Australian National Kennel Council Limited


The Australian National Kennel Council Limited (ANKC) is seeking authorisation to amend its National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership (Code of Ethics) to mandate that members of ANKC Member Bodies register dogs bred or owned by them with canine registration bodies which are recognised by ANKC. ANKC is not seeking an amendment requiring registration of dogs exclusively with ANKC recognised registration bodies or precluding registration of dogs with non-ANKC recognised registration bodies.

Currently, the Code of Ethics requires members to register dogs bred by them, without specifying the registration body. The canine registration bodies currently recognised by ANKC are the ANKC Member Bodies in each state and territory in Australia and a collection of overseas canine organisations.

ANKC has requested authorisation for a period of 5 years.

The ACCC is currently inviting submissions from interested parties on the substantive application for authorisation. Submissions should be made by 28 June 2019. Submissions can be made to

An indicative timetable is set out below for your information.

28 May 2019

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

7 June 2019

Public consultation process begins.

28 June 2019

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

12 July 2019

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

August 2019

Draft determination.

August/September 2019

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

September/October 2019

Final determination.


  • Australian National Kennel Council Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000442-1