WHAT IS A REGISTERED BREEDER?
CHINTARO is a West Australian based "Registered Breeder" & Exhibitor" of "Long & Smooth Coat Chihuahuas" but what does this actually mean?
Before undertaking registered status, Chintaro was a member of Dogs West with a female on "main papers" for over 12 months. Application was then made for a prefix in which an exam was given. The exam included canine genetics, anatomy, nutrition, health and wellbeing, ethics, whelping, first aid and hereditary diseases and so much more. A 100% pass in Section A is required and an overall grade of 90% or higher was needed to pass.
After passing the exam an application for a prefix was put forward through to Dogs West and forwarded to Dogs Australia who is the administrative governing body of all pure bred dogs Australia wide.
Chintaro abide by rules & regulations and a code of ethics set out by their local state body (Dogs West) and from Dogs Australia for which Chintaro are held accountable with strict fines and penalties being applied if you are found to be in breach.
WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?
Puppy Farming/Backyard Breeding has become a huge problem within Australia. Designer dogs as they are known are the crossing of two entirely different breeds with no genetic studies being undertaken.
The result of these designer dogs is that life spans are considerably shortened, major health defects from two breeds combined are being shown with vets having to diagnose new illnesses and the quality of the canine life for the dog itself has been affected.
Chintaro is an advocate for the pure bred dog, and would like to encourage everybody to take steps to make sure that ALL dogs are being bred and raised in a clean, nurturing, safe and healthy environment where the breeder has undertaken considerable education through their state body before even considering to whelp a litter.
What Can You Do? Some simple actions and questions you can ask the seller of your new canine friend.
Where has your puppy come from?
Is it available for viewing?
Can I view puppies parents? Keep in mind here some breeders will use interstate stud dogs, so pictures and pedigrees (which can be checked online) are still appropriate.
Are you a registered breeder with Dogs Australia?
Can I check your membership number with your state body?
If any of the answers are a NO, I urge you to look elsewhere quickly.