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About the Designer Breed Registry
The Registry started taking form in 1977 and was established in central New Jersey in 1979 by a small group of dedicated breeders who had an interest in exploring the possibilities of
creating new and exciting breeds of dogs. Many of that small group had several breeds and saw the potential of combining the breeds and creating magnificent working dogs, talented
herding dogs, vigorous retrievers and smaller non shedding companions. The breeding efforts attracted more breeders with other breeds who had similar interests. With ethical guidelines
for breeding in place, reliable breeding records were collected and saved. The next important step was to name the registry and in 1979 The Dog Federation was officially born to those
under 20 individuals who were pioneers into what would become the greatest dog digression in many years from the "acceptable establishment breeder behavior".With many more
breeders showing interest in developing new breeds The Dog Federation went public in 2007 and took the name of Designer Breed Registry. Competition in all venues began but in a
very different way,by video, dogs were being judged by three licensed judges who rate the dogs not against one another but on the dogs' own merit in conformation and obedience, this
was a totally new process but very promising in that it was fair and unbiased.
Code of Ethics
Designer Breed Registry is dedicated to the breeder/owner and promotes the dog fancy and its constant evolution. The DBR also promotes each individuals right to create new
and exciting breeds as well as maintaining the highest standards in todays recognized and "established" breeds. The Designer Breed Registry believes that fair dog legislation is
for the benefit of all dogs but should respect the breeder/owner rights . The DBR promotes ethical practices in breeders and acknowledges that health testing the parents does
not guarantee genetically sound progeny. The Designer Breed Registry is adamant in it's stand against cruelty to any animal in any form.
The Designer Breed Registry is:
The foundation which will carry the Designer Dog Breeds into the future and provide,a valuable history of the past. The Designer Breed registry is a registry that is
a stepping stone to the future of new and exciting breeds created by dedicated and knowledgeable breeders.
It is the Designer Breed Registry's mission:
* To maintain a registry for the designer dog and maintain the integrity of that registry.
* Provide educational dog information.
*Create a breeder/owner friendly atmosphere within our registry and our future shows.
* Encourage all dog owners of all breeds and unknown origin to have a safe environment for their dog.
* Promote responsible ownership.
* Promote canine health and well being
*Provide the dog world with dog information and dog news.
* Provide dog registrations for designer dogs as well as purebred dogs and dogs of unknown origin and encourage breeders and owners to further their dogs
education and ultimately gain titles offered by the Designer Breed Registry
Designer Breed Registry (here after known as DBR) is a registry service providing registration papers which
identifies the dog as the breed offspring of a sire and dam, the gender, date of birth. as stated by the
breeder/seller on their application for registration or litter registration for purposes of registration with the DBR.
The DBR does not guarantee the health,temperament, ancestry or quality of the dog.
The DBR is not responsible for breed information or guarantees given by breeder/sellers as far as health or quality and or ancestry of the dog.
The DBR is not affiliated with and does not license or endorse any breeders, brokers or pet dealers who may sell dogs that are registered or can be registered with DBR including those
listed on this site, the DBR has no control over their business
practices and is not liable for the any dealings between any breeders, brokers, or pet dealers and their purchasers.
Any claim or disagreement that arises as far as breed or parentage from that application or registration the DBR is not responsible nor shall the DBR be held responsible by either breeder,
seller or owner.
Once an application for registration, a pedigree or a picture is submitted to the Designer Breed Registry it becomes the property of the Designer Breed Registry
Some Terms Pertinent to purchasing a dog or puppy:
BREED - a group of dogs presumably related through common ancestors who are consistent in type and consistent in producing the same type as themselves.
BREEDER - the owner of the sire and dam at the time of mating.
BREED STANDARD - a written outline describing a specific breeds appearance and characteristics by which the breed is judged. Information on a breed and all about it. Breed
Standards are guides written by one or many more breeders and what is written is approved by the DBR, however Breed Standards can and do change and especially so in breeds that are
being created. In essence a Breed Standard is a guide.
CERTIFIED - tested and found to be capable of performing the tasks in that particular certification.
CONFORMATION - the outward appearance and structure of a dog usually compared to a given standard written by those with knowledge of that particular breed. Dogs that are
shown in the conformation/show ring are judged on their conformation and movement.
DNA TEST- the mouth swab or hair sample collected to establish and record the genetic identity of the dog.
GENETIC TESTING - specific tests to determine whether certain genes are inherited which can or can not adversely affect offspring. Genetic testing is not HEALTH TESTING.
HEALTH CERTIFICATE - Health Certificates are required when shipping a dog interstate. The health check is done by a licensed Veterinarian who at that time of examination of the
dog/puppy see no indication of a communicable disease, fever, infection that requires treatment. A Health Certificate does not guarantee a healthy puppy.
HEALTH SCREENING - a specific test has been given to determine if a dog has a health problem that may be specific to the dogs breed. Health Screening can only determine that dogs
status it does not guarantee the health status of offspring . Some health screening must be done on a yearly basis ; certain eye testing, thyroid testing, heart testing.
INBREEDING - breeding of very closely related animals e.g. mother/ son, father/ daughter, brother /sister.
LINE BREEDING - breeding of more distantly related animals to set a type e.g. uncle niece, grandfather/grandaughter, aunt/nephew, grandmother/grandson, cousin/cousin, half
brother/half sister. This type of breeding if done by responsible and knowledgeable breeders can produce consistant individuals as far as type and temperament.
MICRO CHIP - a micro chip is a small chip that is normally implanted under the skin and behind the shoulder blades of the dog. The micro chip is for identification purposes.
Veterinarians and shelters can provide the service .Each micro chip has a unique number which can be registered in the owners name with the company who manufactures the micro
chip. Most common micro chips are Home Again and Avid . All micro chips are read with the appropriate scanner.
OUTCROSSING - breeding two totally unrelated animals within a breed (usually done with an out cross that is linebred) to correct or improve a certain aspect of the bloodline e.g. a
breeder may have exceptional dogs but would like to improve movement or feet so the breeder looks to a stud dog that is consistent in this area.
PEDIGREE - ancestry of the dog . A pedigree can be as little as 3 generations and should include all titles earned by those ancestors in the pedigree.
REGISTERED - in short the process of documentation of a dogs sire and dam, whelping date, sex and type.
REGISTRY - an entity who assigns identification numbers and who keeps documentation as to the parentage, whelping date, sex, type and breeding records of the individuals in the
SHIPPING - shipping a puppy requires a health certificate that meets the guidelines of the shipping facility. Puppies cannot be shipped before 8 weeks of age. Temperature and breed of
dog are also determining factors as to shipping.