Dogs Queensland, July 24th 2018 


Special Edition: 
Announcement in Regards to DNA Testing

The Board has taken note of comments and concerns provided by Members in regards to the recently introduced DNA testing for Parentage. 

Effective immediately, only dogs to be registered on the Main Register are required to have the application for registration accompanied with a DNA Profile for Parentage – i.e. DNA Profiles of the Sire, the Dam and all puppies.

Similarly, for transfers from the Limited to Main Register, where the dog was mated after 1 January 2018, the transfer would have to be accompanied with a DNA Profile for Parentage.  

 

The changes to the applicable Rules are highlighted below in yellow. The Board does however reserve the right to DNA test in cases of disputed identification of litters or progeny, the applicable Rule 22.11 is also reproduced below.

 

Original

19.2 - A breeder shall make application to register the puppies in a litter on the Main or Limited Registers.

(1) Main Register – is open to dogs whelped from a Sire and Dam that are both registered either in the Main Register of the ANKC Ltd or other Register or Studbook recognised by the ANKC Ltd.

(2) Limited Register – is open to dogs eligible for registration on the Main Register where the breeder stipulates that the dog is:

(i) ineligible for exhibition at a Conformation Exhibition, and/or

(ii) not to be used for breeding purposes, and/or

(iii) not entire or has been de-sexed, and/or

(iv) ineligible for Export pedigree, and/or

(v) not registered on the Main Register.

Change

19.2 A breeder shall make application to register the puppies in a litter on the Main or Limited Registers.

(1) Main Register – is open to dogs whelped from a Sire and Dam that are both registered either in the Main Register of the ANKC Ltd or other Register or Studbook recognised by the ANKC Ltd and the application is accompanied with a DNA Profile for Parentage – i.e. DNA Profiles of the Sire, the Dam and all puppies.

(2) Limited Register – is open to dogs eligible for registration on the Main Register where the breeder stipulates that the dog is:

(i) ineligible for exhibition at a Conformation Exhibition, and/or

(ii) not to be used for breeding purposes, and/or

(iii) not entire or has been de-sexed, and/or (iv) ineligible for Export pedigree, and/or

(v) not registered on the Main Register

 

Original

22.3 Applications for the Registration of dogs in any Register must conform to the following conditions:

(1) They must be made on forms provided and supplied for that purpose by the CCCQ Ltd;

(2) Forms must be completed and signed by the breeder and any other particulars required by the form must be supplied;

(3) All partners in the ownership of the dog are required to sign such documents in person;

(4) Applications are to specify the Register on which each dog is to be placed;

(5) Applications for matings from 01/01/2018 must be accompanied with a DNA Profile for Parentage – i.e. DNA Profiles of the Sire, the Dam and all puppies.

Change

22.3 Applications for the Registration of dogs in any Register must conform to the following conditions:

(1) They must be made on forms provided and supplied for that purpose by the CCCQ Ltd;

(2) Forms must be completed and signed by the breeder and any other particulars required by the form must be supplied;

(3) All partners in the ownership of the dog are required to sign such documents in person;

(4) Applications are to specify the Register on which each dog is to be placed;

(5) Applications for matings from 01/01/2018, to be registered on the Main Register, must be accompanied with a DNA Profile for Parentage – i.e. DNA Profiles of the Sire, the Dam and all puppies.

Original

28.4 A dog may be transferred between the General Register and the Limited Register subject to the following conditions:

(1) A dog may be transferred once only from the Limited Register to the General Register if:

(i) an application for such transfer is lodged with the Secretary;

(ii) the application is signed by both the registered owner and the breeder;

(iii) the application includes justification for the action;

(iv) the application is approved by the Secretary; and

(v) such a transfer will be considered once only in the life of the dog and may be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the CCCQ Ltd.

Change

28.4 A dog may be transferred between the General Register and the Limited Register subject to the following conditions:

(1) A dog may be transferred once only from the Limited Register to the General Register if:

(i) an application for such transfer is lodged with the Secretary;

(ii) the application is signed by both the registered owner and the breeder;

(iii) the application includes justification for the action;

(iv) the application is approved by the Secretary;

(v) an application for such transfer for a dog mated from 01/01/2018 must be accompanied with a DNA Profile for Parentage – i.e. DNA Profiles of the Sire, the Dam and all puppies; and

(vi) such a transfer will be considered once only in the life of the dog and may be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the CCCQ Ltd.

No Change

22.11 DNA testing may be required in cases of disputed identification of litters or progeny. In such cases, the results of properly conducted DNA tests may be accepted for the inclusion of dogs on the Registers of the CCCQ Ltd.

(1) The CCCQ Ltd shall approve a person to coordinate the testing.

(2) The CCCQ Ltd shall notify the owners of the relevant dogs in writing giving the following information:

(i) that those dogs are required for DNA testing;

(ii) whether they are able to be positively identified by Microchip or Tattoo;

(iii) the reason for requiring DNA testing; and

(iv) the name of the person coordinating the testing.

(3) Where it is found by DNA testing that the registered sire or dam is incorrect, then all registered progeny in that litter shall be immediately suspended and no others registered until parentage is resolved.

(4) Responsibility for payment of DNA testing will lie with:

(i) the breeder where the breeder/breeders seek the registration of doubtful progeny;

(ii) the person who challenges the validity of the pedigree information provided by the breeder; or

(iii) in the event that the information provided by a breeder is proved to be incorrect, then the breeder will be required to reimburse any person who has incurred expenses in securing such proof. Similarly, where the breeder’s information is proven to be correct, the challenger shall be responsible for all charges incurred.

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