|Become a breeder|
To become a DOGS NSW Registered Breeder, here's what to do:
1. Become a financial member of DOGS NSW.
2. Become the registered owner of a purebred dog/s with your name on the Certificate of Registration & Pedigree (Main Register) of the intended Dam (Mother) of the bitch that you wish to mate.
3. Ensure that the Sire (Father) that you have chosen to mate to your bitch is owned either by a financial member of DOGS NSW or an interstate Controlling Body.
4. Apply for a Breeder Prefix which will identify all dogs bred by you and becomes the first word of the names of all puppies to be registered. For example, Prefix ‘LOGIC’ name ‘GOLD NUGGET’ the full registered name of the puppy would be ‘LOGIC GOLD NUGGET’. Indicate your 10 choices on the Prefix Application form.
If you only include 2 or 3, and those rejected by the ANKC National Prefix Register, then you will be required to submit another form.
5. Take an open book examination: once your Breeders Prefix application and fee are received by DOGS NSW office, the open book examination will be posted to you for completion. The open book examination covers information from reading material which will also be supplied to you with the examination paper.
When you join DOGS NSW you sign to agree by the Articles of Association and the Regulations. This includes Part I: The Register & Registration and Part XIII: Code of Ethics. Make yourself familiar with both of these Regulations.
6. Whilst you are studying this material and completing the examination, your Breeders Prefix application will be sent to the ANKC National Prefix Register for approval. This application may take up to 6–8 weeks so lodge your application in plenty of time before the puppies are born.
Registration Certificates for your puppies will not be issued until your Breeder’s Prefix is approved and you have attained a Pass (90%) in the open book examination.
Note: once you become a member of DOGS NSW, in accordance with the Regulations you may only breed with pedigree dogs on the Main Register of the ANKC Database, register all puppies in a litter and provide the Certificates of Registration & Pedigree to all new owners. You are not permitted to sell any puppies 'without papers' i.e. Certificates of Registration or breed any dogs that are not registered on the Main Register of the ANKC National Database.