BYLAW E: MATINGS
The gestation period is approximately 63 (sixty-three) days. A whelping within less than 59 (fifty nine) days or exceeding 70 (seventy) days shall be cause for an enquiry by the Society.
RULES GOVERNING MATINGS
The mating of two registered dogs with the intent to register their progeny must be undertaken in the following manner:
the sire does not belong to the breeder or
should the breeder use frozen semen.
The owner of the Boerboel female must submit the Service (Mating) Certificate together with the Birth Notifications to the Office.
A copy of the aforesaid certificate must be made available to the breeder who must file the document on a permanent basis.
To prevent misunderstandings, it is recommended that “Special Arrangements” (if any) be signed by both parties at the outset.
Both the sire’s and dam’s prefixes, names, identification and registration numbers and other designation marks shall be included on the Service (Mating) Certificate as well as the dates of service or insemination.
SABBS urges breeders to not breed dilute/powder dogs to each other, as well as piebalds to piebalds.
It is strongly recommended that non-appraised Boerboels should not be used for breeding.
Irrespective of the provisions of 2.3.1 below, where different sires are used for the supply of semen for the artificial insemination of the same female, no resultant progeny shall be eligible for registration unless the male parentage of all puppies has been confirmed by a parentage control test, approved of by the Board.
Artificial insemination (A.I.)
All dogs begotten through A.I. shall be eligible for registration or recording, provided that all requirements of the Act and the Constitution have been complied with.
All puppies begotten through frozen semen must be DNA tested. No Birth Notification/application for registration shall be accepted for the purpose of registration or recording unless it is endorsed “Begotten by A.I.”
The Society reserves the right through its officers to supervise and/or inspect the keeping of records in connection with A.I. by its members.
The Society and the Registering Authority reserve the right to refuse to register the progeny resulting from A.I. should any of these rules not be fully adhered to.
Breeders who enjoy the privileges of the registration of Boerboels under the provisions of the Constitution, may apply for registration of progeny begotten by A.I., provided that the semen is obtained from a source approved by the Society, and provided further that the collection of semen, the handling thereof, the insemination of the dogs and the maintenance of records shall be effected in such manner as may be duly approved by the Society from time to time.
The Society confirms the right of breeders, subject to the provisions of the Act, to collect, freeze and store the semen of their own sires for use on their own dams, and progeny resulting from the use of such semen shall be eligible for registration, provided that:
complete details of the ownership of the sire concerned have been submitted to the Society;
the official DNA laboratory number of the sire has been submitted to the Society;
the collection and storage of the semen have been carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Act; and
all requirements of the Constitution in respect of birth notifications and registrations are complied with.
In the case of a transfer of ownership a sire (other than one approved for the collection of semen in terms of the Act) from which semen has been collected, frozen and stored, the application for the transfer of such sire must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the seller indicating the number of doses of semen stored at the date of transfer. Applications must be addressed to the office.
FROZEN SEMEN: COLLECTION AND STORAGE
Only persons registered with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry may collect semen for storage or export/import.
Applications must comply with the requirements of the Act, with specific reference to:
Art 8 (1) (a) (b);
Art 8 (6) (a) (b) (c);
Art 8 (8)
and the whole Art 16.
Submit applications for approval to SABBS who will then forward it to the Registrar. Application forms must be accompanied by:
Proof of payment to the Registrar of the relevant fee. Contact Head Office for confirmation of the applicable fee and currency conversions.
An extended pedigree of the animal concerned.
DNA profile certificate - as required by the Society - confirming parentage or individual identification. If the semen were collected and not DNA tested prior to SABBS becoming operational, it must be tested, as SABBS will only register offspring if there is DNA of both parents on record;
SABBS’ certification of the pedigree of the dog (as required by Section 15(3)(a) of the Act.
On receipt of the required documentation, the Registrar will:
verify the information received from the Society, and
notify the applicant to arrange for the examination of dog concerned by a veterinarian for the issuing of a certificate required in terms of Section 7(4)(a) of the Act.
The Office of the Society must be informed of all semen in storage (including semen collected prior to SABBS becoming operational) for use at a later date. This will facilitate the registration process of the offspring.