Registry Rules

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ARTICLE I - PURPOSE

Section A.
Section B.

Code of Ethics:  The Registrar of the NSBR will enforce this Code of Ethics.  Infractions will result in the termination of future litter registration. Disregard for the code of ethics will also result in a report to your breed club.

1.   A Breeder will not knowingly falsify any document (i.e., hip certifications; DNA; height or weight information; puppy registration; win sheets, etc.).


2.   A Breeder must obtain, submit, and maintain on file, records of each litter and strive to obtain information with a target of at least 70% of each litter by adulthood.


3.   A Breeder must provide a minimum health guarantee to all buyers. Contract disputes will not be handled by this Registry.


4.   A Breeder will report any physical conditions noted in their litters, which could be detrimental to the Shiloh Shepherd breed.  This information will be shared with the genetic database for the purpose of health survey and/or betterment of the breed.

5. Breeders will study past generations and run appropriate breeding reports (COI report over as many generations as possible etc) for their future pairings, understanding that as a breeder, it is their obligation to seek help from qualified, knowledgeable colleagues and experts on improving their breeding program whenever necessary. If a breeder does not have a mentor the NSBR will assist in obtaining a mentor.

6. Breeders will always keep in mind the state and future state of the gene pool as a whole, making use of all population tools available.

7. Breeders will act in a professional manner at all times when representing the Shiloh Shepherd breed, in public as well as on social media, internet and in customer relations.

8. Breeders will treat fellow breeders, with respect. Breeders will not engage in unnecessary, harsh, racist or degrading criticism, comments or gossip. Harassment and threats will not be tolerated towards fellow breeders, customers or other people who are engaging in the Shiloh community. All occurrences of the above on any platform (social media, text messages, emails, at shows, in person or in writing) will lose all NSBR privileges and will be reported to the Shiloh Shepherd parent club(s) and ethics committees (if established) for disciplinary action. The NSBR takes this very seriously as this kind of intentional action has long term detrimental effects to the breed as a whole.

9. Breeders will report any knowledge of violation of #8 without delay to the NSBR.

9. Breeders are personally responsible for the health, happiness, and well-being of all dogs in their care, and will take that responsibility seriously.

10.   No Breeder may register a litter unless they are in good standing with the NSBR. Any disregard for the above code will remove a breeder from good standing with the NSBR.

11. The NSBR will inform and co-operate with all other Shiloh Shepherd registries whenever and where ever possible for the betterment of the Shiloh Shepherd breed.

ARTICLE II  -  Registration

Section A. - Registration - General

1.   It is required that all progeny must have resulted from a breeding of Shiloh Shepherd parents who both possess permanent adult Breeding Certificates, or are in compliance with the NSBR outcross program.


2.   All Shiloh Shepherds must have proven DNA on record with the Registry prior to breeding. 


3.   No Litter Registration will be accepted from any Dam bred under 18 months of age (with a passing PennHIP reading of under .55) or 24 months (with a passing Permanent OFA reading), or any dam bred after 84 months of age, unless previously approved by the Registrar.  To qualify for this, you must obtain a letter from your veterinarian stating that the bitch's health qualifies for breeding, and you must obtain a complete blood panel with all readings in the normal range.


4.   No Litter Registration will be accepted if the Sire or Dam is registered as Non-Breeding without prior approval from the breeder of the dog with the non-breeding papers or in special cases prior approval of the registrar. (example Breeder is no longer breeder/no contact, breeder from a different club with no contact, breeder is deceased)

Section B -  Registration Certificates

1. Litter Registrations:  The Registry shall issue Permanent Registration Certificates, to the breeder, for each Shiloh Shepherd puppy in their litter, after receiving the completed Litter Registration/Placement Form (Front and Back) and the completed Vet Check form.  For pet quality puppies this is their final papers. For Breed or Upgradeable puppies the breeder/owner will apply for a Breeding Certificate once all requirements for the Breeding Certificate have been met and submitted to the registrar.

The following rules apply to litter registrations:

a) Both parents of the litter will have an NSBR Breeding Certificate or other registry equivalents or NSBR Outcross Approval Document/Registration. Equivalent Certificates will be accompanied by the documentation required for an NSBR Breeding Certificate (Health testing copies and DNA report)

b) Vet check forms must be signed by attending Veterinarian.

c) The parents of the litter must not be affected with any known genetic or thought to be genetic disorder.

d) Breeder is in good standing with the NSBR and is in compliance with all other general rules of the NSBR or have prior approval from the registrar. 

Section C -  Breeding Certificates

1. Breeding Certificate

This Certificate of Registration will be issued to the owner/breeder of Shiloh Shepherds, 18 months or older, who meet the following requirements: 

a) Both parents of the dog will have an NSBR Breeding Certificate or other registry equivalents or NSBR Outcross Approval Document/Registration. Equivalent Certificates will be accompanied by the documentation required for an NSBR Breeding Certificate (Health testing copies and DNA report)

b) The breeder has approved this dog as breedable or upgradeable when registering the litter with the NSBR. If the litter was not registered with the NSBR the owner/breeder needs to submit breeder approval for breeding certificate.

c) The parents of the dog must not be affected with any known genetic (or thought to be) disorder.

d) Breeder is in good standing with the NSBR and is in compliance with all other general rules of the NSBR or have prior approval from the registrar. 

e) Breeder/owner submits a copy of an adult passing hip and elbow certification from either OFA, GDC or Canadian Certificate, or a passing PennHIP Certificate as follows:

-  OFA: Fair, Good, or Excellent showing no degenerative joint disease is defined as passing.


-  PennHIP: A reading of .50 or below* with  no degenerative joint disease is defined as passing.


-  GDC: Acceptable, Good, or Excellent showing no degenerative joint disease is defined as passing.


-  any dog/bitch with a PennHIP rating of .50 or OFA/GDC Acceptable must be bred to a dog/bitch with a PennHIP rating under .40 or OFA/GDC Good or Excellent.

f) Starting April 1, 2019, all breeding dogs will require a passing 24 hour Holter Monitor test preformed after the dog turns 7 months of age and before the dog turns 10 months of age.  Passing Holter testing as follows:

- under 50 single ventricular premature beats in 24 hours is considered normal and passing.

- between 50 and 60 beats, singles only is equivocal and can be used for breeding with caution. It is recommended all progeny be holter monitor tested

- over 60 beats, especially with pairs or runs (triplets) is abnormal (failing)

- under 50 with pairs or runs (triplets) is equivocal and can be used for breeding with caution. It is recommended all progeny be holter monitor tested

g) The dogs Proof of parentage DNA from UC Davis submitted to the NSBR.

h) A certificate validating height and weight that is signed by a verterinarian, K-9 Judge, accredited trainer, temperament tester, Parent club representative or Registrar. 

i) Four (4) pictures of the individual dog to be registered (taken while standing; views from front, rear, left side and right side). 

j) A completed Dominant and Recessive Faults and Virtues form. (this is usually done by or with your breeder)

k) Applicable Fees (See Fee Schedule)

2. Limited Breeding Certificate

This certificate of Registration will be issued if the NSBR or the dog's breeder has put restrictions or limitations on the dogs use for breeding.  Examples of a Limited Breeding Certificate use would be:

 

-where the breeder has authorized a dog for only a certain number of breedings. 

-A dog who has an exemption from the Registrar for a particular issue and may be bred for a test breeding with certain stipulations or conditions, such as a dog with a low failing holter numbers ( under 100 singles only)  where all progeny must be holter tested. In a case like this the dog may only be approved for one breeding.  Or perhaps a dog who only has one testicle descended is granted a pardon for one breeding. 

- Any issue of health that has granted a special permission would only be done with the best interest of the breed in mind and is not intended for breeders who wanted exemptions for every failing health issue and are a RARE occasion. 

Section D -  Outcross or Crossbreeding

The NSBR proudly entertains outcross/cross breeding proposals for the purpose of adding genetic diversity. An outcross proposal will include the following information:

a) A minimum 5 generation pedigree of the outcross dog;

b) Certificate/report copies of all the health testing required by the NSBR that applies to that dog breed. Depending on the breed the NSBR may require any additional health testing that also applies specifically to that breed of dog. For example if it were a husky a current eye exam may be required;

c) Temperament test or equivalent to show good temperament with people and other animals;

d) Four (4) or more pictures showing the conformation of the outcross dog;

e) Written proposal will include:

-registered name of dog you plan to breed to the outcross;

-how this outcross will benefit the Shiloh Shepherd breed;

-list of faults and virtues of this dog;

-how many puppies will you move forward; 

-how will you plan to control how these dogs will be bred;

-who do you have that can help you with LER evaluations to help identify the faults and virtues of the resulting progeny;

-information on the health of the first three generations of ancestors and siblings this outcross dog;

-information on any known disorders produced within this dogs heritage or by this dog;

-information on the health and temperament of the progeny of this dog;

f) Breeders using the outcross dog will strive to provide the NSBR with 80-90% LMI information on the first and second generations;

g) Complete LER evaluations and pictures provided to the NSBR

This Registry has been established to allow all Shiloh Shepherd Breeders the freedom to choose their breeding programs, to share knowledge openly and freely and still have a Shiloh Registry with rules governing hips and health. Rules governing health and welfare of the Shiloh Shepherd breed will be strictly enforced with the Shiloh Shepherd dog always being the principle focus. The NSBR considers the betterment of the Shiloh Shepherd breed as paramount.

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