Revised Stud Register Rules
E2 (a): All dogs which have won a Standard Open event, or enter for an Island or New Zealand Championship must be registered in the N.Z. Sheep Dog Trial Association Stud Register.
E2 (b): Application for Registration in the N.Z. Sheep Dog Trial Association Stud Register must be made through the Stud Register Representative for the Centre of domicile and must be in the hands of the National Stud Register within 28 days of winning a Standard Open event. Failure to do so will result in the dog not being allowed to compete in any further Standard Open trials.
E2 (c): No qualified dogs entering a New Zealand or Island Championship will be eligible to compete without an official Stud Book Registration or Receipt number.
E2 (d): Registered dogs which have changed ownership must have the ownership transferred in the N.Z. Sheep Dog Trial Register to be eligible to compete.
To clarify how this will operate.
Open winners must be fully registered within 28 days of winning an Open to be able to compete further.
Qualified dogs being entered in Island or New Zealand Championships can enter using a receipt number issued by their respective Centre Rep. But must be fully registered to compete at the Championship entered.
Late entries will be permitted to compete with valid receipt numbers.
Receipt numbers for Championships will not be issued until the point that it is no longer possible to have the dog fully registered in time for the close of entries. This should really only apply to dogs qualifying later in the season.
Receipt numbers will only become valid when the issuing Centre Rep receives the filled out registration form and fee.
Contact your Centre Stud Register Representative to transfer registered dogs that you have sold or purchased. There is no fee for transferring dogs.
There is going to be zero tolerance. We feel that 28 days is plenty of time to find out how your dog is bred if you dont already know and to get the form and fee sent to your Centre Rep.
A request from Stud Register personnel.
If you are planning on going to a Championship please register dogs as soon as they qualify to spread the registration workload. If you have a dog on point of qualifying or that you consider good enough to qualify; register it in advance too. It wont put a hex on the dog and the fee is not exorbitant.
When entering a registered dog for a Championship you must use the dogs registered name e.g. If the dog is registered as Laddie dont enter him as Lad or if the dog has been given a suffix use that e.g. Sam II rather than just Sam.
Please remember that some mail services are slow. It is up to you to ring your Centre Rep and make sure that they have received your register application; particularly close to Championship time.
Registration Fee - $15