2019-06 Fedco Agenda

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KENNEL UNION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA AGENDA FOR A MEETING OF THE FEDERAL COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 29 & 30TH JUNE 2019 COMMENCING 08h30 ON SATURDAY AT THE KENNEL UNION OFFICES, 68 BREE STREET, CAPE TOWN

1. ATTENDANCE, APOLOGIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

2. MINUTES 
The Minutes of the meeting held on 1 and 2 December 2018 to be formally adopted.

3. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

3.1.1. Declaration of Interests – Fedco Members - Article 12.5

The Article reads:

“Any member nominated to sit on the Federal Council, Executive Committee of the Kennel Union as well as the Executive members (Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer) of any Provincial Council of the Kennel Union, shall declare within one (1) month of appointment to the Secretary in writing all their interests, of whatsoever nature, in dog related activities. Where the governing body of the Kennel Union, or such person or persons to whom the authority is delegated, determine that any interests are in conflict with those of the Kennel Union, such nominated members’ appointment shall ipso facto be terminated.”

Declarations of Fedco Members to be considered by Fedco.

3.1.2. Declaration of Interests – Exco Members – Article 12.5

Declaration of Exco Members to be considered by Fedco.

3.2. KUSA Budget 2019/2020 

3.3. Loss of Affiliation – Article 9

Note: The following ruling was made at Fedco 06-2017:

“Effective 01.01.2018, no licences will be issued for either Championship, or Non-Championship, Shows, unless Clubs are up to date with all returns required in terms of the KUSA Constitution.”

The following ruling was made at Fedco 12-2017:

“Clubs that fail to comply with the provisions of Articles 9.1.3 and 9.1.4 for a period of eighteen months from the Fedco meeting where the breach was reported, will be recommended for disaffiliation.”

3.3.1. Article 9.1.3

“Failure to submit minutes of Annual and/or Special General Meetings together with audited Financial Statements and balance sheets where applicable in terms of Article 8.6.2.”

Information will be tabled prior to the meeting.

3.3.2. Article 9.1.4

“9.1.4 Failure to adhere to Kennel Union Constitutional requirements in respect of:

9.1.4.1 Any event to be held, being held, or which was held under a Kennel Union licence

9.1.4.2 Schedule of Documents and Returns to be sent to the Secretary of KUSA, Schedule 8.”

Information will be tabled prior to the meeting.

3.4. Revision and Harmonisation of Provincial Councils Constitutions (Fedco 12-2017 item 7.19, Fedco 06-2018 item 3.8, Fedco 12-2018 item 3.7)

Task team GR, LW and CB, assisted by Mr R Shortland (RS). RS had prepared a document for consideration by the task team. It was further agreed at Fedco 12-2018 that Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen would stand down in alternate years.

Any completed work to be tabled for consideration.

3.5. By-laws of Provincial Sub-Committees (Fedco 12-2017 item 7.20, Fedco 06-2018 item 3.10, Fedco 12-2018 item 3.9)

Task team GR, LW and CB, assisted by Mr R Shortland (RS).

A document prepared by RS was circulated to the task team by LW on 28.01.2019.

Work in progress.

3.6. Codes of Conduct (Fedco 06-2018 item 7.30, Fedco 12.12.2018 item 3.10)

Proposed amendments, additions and deletions to be tabled.

3.6.1. Code of Conduct for Elected or Appointed Officials of the Kennel Union of Southern Africa – Proposed new Code

Work in progress.

3.6.2. Code of Conduct for KUSA Members – Proposed new Schedule 9

Work in progress.

3.6.3. Code of Conduct for Club Officials – Proposed new Code

Work in progress

3.6.4. Code of Conduct and Practice for KUSA Judges – Appendix A of Schedule 9

Work in progress.

(Fedco 06-2018 item 7.21, Fedco 12-2018 item 3.12)

At Fedco 12-2018, CI had identified the requirement for a Question/Statement with tick-box to be inserted into the Show Entry Form. She undertook to attend to the amendment of the form as soon as possible after the meeting. 
Work in progress. (CI)

3.8. Duties of a Club Show Manager (Fedco 12-2017 item 7.12, Fedco 06-2018 item 3.12, Fedco 12-2018 item 3.13)

Work in progress. (JH)

3.9. FCI

3.9.1. FCI New Non-Mandatory Commissions

At the recent General Assembly in China, three new Non-Mandatory Commissions were constituted:

Ÿ Education and Public Relations 
Ÿ Mondioring 
Ÿ FCI Youth

It is recommended that KUSA be represented on all three Non-Mandatory Commissions. The deadline for confirmation of representatives is 15.06.2019, whereas the deadline for the submission of names of representatives is 01.07.2019, the Youth Commission excepted.

3.9.2. KUSA Representative on the FCI Rally Obedience Commission (Non-Mandatory)

For confirmation and ratification of the change of the KUSA-appointed representative on the FCI Rally Obedience Commission.

The appointed representative, Mr Rory Shortland, has volunteered to step down and agreed to the appointment of Mr Martinus (Tinus) van der Vyver as the KUSA representative on this FCI Commission, in the interest of the expedition of the finalisation of FCI Regulations and the recognition of Rally Obedience as a Working Discipline recognised by KUSA, separate from Obedience.

3.10. Introduction of Voluntary DNA Parentage Verification when Registering a Litter (Fedco 06-2018 item 7.18, Fedco 12-2018 item 3.17)

The following is recorded in Fedco 12-2018:

“As a means of encouraging voluntary DNA Parentage Verification, Fedco unanimously supports the idea of KUSA offering an “enhanced” Registration Certificate, at no extra cost, for any puppy of which the parentage has been DNA-verified.

It was decided that a procedure document should be compiled in collaboration with the ISAG-accredited laboratories in the country, inter alia University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort Veterinary Sciences), Stellenbosch University, and Inqaba Biotec, to assist breeders to undertake the DNA testing of parents and puppies. A procedure document to be considered, together with any proposals for the enhanced Registration Certificate.

Work in progress. Further documentation to be tabled.

JH undertook to contact the three identified ISAG laboratories to explore possibilities around discounts for KUSA members and CI agreed to proceed with an information leaflet to assist breeders and owners regarding DNA profiling and parentage verification once any discounts have been confirmed. An enhanced Registration Certificate was tabled and discussed and it was agreed that the document would be termed a “Premier Registration Certificate”. PM and CI to collaborate on a design for the Certificates and a method of their reproduction for consideration by members of Fedco. 
Unanimously agreed . 
Proposed CB, seconded CI 

JH and LW deemed it important that the owners of individual dogs should also be able to apply for an enhanced Registration Certificate upon submission of a DNA profile. The matter was debated and it was decided that a suitable proposal for recognising owners who voluntarily had their dogs DNA-profiled should be prepared for consideration at Fedco 06-2019.”

Work in progress.

3.11. Reciprocity Agreement – Zimbabwe Kennel Club (ZKC) (Exco 03-2019 item 9.7)

Recommendation that the current informal arrangement that exists between KUSA and the Zimbabwe Kennel Club be formalised in respect of eligibility to enter shows, recognition of pedigrees and clearance and acceptance of Judges.

Exco recommends the appointment of one or more Fedco members to make contact with the ZKC with a view to presenting a draft agreement for consideration at Fedco 12-2019.

Note:

Fedco agreed that dogs registered with ZKC that are entered in KUSA-licensed events for Ob, DJ, Agility do not require DNA profiling, but do require a Show Clearance Certificate and for their owner to be a member of KUSA.

4. MATTERS ARISING

4.1. Any Matters Related to the Articles

4.1.1. Article 2 Interpretation of Terms

(Fedco 12-2017 item 7.6, Fedco 06-2018 item 4.1.2)

It was resolved at Fedco 12-2017 that the definition of Specialist Club might require amendment to provide for Grand Champion points earned at Specialist Clubs catering for breeds with multiple varieties.

Work in progress. (CI, LW, PM)

4.1.2. Article 3 – Objects

Proposals NAPC

Motivation for the proposed amendments under items4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4 and 4.1.5:

Although decisions have been made as recorded in various Fedco Minutes, some of these decisions need to be carried through to KUSA’s Rules and Regulations where they are not yet catered for. The following proposed housekeeping changes seek to enable KUSA to provide for worldwide trends around Breed Health and to update its Constitution with regard to its international affiliations and the obligations incurred as a result of these affiliations. The text of some Articles needed to be firmed up to avoid ambiguity and contradictory interpretations.

Amendments: [ Strike out in brackets ] & Insertions underlined.

Article 3.2

to promote Breed Health and to encourage the responsible [ breeding, ] not-for--profit breeding and showing of purebred [ pure bred ] dogs , thereby to ensure that their functional health and physical features meet the standard set for each breed, enabling them to work and carry out the distinctive functions for which they were bred.

Article 3.19

4.1.3. Article 21 Jurisdiction of the Kennel Union

Article 21.4

4.1.4. Article 22 – [ Recognized Recognised Shows

4.1.5. Article 43 Interpretation

Article 43.2

The decision of the Federal Council upon all questions of interpretations and its decision upon any matter affecting or relating to Affiliated Clubs, dogs registered at the Kennel Union, [and] recognised dog Shows , Judges and Judges’ affairs and agreements, affiliations or other arrangements referred to in Article 3.19 of the KUSA Constitution and any other matter whatsoever which is not provided for in this Constitution or any Schedules, Rules, Regulations and By-Laws, shall be final and binding.

4.2. Any items Relating to Disciplinary Matters – Schedule 1

4.2.1. Schedule 1 Disciplinary Rules – Proposed Amendments (Exco)

The amendments below are pursuant to the amendments to Articles 3.19 and 22 being approved (see items 4.1.2 and 4.1.4 above):

Insert words underlined and delete words in [ struck through square brackets ]:

The Federal Council (“FEDCO”) of KUSA has under the provisions of Article 6 read with Articles 3.6, 3.17, 3.18 and 3.19 of the KUSA Constitution made the Disciplinary Rules as contained in this Schedule 

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.16 The SCI or the DSC may extend any period determined in these Rules for doing any act. [, except for periods referred to in Rules 5.2 and 5.6. ]

1.20 The standard of proof required by the DSC and FAC when determining whether a Respondent or Appellant is guilty of any misconduct arising out of a complaint lodged in terms of these Rules, [ is proof on a balance of probabilities .] is determined by the members thereof, having fully acquainted themselves with the facts and circumstances germane to the complaint.

4. FOUNDATION FOR A COMPLAINT

4.1.9

any members or persons or Club Committee or PC responsible for the maladministration of, or failure to properly execute the duties conferred on him, her or them after he, she or they have or has been elected or appointed to serve on any Club Committee or PC, or any other Council, Committee or Sub-Committee established in terms of the KUSA Constitution;

4.1.10

any member or person who has served or is currently serving as an elected or appointed official on a Club Committee, PC, other Council, Committee or any Sub-Committee established in terms of the KUSA Constitution or the approved constitution of an affiliated Club or PC and who, within thirty (30) days of ceasing to function as a duly appointed or elected official of any of the aforementioned committees, wilfully or negligently fails on request to properly hand over to the appointed or elected secretary of such a Committee any records, accounts, bank accounts, money, property, assets, membership lists or any article or document necessary for the proper running and administration of such a Committee, that are in his or her possession or under his or her control.

5. PROCEDURE FOR BRINGING A COMPLAINT

5.2

A complaint together with the applicable complaint deposit to the amount set out in Schedule 7 to the KUSA Constitution must be lodged with the Secretary within five (5) days or otherwise determined as provided for in Rule 1.16 of the occurrence of the event, act, conduct, default or omission that forms the subject thereof or, from the time when the matter which is the subject of the complaint was discovered.

5.6

In relation to Rule 5.2, the SCI may, on application by a Complainant and proof that it was not reasonably possible to have had knowledge of the subject matter of the complaint, allow the Complainant to lodge the complaint together with the complaint deposit within five (5) days as determined in Rules 1.16 and 5.2 [ to the Secretary, who must accept such a complaint as regular ].

5.7

If the issues raised by a Complainant are the subject of a pending criminal case or civil action, the SCI may stay the complaint until such time as the action or case is resolved or determined by a final court judgement or as otherwise may be determined by the SCI.

11. PENALTIES

11.1.5

disqualification from judging at, or taking part in the management of, a Show, Obedience Class, Working Trial or Field Trial or other event held under KUSA licence or as may be determined by any agreement or affiliation referred to in Article 3.19 of the KUSA Constitution ;

11.2

If the Respondent is a person officiating or judging at a Show or an event held under KUSA licence, or held in consequence of, or in accordance with, the provisions of Article 3.19 and/or Article 22 of the KUSA Constitution, or that is sanctioned by KUSA in terms of a valid judging contract or by official appointment, one or more of the following penalties, where applicable, may be imposed by the DSC for a complaint with regard to the execution of such an appointment or judging contract:

11.2.2

suspension or exclusion from officiating or judging at, or having any official connection with, or participating in an official capacity in, a Show, Obedience Class, Working Trial or Field Trial or other event held under KUSA licence, or held consequence of, or in accordance with, the provisions of Article 3.20 and/or Article 22 of the KUSA Constitution or from acting as an officer of a Club;

11.2.3

disqualification from judging at, or taking part in the management of, a Show, Obedience Class, Working Trial or Field Trial or other event held under KUSA licence , or held consequence of, or in accordance with, the provisions of Article 3.20 and/or Article 22 of the KUSA Constitution ;

11.3 
[Subject to adoption of the Code contemplated under item 3.6.1]

If the Respondent is a Club or PC, or any member or person who has been elected or appointed to serve on any Club Committee or PC or on any other Council, Committee or Sub-Committee established in terms of the KUSA Constitution, and such Respondent is found to be responsible for any maladministration of, or failure to properly execute[ ,] his or her official duties in that capacity, or found to be in violation of the Code of Conduct for Elected or Appointed Officials of KUSA, one or more of the following penalties may be imposed by the DSC:

11.3.2

In the case of a member or person who has been elected or appointed to serve on any Club Committee or PC or any other Council, Committee or Sub-Committee established in terms of the KUSA Constitution and who was found to be responsible for any maladministration of, or failure to properly execute, his or her official duties in that capacity 

11.3.2.1

despite any other provision of the Constitution, immediate removal of a member or person as a Club Committee member or member of the PC or member of any other Council, Committee or Sub-Committee established in terms of the KUSA Constitution, either permanently or for a specified period, after which the member or person may be re-elected or appointed; or

13. PUBLICATION

13.1

In consequence of any complaint made under these Rules, FEDCO and EXCO may publish relevant [ such ] details [ of a regarding any matter heard by a DSC, or any appeal heard by a FAC, [ as may be fit to in order to inform KUSA members , , foreign National Canine Organisations or Clubs affiliated to them, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), Government Departments or National Sports Control Bodies, or persons associated with any of these thereof] . Such publication may be made on the official KUSA website or in any other publication or communication that is appropriate.

13.3

FEDCO and EXCO may extend publication of any lists referred to in Rule 13.2 by circulating them to KUSA-affiliated Clubsforeign National Canine Organisations or Clubs affiliated to them, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), Government Departments or National Sports Control Bodies, or persons associated with any of these Such publication may be made on the official KUSA website or in any other publication or communication deemed appropriate.

4.2.2. Case 02-2018 KUSA vs Mrs S Flavell – 06.11.2018

The following case was finalised and full details reported to Fedco:

The DSC unanimously found the Respondent guilty ito Rules 4.1.1 and 4.1.1.2 of Schedule 1 with regard to social media (Facebook) comments which are defamatory, prejudicial and/or injurious in nature to a KUSA Judge, namely Mrs C Buitendach, who was acting in her official capacity as a KUSA Judge at the Jacaranda City Kennel Club (JCKC) FCI Show held on 24.08.2018.

The DSC imposed the following penalties:

Rule 11.1.2:

Suspension or exclusion from taking part in, or having any connection with, or attending or participating or handling a dog at a Show, Obedience Class, Working Trial or Field Trial or other event held under KUSA licence, or from acting as an officer of a Club;

Rule 11.1.3:

Disqualification from exhibition or competition or evaluation of a dog owned by him or registered or recorded in his name, or jointly with another or others, or in the name of a nominee;

Rule 11.1.5:

Disqualification from judging at, or taking part in the management of a Show, Obedience Class, Working Trial or Field Trial or other event held under a KUSA licence;

The above penalties take effect on 15.12.2018, for a period of six (6) months and are SUSPENDED IN FULL for a period of three years until 14.06.2021, on condition that the Respondent does not contravene any of the provisions as provided for in Rule 4 of Schedule 1 or any other provision in the KUSA Constitution, Rules and Regulations that would form the basis for a valid complaint in terms thereof during the period of suspension.

No appeal was lodged.

4.2.3. Case 01-2019 KUSA vs Mr DK Riley – 20.02.2019

The following case was finalised and full details reported to Fedco:

The DSC unanimously found the Respondent guilty ito 4.1.1 and 4.1.1.3 and 4.1.1.4 of Schedule 1, considered the appropriate penalties to be imposed and took into account that this was not a ‘first offence’. The Respondent is currently under suspension for a similar offence for which he was found guilty by the DSC on 31.07.2018.

Careful consideration of the Respondent’s reply to the complaint did not reveal any remorse or mitigating factors.

Having recorded the above, the DSC imposed the following penalties, which take effect on 01.03.2019, for four (4) years, three of which are suspended:

Rule 11.1.2:

Suspension or exclusion from taking part in, or having any connection with, or attending or participating or handling a dog at a Show, Obedience Class, Working Trial or Field Trial or other event held under KUSA licence, or from acting as an officer of a Club;

Rule 11.1.3:

Disqualification from registration, recording, transfer, exhibition or competition or evaluation of a dog owned by him or registered or recorded in his name, or jointly with another or others, or in the name of a nominee;

Rule 11.1.5:

Disqualification from judging at, or taking part in the management of a Show, Obedience Class, Working Trial or Field Trial or other event held under a KUSA licence;

The initial 12 months of the above penalties take effect on 01.03.2019. The remaining thirty-six (36) months will be suspended for a period of thirty-six months until 28.02.2023 on condition that the Respondent does not contravene any of the provisions as provided for in Rule 4 of Schedule 1 or any other provision in the KUSA Constitution, Rules and Regulations that would form the basis for a valid complaint in terms thereof during the period of suspension.

No appeal was lodged.

4.2.4. Case 02-2019 – KUSA vs Mr L Kruger – DSC 25.2019

The following case was finalised and full details reported to Fedco:

The DSC found the Respondent guilty in terms of Rules 4.1.1 and 4.1.1.2 of Schedule 1 with regard to an attempt to solicit a judging appointment for himself by contacting the President of the Philippine Kennel Club Inc (PCCI) by means of social media (Facebook). Penalties at Rules 11.1.2, 11.1.3 and 1.1.5 were imposed. 

An Appeal against the decision and penalties imposed by the DSC was lodged.

After consideration by the Federal Council Appeals Committee (FAC) on 25.04.2019, the decision was upheld and the following penalties (a) and (b) were confirmed:

(a) Rule 11.1.2:

Suspension and exclusion from taking part in, or having any connection with, or attending or participating or handling a dog at a Show, Obedience Class, Working Trial or Field Trial or other event held under KUSA licence, or from acting as an officer of a Club;

(b) Rule 11.1.3:

Disqualification from exhibition or competition or evaluation of a dog owned by him or registered or recorded in his name, or jointly with another or others, or in the name of a nominee;

The above penalties at (a) and (b) to take effect on 28.03.2019 for a period of twelve months, six months of which are suspended until 27.02.2020, on condition that the Appellant does not contravene any of the provisions as provided for in Rule 4 of Schedule 1 or any other provision in the KUSA Constitution, Rules and Regulations that would form the basis for a valid complaint in terms thereof during the period of suspension.

The FAC further unanimously concluded that the penalty imposed by the DSC at (c) was somewhat harsh:

The FAC consequently varied the wording of the penalty to be consistent with the prescribed wording as contained in Schedule 1 Rule 11.1.5 and reduced the penalty and conditions of suspension as follows:

(c) Rule 11.1.5:

Disqualification from judging at, or taking part in the management of a Show, Obedience Class, Working Trial or Field Trial or other event held under a KUSA licence.

The penalty at (c) above to take effect on 28.03.2019 for a period of four (4) years of which three (3) years are suspended. The initial effective period of twelve (12) months of the above penalty to take effect on 28.03.2019. The remaining thirty-six (36) months is suspended until 27.03.2022 on condition that the Appellant does not contravene any of the provisions as provided for in Rule 4 of Schedule 1 or any other provision in the KUSA Constitution, Rules and Regulations that would form the basis for a valid complaint in terms thereof during the period of suspension.

The FAC further ordered that, in consequence of the above penalties imposed on the Appellant, the KUSA office is to immediately withdraw all clearances forwarded to local clubs in terms of Schedule 3 Regulation 20.1.1 and letters of clearance to foreign Canine Authorities issued in terms of Schedule 10 Regulation 5.1 to 5.3 of the KUSA Constitution in favour of the Appellant, to judge shows at local clubs and clubs of those foreign Canine Authorities during the period of disqualification and suspension and, if they have not already done so, to immediately inform all such foreign Canine Authorities, including the FCI, of the finding and penalties imposed on the Appellant and to further publish such in terms of the provisions of Schedule 1 Rule 13 of the KUSA Constitution.

4.3. Any Matters related to the Registration of Dogs – Schedule 2

4.3.1. Schedule 2 Appendix “B” – Breed Standards (Fedco 12-2018 item 4.4.4)

Insert words underlined and delete words in [ struck through square brackets ]

BREED STANDARDS

1. For each breed listed in Appendix 'A' of this Schedule, there shall be a written description called a Breed Standard, save and except where a single Standard has been adopted for those breeds where the varieties are distinguished by coat type and/or size. The Breed Standards shall be published separately from, but form part of, this Appendix to Schedule 2.

2. Once adopted a Breed Standard may not be altered or amended, save for the correction of spelling errors, conversion of measurements, or the insertion of omissions from the Standard by the country of origin, development or patronage, as the case may be.

3. Should notification be received that a Breed Standard accepted by KUSA has been altered or amended, save in terms of paragraph 2 above, by the country of origin, development or patronage such amendments shallautomatically be adopted in accordance with the KUSA Breed Standards Protocol and advised to the Federal Council tabled[ at [ the] its first practicable meeting.[ of the Federal Council.]

4. Amendments adopted in terms of paragraph 3 above will be advised to judges and members as soon as practicable after the meeting of the Federal Council at which they were reported and be implemented on 1 January or 1 July, whichever is feasible.

Motivation :

To line up with the Protocol for change of origin of Breed Standards as discussed at Fedco 12-2018 under item 4.4.4.

The finalised Protocol document will be tabled.

4.3.2. Schedule 2 Appendix “C” – Breed Specific Registration Requirements

Proposed housekeeping amendments attached.

(Carried over from Fedco 12-2018 item 6.3.2)

4.3.3. Schedule 2 Appendix “E” Breed Specific Requirements for Imported and Exported Dogs Reg 2.1.4 Rottweilers - Imported

The Kinolski Savez Republike Srbjie (Kennel Club of Serbia) has confirmed that we may accept HD and ED results from the Veterinarska ambulanta NS Vet.

To be added to the list of institutions lodged with KUSA by the RBC in Schedule 2 Appendix “E” Regulation 2.1.4.

4.4. Any Matters Relating to Breed Standards

4.4.1. Amendments to FCI Breed Standards

Toy Group

Affenpinscher

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Havanese

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Utility Group

French Bulldog

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Japanese Spitz

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Peruvian Hairless Dog

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Please note name change from Peruvian Hairless Dog to Perro Sin Pelo del Perú

[Although a single Breed Standard, Schedule 2 lists this breed in three different sizes – Large, Medium and Small. CCs/CACIBs and BOBs must be awarded to each size individually..]

Shar Pei

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Shiba

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

German Spitz (Mittel)

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Akita

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Working Group

Dogo Canario

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Note name change from Dogo Canario to Presa Canario

4.4.2. Amendments to The Kennel Club Breed Standards

Herding Group

Collie (Smooth)

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Hound Group

Whippet

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Toy Group

Chinese Crested

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

King Charles Spaniel

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Papillon

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Utility Group

Dalmatian

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Poodle (Miniature)

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Poodle (Standard)

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Poodle (Toy)

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Schipperke

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Bulldog

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

Boston Terrier

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

4.4.3. Amendments to the KUSA/Zimbabwe Breed Standard

Hound Group

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Revised Breed Standard attached to agenda.

4.5. Any Matters Related to Shows & Schedule 3

4.5.1. Schedule 3 – Show Schedules - Regulation 5.8.6

Housekeeping amendment:

5.8.6 – [ delete ] as indicated:

save and except for dogs entered ] for exhibition only, [ Children/Junior Handler Classes and Veterans ,] all exhibits must be entered in at least one (1) Breed Class

Motivation :

The existing Regulation contradicts Schedule 5K Regulations for Handler Classes, Clause 3.5, the last sentence of which reads “Any dog that is to be used for Handling must be entered at the same Championship Show.”

4.5.2. Schedule 3 – Changes - Various (Fedco 06-2018 item 3.4.1, Fedco 12-2018 item 4.5.3)

As reported at Fedco 06-2018, Exco had identified various Regulations in Schedule 3 as requisite of alignment and for harmonisation with the content of Schedule 1.

Several flaws had been identified in the document tabled and it was requested that it be brought to the attention of the author that it was difficult for Fedco to consider proposed changes to Regulations which have not been presented in accordance with the customary convention for Constitutional changes.

Work in Progress (Exco)

4.6. Schedule 4 Regulations for Non-Championship Shows

Regulation 6 Show Schedule

Housekeeping amendment:

Insert words underlined:

It shall be obligatory to provide a Show Schedule, which shall display a KUSA logo in a format, version and size specified by the Kennel Union Office for any Licensed Non-Championship Show.

6.1 Show Schedules shall contain inter alia:

6.1.1 Date of the Event

6.1.2 Venue

6.1.3 Starting time

6.1.4 Times when entries will be accepted

6.1.5 The names of the Judges for each breed or group/s and variety classes, Handler Classes, Best in Show, Best Puppy in Show or discipline (OB, WT, IGP, ITT, DJ, CA, AG, FL, FT)

6.1.6 The entry fees

6.1.7 Club enquiries telephone number

6.1.8 Right of Admission Reserved

6.1.9 a statement that all exhibitors/handlers are personally responsible for the control of their dogs at all times and shall be personally liable for any claims which may be made in respect of injuries which may arise or be caused by their dogs. (Refer Reg. 4.4)

6.1.10 Name of Show Manager

Motivation:

It is considered that the above should be an obligatory item on Show Schedules in view of Regulation 3.8 of Schedule 4, which reads:

“The management of a Non-Championship Breed Show shall be the responsibility of the Show Manager who shall be a member in good standing of the Kennel Union appointed by the Committee of the Show holding Club.”

5. WORKING DISCIPLINES

5.1. Schedule 5A – Regulations for Obedience Classes

The National Obedience Sub-Committee (NOSC) proposes the introduction of a new competition to be known as the KUSA Obedience Dog of the Year Awards. It is suggested that a new schedule, Schedule 5A (01), be added to the list of Schedules and that, as this competition is based entirely on events run under the Rules and Regulations of Schedule 5A, it be closely linked.

Concept :

Obedience Competitors are awarded points at all Shows held under Schedule 5A. These points are to be aggregated for all Shows in which a dog competes during a calendar year (1 January to 31 December).

In each KUSA Provincial Council as defined in Article 14.3, the dog achieving the highest number of points to be awarded a KUSA Certificate as follows:

Provincial Obedience Competitor of the Year

Class A Winner BRONZE AWARD (WESTERN CAPE) (example of province)

Class B Winner SILVER AWARD (Province)

Class C Winner GOLD AWARD (Province)

In addition, the dog achieving the highest points in each class nationally to be awarded a

KUSA National Obedience Competitor of the Year Certificate

Class A Winner BRONZE AWARD

Class B Winner SILVER AWARD

Class C Winner GOLD AWARD

Motivation :

Similar to the Showdog of the Year Competition held for Breed Shows, the intention of this competition is to engender enthusiasm, encourage entries, and reward consistent excellence.

The proposed new Schedule and sample Certificates will be submitted for tabling at the Fedco meeting.

5.2. Schedule 5B(1) – Regulations for Working Trials (Classic) - nil

5.3. Schedule 5B(4) – Regulations for Working Utility Dog (WUD) - nil

5.4. Schedule 5B(2) – Regulations for International Working Trials and International Tracking Trials (IGP)

5.4.1. Proposal from NIGPSC that all reference to “Record Card” in the above Regulations needs to be replaced with “Workbook”.

5.4.2. Regulation 3.3.2 – proposal NIGPSC:

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IGP Licenced Judges are required to attend at least one refresher seminar every 3 years to maintain [ his] theirJudging status. (In the event of any KUSA IGP Judge not attending a refresher seminar in a 3 year period or longer, he or she will be required to act as a Learner (IGP) Judge once with a KUSA Licensed Judge (IGP) and submit one (1) satisfactory report to the officiating KUSA Licensed Judge (IGP) before he or she can accept a further IGP judging appointment.)

5.5. Schedule 5B(3) – Regulations for Tracking Trials - nil 

5.6. Schedule 5C – Field Trials

Field Trials – Mandatory Membership of KUSA (Fedco 12-2018 item 5.6.6)

As reported at Fedco 12-2018, the problem of NFTA members’ participating in KUSA events without incurring the obligations imposed on KUSA members was obviously a serious one, which needed to be addressed as a matter of urgency. JH and GR informed the Fedco of their intention to meet with the Chairman of the FTLC and the appropriate executive members of the National Field Trials Association (NFTA).

As envisaged, JH and GR met with Dr Alan Kloeck and Mrs Marie Wynne of the FTLC on 22 January 2019. This resulted in a follow-up meeting on 20 February 2019, where they were joined by Dr Bob Winter, Mrs Trudi Winter and Mr Deon Jordaan of the NFTA. The latter meeting was organised ahead of the AGM of the NFTA to enable the NFTA officials to raise KUSA’s proposals with the NFTA membership at the AGM. The various NFTA clubs obviously needed to take the matters raised by the NFTA officials at the AGM back to their constituents and feedback from the NFTA is awaited.

At the meeting of the FTLC held on 03.04.19, a letter from the Transvaal HPR Club was tabled in which the Club objects to mandatory membership of KUSA. A copy of the letter will be tabled, with the following comment noted from the minutes of the above FTLC Meeting: “After discussion Dr Kloeck agreed that the HPR Club letter would be submitted to KUSA as they had requested, but he did not hold out any hope that it would be favourably considered.”

Further comments at the meeting are recorded as follows: “Mr Holman stated that the KUSA requirements for membership are in line with international standards.” and “Mrs Wynne expressed the opinion that the HPR Club seemed more concerned about the financial implications than the recognition given by KUSA events in which their dogs participate.”

5.7. Schedule 5D – Regulations for Dog Jumping - nil

5.8. Schedule 5E - Regulations for Special Events

5.8.1. Schedule 5E(02) (TKC Interprovincial and TKC Supreme Champion of the Year Competitions(Fedco 06-2018 item 5.8.1, Fedco 12-2018 item 5.8.2)

Clause 4.2 deferred from Fedco 12-2018.

Work in progress.

5.9. Schedule 5G – Regulations for Dog Carting

5.9.1. Amendments to Schedule 5G

Proposed amendments submitted by NSC attached

5.10. Schedule 5K – Regulations for Handler Classes

5.11. Schedule 5L – Regulations for Agility

5.11.1. Proposed Amendments to Schedule 5L

The National Agility Sub-Committee has proposed amendments to Schedule 5L. Please see documents attached.

5.11.2. KUSA SA Agility Championships (Fedco 12-18 item 9.13)

At Fedco 12-2018, a discussion ensued on the experience and qualification of Judges eligible to officiate at the KUSA SA Agility Championships. As the portfolio-holder for Agility, RD undertook to consult with the Agility fraternity on possible amendments to Schedule 5L to provide greater clarity on the experience and qualifications required of Judges invited to officiate at the KUSA SA Agility Championships. 
Any further information will be tabled. 

5.12. Schedule 5M – Regulations for Flyball - nil

5.13. Schedule 5F - Aptitude Testing - nil

5.14. Schedule 5Q – Regulations for Rescue Dog Trials - nil

5.15. Schedules 5R and 5S - Dancing with Dogs

5.15.1. Schedule 5R Heelwork to Music (HTM)

Regulation 15 Judges

Qualification of judges

Proposal DOGSPC

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A prospective judge needs to complete the following sequence to the satisfaction of KUSA:

a. Attend a judging workshop / training course and be allocated a mentor (who shall be a Senior Judge) provided by the appropriate KUSA Sub-Committee.

  • After a recorded meeting with their mentor to discuss the process, they will be considered Learner Judges and be eligible to move on to the next step. This report must be submitted to KUSA.

b. Shadow judge a minimum of 4 [2] live events and submit a report for scrutiny to their mentor and judge of the day. The mentor will provide a written comment on the submitted report. On approval of these reports [this report] they will be considered Junior [Learner] Judges and be eligible to move on to the next step.

c. [Co-j] Judge a minimum of 2 [1] live event s under the supervision of a Senior Judge and submit a report to the judge of the day for scrutiny and approval for each event. On approval of these [this] reports they will be considered Senior Judges and be eligible to judge competitions.

d. Attend at least one judging workshop / training course in every two-year cycle.

· Failure to judge in a two-year cycle will result in a judge needing to co-judge a minimum of one live event and submit a report for scrutiny and approval.

e. [Judges qualified as at September 2017 supplied to KUSA by the current DWDIA Committee will automatically become KUSA qualified Judges.]

5.15.2. Schedule 5R Musical Freestyle (MF)

Regulation 15 Judges

Qualification of Judges

Proposal DOGSPC

Same wording as for 5.15.1 above.

5.16. Schedule 10 – Any Matters related to Breed Judging

5.16.1. Judges Education Council (JEC) 

6. BREED/LIAISON COUNCILS

6.1. Rottweiler Breed Council of KUSA (RBC) - nil

6.2. Federation of Boxer Clubs of SA Breed Council (FBCSA BC)

6.2.1. Schedule 5F (9.1.7) and (9.1.8) Boxer Breed Assessment & Survey Procedures

With the formation of the FBCSA BC in 2018, all references to SABOX on Schedule 5F (9.1.7 and (9.1.8) have been changed and the document updated accordingly, together with other proposed changes (documentattached).

Other proposed changes:

Paragraph 3 - Eligibility

“We request a change in our hip score requirements and on the Advanced Registration Requirements of the Boxer Breed Standard. Motivation letter attached.

We request a change to the wording regarding the heart testing to ‘have been examined and certified [for] free ofcardiac disorders and to conform to the requirements as set out by [ SABOX the FBCSA BC from time to time’.

Paragraph 5 - Documentation Required - Schedule 5F (9.1.7) and (9.1.8)

We would like to add that a KUSA accredited scrutineer also be acceptable to examine and score for hip dysplasia.

6.2.2. Qualifications for Advanced Registration Certificate (as listed in Breed Standard)

Proposed amendment (in line with above):

Before submitting any application, the following requirements must have been fulfilled:

1. Must be on the Kennel Union Breed Register

2. Be positively identified by microchip or DNA

3. Be over twenty-four (24) months of age

4. Be a Kennel Union Breed (Conformation) Champion

5. The registered name of the dog must contain an Affix (Kennel name)

6. The dog must have passed a FBCSA BC Breed Assessment/Breed Survey

7. The dog must have passed an Aptitude Test

8. Hip score must not be worse than [ C1 C2

6.3. German Shepherd Dog Liaison Council (GSDLC)

6.3.1. GSD Specialist Judges (Fedco 12-2018 item 6.3.3)

GSDLC would like to nominate the following Judge as a Specialist GSD Judge:

Mr Kevin Young

The above judge had inadvertently been omitted from the list tabled under item 6.3.3 at Fedco 12-2018.

Mr Young was proposed by Rotek GSD Club. Letter and CV circulated to Fedco with agenda.

7. GENERAL

8. MATTERS BROUGHT FORWARD BY THE CHAIRMAN

9. DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS – TO BE CONFIRMED 

2019: 
November 30 & December 01

Confirmed.

2020: 
June 26 & 27 (or 20 & 21) - to be confirmed 

December 05 & 06 (or November 28 & 29) – to be confirmed 

10. CLOSING