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April 22, 2014
2013 Top Agility Dog Results Now Online
April 22, 2014
Grants of up to $30,000 for Canine Health Research Announced
April 21, 2014
Re-Publish for Comment: Proposed Breed Standard Amendments Re: The Basset Hound
April 15, 2014
CKC Seeks Volunteer Agility Course Design Evaluators
April 15, 2014
Available Priority Dates for Retriever Trial Clubs in Ontario
April 14, 2014
Changes to Breedsecure Program Benefit CKC Member Breeders
April 14, 2014
Summer Restrictions for Pet Travellers
April 14, 2014
2013 Results for Canada’s Top Field Dogs Now Online
April 09, 2014
March 2014 Board Meeting Synopsis Now Online
April 08, 2014
2013 Results for Canada's Top Obedience Dog Now Online
March 31, 2014
2013 Results for Canada’s Top Show Dogs are Now Available!
March 17, 2014
Great Effort as Karen Ramstead Takes on 2014 Iditarod Race
March 14, 2014
March 2014 Board Meeting Agenda Now Available Online
March 12, 2014
CKC Congratulates Colton O’Shea - Crufts World Junior Handling Champion
March 04, 2014
Members Can Now Vote Online for this year’s Election and Referendum
March 03, 2014
2014 CKC Annual General Meeting Agenda Now Online
February 26, 2014
Amendment to Quebec Regulation May Impact CKC Members
February 26, 2014
Publish for Comment Online: Clubs
February 14, 2014
2012 Top Agility Dog Results Now Available
February 13, 2014
Top 10 CKC-Registered Breeds Hold Steady for 2013
February 13, 2014
2013 National Open Springer Spaniel Field Trial Championship
February 13, 2014
Updated Judge’s Disqualification/Excusal Form
February 10, 2014
Breed Club and Breeder Booths Now Available for 2014 All About Pets Show
February 07, 2014
Publish for Comment Online: New Applicant Conformation Judge
February 07, 2014
Publish for Comment: Proposed Breed Standard Amendments Re: The American Cocker Spaniel
February 23, 2012
CKC Confident as Anti-BSL Bill 16 Moves Toward Third Reading
The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is pleased to report that private member's Bill 16, an Act that serves to revoke the breed-specific section of the Dog Owners' Liability Act (DOLA), enacted August 29, 2005, was carried at the second reading today—with a vote of 51 for, and 26 against passing the Bill. The Bill will now be sent to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills—moving toward a third reading.

Bill 16, an Act to amend the Animals for Research Act and the Dog Owners' Liability Act with respect to pit bulls, was first introduced by MPP Randy Hillier (PC), Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, on November 30, 2011 and is supported by MPP Cheri DiNovo (NDP) Parkdale-High Park and MPP Kim Craitor (LIB) Niagara Falls.

"We are extremely encouraged by the Tri-party support, the support of our CKC members and the dog-owning public—and the response from the Legislative Assembly so far," says Sonny Allinson, CKC Manager of Marketing and Communications. 

Breed Specific Legislation, formerly known as Bill 132, targets "pit bull" type breeds that the DOLA defines as "a pit bull terrier, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, an American Staffordshire Terrier, an American Pit Bull Terrier, and a dog that has an appearance and physical characteristics substantially similar to any of those dogs." As a result, the targeting of such dogs negatively impacts countless breeds and dog owners in Ontario.

The CKC opposes Breed Specific Legislation and as stated in its official BSL Legislative Policy, "supports dangerous and/or vicious dog legislation, which would serve to protect the public from dangerous dogs." CKC maintains that "a dangerous temperament is a product of many factors" and cannot be determined by breed alone.   


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