Statement of Purpose

A. To uphold high standards for the administration and operations of the Wangaratta Kennel & Obedience Dog Club Inc. We are committed in the interest of all members and the wellbeing of all dogs that are members of Wangaratta Kennel & Obedience Dog Club Inc.

B. We recognize the critical importance of our clubs and volunteers.

C. To promote and encourage the training of dogs so as to enhance community health and wellbeing by developing the bond between humans and dogs, and good fellowship and sportsmanship amongst members and those participating in or attending at Exhibitions and Shows, Training on our club grounds always. 

D. To promote the general welfare of all dogs and to educate owners and the community on canine matters including responsible dog ownership.

E. To promote and encourage the breeding of pure bred dogs and raise the standard of exhibition of registered pure-bred dogs, associated registered exhibitions and non-registered dogs at all club discipline levels.

F. To promote and provide the holding of exhibitions under the Dogs Victoria Rules and Regulations and to conduct Exhibitions and / or to promote Obedience training and conduct Obedience trials, Agility/Jumping Trials, Rally O Obedience Trials, Tracking Tests, and Field Trials for owners and their dogs to participate in activities together including all dog sports and to provide facilities for such activities.

G. To foster, promote and protect the interests of exhibitors of dogs at exhibitions and relations with clubs and bodies having similar aims and to provide awards and donate prizes for competition at exhibitions of dogs.

H. To promote and assist worthy causes as agreed at a General Meeting of the members of the Club. To encourage respectful and considerate behaviour among members and by dog owners generally and hold functions and lectures relating to dogs, for the purposed of the club generally.

I. To secure proper appreciation and recognition of the place of dogs in human society. 

J. Make representations to and negotiate with all levels of government on matters relating to dogs. 

K. To affiliate with Dogs Victoria or its successor in title. To educate and encourage members, breeders and judges to abide by the requirements and standards approved by Dogs Victoria for the conduct of Exhibitions and Shows.

L. To collect, verify and publish information relating to dogs and the breeding and exhibition of dogs and training of all dogs within our community.

M. To inform members of and make known to them the Laws and Regulations of the State relating to the ownership and care of dogs and the responsibility of owners for the conduct and action of their dogs.

N. To purchase, hire, lease, etc. and do such things as are conducive or incidental to promoting and achieving the purpose of the club.

O. To invest the funds of the club not immediately required in such a manner as the members or the Committee in lieu thereof shall determine.