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Princess Fru Fru

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  1. Sadly I'm finding so many breeders are using the phrase "Covid Puppy" far too often to describe/explain the poor temperaments of their puppies. If this particular pup was raised inside, it sounds like there has been severely limited expose to the "big scary world" outside. There's a huge difference between being aloof and absolutely petrified of the universe and sadly it sounds like this pup is the latter of the two. IME, puppies that are this terrified rarely become happy, confident and well-adjusted dogs -- sure, they can learn to cope, but it's not the same. I'd personally be returning this pup to the breeder. Puppies should be confident enough to have a far better startle response than what you've explained e.g. clap of thunder unnerves/startles them for a few seconds but then they resume bouncing around as though nothing is wrong. I also question if the pup has been mollycoddled for most of its life.
  2. @Mercif you’re located in the Southern Highlands then you’re in luck as there’s an amazing canine rehab right in your backyard. Please reach out to Montana Mays at her newly opened practice: Animal Wellness and Performance Clinic https://animal-rehab.com.au
  3. Best thing to do is head to an All Breeds show and hang around the gundog ring. Most likely you’ll find 3 judges who can help you out. Two gundog judges that immediately come to mind are Guy Spagnolo (Labradors) and Shannon Lancaster (English Springers). You can also find a list of all judges on the ANKC website: http://ankc.org.au/Judge/GroupOrBreedJudge I’m assuming you know you need the form completed, be a member of DNSW and have your dog desexed and on the Associate Register.
  4. @yvonnelouiseyour friend needs to follow the very clear steps outlined on the Dogs NSW prefix application form as found here: https://dogsnsw.org.au/media/3527/form-9-prefix-app-v6.pdf Until your friend has a bitch on main register in her name she cannot apply or even commence the prefix programme. Admittedly the course material is all currently available online so your friend can read and study to prepare for the exam, but until she has a bitch in her name, she cannot go any further. If she can find a breeding willing to transfer a bitch into your friend's name for the sake of sitting the prefix exam then have your friend transfer the bitch back this might be the only loophole. I didn't think you required a breeder prefix for male-only ownership, just so long as the male is main registered -- you stud out a dog but breed a bitch.
  5. Main Register = blue Limited Register = orange Associate Register = yellow Sporting Register = unsure
  6. Unfortunately it sounds like she's ineligible for the SR in this case. Maybe reach out on FaceBook on the Agility Australia page and ask there too -- I'm sure I've seen a SR German Shorthaired Pointer competing in ANKC Agility but can't be 100% certain. Aside from being what I call a "title collector", there are many ways to enjoy some of the sports you've listed above -- I've already provided two other non-ANKC agility options. Noseworks you can also compete via non-ANKC through ACSW (Australian Canine Scent Works): https://acsw.com.au/
  7. Actually I believe I found the answer to your question on the Sporting Register application form. It states in the Please Note Section 1 that the application needs to be accompanied by a certified copy of the dog’s registration with one of the kindred bodies I linked to above (UKC is included) and the applicant must be a financial member of Dogs West.
  8. You need to work out whether your girl meets any of the criteria outlined in the ANKC Regulations Part 6 The Register and Registration Section 6.9 Registration of Sporting Dogs — on Sporting Register (see screenshot attached). http://ankc.org.au/media/9446/6-ankc-ltd-reg6_registration_aug-20v2.pdf The ANKC website also contains a list of recognise sporting bodies here: http://ankc.org.au/media/9392/ankc-ltd-_wdakb-list_feb-19v2.pdf I guess depending on what sports you’re looking at, you can compete in agility through associations such as: ADAA (predominately NSW and QLD) — https://adaa.com.au NADAC (VIC based) — https://www.nadacaustralia.com Edit: From my very quick read-through, it would appear that UKC registered dogs would be accepted on the Sporting Register with proof of your and your dog’s membership with the UKC. In terms of whether your dog is eligible for UKC registration is a question you’d need to put forward to the UKC. Hope this helps!
  9. I've actually already seen a reply directly from the NSW OLG regarding this exact issue. The response regarding having to pay the full $213 registration fee for a dog desexed post-6 months old is that the buyer should've been aware of the fees and what they were up for when purchasing the dog. I can understand their position because this is how the new fees have been laid out and in a way, it's still only a once-off fee for the entire life of the animal -- I do not want an annual registration fee introduced into NSW. The president of Dogs NSW also sent out a lot of misinformation in a Friday weekly update email stating that new owners are required to the pay the difference between the breeder registration fee and the non-desexed/desexed post-6 months fee if they purchase an older ex-breeding dog. This is completely inaccurate and concerning when the information comes directly from the Dogs NSW president. A dog in NSW is registered for its entire life, therefore the only thing that needs updating if the animal is on-sold is the Change of Owner information either via form or online via the NSW Pet Registry website. Once a dog has been registered, you don't get asked to show proof you're a breeder to maintain the "breeder non-desexed discount", nor are you asked to pay the difference. The only time you would be required to pay the registration is if you purchased an older un-desexed or de-sexed post 6 months dog from outside of NSW. In this case, the dog has NEVER been registered in NSW and is therefore required to have the lifetime fee paid (whatever that amount is). I personally don't see why everyone complains so much about paying a registration fee for animals. It's seriously such a small amount of money that is a once-off fee. Maybe if you can't afford a once-off, lifetime fee, you should be asking if you can really afford quality pet care because food, vaccinations and health care cost a lot more than one, tiny lifetime fee.
  10. You should be thankful it's an open book exam. NSW have to complete and pass without assistance. There's plenty of notes and study material available, but once in the exam you aren't allowed anything other than your computer/phone/tablet to sit the exam completely supervised. It's like being back in high school and sitting the HSC.
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