Yes, even if you do not plan to breed, show or trial your dog, it is a good idea to transfer your dog into your name. It is also recommended in the case your dog is lost, a search on our database using the microchip number will show you as the owner of the dog making it possible to return your dog to you. This is also a good reason to notify our office when you move.
Transferring the dog also shows that you are the legal owner of the dog. Should you ever decide to breed or enter shows and require the registration certificate, the process will be much easier if you are already recorded as the owner on our system. Also, in the event you may lose your registration certificate you do not need to contact the breeder to apply for a duplicate certificate on your behalf.
To transfer your dog, you must have the original pedigree certificate supplied by the breeder and the breeders signature must be present on the reverse side. Fill in your own details sign and post in with required fee for transfer to Dogs Victoria. We will transfer the dog into your name and send you a new pedigree certificate with your name as the owner.
You do not need to be a member to transfer your puppy, however, you cannot transfer a main registered dog (blue certificate) as a non-member. You will need to be a member to do this. As a non-member you are only permitted to transfer a dog on the limited register (orange certificate).
You should also ensure you transfer your dog with your local council, you should have received documentation from the Breeder which you must take to your local council, the form is also available on the office of local government website.
N.B. In accordance with VCA Regulations you are not permitted to breed a litter prior to registration of your Prefix.
Once you become a member of Dogs Victoria, in accordance with the Regulations, you may only breed with pedigree dogs on the Main Register of the ANKC database.
Any breach of the VCA Regulations whilst a member of Dogs Victoria are reported to the Compliance Team and could result in disciplinary action.
For more information see pages 6 & 7 of our Dogs N Shows booklet which covers Online & Paper/Postal Entries.
The Official Partner and Preferred Online Entry Provider for Dogs Victoria subcommittee conformation events is Show Manager.
A link to the Show Manager website can be found at the top of this page and accessed by clicking on their logo.
For more information visit our Shows and Trials Calendar page.
For more information visit our Law and You page.
For more information visit our Dog Walks and Travel page.
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The ANKC Ltd will not accept out of date forms. Applications submitted on out of date forms will be returned to the club.
Any changes to your contact details ie. address, phone number/s or email, must be made in writing to Dogs Victoria to affect this update on your member record. Written notifications can be via post, email or fax. It is important that we receive written notification so that we can verify the request has come direct from the member in question. This maintains our database integrity and ensures your personal information is protected and recorded correctly.
Depending on the nature of your correspondence, your letter or email may be forwarded to the monthly Management Committee for their consideration. As a result, it may be some weeks before you receive a formal response.
The club writes a letter to the Dogs Victoria office together with a completed Calendar Amendment Form. This request is then sent to the Events & Calendar Committee who liaise with the conformation committee regarding the request. The Events & Calendar Committee then advise the office of their decision. The club are then advised if their request has been approved and the Dogs Victoria events calendar is updated.
The club writes a letter to the Dogs Victoria office together with a completed Calendar Amendment Form. The office approves/declines the event and the club is notified of request. The calendar updated if applicable.
The club writes a letter to the Dogs Victoria office together with a completed Calendar Amendment Form. This request is then sent to the relevant performance subcommittee (Agility, OTEC, etc) for decision. The office then advises the Events & Calendar Committee and the club making the request of the decision of the performance subcommittee. The Dogs Victoria events calendar is updated.