A person may advertise as a “Registered Breeder” but this does not mean that they are a member of Dogs Victoria as they may be registered with their local council as a Domestic Animal Business.
Being a member of Dogs Victoria, a person is bound to rules, regulations & a code of ethics in regards to breeding, must register all puppies bred by them and can only breed one of the recognised breeds with the Australian National Kennel Council.
Should you encounter any problems with a breeder, Dogs Victoria is only in a position to help you if they are a member of Dogs Victoria. Please see our Compliance FAQ section for more information.
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 around for hundreds of years.
A full list of all Recognised Breeds in Australia can be found on the Australian National Kennel Club Website
Yes and No. Our core purpose is to protect and promote the Pure Breed varieties of dogs and our members are not permitted to breed cross bred varieties of dog as per the rules & regulations. However, members can own cross bred dogs on our Associate Register and compete in performance disciplines with them.
If you ring the Dogs Victoria office or visit the website, we can direct you to the associated breed club for a particular breed of dog that you are after. We do not have a list of breeders for cross breed dog varieties.
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, the VCA Regulations state 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.
Dogs Victoria also encourages members to read the Guidelines for Breeders document BEFORE considering breeding their dog.
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 Easy Dog Entries.
A link to the Easy Dog Entries website can be found at the top of this page and accessed by clicking on their logo.
Click here to access their 'Getting Started' guides for Clubs and Exhibitors.
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.
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.
Read more here on how these rules apply to Dogs Victoria sanctioned events.