A central purpose of the Society is to register working sheepdogs, Border Collies, in the ISDS Stud Book which is published each year. Dogs from all nations in the world are included.
Breeders can use the Stud Books to look up the parentage and lines of any ISDS registered dog. Good dogs, of known working ability or trialling success, can be identified and sensible breeding decisions made.
That is why so many people are recognising the value of registering with the ISDS and more are joining each year
A Guide can be viewed to introduce those unfamiliar with the ISDS registration system.
Registration Rules are downloadable in our Full Guide to Member Services and Stud Book Rules.
Certificates are issued for all Registered Dogs.
The Stud Book is the record of all dog registrations.
Pedigrees, in the form of Pedigree Charts are available for any ISDS dog.
A Registration On Merit scheme enables good, working dogs to achieve registration.
Dog Names must be suitable for working, but name prefixes and suffixes are available.
A list of Registration Fees is shown.
Eye Test Rules are enforced to assist the healthy development of the ISDS dog.
Agreements with the ABCA, CBCA, AWBCR and SASDA are of benefit to USA, Canadian, South African and Australian breeders (new addition registries 01/02/2011).
Breeding of Dogs Act
Under the Society Rules owners are specifically advised, where possible, to follow the UK Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act of 1999, whether they are registered breeders or not, so that bitches are:
1) not mated until they are at least one year old
2) limited to one litter per year
3) limited to six litters in a lifetime.
The Society enforces a rule that regulates breeding from a bitch such that no more than three litters will be registered in any three year period. You can see more detail here.