Even if you do not plan to breed, show or trial your dog, Breeders registered with DOGS QLD have an obligation to transfer ownership of the dog into your name.
It is also recommended in the case your dog is lost, a search on our database using the microchip number will show you as the owner of the dog making it possible to return your dog to you. This is also a good reason to notify our office when you move.
Should you ever decide to breed or enter shows and require the pedigree certificate, the process will be much easier if you are already recorded as the owner on the Dogs Australia National Pedigree Database.
Also, in the event you may lose your pedigree certificate you do not need to contact the breeder to apply for a duplicate certificate on your behalf.
The current pedigree certificate you have should have your name as the current owner. If the pedigree has the Breeders name as the current registered owner, please contact the Breeder. The current registered owner (if they are a DOGS QLD member) is responsible for the transfer of ownership of the dog as per DOGS QLD rule 28 below:
28 – TRANSFERS 28.1 Upon the sale, exchange, gift, lease, change of domicile or other disposition of a dog, or of any interest in a dog registered in the Registers of the CCCQ Ltd, an Application for Registration of a transfer shall be lodged by the registered owner/s with the office of the CCCQ Ltd within fourteen (14) days of the change except where a dog’s domicile is changed for exhibition and/or competition purposes or where a duly executed “Breeder’s Terms Contract” exists and a copy of such contract forwarded to the office of the CCCQ Ltd. Such application shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee as set out in the scale of charges and must be signed personally by all partners in the ownership of the dog prior to the change. The name of the transferor is not to be shown as a part owner of the dog unless the Application for Transfer is accompanied by an agreement to that effect, signed by the new owner. Only official CCCQ Ltd Partnership Agreement Forms are to be used. In the case of a Limited Register dog, an Official CCCQ Ltd Limited Register Agreement statement that the purchaser understands the effect of the Limited Register is to be provided.
The current pedigree certificate you have may have the Breeders name as the current owner and therefore you will have to transfer ownership of the dog.
To transfer your puppy, you must have the original pedigree certificate supplied by the Breeder and the Breeders signature must be present on the reverse side. Fill in your own details, sign and post in with required fee for transfer to us and we will transfer the dog into your name and send you a new pedigree certificate with your name as the owner. Please refer to our Charges Directory or contact our office for the current transfer fee.