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Petition to Andrew Mcdonald, Sandy Stockman

Please allow Morgan and Flynn to train at the Agility Dog Club of Victoria

Karen Hollis was awarded life membership of the Agility Dog Club of Victoria. She was a founding member of this club. She was a Club Instructor and served on Committee for 15 years, including 8 years as Club Secretary.  There was never any issue with her performance as a Club Instructor or as a long-standing Committee member.In 2011, Karen raised her concerns about the manner in which she was being treated by one Committee member, on advice of Dogs Victoria. Unprofessional e-mails ensued. Karen has wanted to happily train her dogs at this club which happens to be convenient to her. Instead of discussing this matter with Karen, which is an obligation of the Club,  Karen's life membership has refused to be recognised. Karen has put a lot into this club over many years. She believes she should be able to participate in this sport. Karen has not only been excluded from the club, she has been repeatedly called a "stalker" for attempting to resolve this problem. She has repeatedly asked to speak to Club representatives, this has in fact never occurred. Karen should not be kept out of a Club that she devoted so much time to.Other Club members are entitled to train their dogs. We ask the club to please recognise her life membership and allow her to immediately train her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Morgan and Flynn.Karen has helped many people in many ways over the years. Please sign this petition and show your support.

Karen Hollis
149 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Australian National Kennel Council

ANKC to improve the health standard for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in Australia

Health standards for breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need to change. Breed Standards focus on appearance rather than selecting traits that are best for the dogs’ health and well-being. Unfortunately, the Peak Body ANKC who maintain the registry requires a dog to meet the Breed Standards to be put on the main register that allows this dog to be breed from. Health testing should be the primary focus for breeding; however, there are no current requirements nationally to enforce testing before breeding. The gene pool and health are being driven by rules designed for a show ring. Healthy breed gene pools require expanding or large stable populations. A lack of genetic variation increases the chances of inherited disorders, compromises the immune system and may lead to infertility. We ask the following: To change the main registry to be inclusive of all healthy Cavalier King Charles Spaniels regardless of colour, size or length of fur. To allow other colour cavaliers to that do not conform to the current four colour rule be included on the main register. To have health testing, genetic testing and genetic diversity to take precedence over appearance, including in showing of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. ANKC to initiate an accessible breeder register for all breeds to record results and enforce health testing and DNA compliance before breeding. A committee of health professionals to be formed to define an acceptable baseline for the results of all tests and optional results as per breed requirements. DNA results to be recorded on Pedigree papers. For pet owners to be able to contact the register to ensure that the breeder has been compliant to the health check policy. To remove, revise or include an appendix the reflect the current law for docking of tails.

Dog Lover
2,012 supporters