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Registration in Australia

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Hi there... 

 

I am looking at purchasing our first registered puppy and I am not savvy to the registrations in Australia. 

 

I have researched the puppies and am being offered either a pet or a dog that's on mains with the aknc or mains on the mdba... sorry if I got that backwards or mixed up! 

 

To cut a long story short.  I may want to breed  a litter in the future, obviously for my own reasons and don't require a lynch mob questioning me as to why I would want to breed.  I am a loving home and would only do what I see as an appropriate and smart decision in the future. 

 

I am asking the follower of this page as to which registry appears to be the best one to go with and if we choose to breed and Eg have a dog registered to either of these organisations, does that effect the registration of the puppies? 

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Rebanne   

Ok, depends what your end goal is. If you would wish to show or have your puppies available to show homes your bitch, and any dog used over her, must be registered with the ANKC. It is the only recognised orginisation here in Aus. If you just want to breed for the sake of breeding then mdba would suit particularly if you are just breeding for colour/dollars. Sorry but you won't get much support for mdba from most breeders here who are, in the main, ANKC breeders.

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Welcome :)

 

It really depends on what your aims and goals are for your litter. 

 

You can't take an MDBA dog to compete in ANKC shows and it will probably effect your breeding options if you want specific lines that aren't on the smaller registry. 

MDBA are also registering crosses and colours that can't be formally shown or papered except under them, so that's either a plus or minus for you. As I said, depends completely on what you want in the long run. Both are quite different. 

 

oops sorry rebanne, posted a bit slow. Agreed.  


 

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Dogsfevr   

Also as much as you don't want a lynch mob you need to make yourself aware of your state regulations regarding keeping an entire animal & breeding .
Its no longer as simple as just having a litter & by the time your bitch is potentially of age to be breed it may not be possible without joining a state body & applying to your council to own a breeders permit & meet the rules required to housing an entire bitch .
To be honest the people you have contacted should have explained this too you so you are fully aware of what each registry entitles you too a good breeder will always explain main & limited & what it means too you
 

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Rebanne   

oh yeah, it's becoming a real mine field trying to breed a registered dog now. Plus some councils have mandatory desexing laws and often the only way around that is to be a member yourself and have your dog on an ANKC mains registry. Please make sure you get copies of all health testing done on parents and, depending on the breed, any health testing already done on the pups. And I mean something a bit more then the vet said they are all good to go. proper health testing usually means DNA testing where samples are sent away or specialist involved ie for hearing tests

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To answer your main question - mains register ANKC would be your best option. 

 

As to your interest in breeding I would say we all have to start somewhere. All of us have to breed our first litter. But. Be cautious of someone who will sell you anything on mains register with zero qualification. My puppy people don’t get the 3rd degree but I do need to understand their motivation, I need to meet them, get to know them and see their plans to train or to trial or to work their dogs (I breed working Springers). They also end up on a waiting list as breeding is not something I do often.

 

If you can let us know what breed perhaps we can help so that you avoid the pitfalls of breeding with below average dogs. 

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Tassie   

I may be wrong, but I had a feeling that ANKC breeders were not permitted to offer registration on a different registry.    I'd certainly be doing your homework on this one,  Both about the registration, but as has been said, as importantly about the health testing requirements for the breed you're interested in .. not only the minimum requirements.  

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