The registry for purebred Border Collies in Canada, incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act

Bylaw 14


ARTICLE XIV – REGISTRATIONS

14.1 BOOKS AND RECORDS
All necessary books and records required by the By-laws of the Association or any applicable statute or law, shall be regularly and properly kept at the Head Office of the Association.  System records shall be kept at the Head Office of the Canadian Border Collie Association .

14.2 REGISTRY
A Register shall be kept at the Head Office of the Association and shall be known as the American Border Collie Association of Canada Registry. It shall be published by the Association at such time and in such form as decided by the Board of Directors. A Certificate of Registration shall be issued for all dogs registered in a form approved by the Board of Directors.

14.3 ELIGIBILITY FOR REGISTRATION
The following shall be eligible for registration with the Association, upon application in accordance with the terms of these By-laws:

(a) Any Border Collie born in Canada of a litter registered with the Association and any dog imported to Canada presenting a three (3) Purebred generation pedigree from a registry or stud book recognized by the Association.
(b) The Association shall not accept for registration any foreign certified three generation pedigree (or export certificate) which reflects the presence of more than one sire or one dam for any particular mating or the presence of unknown or unregistered ancestors.

14.4 CLASSES
Dogs not previously registered shall be designated Section A or Section B according to the Canadian Border Collie Association Class of the sire and Dam or the Class of the original registry of the Sire and Dam. Section A shall comprise animals where both parents are Section A. Section B shall comprise animals where either parent is Section B.

Dogs previously registered will be assigned the Section of the original registry.

Initially, the following registries are recognized by the Association. Other registries will be considered by the Board on appeal.

SECTION A REGISTRIES

(a) International Sheepdog Society of Great Britain;
(b) American International Border Collie Registry, Inc.;
(c) American Border Collie Association;
(d) North American Sheep Dog Society.

SECTION B REGISTRIES

(a) United Kingdom Kennel Club;
(b) American Kennel Club;
(c) Australian Kennel Club

14.4A RECLASSIFICATION ON MERIT
A dog may be reclassified from Section B to Section A on sufficient proof of herding ability.

Herding Ability shall be established by the dog placing in the top ten of three Open Class Sheepdog trials each with a gather of not less than 250 yards and entries of more than 20 dogs. Each trial must be under a different judge. Trials will be sanctioned at the discretion of a committee.

Alternatively, the Directors may appoint a committee of three to asses the herding ability of the dog. The test shall take place at a venue established by the committee but not at the home farm of the dog or on its usual stock. The dog must demonstrate competence in the following elements: a gather of not less than 300 yards and a drive of not less than 100 yards. Committee members shall receive an honorarium to be established by the Board and to be paid by the petitioner.

14.5 REGISTRATION OF LITTERS

(a)        The owner at the time of birth of a litter may make application for registration of the litter provided the Sire and Dam are registered with the Association or a recognized Registry.

(b)        The application for registration of a litter must be made to the Association on forms supplied by them for that purpose.  All blank spaces must be completed in ink or typewritten.  Signatures must be in ink.

(c)        Application for registration may be made by persons who are not members of the Association but are subject to non-member rates as established by the Board of Directors from time to time.

14.7 DAM OF LITTER

  •   The dam of a litter must be registered in the name of the person signing the application form as breeder.
  • LEASE OF A DAM:  An application for a CBCA registered lease of a dam must be made to the Association on forms supplied by them for that purpose.  All blank spaces must be completed in ink or typewritten.  Signatures must be in ink.

14.8 SIRE OF LITTER

The sire of a litter must be registered in the name of the person certifying the service and, if different than the breeder, must sign a stud service report.

14.9 REGISTRATION OF INDIVIDUAL DOGS
The application for registration of an individual Border Collie must be made to the Association on forms supplied by them for that purpose. All blank spaces must be completed in ink or typewritten. Signatures must be in ink.

14.10 IMPORTED TO CANADA
A person resident in Canada who imports a Border Collie may make application for registration of a Border Collie imported into Canada provided the following conditions are satisfied:

(a) the application for registration of the Border Collie is accompanied by a certificate of registration (or export pedigree if imported from the U.K.) issued by a club or organization whose stud book or record is recognized by the Association according to the provisions of these By-laws. The certificate shall include the following information; registered name of Border Collie, foreign registration number with reference to appropriate registry, tattoo markings or microchip transponder characters;
(b) If the certificate of registration (or export certificate) sets forth the ownership by a resident of Canada other than the resident of Canada who imported the Border Collie to Canada, the foreign certificate will not be accepted as a basis for registration of the Border Collie in the records of the Association;
(c) the certificate referred to in (a) above includes, or is accompanied by a certified pedigree, which sets forth the known pedigree of the Border Collie to a minimum of three (3) generations of ancestry, and a registration number for every Border Collie in the said pedigree;
(d) if and when required by the Association, satisfactory evidence that the Border Collie was in fact imported to Canada and by whom it was imported;
(e) if and when required by the Association, a signed statement or certification of the foreign stud book or record which issued the certificate referred to in (a) above that transfer of the Border Collie to the resident of Canada applying for registration in Canada has been recorded in their records.