Australian National Kennel Council

Australian National Kennel Council

The Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) is the peak body in Australia responsible for promoting breeding, showing, trialling, obedience, and other canine-related activities and the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs by individuals across Australia. It was formed in Sydney in 1949. The ANKC conducts Annual National Breed Council Conferences.

It represents the following State member bodies:
* Australian Capital Territory Canine Association Inc
* Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd
* North Australian Canine Association Inc
* Canine Control Council (Queensland)
* South Australia Canine Association Inc
* Tasmanian Canine Association Inc
* Victorian Canine Association Inc
* Canine Association of Western Australia Inc

The President of the ANKC since 1998 has been Hugh Gent. [ [ ANKC Council Structure] ] . Previous presidents were Mr A Howie (1959-1986) and Mr J G W Head (1986-1997).

The Australian National Kennel Council is the only body recognized as member in Australia by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. [ [ FCI Member Countries] ]

External links

* [ Official Australian National Kennel Club website]


Further reading

* (1988) "An Historical record of Australian kennel controls" Melbourne : Australian National Kennel Council. ISBN 0731622278

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