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Litter Registration limitation Scheme (LRL)


Labrador Retrievers
From 1 June 2017 all pedigree Labrador Retriever puppies registered with Dogs NZ will have had parents health tested as follows:
  • Both parents tested for hip and elbow dysplasia.
  • Both parents holding current eye certificates from a veterinary ophthalmologist.
  • At least one parent testing clear of the DNA conditions, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA-PRCD), exercise-induced collapse (EIC) and the dilute gene (D). This means there will be no affected Dogs NZ pedigree puppies for the 3 conditions.
Two articles were published in the NZ Dog World Magazine, click links below to read more

April 2017 NZ Dog World Article

November 2016 NZ Dog World Article

Registration Regulations

10. SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR REGISTRATION IN CERTAIN BREEDS



Labradors

10.13. Labradors
For all Labrador Retriever litters born after 01/06/2017, as a prerequisite to registration of any litter on the NZKC Register I or III, the following shall apply:

10.13.1
The Sire and Dam of every litter must be radiographed and assessed by an approved scheme for hip and elbow dysplasia as applies for the Accredited Breeders Scheme and results supplied to NZKC. Any parent whelped before January 1st 2000 may be excluded. Frozen semen dispensations may be requested.

10.13.2
The Sire or Dam of every litter must test clear/homozygous non-mutant by DNA testing of PRA-PRCD and results supplied to NZKC.

10.13.3
The Sire and Dam of every litter must hold a current annual eye certificate from an approved eye examiner and results supplied to NZKC. Any parent whelped before January 1st 2000 may be excluded. Frozen semen dispensations may be requested.

10.13.4
The Sire or Dam of every litter must test clear/homozygous non-mutant by DNA testing of EIC and results supplied to NZKC.

10.13.5
The Sire or Dam of every litter must test Dilute (D) Locus D, D Not carrying Dilute by DNA testing and results supplied to NZKC.


Rottweilers

10.14.Rottweilers
For all Rottweiler litters born after 1st August 2019 as a pre-requisite to registration of any litter on the Dogs NZ Register I OR III, the following shall apply:

10.14.1
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must be radiographed and assessed by a Dogs NZ approved scheme for hip and elbow dysplasia and results supplied to Dogs NZ. Any parent whelped before January 1st, 2011 may be excluded. Frozen semen dispensations may be requested.

10.14.2
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must be tested, and either the sire OR dam must test clear by DNA testing of JLPP and results supplied to Dogs NZ.

10.14.3
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must have a Dogs NZ Rottweiler LRL Eye Certificate completed by any registered veterinarian at a minimum age of 12 months old and results supplied to Dogs NZ. Any parent whelped before 1st February 2011 may be excluded. Frozen semen dispensations may be requested.

10.14.4
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must have a Dogs NZ Rottweiler LRL Dental Certificate completed by any registered veterinarian at a minimum age of 12 months old and results supplied to Dogs NZ. Any parent whelped before January 1s February 2011 may be excluded. Frozen semen dispensations may be requested.

10.14.5
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must have a DNA genotype (DNA profile) provided from an approved laboratory and results supplied to Dogs NZ.

November 2018 NZ Dog World Article


Pugs

10.16.1
For all Pug litters born on or after 1st May 2021 as a pre-requisite to registration of any litter on the Dogs NZ
Register I OR III, the following shall apply:

10.16.2
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must be assessed by the Dogs NZ Respiratory Function Gracing Scheme
(RFG Scheme) OR whole-body barometric plethysmography (WBBP) after 12 months of age and within the
24 months prior to mating. Results of such grading are to be supplied to Dogs NZ.
Any parent whelped before May 1st 2014 will be excluded from Regulation 10.16.2
Frozen semen dispensations may be provided at the discretion of Dogs NZ. Written approval of the dispensation must
be granted by Dogs NZ prior to mating. All dispensation requests will be addressed by Dogs NZ on a case-by-case
basis.

10.16.3
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must be DNA tested to determine their susceptibility to Pug Dog
Encephalitis (PDE) and results supplied to Dogs NZ. Once generation low susceptibility (NN), by DNA
parentage is accepted.

10.16.4
Frozen semen collected prior to May 1st 2021 will be excluded from the Special Conditions for Registration
which are detailed in Regulation 10.16

Because of delays in introducing the RFG Scheme Registry Regulation 10.15.2 will be suspended until a 4 month notice
is published in NZ Dog World once the scheme has been rolled out in NZ vet clinics.


Bouvier Des Flandres

The Bouvier Des Flandres LRL survey was sent to all financial members who own a Bouvier Des Flandres, on the 22nd September 2021 and closed 2 weeks later on the 6th October 2021.  

As a result a of voting in the survey and approved Executive Council at their November meeting, the following Bouvier Des Flanders LRL Registry Regulations will become effective on 1 July 2022. 

10.18.1
For all Bouvier Des Flandres litters born on or after 1st July 2022 as a pre-requisite to registration of any litter on the Dogs NZ Register I OR III, the following shall apply:

10.18.2
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must have a DNA genotype (DNA profile) provided from an approved laboratory and results supplied to Dogs NZ.

10.18.3
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must be radiographed and assessed by a Dogs NZ-approved scheme for hip and elbow dysplasia and results supplied to Dogs NZ. Any parent whelped before 1 January 2014 may be excluded. Frozen semen dispensations may be requested.

10.18.4
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must hold a current annual eye certificate from an approved eye veterinarian and results supplied to Dogs NZ. Any parent whelped before 1 January 2014 may be excluded. Frozen semen dispensations will be considered by the Canine Health & Welfare Committee on application prior to mating.

10.18.5
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must hold a current bi-annual gonioscopy certificate from an approved eye veterinarian and results supplied to Dogs NZ. Any parent whelped before 1 January 2014 may be excluded. Frozen semen dispensations will be considered by the Canine Health & Welfare Committee on application prior to mating.

10.18.6
The Sire AND Dam of every litter must undergo one Echocardiogram by a Specialist Cardiologist or Radiologist veterinarian from 12 months of age, and results supplied to Dogs NZ. Any parent whelped before 1 January 2014 may be excluded. Frozen semen dispensations will be considered by the Canine Health & Welfare Committee on application prior to mating.