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Australian Canine Registry Rules
The registration of a dog shall be based upon ancestry as evidenced by a four generation pedigree.
ACR does not have a preference of which registry’s papers are acceptable for dual registration as long as an AUTHENTIC 4 generation pedigree is included from one of our recognised registries.
ACR will document all Microchip numbers, DNA results, various test results and hip scores, regardless of where they are issued on file for that dog’s registration.
ACR reserves the right to revoke any registration papers found to be deliberately submitted fraudulently and those of any animal found to be of incorrect parentage and the right to pursue prosecution for fraud of any individual deliberately responsible for such acts.
ACR reserves the right to correct any and all information that is found to be incorrect and to revoke any and all certificates that cannot be corrected or verified.
ACR reserves the right to refuse any and all applications that are not in accordance with our policies.
ACR reserves the right to suspend, revoke privileges, and dog registration certificates at our discretion
ACR will NEVER pull or refuse registration of an animal based on its breeder’s privileges/status with ACR. If there are any issues with a breeder, we believe in penalizing the individual responsible and not the animal or anyone who bought/received an animal in good faith.
ACR does not have a time limit in which a dog may be registered from ACR litter papers but breeders are encouraged to do so in a timely manner. Penalties may apply for applications after 3 months from date of birth.
ACR will not issue breed certificates until all requirements have been met by the breeder
FOUNDATION REGISTRY- BREED IN DEVELOPMENT
For the purposes of the foundation registry: Use of both hybrid crosses and outcrosses to dogs of unknown or unregistered parentage is permitted. There are no limitations or restrictions on the breeding programs for these breeds. Application for admission for a breed in development into the foundation registry is to be made by way of making application to the ACR. The following information must be included in the application inclusion:
A proposed breed standard written by the breeder indicating identification of the breed in development. Including the breeds involved in the foundation line and the purpose and function of the breed.
A proposed breed name that is unique.
The proposed breed name used for registration in the Foundation Registry is not in any way to be considered an official breed name accepted or approved by ACR and may be changed, removed or revoked at any time
Photo identification of the foundation dogs
veterinary health reports to be submitted
Record of any genetic or heritable diseases found to be in the lines
Registry for all Breeds*
The Australian Canine Registry will record canine pedigrees and document bloodlines for new foundation lines, established mixed breeds and purebred dogs. We are an advocacy for continuous improvement in all breeding programs. We care about the welfare of all dogs especially breeding bitches. The ACR will continue educating breeders on safe breeding practices and providing a high standard of care. Our vision is to register healthy content pups with good temperament s and free of inherited diseases.