Constitution, Rules and Codes

DOGS NT

North Australian Canine Association Constitution

NACA Rules and Codes of Conduct
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SECTION 1 – MEMBERSHIP

1.1

Membership

1.2

Application for Membership

1.3

Annual Subscription

1.4

Roll of Members

1.5

Refusal of Membership

1.6

Termination of Membership

1.7

Resignations

1.8

Responsibilities of Membership

1.9

Annual General Meeting

1.10

Special General Meeting

1.11

General Meetings

1.12

Adjournment of meetings

1.13

Election of Officers

1.14

Casual Vacancies on Council

1.15

Meetings of the Council

1.16

Access to Information on the Association

1.17

Meeting of Committee

 

SECTION 2 – AFFILIATED CLUBS

2.1

General Rules for Recognition and Affiliation

2.2

Application for affiliation

2.3

Social Clubs

2.4

Recognition as a Social Club

2.5

Full Affiliation

2.6

Conduct of Affiliates

2.7

Changes to Committee

2.8

Appointment of an Auditor

2.9

Annual Reports

2.10

Termination of Affiliation

2.11

Re-Affiliation

2.12

Winding Up Of Affiliates

 

SECTION 3 – EXHIBITIONS

3.1

General

3.2

Disclosure of Information

3.3

Advertising

3.4

Permission – Prior to Event

3.5

Schedules and Catalogues

3.6

Entries

3.7

Exposure to Disease

3.8

Refusal of Entries

3.9

Close of Entries

3.10

Exhibitions

3.11

Postponement of an Exhibition

3.12

Age of Dogs

3.13

Breeds and Pure Bred Varieties

3.14

Ring Size

3.15

Classes

3.16

Best of Breed and Challenge Certificates

3.17

National Exhibitions

3.18

Perpetual Trophies

3.19

Special Prizes

3.20

Appointed Judges for Special Prizes

3.21

Prizes

3.22

Ribbons, Sashes and Award Cards

3.23

Duplicate Cards and Ribbons

3.24

Withholding of Awards

3.25

Delivery of Prizes

3.26

Affiliates to Provide at Exhibitions

3.27

Dogs in Harness and Identification

3.28

At an Exhibition

3.29

Veterinary Examination

3.30

Contagious and/or Infectious Diseases

3.31

Procedures

3.32

Conduct of an Exhibition

3.33

Exhibits Only

3.34

Exhibit Numbers

3.35

Withdrawal from Competition

3.36

Damage to Exhibits

3.37

Disqualification and Forfeit of Prizes

3.38

Exhibition paperwork

 

SECTION 4 – AGGRESSIVE DOGS

4.1

Responsibilities of Owner or Handler

4.2

Reporting Incidents of an Aggressive Dog

4.3

Inquiry Committee

4.4

Declaration of an Aggressive Dog

4.5

Responsibilities of Dogs NT

4.6

Re-assessment of Aggressive Dogs

 

SECTION 5 – JUDGES

5.1

Approvals to Judge

5.2

Misbehaviour

5.3

Cancellation of Appointments

5.4

Exhibits Owned or Bred by Judges

5.5

Transportation of Dogs by Judges

5.6

Competing

5.7

Judge’s Decisions

5.8

Judges’ Code of Practice and Conduct

 

SECTION 6 – DISCIPLINE

6.1

Disciplinary Action

6.2

Inquiries and Investigations

6.3

Suspensions

6.4

Right and conduct of Appeal

 

SECTION 7 – REGISTRATION

7.1

Registration

7.2

Kennel Prefix

7.3

Naming of Dogs

7.4

Registration of Progeny

7.5

Limited Register Regulations

7.6

Registration of the Progeny of ANKC Approved Cross Matings

7.7

Litter Registration Limitations

7.8

Registration of Dogs got by Artificial Insemination

7.9

Re-Registration

7.10

Refusal or Cancellation of Registration

7.11

Rectification of Errors

7.12

Breeders Records

7.13

Disputed/Unknown Parentage

7.14

Notice of Deaths

7.15

Associate Register

7.16

Transfers

7.17

Export Certificates

7.18

Letter of Authority

7.19

Certificate of Registration and Pedigree

 

SECTION 8 – TITLES

8.1

General

8.2

Champion

8.3

Grand Champion Titles

8.4

Obedience

8.5

Obedience Champion

8.6

Tracking

8.7

Agility

8.8

Retrieving

8.9

Field Trials

8.10

Dual & Triple Champions

8.11

Certificates

 

SECTION 9 – JUDGES TRAINING

9.1

Terminology

9.2

Method of Education

9.3

Teaching Aids/Materials

9.4

Eligibility for Entry into the Judges Training Program

9.5

Interstate Schemes

9.6

Fitness to Judge

9.7

Qualifications to become a Trainee Judge (first breed or group)

9.8

Qualifications to become a Trainee Judge in Subsequent Groups

9.9

Qualifications to Judge General Specials

9.10

Qualificastion for Elevation to Championship Judging Status

9.11

The format and markingof examinations

9.12

Appeals against the results of Practical Examinations

9.13

ANKC National Judges Listing

9.14

Eligibility for Single Breed Championship Show Judging Approval

9.15

Interstate Recognition of Trainee Judges Status

9.16

New Breeds

9.17

Appeals against the results of Examinations

 

SECTION 10 – CODE OF ETHICS AND PRACTICES

10.1

Code of Ethics

10.2

Compliance with the Code of Ethics

10.3

Code of Ethics and Understanding

 

SECTION 11 – CODE OF PRACTICE FOR HEREDITARY DISEASES

11.1

Compliance

11.2

Practical Application

 

SECTION 12 CODE OF CONDUCT – SOCIAL MEDIA

12.1

Background

12.2

Guidelines

12.3

Beach of the Social Media Code of Conduct

12.4

Consultation or advice

 

SECTION 13 – INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

13.1

Alice Springs and surrounds

a.

Cancellation of a show or exhibition

b.

Notification of cancellation etc. to DOGS NT by Show Secretary

c.

Affiliates Responsibilities

 13.2     

Shows Darwin and Surrounds

a.

Temperature

b.

Cyclones

c.

Rain and Lightning

13.3

Conclusion

ANKC

ANKC Regulations – (link to ANKC site)

ANKC Breeder Guidlines

ANKC RULES FOR

AGILITY

Rules for the conduct of Agility Trials – (effective 1 Jan 2016)

Rules for the conduct of Agility Games – (effective 1 Jan 2016)

Rules for the conduct of National Agility Teams Events – (effective 1 Jan 2016)

Judges Training Scheme for Agility Jumping & Games Trials
The regulations pertaining to the Judges Training Scheme for Agility Jumping & Games Trials can be found under ANKC Ltd Regulations 3G

Non Resident Agility Judge

The Agility Overseas Judges Approval Criteria

 

DANCES WITH DOGS 

Rules for the conduct of Dances with Dogs Competitions – (effective 1 January 2014) – Amended August 2013

 

ENDURANCE TEST

Rules for the conduct of Endurance Test (formerly ANKC Regulations Part 12) – (effective 23 September 2009)

 

FLYBALL

The ANKC/AFA Flyball Agreement including the Rules was terminated from 1 July 2012.  Existing titles on the ANKC Ltd database will remain however no further AFA Flyball Titles will be accepted by ANKC Ltd.

 

HERDING

Rules and Regulations for Herding Trials 

 

OBEDIENCE

Rules for the conduct of Obedience Trials – (effective 1 January 2016)

RALLY OBEDIENCE
Rules for the conduct of Rally Obedience Trials – (effective 1 January 2016)

Rally Obedience Signs

Judges Training Scheme for Rally Obedience Trials
The regulations pertaining to the Judges Training Scheme for Rally Obedience Trials can be found under ANKC Ltd Regulations 3F

Non Resident Obedience/Tracking/Track & Search/Endurance/Rally Obedience Overseas Judge
Obedience/Tracking/Track & Search/Endurance/Rally Obedience Overseas Judges Application form

TRACKING

Rules for the conduct of Tracking Trials – (effective 1 January 2014)

 

RETRIEVING & FIELD

Rules for the conduct of Retrieving Ability Tests for Gundogs – (effective 1 January 2014)

Application for Associate Gundogs to complete in Retrieving Ability Tests for Gundogs

[NOTE: Retrieving Ability Tests for Gundogs – Eligibility to be a Judge – has now been converted to Regulations Part 3I

Rules for the conduct of Retrieving Trials for Gundogs

Rules for the conduct of Field Trials for Pointers and Setters – (effective 1 January 2009). [NOTE:  Rules reviewed 2013 with no changes being made.]

Rules for the conduct of Field Trials for Spaniels and Retrievers – (effective 1 January 2015)

Rules for the conduct of Field Trials for Utility Gundogs – (effective 1 January 2014)

Rules for the conduct of Utility Gundog Ability Tests – (effective 1 January 2009) – Amended June 2010

Non Resident Retrieving & Field Trial Judge
Retrieving & Field Trial Overseas Judges Approval Criteria for Non Resident Judges