To become a DOGS NSW Registered Breeder, here's what to do:
1. Become a financial member of DOGS NSW and achieve a minimum period of twelve months continuous Membership
2. Become the registered owner of a female purebred dog/s you wish to breed with, so that your name appears as the owner on the Certificate of Registration & Pedigree (Main Register)
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 before the names of all puppies to be registered. For example, the Prefix ‘LOGIC’ then pups name ‘GOLD NUGGET’ the full registered name of the puppy would then be ‘LOGIC GOLD NUGGET’. Indicate your 8 choices on the Prefix Application form. [Breeders Prefix is also sometimes referred to as your Kennel Name]
5. 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.
As soon as your Prefix Application is accepted by Dogs NSW you will be enrolled in the Dogs NSW Online Members Education Prefix Program which must be undertaken over a minimum period of six months.
When you join DOGS NSW you sign to agree and abide by its Constitution and Regulations. This includes Part I/1A: The Register & Registration and Part XIII: Code of Ethics. It is mandatory that you make yourself familiar with both of these Regulations.
6. During the period you are studying the MEPP course material, your Breeders Prefix application will be sent to the ANKC National Prefix Register for approval of your kennel name, this name will only be available and ready for use after you undertake the MEPP Examination and an inspection of your premises has been conducted and clearance given by the Inspector.
Caution: Under no circumstances are you authorised to breed a litter prior to registration of your Prefix and should you do so whilst a Member of Dogs NSW, firstly the litter would not be registered and, in all likelihood, you would face a Judicial Inquiry.
- DOGS NSW Regulations Part 1/1A
- DOGS NSW Code of Ethics
- Dogs and How to Breed them – Hilary Harmar (ISBN 07071 0010 0, published by John Gifford)
- The Encyclopaedia of Dog Breeds – Juliet Cunliffe (ISBN 075254 156 0, published by Parragon)
- Animal Welfare Code of Practice – Breeding Dogs & Cats
- Companions Animals Act
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, you must register all puppies in a litter and provide the Certificates of Registration & Pedigree to all new owners.
As a Dogs NSW Registered Breeder, under no circumstances are you permitted to sell any puppies 'without papers’ or breed any dogs that are not registered on the Main Register of the ANKC National Database.
All indentified breaches of the Regulations are reported to the Disputes Assessment Panel for investigation and appropriate action.