You have a Parson Russell Terrier female with official pedigree and would like to breed a litter with this female. But there's a lot that goes into it. You are a member of the PRTCN and want to breed the litter according to the rules of the PRTCN.
The PRTCN is a recognized breed club and affiliated with the overarching body De Raad van Beheer (abbreviated; “de Raad”). In fact, all countries have such an umbrella body and it is often called the Kennel Club. Most Kennel Clubs are again part of the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale).
As a member of the PRTCN you therefore fall under the regulations of the PRTCN, the Council and the FCI. The Council takes care of chipping the puppies, taking DNA material and issuing and registering pedigrees.
As a member of the PRTCN, what requirements do you have to meet as a breeder
Remember that breeding a litter, besides a lot of joy, also costs a lot of time and more or less money. Not to mention the things that can go wrong during mating, pregnancy, delivery, growing up and selling the puppies. Your puppies should preferably grow up in a home environment.
It is wise to learn as much as possible about breeding your dog, preparing for it, care during pregnancy and delivery and caring for a litter. It is also good to learn about heredity, hereditary and other disorders, especially where your own race is concerned. A breed club provides information about this through its club magazines and website.
You can find various courses, workshops and lectures about breeding online, via the RVB or via a Facebook group such as Fokkers voor Breeders. The breeder of your dog often also wants to point out the various options.
When your Parson Russell Terrier has a pedigree and meets all the conditions set by the RVB, and he or she mates with another Parson Russell , which meets the same conditions, the puppies will almost always receive a pedigree.
What are the conditions of the RVB?
These are the rules of Basic Regulations on Welfare and Health (BWG); these apply to all purebred dogs. (Chapter VIII Breeding and Health Title 1 of the Kynological Regulations)
Basic Regulations on Welfare and Health:
1. A bitch may not be mated before the day on which she has reached the age of 16 months.
2. A bitch from which not before puppies have been born, may not be mated after the day on which she has reached the age of 72 months.
3. A bitch, from which puppies have previously been born, may no longer be mated after the day on which she has reached the age of 108 months. (9 years).
4. A bitch may not be mated after the day her fifth litter is born.
5. A bitch may not be covered if this mating results in no period of at least 12 months between the births of two successive litters of this bitch. (This is even a law).
Breach of these rules will be punished with a fine and/or suspension or worse, but the puppies will get a pedigree from the Council.
Article VIII.2 A bitch may not be covered by her grandfather, her father, her brother, her half-brother, her son or her grandson. The puppies will not get a pedigree if you break this rule!
Association breeding regulations (VFR)
The PRTCN has many more rules than the RVB! These can be found in the Association Breeding Regulations (VFR). What does it say? Firstly, the articles from the BWG regulations of the RVB. In addition, additional breeding/welfare rules.
The most important:
- Minimum age male:
The minimum age of the male : on the day of the cover, it must be at least 12 months. (2.3)
- 2.5. Cryptorchid and monorchid: cryptorchid or monorchid males are excluded from breeding. (2.5) (ie both balls must be present).
- Minimum age bitch : 16 months
For our breed, the following health tests are required for parent stock of members of the PRTCN before mating:
- Patellar Luxation
-LOA (late onset ataxia) DNA certified
-SCA(spinocerebellar ataxia) DNA certified
-PLL( primary lens luxation ) dna certified
Do not breed with dogs;
- any dog that has a kinked tail
- any dog with fout teeth (including severe over or under bite).
On our website you will find the entire regulations under breeders info - regulations
Assessing the appearance and build of your Parson Russell Terrier
Dog shows are not "for show" or just for winning prizes for dog appearance.
They were once created to show your dog to other breeders etc. and you participate in them to have your dog judged appearance conforms to the image of what a Parson Russell should look like. For example, whether he or she has wrong teeth and the coat is in order, etc.
Everything about the Parson Russell Terrier's appearance has a function. The coat, the position of the ears, etc. You would like to breed because you have a (healthy) dog that meets the image that people have of the breed. The desired appearance is described in the official international breed standard.
A judge can confirm this during an exhibition. Your dog gets a rating and the best dog, in the judge's eyes, gets the best rating. But even a dog that isn't the best can be good enough to breed with. The rules of the PRTCN are that the dog must achieve the following ratings, also called qualifications: at an official show: at least 2x ”Very Good”. Or you participate in our Breeding suitability inspection to obtain at least the qualification “approved approval”
In short: if you want to breed a litter with pedigree according to the rules of our breed club, you must comply with the Association Breeding Regulations containing the rules for all purebred dogs and those especially for the Parson Russell Terrier< /strong>.
A mention on the pedigree of puppies:
If all goes well, it will be implemented this year that a mention will be made on the pedigree of puppies if they meet the so-called matrix, which are health requirements, of the Council per breed based on our VFR. These apply to all puppies of our breed, regardless of whether you are a member of the breed club or not.
If your puppies get a pedigree, you can give them an official name that can consist of a maximum of 30 letters. However, this name may only consist of 1 word. In addition to a name, they also receive a pedigree number and chip number.
If you have a Kennel name, this kennel name will appear before or after the puppy's own name. In that case too, the whole can be a maximum of 30 letters long. So if the name of your kennel is “van de Laarhof” (11 letters), you still have 19 letters left to come up with one or more beautiful names for the puppies. Applying for a kennel name costs money and there are rules and requirements associated with it. This information can be found on the Council's website; www.houdtvanhonden.nl
How do I choose a male for my female?
Dogs, both males and females, that meet the requirements of the PRTCN can be found on the website under breeder info, stud dogs. Of course there are many other males in the world in addition to these males, these can also be used if they comply with the VFR. In consultation with the male owner, you decide whether the dogs will complement or improve each other if you mate them.
It is wise to make agreements about the price for coverage and what the arrangement is if no nest follows from coverage that has already been paid.
We advise you when selling your puppies, use our sample purchase agreement on our website. You will find this under breeders info – downloads. You and your buyers have legal rights and obligations. Be well informed about this.
As a breeder, you should always keep yourself informed about changes in the regulations. This can be done via the RV, or the website and newsletter of the RVB. ATTENTION: it is important to know that this is your own responsibility.
In the course of 2021, anyone who wants to breed a litter, with or without a pedigree, will have to report to the government (the so-called registration obligation with the RVO). The Execution of this is still unknown.
This is in a nutshell summarized how the 'technical side' of breeding a litter goes. There is so much more to know and learn about it. We hope that you have thoroughly studied everything that is involved in using your bitch for breeding a litter. We also hope that your dog's breeder will assist you with everything related to this.
You are not required to be a member of the PRTCN if you want to breed, but you gets a discount on the pedigrees vof the puppies, and you can announce your puppies via the puppy info and you can call or email us for information and advice. You will also receive our beautiful club magazine with information, you can participate in activities, and you can participate in the discussion during the General Members' Meeting and during the breeders' meeting. You can also contact us for further information. You can register as a member on www.prtcn.nl, as a breeder you can register separately, then you will receive a membership card especially for breeders that must be shown to the chipper of the Board of Directors.