The ANKC Ltd Board resolved at their October 2018 Board meeting for all breed standard amendments to be made annually in January each year.
Please note ANKC uses standards from either the country of development, the Kennel Club (UK), American Kennel Club (AKC) or the FCI. It must be pointed out that the majority of standards are not owned by Australia but by the country of origin or their governing body.
The important thing that members must realise is that a standard cannot be altered as they are the property of those organizations. However, it is possible to change the standard in its entirety to another version, providing it has the support of a large majority of owners in Australia.
As mentioned previously ANKC Ltd does not own a majority of the breed standards, so we are not able to make a change to a standard. Only the country or organisation that owns a standard may make changes and if they do so, then once they notify ANKC Ltd, these changes will be made annually in January. ANKC may not receive these notifications immediately but rather some months later from these organisations.