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Ethical Pet Breeders

Australian Register

An Australian Registry for Pet breeders that are committed to the highest ethical standards and responsible practices.

Breeders that prioritise the health and welfare of their cats and dogs to the highest ethical standards are compliant with their states animal welfare code with all relevant ID and welfare checks being completed.

Code of Ethics 

 It is a requirement that all registered dog and cat breeders within Australia hold a copy of the Animal Welfare Code (relevant to their State) within their records. Please read and print your relevant State's code below. Links to further resources and policies can also be found below.

All members must provide a lifetime rehoming guarantee so no animal that is bred by them ends up in a pound or abandoned

No member is allowed to sell their dogs/cats through pet stores, car boots or market stalls

All prospective buyers must be vetted to ensure that they have knowledge of the breed they are buying and that the breed is suitable for their living requirements.

All retired dogs must be desexed and rehomed to suitable homes

How to Join our Registry

  1. Read Code of Ethics & Audit Requirements

  2. Membership payment

  3. Once payment has been made we will email you the  the Breeder Application Form

  4. We will then forward you the audit form for your Veterinarian to complete               

  5. Licenced Vet to send completed audit to us

 Audits will not be accepted unless returned by Veterinarian     

 Directly to Ethical Pet Breeders Australian Registry 

Necessary documentation includes –  

  • 6 images of your cat/dog housing including the whelping area – to be signed by Vet  

  • Drivers Licence  

  • Contract of Sale including rehoming policy and health guarantee

The Vet completing the audit, must sight health testing evidence, sign images and drivers licence to confirm authenticity

Please note- Ethical Pet Breeders Australian Registry reserves the right to deny membership to any breeders that we feel does not comply with our code of ethics and the relevant Govt Breeding Stds. No refund will be provided to denied memberships. We do not issue change of mind refunds.  Memberships can be paid monthly or annually 

NSW  

 

In NSW, all cats and dogs, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age or before being sold or given away, whichever happens first. 

 

All cats and dogs, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be registered by six months of age. The registration fee is a once-only payment, which covers the cat or dog for its lifetime in NSW, regardless of any changes in ownership. 

DPI will be working with stakeholders to establish a new set of Standards and Guidelines for breeders. 

This Code outlines the principles that everyone involved in the business of breeding dogs and cats must use to protect the welfare of the animals in their care. 

 

Annual permits are now required for owners of non-desexed cats, restricted dog breeds, and dogs declared to be dangerous. 

 

 

 

VICTORIA 

 

It's an offence to advertise a dog or cat for sale or to give away without the animal’s microchip number and Pet Exchange Register source number. 

 

Recreational breeders may require council local law and/or planning approval. Defined as a Recreational Breeder. ... Recreational breeders are required to apply for a source number from the Pet Exchange Register. 

 

MICROBREEDERS - 

RECREATIONAL BREEDER - 

BREEDING DOMESTIC ANIMAL  BUSINESS - 

COMMERCIAL DOG BREEDER - 

BREEDING OF ANIMALS WITH HERITABLE DEFECTS THAT CAUSE DISEASE - 

REGISTRATION, LEGISLATION AND PERMITS -  

 

 

QUEENSLAND 

QUEENSLAND ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR BREEDING DOGS 

AND THEIR PROGENY - 

REGISTER AS A DOG BREEDER IN QLD - 

FAQS ABOUT THE BREEDING DOGS AND THEIR PROGENY STANDARDS AND 

GUIDELINES - 

 

COMPLIANCE AND REINFORCEMENT -

 

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA 

 

BREEDING STDS AND GUIDELINES- 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

 

TASMANIA 

 

STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA 

 

HEALTH AND WELFARE OF DOGS  

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT - 

 

APPROVAL TO BREED CATS - 

 

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY 

 

ANIMAL WELFARE ACT - 

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