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Please note amendments have been made to the following breed standards which can be viewed ...
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12th – 13th September at the DogsNT Winnellie Meeting Demountable. Expressions of interest are being called ...
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ATTENTION: BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG OWNERS This survey applies to any Member of a Canine Control affiliated ...
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A notice from Rob Harrison, General Manager, Dogs QLD I refer you to a notice that ...
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Please be aware that an internet scam involving puppies and kittens at Darwin Airport has unfortunately caught a number of people out. The scammers get in contact with people via sites like Gumtree o...

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Our membership is now below 200 members across the Northern Territory and after a long discussion , we felt that we can not continue opening the office and paying an Admin officer to work for 3 days per week , therefore we have made the hard decision to cut the opening times to 2 days per week , being Tuesdays 11.00am to 4.00pm and Thursdays 12.00pm to 5.00pm

We are delighted to advise that we interviewed 3 delightful young ladies for the position of Administrator and Congratulate Kayla Heenan on her successful application.

Kayla will resign her position from Council , however will continue with her Junior Handler mentoring and looking after JH on behalf of Dogs NT.
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Welcome to the Dogs NT Website

Hi Members,

Remember, this is your website.  If there is something you would like to see on here, email your suggestion and we will look into it.  I’d love to get some poems, recipes, helpful doggy information etc.

There is every chance we have missed something, or made a small mistake.  If you find something, please send an email to and we will look into it.

Thanks again to everyone for their contributions and I hope all the members enjoy the web site.

Darien Pearce
TDW Editor


Articles from the ANKC

Can our Canine Companions Sniff Out Cancer – PDF article

ACES Breed Summary Worksheet 2015


Notice to all Dogs NT Members re: Increased Fees

DogsNT has reviewed the costs involved with the grounds over the past 12 months and more. It is very clear that the charges do not cover the costs.

Power and Water have significantly increased their charges for both water and electricity, and additionally the prospective costs of light maintenance and replacement promises to be significant also.

To ensure the grounds are of suitable quality to run training classes and conduct shows and trials, these costs are necessary. Therefore we need to ensure the charges levied are sufficient to cover the usage.
The tasks that have been identified to maintain the grounds are as follows:

– water,
– lighting,
– cleaning,
– mowing,
– ground maintenance,
– sprinklers and
– general building maintenance.

As a result of the increases we have decided to split the charges to Ground Hire and Light Hire.
Ground Hire:  Previously the Ground hire was charged as a consolidated amount that attempted to ‘lump’ all costs into one basket. This was at a nominal rate, and charges for water and maintenance were never included. The increases have been absorbed to this date to the great detriment of DogsNT’s finances. It is not possible for this process to continue. The Ground Hire charge will address some of these charges and are expected to include the costs involved with:

1. Water charges
2. General maintenance of the Grounds
3. Occasional replacement of minor items
4. Preparation of grounds for Shows and Trials
5. Cleaning of Toilets and ‘demountable’ prior to shows and trials
    a. Note: the cleaning before and after events will become the responsibility of the affiliate that hires the facilities.

The Light hire is planned to cover costs involved with;

1. Costs of running the lights on a per hour basis
2. Replacement of component parts of the lights
     a. Hire of cherry picker/high lift boom
3. Overall replacement of the lights as end of life approaches.

Council is very appreciative of the assistance currently given to them with mowing, emptying rubbish bins and the other numerous jobs that are being done.

To investigate this further, DogsNT may be able to offset some of the costs for the grounds and lights against the charges for these services. If members would like to identify some of the offsets, Council can discuss and see if they can be implemented.

Council welcome any suggestions from members on any of these issues.

Kind Regards

Caroline Camilleri
Secretary DogsNT


Padlock Issues at the Front Gate

It has come to our attention that our members are incorrectly locking the main RASNT gate. This is not an isolated instance, but infact has happened 6 times in a 4 month period.

The inconvenience caused to RASNT staff is not tolerable and continued issues may lead to denial of use of that gate to DogsNT members.

There is a picture on the Shean Road gate of the correct and only procedure for locking that gate.

Changes to Scale of Fees

All members should make note of changes to the scale of fees, effective from 1st January 2015. Click here to view the new scale of fees.

Dogs NT Office

Office hours:
Tuesday –  11am to 2pm
Wednesday –  11am to 2pm
Thursday –  1pm to 5pm

P:   (08) 8984 3570

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