NSW YARD DOG ASSOCIATION INC. 


NEWS 

 

**FOR ALL MEMBERS WHO LIVE IN THE UPPER LACHLAN VALLEY SHIRE, INCLUDING TARALGA, GUNNING AND CROOKWELL**

Are you aware that your Council is about to pass a policy which puts your ability to breed and run livestock working dogs at risk?

The Upper Lachlan Valley Shire council is putting forward a Keeping Companion Animals Policy which applies to ALL dog owners in the area, including farms, transport companies and stock and station agents.

It does not seem to recognise the difference between livestock working dogs and pet dogs, and is calling for a limit to the number of dogs you can keep on any property to four (4) only. It also requires that all dogs must be desexed.

It is asking for comment from the community by 30 November.

WHAT YOU CAN AND SHOULD DO

Don’t assume that common sense will prevail.

Take a look at the draft policy - it’s only five pages long and you can find it on the Council’s website 

Tell the Council about your concerns in writing by 30 November 2017

If you want more information:

  1. Call the Council in Crookwell Ph. 4830 1000; in Gunning Ph. 4845 4100, in Taralga Ph. 4840 2099
  2. See the community action Facebook page where you can ask the co-ordinator Felicity questions

 


**Deadline for the December 2017 newsletter is 20 November**

As always, if you want point scores to be up to date in the newsletter and on this website, please get your trial results in to the Secretary by the deadline. We also love to receive photos, stories and anything else you think members should know about.


**ABC Rural covers 2016 Australian Championship at West Wyalong**

Top working dogs compete for Australian title at West Wyalong | Peta Doherty | ABC Rural | 120816 ... read the full article


**Change of trial dates**

Please let the Secretary know as soon as possible so we can keep the website up to date and save time on administration work. If the reason is that there is no one to do all the hard work to organise it - maybe think about putting a call for help up here on the website. 


**What influences the success of Australian livestock working dogs?**

The University of Sydney has published the results of its research into Australian farm dogs, which was started a few years ago. In total, the research collected data on over 4,000 dogs from over 800 working dog owners around Australia including a number of NSWYDA members. Find out more on the What we're talking about page.


**Do Junior handlers have to be members?**

We received this question from a trial organiser recently and thought it would be worthwhile to share with everyone. The answer is: Yes. If it is a trial affiliated with NSW Yard Dogs then ALL competitors must be financial, whether it is a yearly membership or a day membership. This is important for insurance purposes.

 

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New South Wales Yard Dog Association Inc.

CONTACT Tony Overton, Executive Secretary
POST PO Box 181, Walcha NSW 2354
PHONE 0409 503 423
EMAIL [email protected]


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