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Fill out a membership application form print it out and submit to Dogs Victoria together with a copy of Photo ID.
For more information visit our Choosing a Breed page.
For more information visit our Choosing a Breeder page.
For more information visit our Breed Information & Registered Breeders page.
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For more information visit our Keeping your Dog Safe page.
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.
However, if you do plan to breed, show or trial your dog you will need to become a member of Dogs Victoria.
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.
No. Many members of our Associate members own a crossbreed dog and enter in Agility & Obedience Trials. You can also become an Associate member which entitles you to Dogs Victoria magazine every month.
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.
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.
For more information visit our Scale of Charges page.
No. As a member of Dogs Victoria you can visit our venues at KCC Park (State Dog Centre) in Skye or Bulla Exhibition Centre [insert map as per separate attachment in email] and participate in a variety of activities and events with your registered dog.
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.