If you are looking to buy a puppy, please be aware that there is only one
official Australian National Kennel Council register. It is often
abbreviated to ANKC.
Unfortunately, when breeds become popular, it attracts a lot of new Breeders
who try to breed dogs that are not to standard and sell them as rare for a lot
more money than they are worth.
In some cases, these dogs have been cross-bred to get the fad colours and/or
traits that are not normally seen in the breed.
The ANKC became aware of these Fad breeders falsely registering these
non-standard dogs on their register so that they could sell them on the main
register to other people wanting to breed fad colours.
MDBA is a sham and a lie.
Being pro-active in preserving the important standards of all breeds, action
was taken in certain breeds to stop the falsifying of papers, and some breeds
now must be inspected by ANKC All Breeds Judges before their litters can be
This is a fabulous move on their part. The pedigree of a dog is of utmost
importance to maintaining correct records for breeds both now and in the
This however, has now seen the emerge of several new made-up registries where
these Fad breeders now issue papers for the dogs that are ineligible to be
placed on the Official Australian Registy (the ANKC)
This is confusing for people when they are looking to buy a dog. The fad
Breeders advertise their litters now with having 'papers'. Whilst they
may provide a piece of paper and call them 'papers' they are not from the
Official Australian National Canine Registry.
Please be aware that only dogs and puppies registered on the ANKC registry are
eligible to be shown in conformation shows in Australia and the world.
The ANKC has a list of Official Judges who have studied and passed exams that
take many years to complete. These judges are also eligible to judge
worldwide at most major dog shows.
No other registry in Australia has World-approved judges who are able to judge
at either breed specialty or all breeds shows.
The ANKC is THE ONLY Official Breed Registry in Australia!!!
Be sure you are buying a puppy from a genuine member of the ANKC.
If you are unsure, ring your local CC (eg DogsNSW, DogsQLD, DogsVIC, DogsSA...)
and verify that you are in fact buying from a real registered breeder and not
paying for a lie. Do not confuse a BIN number as a Registered Breeder. It's
simply a new QLD requirement to track puppies bred and by who. Anyone can apply
for a BIN number.
Don't be fooled!