BYLAW C: REQUIREMENTS FOR BREEDERS
All SABBS breeder members shall undertake to abide by the Code of Conduct relating to responsible breeding practices (refer to Bylaw G 1 and 2).
DNA profiles are recommended for all Boerboels, and are compulsory for all breeding dogs (male and female) for the registration of their offspring, and for dogs in the Stud and Development Registers.
APPLICATION FOR A PREFIX
To register as a breeder, the member must at least own one SABBS’ registered female and must apply for the allocation of a prefix (stud or kennel name). Six suggested names must be provided for prefix registration on the application form, which is available from the Office (refer to Bylaw A 5.2 (b) as well).
No dog shall be accepted for registration unless the breeder has previously, through the Society, registered for his exclusive use, a prefix by which all dogs bred by him and eligible for registration shall be designated, and identified.
No prefix shall exceed 18 characters. The name of a city, town or post office shall not be accepted for registration as a prefix. The prefix must not exceed three words and must consist only of different letters.
Application for the registration of such prefix must be made to the Secretary and must be accompanied by such fee as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time.
No transfer of a prefix shall be allowed from one breeder to another, except under such conditions and to such persons as provided for in the Constitution.
CONFIRMATION OF PARENTAGE
DNA profiles are recommended for all Boerboels. For the registration of their offspring, it is compulsory for:
all breeding dogs (male and female);
dogs on the Stud Register and
dogs on the Development Register.
In order to confirm the parentage of a dog, the Society shall have the right to insist on DNA or any other proven scientific method of confirming parentage at any time:
as a routine procedure, on a basis to be determined by the Society from time to time; and
in any case of doubt.
In respect of the tests referred to in Section 2.1 above the breeder shall be responsible for all costs of all parentage control tests.
In respect of the tests referred to in Section 2.2 above the Board shall be responsible for the costs thereof should the tests be positive. If only one animal should prove to be negative, the owner shall be liable to pay for the tests and the costs of such further tests required by the Board.
Breeders must ensure that applications for Birth Certificates (refer to Bylaw A.2) are completed correctly and in full. It must include the ID, microchip numbers, and DNA profiles of the parents, as well as the microchip numbers of the puppies.
REFUSAL OF APPLICATIONS
In the case of progeny begotten from a female mated to different males or inseminated with semen from different males at consecutive oestrus periods within 28 (twenty-eight) days, the Society shall refuse registration unless the male parentage of all puppies is confirmed by means of DNA profiles.
The Society may refuse to accept applications from any person who has intentionally supplied false, inaccurate or misleading information or who has negligently failed to supply any information or particulars which was his duty to supply within a reasonable time.
Whenever the Society has refused to accept applications from any person, it may, in addition cancel any or all previous entries made in the database on behalf of such person.
The Society shall not take any action under Sections 3.2 and 3.3 above, except after an investigation commissioned by the Board.