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post Aug 15 2004, 02:02 PM
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The Koolie Club of Australia was formed in April 2000.

We are a group of people who have a love of the Koolie as a common interest. We wish to see the breed promoted as an active intelligent working dog, who will turn its ability to all forms of work from sheep on a station, to truck and yard work, to obedience, agility and anything in between with the gusto and pleasure we all know, all the while being a loving friendly member of the family.

We send out 6 newsletters per year to keep you informed of what is going on with the club. You are encouraged to contribute to the newsletter, articles, points of interest and successes of your Koolie are very welcome. Also if you know of anyone who has Koolies could you let us know their details and we can send them a complimentary newsletter to let them know we are here.

We record our dogs in a registry to facilitate breeding plans and to trace the history of our current dogs as far as possible. In this way future breeding can be done with the full knowledge of the ancestors and their possible relationships. We would like to record in our database the details of any Koolie that is related to your dog even if you only have sketchy details. The possibility is that later someone may join the club and supply us with information that ties up with the ancestors of your dog.

We can also record different characters of the dogs with the possibility in the future of determining their mode of inheritance. Registration certificates carry more information about each generation than normal; coat colour, length, ear set and eye colour are also available on successive generations for a snapshot of the genetic makeup of your dog.

There are 4 sections to the register: Sections A, B, C & P

Section A dogs, have both parents recorded in the register in section A or B.
Section B dogs are our original foundation stock.
Section C dogs are cross bred dogs or dogs we believe to be crossbred.
Section P dogs are designated by their breeder as pet quality only, no dog in this section will have offspring registered, desexed Koolie rescues may also register here.

Koolies registered with the Koolie Club of Australia Inc. can access DNA Testing and can be registered on the VCA,RNSWCA and the QCCC Sporting Registers. These groups will then recognise the breed under the name Koolie on all documentation (previously recorded as “associate” which is used for cross bred dogs) and now they will not need to be de-sexed to compete in any Agility, Obedience, Tracking and Herding events run by those organizations.

Our hope is also to do as much research as possible on the history of the breed, its origins and its ancestors, if you have any information that you think may be relevant, or anything that may be of interest in the newsletter please contact us.

Our aim is to get together approximately 5 or 6 times per year, to hold meetings to conduct club business and also to try out the different disciplines that Koolies excel at. This may simply be showing a dog a yard of a few sheep to see his reaction or setting up agility type courses to see how your dog responds. At this time it will not be competitive but may introduce you and your dog to another interest you both enjoy together.

The Koolie Club of Australia is a fully incorporated club, giving our members full security that the club is run without financial or legal liability to our members. We are a totally independent club not affiliated to any controlling body and as such will remain a very personalised organization, If you would like more information on joining the club contact Silhouette, Tjukurpa or Kool Dog.

Wishing you all success with your Koolies, we look forward to enjoying your company and maybe we will see you at a meeting soon.

This post has been edited by Silhouette: Oct 27 2012, 05:36 PM
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