Consultation closes Friday, 25 January 2019
Submissions must be made in the required format.
Either via filling out this form and hitting "Submit" or by downloading and filling out a PFD copy of this document and emailing it to your state/territory representative to be coordinated through member body.
In October 2018, the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) approved in-principle the introduction of ANKC Scent Work from 1 July 2019, including draft Rules for the Conduct of Scent Work.
The ANKC Scent Work Working Party (on behalf of the ANKC) is inviting feedback from members and Affiliates on the draft Rules by Friday, 25 January 2019. The Draft Rules are available below.
The draft Rules are modelled on the American Kennel Club (AKC) which have been in operation since 2017. It is expected that any changes required will be minor in nature.
State Representatives are as follows:
DOGS ACT: Ms Julie Cutts email@example.com
DOGS WEST: Ms Debbie Hyde firstname.lastname@example.org
DOGS QUEENSLAND: Mrs Deborah Lamprecht email@example.com
DOGS NSW: Mrs Donna Maher firstname.lastname@example.org
DOGS SA: Mr Brian Fielder email@example.com
DOGS TASMANIA: Mrs Trisha Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
DOGS VICTORIA: Mrs Judy Pillinger email@example.com
Scent Work is an activity in which it is anticipated that existing and future ANKC members of any age will be able to participate and compete with their dogs in an ANKC sanctioned event. Scent Work is a low impact sport which utilises the dog’s natural scenting ability to locate a target odour. It is suitable for all dogs and in particular, is beneficial for older dogs or dogs that are retired from other sports due to injury. It burns excess energy and provides mental stimulation for the more active dogs. Only one dog/handler team competes at a time and the scent work search is conducted on lead unless directed otherwise by the judge in a safe, enclosed environment.
ANKC Scent Work Working Party