The Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) is the national body in Australia responsible for promoting excellence in breeding, showing, trialling, obedience, and other canine-related activities and the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs by responsible individuals across Australia.
The ANKC conducts Annnual National Breed Council Conferences and 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 present chairman of the ANKC is Hugh Gent.
Australian National Kennel Council Mission Statement
- To promote excellence in breeding, showing, trialling, obedience and other canine related activities and the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound pure bred dogs by responsible individuals across Australia.
- To promote responsible dog ownership and encourage State Member Bodies to put in place programs to that effect.
- To act as spokesperson on all canine related activities on a National basis on behalf of State Member Bodies and to pledge assistance and support to the respective State Member Bodies.