BYLAW D: TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
TRANSFER OF DOGS
For the purpose of this Bylaw “transfer” means any transaction whereby any person acquires the right to sole ownership of a dog, or to any share or additional share of the ownership of a dog, and the relinquishment of any share in the ownership of such dog.
Any seller who transfers sole ownership of a dog, or part ownership in a dog, must within 30 (thirty) days of the date of such transfer, furnish the Society with the
prescribed fee as may be determined by the Board from time to time.
In the case of sole ownership, the date of transfer shall be deemed to be the date on which the animal left the seller’s possession.
If the animal to be transferred is a
pregnant female, the seller must, together with his application for transfer, furnish the Office with a Service (Mating) Certificate (refer to Bylaw E) specifying the owner of the sire as well as the name, identification number and registration number of the sire with whom she was mated together with the service dates, or of the sire with whose semen she was inseminated, and the insemination date/s, whichever the case may be. The seller must in addition furnish the buyer with a copy of such certificate;
recipient-female, the application for transfer must be accompanied by the pre-printed application for registration referred to in Bylaw A: Recording and Registration, and other certificates in compliance with Bylaw E: Matings.
Should the seller for any reason whatsoever fail or refuse to take any steps to effect such transfer, including failing or refusing to deliver the original Registration Certificate and should a bona fide buyer be willing to pay such fees as may be laid down by the Board, the buyer may make application to the Board to effect the transfer.
No alteration to an already recorded transfer date shall be effected unless an application to that effect, duly signed by the buyer and the seller concerned is made to the Society.
The Society shall not process the transfer of ownership of a dog, if it does not bear the prescribed identification mark.
EXPORT AND IMPORT OF DOGS OR SEMEN
The Boerboel is a declared landrace of South Africa, and the Animal Improvement Act stipulates that the Registrar of Animal Improvement MUST issue permits for the export and import of all landrace animals and genetic material (semen, ova and embryos). He will grant such permits on recommendation of SABBS and Stud Book only, and will certify on the relevant application form whether the animals/genetic material meet with the requirements (refer to Bylaw E 2.3: Artificial Insemination).
Applications to export or import dogs or semen must be submitted in triplicate (refer to 2.2.1 below) via the Society, together with the prescribed fee. The Society shall forward two copies together with its recommendation, and the required documents reflecting the details referred to in Section 2.2 below to the Registering Authority. The Registering Authority shall in turn submit one copy with its recommendation to the Registrar.
The Board shall determine minimum requirements for the export and import of dogs and semen in terms of Subclause 9(s) of the Constitution, and no such export or import shall be recommended by the Society, unless the said requirements are complied with.
The information required includes:
Names and addresses of the exporter and buyer.
Stud (kennel) name and name, registration number, microchip number and sex of the dog.
Certification/approval of the application by SABBS.
The Birth Certificate of the animal to be exported must be attached.
Contact the Head Office for the Registrar’s fee per export permit and for conversion rates. Payment must accompany the application form on submission to the Registrar.
Independent from the above requirements, SABBS recommends that breeders obtain veterinary health reports appropriate to the age of dogs to be exported. It is also compulsory that after the Registrar has issued an export permit, a health certificate from the State Veterinarian (valid for five days only) accompany all documentation required for exportation.
Only imported dogs and dogs resulting from the import of semen that comply with the minimum requirements referred to above and the requirements of the Constitution, shall be eligible for registration (refer to Bylaw E 2.3: Artificial Insemination).
CO-OWNERSHIP OF BOERBOELS
When a dog is transferred to co-ownership, the full name and address of each owner must be submitted to the Society.
CONCEPT SALES AGREEMENT
Should a dispute arise between the Buyer and the Seller, SABBS will take it for granted that the parties have entered into a written Sales Agreement (based on these guidelines).