ANKC REGULATIONS Part 6 – Clause 9.2
That there be a parent breed club sponsoring the breed.
The parent club to be an organization (usually an Incorporated Body) covering the whole of Australia that has acted as the Stud Book Register for the breed for a minimum of fifteen (15) years. This organization has been keeping records of all dogs bred in the breed in Australia. Not as some people misunderstand that the breed has been around for fifteen (15) years (10/02).
The parent breed club to supply:
An authenticated copy of the Breed Standard. Photos and general information of the breed. Details of the history and numbers registered.
The ANKC to assess whether the breed is considered sufficiently viable from the above information taking into account that: Minimum Number of dogs registered be 500.
That at the time of application there must be 500 dogs of the breed alive and all of the 500 dogs must be entire (none of them to be neutered) (10/02).
Minimum time the breed has been in existence be 15 years.
That there has been a parent club (usually an Incorporated Body) covering the whole of Australia that has acted as the Stud Book Register for the breed for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years. Not that someone has been breeding the breed for fifteen (15) years. (10/02).
Minimum number of generations registered be 5.
This means that only those dogs with a 5-generation pedigree will be eligible for acceptance on to the ANKC register at the time, if and when, the breed is adopted as an official ANKC Breed. The 5-generation pedigree does not apply to the 500 dogs on the Register. (10/02).
Requirements 3-8 of the Requirements of the Recognition of Any Breed which is Recognised in its Country of Origin or Development shall also apply (10/02).
These requirements are:
- The Breed Standards Coordinator collates the above and checks the translation of the Standard into English where appropriate.
- The Administrator circulates the Standard and additional information to all member bodies for comment and formal adoption at the next conference.
- Breeds recognised in May shall be eligible for entry onto the purebred register forthwith and shall be effective from 1st January of the following year for exhibition purposes (Amendment 05/04).
- When a new breed arrives in Australia, the Breed Standards Coordinator and the ANKC Administrator must be notified. (Added 10/97).
- An Open Book Examination will be drawn up as soon as possible after recognition and forwarded to all member bodies.