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
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 that is interrupted by each individual as they perceive it thus giving
breeds the different "types" that we so often see in each breed yet still
keeping a certain uniformity/standard indicative of that breed as far as
size, color, coat, body type, movement temperament, etc.
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
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
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. 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 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. More Information
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 consistent individuals as far as type and
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
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
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