Registration Rules - Full Guide

The Registraton Rules Full Guide (updated April 2018) to Member Services and Stud Book Rules is provided as a PDF download.

The Registration Rules can be quite complicated - these straightforward steps provide a basic overview.

  • The ISDS does not register adult dogs (except in special circumstances), but only pups and young dogs up to two years of age.
  • Both parent dogs must be ISDS registered or in another approved register (e.g. ABCA).
  • The owners of the sire and dam must be ISDS Members.
  • The process starts with the sire owner submitting a Mating Card.
  • The Breeder is sent a Registration Folder to complete when the litter is ready.
  • The sire and dam must have passed defined eye scheme requirements when the Registration Folder is submitted.
  • All pups to be registered must have been microchipped
  • If accepted, the Breeder will be sent Registration Certificates for each pup and the details entered to the Stud Book.

If you buy a registered dog from someone do ensure that they sign a Transfer Form and send it to us so that we re-record the dog in your name.

There are specific rules regarding articficial insemination that the Full Guide refers to. 

Infiormation regarding eye test schemes required for registration can be found here