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2021 Committee

Following the AGM a new committee was elected and their details can be found on the Committee page.

We would like to thank the outgoing committee for their services to the club and in particular to Denise Findlay who has given over 40 years of her time and devotion to the club. Unfortunately having the AGM via zoom meant that we really could not celebrate Denise’s retirement but we all hope to catch up as soon as we can now that we are out of lockdown.

SUNDAY OBEDIENCE AND SOCIAL MORNINGS

As mentioned we are not allowed to use Surrey Park anymore. Fortunately the club has acquired new grounds located at the Bayside Companion Dog Training School (BCDTS), Higgins Road, Bentleigh, (Southern end of Hodgson Reserve) next to the bowls club.

This area has:

* off leash area (fenced to the road and very safe) which also has trees for shade and water for the dogs.

*agility area which is great fun for the dogs.

*Toilet and kitchen facilities with tea, coffee and water available

* Pergola with tables and seating or under the trees area for after training social time.

We would like to trial this for a period of time and see how everyone feels about it.

Sunday 21 March timetable.

10.15am for registration (Covid Rules)

10.30am Start  with a designated obedience class for our OES only.

11.15 am approx. off leash run around time and then a picnic under the trees for some social time

This will be a great time for you to ask questions, chat about general stuff, and get to know more about us and each other. Refreshments and snacks will be provided, but you can bring something to share if you like (Covid rules permitting).

We need to know numbers for the session commencing at 10.30am, so the instructors are aware of how many dogs will be in attendance. Please email neil.a.mackay@outlook.com or call 0407 551 588 with any questions or to register for the first session by 4 March

Buy your copy of the 2021 Club Calendar now!

The second batch have arrived and there are very limited numbers.  Ordering details here 2021 Calendar orders under What’s New.

If you wish to join the club or renew you can download the membership form here:

membership-form-2021-no-3

BUYER BEWARE:

The Old English Sheepdog Club of Victoria Inc. – advises that you only buy an Old English Sheepdog puppy from a Breeder registered with Dogs Victoria or your State Controlling Body.

Dogs Victoria Registered Breeders have to abide by a Code of Ethics for Health Testing breeding stock and proper care and socialization of puppies.

Recently a case of CA (Cerebella Ataxia) has emerged locally, we believe from a father /daughter mating by an unscrupulous backyard breeder.   We would like to offer any assistance to the owners of the dog affected.

There is a test that can be done before mating to clear the parents of being carriers for this and some other Heredity Diseases. Our members are encouraged to test breeding stock.

As a Club we support the UK and American OES Clubs in raising money for Health and Research in Old English Sheepdogs, by donating quilts for raffles and cash donations.

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