FAQs

General

1. What is the difference between a "Registered Breeder" and a "Registered Breeder with Dogs SA"?

A person may advertise as a “Registered Breeder” but this does not necessarily mean they are a member of Dogs SA or breeding purebred dogs.

They may be registered with their local council as a Domestic Animal Business and breed unregistered or cross breed dogs only.

As a registered Dogs SA breeder, a member is bound to rules, regulations & a code of ethics in regards to breeding, must register all puppies bred by them and must only breed the pure breeds recognised by the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC Ltd) trading as Dogs Australia.

Should you encounter any problems with a breeder, Dogs SA may only be in a position assist if you purchased your puppy from a registered Dogs SA breeder.

2. How many recognised breeds are there in Australia?

There are over 200 recognised breeds in Australia and each was bred for a specific purpose and has a breed standard, some of which have been in existence for hundreds of years.

A full list of all Recognised Pure Breeds in Australia can be found on the Dogs Australia website.

3. Do you deal with Cross Breeds?

The purpose of Dogs SA as dictated by the Constitution and Rules of the Association is to protect and promote the Pure Breed varieties of dogs.

Members are not permitted to breed crossbred dogs but members may own unregistered purebred or crossbreed dogs to compete in performance events. To compete in these events non-pedigree dogs must be registered on the Associate Register and be desexed and microchipped.

4. Can you put me in touch with a breeder?

If you contact the Dogs SA office or visit the website, you will be directed to registered breeders or the relevant breed club if it exists.

5. How do I become a Registered Breeder?

To become a registered Dogs SA breeder you need to own a Main Register bitch with no breeding restrictions in place.

You must become a member of Dogs SA and apply for a Kennel Prefix (Kennel Name) and to ensure all health testing requirements are met for your chosen breed.

Ensure the sire (stud) dog is also registered on the ANKC Main Register, is owned by a Dogs SA Member or interstate equivalent and all health testing requirements are completed.

6. How do I enter a dog show?

To exhibit at a Dog Show your dog must be registered on the ANKC Main Register and the owner/s as recorded on the pedigree certificate must be financial Dogs SA member/s.

Show schedules are published in the Dogs SA magazine available on the Dogs SA website:
View Magazine Online Here

If your Main Register dog is desexed, you are eligible to enter Neuter classes at Dogs Shows provided your dog is transferred to the Neuter Register.

7. When is the next dog show or performance event?

For more information visit our Shows and Trials Calendar page on the Dogs SA website.

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