Genetic Testing

 

POLICY

Australian Association of Pet Dog Breeders is committed to the Ethical breeding of healthy pets.  We require our breeder Members to comply with the AAPDB Code of Ethics and their local, regional, State and National Legislation and Regulations as they apply to the breeding of dogs.  

From 1 July 2019, AAPDB have introduced the requirement for all breeding dogs to be Genetically Tested for known testable Genetic Health diseases and inheritable testable Genetic conditions which will allow our Breeder Members to make informed decisions relating to their breeding programme and their breeding dogs.  

The purpose of this policy is to further the aim of producing healthy family pets, unaffected by known genetic diseases. 

PROCEDURE 

Who does this apply to: 

  • All Full Members must be fully compliant.
  • Full Members predating 1 July 2019, must have all Breeding dogs tested prior to the first membership renewal following 1 July 2019.
  • Probationary members will be given access to Orivet’s[1] AAPDB exclusive Club registration and will have access to the discounted rates offered to AAPDB Members.
  • Probationary members must have all Breeding dogs tested prior to applying for Full Membership. Proof of testing could be Results Received; or Email from Orivet confirming receipt of Test Samples for your Dog. 
  • What is the Consequence of Non-Compliance? 

Non-compliance will result in a Full Membership being suspended with 2 months to rectify. All Membership benefits will be suspended, and the AAPDB Registration number cannot be used during this time. 

If Full Member is still non-compliant after the 2-month suspension, Membership will be cancelled. 

Probationary members will not be eligible for Full Registration until fully compliant.  

What needs to be Tested: 

The Rule 

  • Any dogs or bitches intended to be used as breeding dogs must be tested prior to 6 months of age. This includes all dogs and bitches in Foster or Guardian homes. 

Exceptions: 

  • Any dogs or bitches that have been retained from litters bred by you where you have had both parents tested. Copies of the genetic testing results for both parents must be held and available for viewing. You may be asked to provide copies of these test results; noncompliance will be treated as “dog not tested”. 

How to Test – What Tests 

Orivet[2] offer AAPDB Members a discount on their testing. Members sign up to Orivet online and in the sign-up process nominate AAPDB as their Club/Association. All discounts will then automatically be applied to their orders. 

  • Find Orivet at https://www.orivet.com/
  • Tests you will need to order:
  • Full Breed Profile – select breed for purebreds or select mixed breed where you are not certain of parentage. This test will give a genetic profile listing diseases and traits. Tip: If you nominate Mixed Breed the results will be far more comprehensive, beyond a purebred test. Same cost. 

Why is this so Important 

AAPDB is committed to the Ethical Breeding of Healthy Pets.  Only by knowing your breeding dogs’ genetic disease profile and using this information in planning your mating’s, can you ensure that Puppies will be free of known genetic disease.  

 

Why Buy From an AAPDB Breeder:

 The purpose of this policy is to further the aim of producing healthy family pets, unaffected by known genetic diseases.

Why you can be confident to buy from an AAPDB member: 

AAPDB Members are expected to abide by our Code Of Ethics and will treat you with respect. 

Only by knowing your breeding dogs’ genetic disease profile and using this information in planning your mating’s, can you ensure that Puppies will be free of known genetic disease.                 

Probationary members must have all Breeding dogs tested prior to applying for Full Membership.

All Full Members must be fully compliant.