Prefix program

Welcome to the DOGS NSW Members Education Prefix Program. A pass in the Members Education Prefix Program is a pre-requisite to the granting of a new or transferred Registered Prefix to a Member.

For further introductory information and eligibility, please visit Become a Breeder. Only Members who have achieved twelve months continuous membership of DOGS NSW are eligible to apply to register a breeders prefix.

Download the Application For Registration of a Breeders Prefix

MEPP Application for Examination

The Members Education Prefix Program is provided below in six Modules to be undertaken over a minimum period of six months. It is recommended that Prefix applicants endeavour to space their study at a rate of one module per month.

The program learning materials are provided below, click on each to download the material:

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Module 1

Introduction / DOGS NSW Operations
Anatomy of the Dog

Module 2

Canine Welfare
Canine Nutrition

Module 3

Soundness, Balance and Gait
First Aid

Module 4

Code of Ethics*

* This document MUST be read in conjunction with the updated DOGS NSW Regulations Part XII Code of Ethics

Dogs & the Law - Part 1
Dogs & the Law - Part 2

Module 5

Breeding - Care, Mating and Whelping

Module 6

Basic Genetics
Hereditary Diseases - Screening

Upon completion of the course study, you may apply to undertake the MEPP Examination which will be provided online in a supervised situation where you will be required to provide photo identification and your DOGS NSW Financial Membership Card.
Please contact the office for the "Examination Application" which can only be submitted after your 6 month study period.

Please note that upon attaining a pass in the MEPP Examination, arrangements will be made for an Inspector authorised by DOGS NSW to inspect your proposed breeding establishment premises to ensure compliance with DOGS NSW Regulations Part XIII – Code of Ethics and related legislation. Registration of your Prefix will only occur after clearance is provided by the Inspector.

Caution: In accordance with Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, Clause 11.1, you are not permitted to breed a litter prior to registration of your Prefix and a breach of this Regulation whilst a Member of DOGS NSW, could result in the matter being referred to the Disputes Assessment Panel for possible disciplinary action.