Response

Dogs Australia is responding to calls for some of Australia’s most popular breeds to be banned, namely Pugs, British and French Bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Read now

Dogs Australia Statement on Norwegian Government Breed Bans

Dogs Australia response in relation to recent court decision in Norway banning the breeding of British Bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Read now

Love is blind, but it doesn’t have to be

Pedigree dog breeders are devoted to their dogs and want to see their puppies live long, happy and healthy lives in forever loving homes. Read now

Emerging Disease - EHRLICHIOSIS IN DOGS

Ehrlichiosis is a tick borne disease affecting primarily dogs. Transmission only occurs through infected ticks, the main one being the brown dog tick. Read now

Australian Canine Eye Scheme (ACES)

ANKC Ltd is seeking information from all Member Bodies and National Breed Councils into the scheduling of eye diseases. Read now

ANKC Statement regarding the status of the brachycephalic breeds in the Netherlands

The open letter from the President of the FCI, related to the status of the brachycephalic breeds in the Netherlands, has been widely viewed and applauded. Read now

Pre 1987 British Bulldog Standard - Why did the ANKC amend it?

Recently there has been a great deal of comment on Facebook, regarding the decision by the ANKC to amend the British Bulldog Breed Standard. Read now

Labrador Retriever Survey Results

A survey was conducted by ANKC Ltd earlier this year to ascertain the feedback from all owners of registered Labrador Retrievers. Read now

ANKC Health & Well Being Committee COVID 19 advice to breeders

The CHWC hopes that the following advice will help in the process of transferring puppies to their new owners. Read now

Belgian Shepherd Dog Survey Results

A survey was conducted by ANKC Ltd last year to ascertain the feedback from all breeders of registered Belgian Shepherd Dogs. Read now

The future of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog in Australia

ANKC has received a number of inquiries as to the eligibility of Anatolians and Kangals with pedigrees from organisations other than the FCI. Read now

Amendment to Breed Standards

The ANKC Ltd Board resolved at their October 2018 Board meeting for all breed standard amendments to be made annually in January each year. Read now

Rottweiler Statement

The attention of all Australian licenced Judges of Rottweilers is drawn to the following extract from FCI Regulation in particular the reference to discrimination. Read now

Border Collie Survey Results

Recently ANKC Ltd conducted a survey to ascertain the opinion of owners of Border Collies in relation to amendments to the breed standard. Read now

Kangal Shepherd Dogs

Fédération Cynologique Internationale has advised that Anatolian Shepherd Dogs will now be classified as Kangal Shepherd Dogs. Read now

FCI International All Breeds Judges

As indicated in a recent post to our Facebook page by the President, the FCI is revamping its Judges Directory. Read now

National Agility Committee : Clarification of Rule 4.3 - Height Card

The National Agility Committee has confirmed the following interpretation which shall be binding in accordance with the rules. Read now

National Obedience & Tracking Committee : Clarification of Deduction in Utility Class, Signal Exercise Rule

The National Obedience & Tracking Committee has confirmed the following interpretation which shall be binding in accordance with the rules. Read now

Immediate Suspension of Agility Collapsible Tunnel

ANKC has agreed to the temporary suspension of the use of the Collapsible Tunnel effective immediately due to safety concerns. Read now

Allowable Colours

Prior to 1 July 2017 only acceptable colours noted in the breed standards will be eligible for registration on the Main Register. Read now

ANKC Ltd Survey Results - German Shepherd Dog

Recently ANKC Ltd conducted a survey to ascertain the opinion of registered German Shepherd Dog owners. Read now

CHEDS (Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Scheme)

ANKC Ltd will become the sole manager of the Canine Hip and Elbow dysplasia scheme. Read now

Irish Wolfhound

At the ANKC Ltd Board Meeting held in Melbourne on 21st October 2012 the Directors considered issues surrounding a number of Irish Wolfhounds. Read now

Amendments to Breed Standards

ANKC Ltd has a National Breed Standards Group (NBSCG) formed with committee members from different States. Read now

Change of Group - Tatra Shepherd Dog

The effective date for this change will be 1 January 2015 to allow sufficient time for Judges, Clubs and Exhibitors to be advised. Read now