ARTICLE XV – IDENTIFICATION
15.1 UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION
In order to be eligible for registration, a Border Collie must be uniquely identified so that the certificate of registration issued for the Border Collie will make it possible to distinguish it from any other Border Collie. A breeder or owner shall have the choice of two (2) methods of identification, being tattoo or microchip implants, as governed by the requirements of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food for Canada. The breeder or owner may change the method of identification at any time.
15.2 IDENTIFIED PRIOR TO LEAVING PREMISES
All Canadian born Border Collies, disposed of for consideration, monetary or otherwise, must be identified for registration purposes prior to leaving the premises of the owner at birth.
ARTICLE XVI – FORMS AND CERTIFICATES
All forms, certificates and certified pedigrees shall be issued by the office of the Canadian Border Collie Association (the “CBCA”) located in Joyceville, Ontario, Canada
16.2 CANCELLATION OF CERTIFICATE
The Board of Directors may suspend, cancel or refuse to issuance a certificate of registration where the Board of Directors has reason to believe that:
- (a) the dog is not purebred; or
- (b) that any part of the application form for registration contains false information or false representation or information calculated to mislead; or
- (c) that there has been a failure to disclose all relevant information.
16.3 SUSPENDED REGISTRATION:
- (a) A suspended registration is a registration of pedigree or transfer that has been placed under suspension by the Board of Directors on account of some irregularity.
- (b) Such suspension shall remain until same is lifted by a resolution of the Board of Directors.
16.4 IMPROPER REGISTRATION OR TRANSFER:
- (a) Registration or transfer of ownership of an animal is made on the understanding that the particulars given on the application are correct. If it is subsequently discovered by the Board of Directors that the particulars given are incorrect, the registration or transfer shall be suspended.
- (b) The certificates of animals recorded incorrectly may be canceled and re-recorded by the owner or by the Association at the expense of the original applicant for registration or transfer.
16.6 APPEAL OF REGISTRATION
A person who is the owner of an animal whose registration certificate has been refused, suspended or canceled shall, after the expiration of forty-five (45) days, have the right to apply to the Board of Directors for reinstatement of such registration and shall upon application be reinstated at the next meeting of Board of Directors provided a majority of the Directors present thereat vote in the affirmative. If reinstatement is refused, that person shall have the right to apply for reinstatement to the next succeeding general meeting of the Association, but reinstatement by a general meeting shall be only by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present thereat and eligible to vote.
ARTICLE XVII – TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
17.1 DELIVERY OF CERTIFICATE WITHIN SIX MONTHS
A person transferring a Border Collie shall, within six (6) months after the date of sale, take the necessary action to provide the new owner with a Canadian certificate of registration on which is recorded the change of ownership. In doing so, it is the responsibility of the person transferring the Border Collie to complete all the necessary forms and pay all prescribed fees as required by these By-laws.
17.2 ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES ON HARDSHIP BASIS
When the Board of Directors is satisfied that a person has failed to comply with the requirements of these By-laws due to hardship, it shall have the authority, upon receipt of the required information and fees, to authorize the issuance of a certificate of registration, showing a duly recorded transfer of ownership to the new owner.
This by-law grants no authority to the Board of Directors to authorize registration for an animal that does not meet the pedigree requirements of these by-laws.