National Chihuahua Council Australia

Health & Welfare

The Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) is the governing body in Australia.

Their website address is: 

To read up about the latest Health and Welfare issues, please click the link above and visit their website.


Orivet have now made available Merle testing for Chihuahua's.

A fact sheet on Merle by Orivet is available to download;


Please Note:  That each State and Territory also has a controlling body.  ALL of them have a "Code of Ethics" as well as "Health and Welfare Policies" that are easily accessible from their websites.


For your further information please look at the links below.

    Australian Capital Territory     Dogs ACT
    New South Wales     Dogs NSW
    Northern Territory     Dogs NT
    Queensland     Dogs QLD
    South Australia     Dogs SA
    Tasmania     Dogs TAS
    Victoria     Dogs VIC
    Western Australia     Dogs WEST