April 15, 2014
Available Priority Dates for Retriever Trial Clubs in Ontario
April 15, 2014
CKC Seeks Volunteer Agility Course Design Evaluators
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
August 21, 2012
Agriculture Canada Approves 2011 Referendum Results

In the fall of last year, the Canadian Kennel Club membership had the opportunity to vote in the 2011 Referendum and by early December, the Election Commission reported that 46 out of the 47 proposed amendments to our By-laws received favourable approval!

In order for these amendments to become effective, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada must give final approval and on 7 August 2012, the Minister signed the Certificate of Approval. Changes to our By-laws became effective on that date and over the next little while the Club will make any necessary changes to our written materials (i.e. forms, policies, etc.) and a new By-laws booklet is now available and can be viewed at anytime on the CKC website. A copy can also be obtained, free of charge, by calling the CKC Order Desk at 1(800) 250-8040 or emailing

To see more than just what the new By-laws say and to find out how these changes might affect you, some of the key items have been isolated and explained. Please click here to review.

What Does this Mean for You?

This means that you will now have the opportunity to:

  • Vote electronically in the 2014 Election/Referendum;
  • Submit applications with letters where previously statutory declarations or affidavits were required;
  • Submit copies of certificates and pedigrees for foreign dogs where originals were previously required;
  • Cancel non-breeding agreements without having to seek the approval of any interim buyers when dogs are returned to the initiator of the agreement.

In the days ahead, more information will follow about these new opportunities as well as other programs and initiatives that the Club is now able to undertake as a result of having received the required approval from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The Legislation Committee is continuing to work hard to see how we can improve and make life easier for CKC members through future by-law amendments which the membership will have an opportunity to vote on in 2014.

Click here to view the 2011 Referendum FAQs.

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