Minimum care standards set for dog owners
New 12:20PM Monday September 17, 2007

The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has today released a draft of a new code outlining minimum standards for the welfare of dogs.

The code, which covers all dogs from pets to working and sport dogs, also recommends the best practices for anyone responsible for dogs.

It looks at all aspects of dog ownership and care, including sanitation, breeding, training, tail docking and euthanasia.

NAWAC chairman Peter O'Hara said the committee was seeking public feedback on the code, before it was finalised.

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