Transferring a puppy

Why transfer your puppy into your name

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.

I bought my dog from a DOGS QLD registered Breeder

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 thirty (30) days of the change. 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 transferor shall provide the new owner with a signed “Change of Microchip Ownership” form to allow registration of the new owner’s details on a recognised Registry in Australia.

Click here for the current Dogs Queensland Rules

I bought my dog from an Interstate registered Breeder

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.

Additional Important Information
  1. Please NOTE any amendments to initials, signatures or dates on the back of your pedigree (transfer) must be initialled by the Breeder. Under no circumstances use white-out. If you do, you will be required to submit a brand-new transfer form to accompany your pedigree which again will have to be signed by the breeder.
  2. You do not need to be a member to transfer your puppy, however if you do plan to breed, show or trial your dog you will need to become a member. (Join Dogs Queensland here)
  3. You should also ensure you transfer your dog with your local council, you should have received documentation from the Breeder which you must take to your local council, the forms are also usually available on your local government website.
  4. Please ensure that you updated the Microchip Number details with the relevant microchip registry (refer to your puppy pack or breeder for this information).