NDOA 2020 Refunds

Claiming your NDOA 2020 Refund? There is a link in this message for you to action.

 Hi all,

This email is about claiming your Refunds for the NDOA 2020.

The following survey has been set up to gather all the relevant information to enable us to work through refunding people for the NDOA.

Please click on the link and enter the relevant information. Note that this is confidential and will only be available to those that are working through the refund process.


 The survey has free-form text boxes so you can enter anything, so please be careful when entering the information to ensure it is correct. If you do not want a refund then please complete the survey and enter "$0" or type "no refund thanks" in the box for refund amount.

 Please pass this link on to anyone else that you think may not be actively using facebook or have not provided their email to Dogs NZ.

 Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 Warm regards and keep safe in these changing times.

 Irma Harris
Central Dog Obedience Region

April Voting Round Results

The April 2020 voting round has now closed.  
A fuller disclosure of the results is provided in the "VOTING AND DISCUSSION ITEMS" section.
In summary:
General Item (voter eligibility) was PASSED (86.93%).
Obedience Item 1 (allowance for a fourth invitational team in NDOA Inter-Region competitions), FAILED (55.95%).
Obedience Item 2 (construction of dumbbells), was PASSED (68.82%).
Obedience Item 3 (spacing between dogs in stays), was PASSED (87.61%).
Obedience Item 4 (mandatory obligation for dog fixtures), was PASSED (75.45%).
Obedience Item 5 (non DNZ Obedience Panel Judges judging Beginners and Novice at RT’s), was PASSED (71.18%).
Rally-O Item 1 (allowance for a fourth invitational team in NDOA Inter-Region competitions), FAILED (50%).
Rally-O Item 2 (Encore not being required to be scheduled), was PASSED (70.63%).
Sincere appreciation to all who took the time to vote on this occasion. 

NDOA Timing Vote

The voting survey on whether or not the NDOA should move back to Labour Weekend or remain at Easter has now closed.  The results were as follows:

Move back to Labour Weekend: 69.58%
Stay at Easter: 30.42%

Therefore the vote to move back to Labour Weekend meets the required two thirds (66.67%) majority.

Subject to ratification by the Executive Council the NDOA will move back to Labour Weekend in 2021 (Southern Region).

Obedience Awards Record Card

As a result of the April 2018 voting round the Obedience awards for achievement in each of the obedience classes has been introduced from 30 June 2018.  This requires interested competitors to keep their own record of their achievements (scores of 95% or over) for each test and get these verified and signed by the show manager.  The region representatives have been issued with record cards to distribute to competitors who want them.  These are also available on request from the Dogs New Zealand office or you can print out your own using the file here.

Voting Register

The voting register can now be viewed through the NZKC website by following this link: Obedience Voting Register

If you are not logged on to the NZKC site it will direct you to the log-in page and then take you back to the register once you are logged in.

You can check whether you are on the registers you think you should be on (Obedience, Working Trials and Rally-O) and also check your details.  If any of the Voting Register details are wrong (or you are missing from a register) there is an option to email your region rep to get your details updated.  There is also an option to request a change of your NZKC member details (address, email, phone etc.) and this will send an email to the NZKC office with the requested changes.

Black Hawk Obedience Top 20 Competition

An Obedience Top 20 competition has been introduced which will run from 1 October to 30 September each year.  There is a prize of $1,000 for the owner/s of the winning dog each year.  Further details and the current standings for the competition can be found on the Dogs NZ website here: Obedience Top 20

Following the decision to move the NDOA to Easter from 2018 the Obedience Top 20 competition for 2017/2018 will run from 1 October 2017 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. 15 months) and the award will be presented at the 2019 Easter NDOA. The following Top 20 will run from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 and be presented at the 2020 NDOA.

Dogs New Zealand Club Handbook

The Dogs New Zealand club handbook contains useful informaotin for clubs and can be found on the NZKC website here: https://www.dogsnz.org.nz/pdfs/club-handbook.pdf

Champions Lists

Lists of Obedience Champions up to 15 May 2015 can now be found on this site under Information/Champions.

You can also access a current list (back to 1996 only) off the Dogs New Zealand website at this link: https://dogsnz.org.nz/members/obedience_dog_titles.html