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Stud Registration Form | Dog Transfer Certificate

Stud Register Application Form - Page 1                                       Stud Register Application Form - Page 2

The main rules that effect the registration of dogs are:

Please note that if your dog is not registered immediately then your name will appear on the list of unregistered dogs that is to be published! Register your dog today - don't leave it until the last minute!

Stud Register Rule & Clarification 2018


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.

Note: the registration fee has been raised to $15after at least 10 years at $10.


Stud Register Keeper

Mrs Deirdrie Bartlett
Tinui Valley Road, R D 14, Tinui 5894

06 372 6697








NOTE: Rule On Entry Form:   "No qualified dogs entering a New Zealand or Island championship will be eligible to compete without an official stud book registration number."


NOTE: Decided by the Register meeting at the 2002 Championship held at Cromwell:  

Call names only may be used when registering dogs in the NZSDTA Stud Register. The only exception being when a name is being repeated by an owner in which case a numeric suffix may be added.