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Another Prefix Question

#16 User is offline   huga 

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 01:03 PM

Yes, overseas prefixes are checked. Common names, names of places etc are nuked, but obviously some slip through every now and then. Prefixes have to be at least three letters different from others (i.e If spotthedog exists, you couldn't have spotthedogs - but you might get spotthedoggies or aspotteddog (maybe, but probably not if they were the same breed)). If a prefix has been unfinancial for more than 10 years, it may be re-issued, but not if the breed is the same.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 01:10 PM

I got my first choice.
When I was trying to pick a name I googled everything I could think of to see what came up, I also checked the FCI site tooFCI

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:47 PM

View PostBeth24, on 15 July 2011 - 08:03 AM, said:

For a newbie like myself wanting to get a prefix, what are the steps? I heard there was a test? I also wouldn't want the same prefix as someone else.


How does one search world-wide to see if a prefix you'd like has been taken? Is it just a question of googling it?

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:58 PM

View Posttoshman, on 16 July 2011 - 01:47 PM, said:

View PostBeth24, on 15 July 2011 - 08:03 AM, said:

For a newbie like myself wanting to get a prefix, what are the steps? I heard there was a test? I also wouldn't want the same prefix as someone else.


How does one search world-wide to see if a prefix you'd like has been taken? Is it just a question of googling it?


Google it and follow the link i posted above.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 02:10 PM

View PostGayleK, on 15 July 2011 - 08:23 AM, said:

Beth, you need to apply for the prefix with Dogs Victoria, supply a list of prefixes you want (you can't have one that someone else has), and they send you an exam, along with the reading matter you need to answer the questions.


I did the exam bit first. I did not see the point of applying for a prefix without having passed the exam.

I got my first choice of prefix, I think I was lucky as my first choice was a Finnish work which made it just that little bit harder that it was already in use.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:39 PM

View PostEvolving, on 16 July 2011 - 02:10 PM, said:

View PostGayleK, on 15 July 2011 - 08:23 AM, said:

Beth, you need to apply for the prefix with Dogs Victoria, supply a list of prefixes you want (you can't have one that someone else has), and they send you an exam, along with the reading matter you need to answer the questions.


I did the exam bit first. I did not see the point of applying for a prefix without having passed the exam.

I got my first choice of prefix, I think I was lucky as my first choice was a Finnish work which made it just that little bit harder that it was already in use.



Has anyone ever failed the exam? It's a bit of a no-brainer, they send the answers along with the exam paper.

I wish I had got my first choice, which was Darktown, after my first Aussie (Hevnsent Darktown Strutter ET) who died this week. It would have been nice to have his name perpetuated in a prefix. But I like the one I got anyway, but don't plan on using it any time soon, if ever.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:14 PM

I too got my prefix early this year and too it was my first choice! :)

I did fail the first exam, as I did not meet the 70% pass rate in one section (Genetics as it was very confusing and the booklet didn't help all that much).

Since I failed, I was sent a second exam to complete with a 70% Pass Rate to pass, and I ended up getting all 10 questions right!

I found the exam, although I am not sure if others agree, but some questions and answers seems conflicting, confusing and ambiguous, but I'm not complaining, but it is nice to have a prefix, one less for me to worry about when it comes to planning a litter.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 06:29 PM

View PostSwaY, on 14 July 2011 - 05:39 PM, said:

Yes, they should search worldwide - with that said they also say they will not approve common names, places etc
yet they do. I see it often when updating the database http://www.prefixsearch.com.au





View Posttoshman, on 16 July 2011 - 01:47 PM, said:

View PostBeth24, on 15 July 2011 - 08:03 AM, said:

For a newbie like myself wanting to get a prefix, what are the steps? I heard there was a test? I also wouldn't want the same prefix as someone else.


How does one search world-wide to see if a prefix you'd like has been taken? Is it just a question of googling it?



I didn't check anything first and tried to come up with combinations of syllables I liked that meant something to me. Got my fourth choice I think. What I found interesting afterwards, when I was telling people - there is an prefix registered in the US that is very very similar to mine. Mind you - they only took 2 weeks to get back to me after I posted the form off - so figure the search wasn't that extensive..

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:24 PM

its so silly that test they give u infomation sheets with all the answers and the test paper so u read thre answers fill in the questions and send it back... waste of time they give u the answers for goodness sake!! hahaha i passed Beth its easy as pie :)

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:17 PM

View PostBjelkier, on 16 July 2011 - 01:58 PM, said:

View Posttoshman, on 16 July 2011 - 01:47 PM, said:

View PostBeth24, on 15 July 2011 - 08:03 AM, said:

For a newbie like myself wanting to get a prefix, what are the steps? I heard there was a test? I also wouldn't want the same prefix as someone else.


How does one search world-wide to see if a prefix you'd like has been taken? Is it just a question of googling it?


Google it and follow the link i posted above.



Thank you!

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 11:25 PM

l just got my prefix last month, the test was super easy the answers are all there l would be suprised if most people dont pass with 100%. l got my second choice for my prefix which is very close to my mum's prefix and we have the same breed :confused:

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 07:20 AM

View PostBjelkier, on 16 July 2011 - 01:58 PM, said:

View Posttoshman, on 16 July 2011 - 01:47 PM, said:

View PostBeth24, on 15 July 2011 - 08:03 AM, said:

For a newbie like myself wanting to get a prefix, what are the steps? I heard there was a test? I also wouldn't want the same prefix as someone else.


How does one search world-wide to see if a prefix you'd like has been taken? Is it just a question of googling it?


Google it and follow the link i posted above.


I've just been having a look at the FCI Kennel Names site - I guess England/UK isn't a member? Because they don't feature - and I can see from some of the names I searched on (very well known British kennels for my breed, Border Terriers) that they aren't there. Forgive my ignorance here - never had to give much thought to these things.....

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:46 AM

I am just doing the exam now and although some is very very easy there are some really stupid questions with two possible answers. The exam papers say there is a possibility of 2 correct answers.... what a stupid way to write an exam in my opinion. I am doing the NSW exam which has just recently been re-written. The questions on council regulations are very stupid and the paper they sent with it was not very enlightening. I just downloaded the DPI info and the Companion Dog Act.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:35 AM

Thanks all and Kirstie :)

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

So in Vic they tell you why it wasn't approved? I've been knocked back on mine and no reason given other than 'ANKC would have their reasons'

Now I know catteries and kennels have nothing in common here, however, the cattery prefix I've had for 16 years has been declined amongst others and I've heard nothing on my appeal that was sent off last year. I combined my dogs names, my name and my dogs names etc I'm at a loss. I don't want to send names willy nilly for fear I'll get something I hate so I really think about the names.

I've also googled, searched FCI and Sways list and none of the ones I submitted show up anywhere.

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