The Designer Breed Registry also offers a wealth of information through
links to websites which have been provided on our Informational Links
page you can also contact the registry by Email with questions you may
have and we will do our best to find the answer.
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
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. Breeders registered in our Blue
Ribbon and Elite Programs have their dogs DNA profile # in our data
GENETIC TESTING - specific tests to determine whether certain genes
are inherited which can or can not adversly affect offspring. Genetic
testing is not HEALTH TESTING. More Information
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 comminicable 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. More
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 neice, 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 temprament.
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. For more information
on micro chipping your dog click . Information
Breeders enrolled in our Blue Ribbon and Elite programs have their dogs
DNA profile # in our data base
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
If you are interested in a pedigree for your dog please take the link
provided here. Pedigrees
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 registry.
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. If you need more information please take the link
provided here Shipping Your Dog
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.. The DBR does not guarantee the health or
quality 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
Designer Breed Registry
"providing the dog world with dog information and dog news"