All dogs must have the following carried out before approval for breeding is made:
- Hip and elbow x-rayed and free of dysplasia (AVA maximum of 5 per hip, elbows no more than 1 each)
- DNA Profiled, Degenerative Myelopathy, MDR1 (no affected or carrier dogs allowed)
- Temperament tested by qualified canine behaviourists (NDTF)
- Assessed as per Breed Standard and only allowable breed/s contained within the dog for the purposes of the Development Register
Breeders must also undergo an Ethical Breeder Interview and sign our Code of Ethics.
The Project's Breeding Advisors must also approve matings, to ensure phenotype requirements are in line with the Breed Standard as well as behaviour and genetic health are suitable.