For owners

Why A Purebred

Purebred dogs are far more predictable as to their temperament, behaviour, appearance, size and even colour than a crossbred dog.

Purebred dogs are the result of many years of selective breeding. All breeds were developed for a specific purpose and documentation is available on their history and heritage.

When you buy a purebred puppy you will know what to expect in the adult dog. Knowing the characteristics and attributes of a purebred dog enables you to narrow down the choices to those which best fit into your lifestyle. For example, how large will the dog grow and will it require constant grooming or exercise?

What is the difference between the two Pedigree Registers?

Dogs Australia issues two types of registration papers, and each puppy bought from a Dogs Australia breeder will come with its own pedigree, either Main or Limited Registration. If a breeder has issued Main Register (blue) papers for your dog, it can be exhibited at a Conformation Show, used for breeding purposes or exported overseas. If the breeder has issued Limited Register papers (orange) it cannot be exhibited at a Conformation Show, used for breeding purposes or exported overseas.Dogs Australia Certified pedigrees are recognised pedigrees with the State Government and local councils. All other registries, such as the MDBA, ABR, Australian Canine Registry, ICBS, etc are NOT affiliated with Dogs Australia and cannot issue Dogs Australia Certified Pedigrees.

Dogs Australia have a network of responsible and Registered Breeders through our state and Territory Bodies

Responsible breeders have the experience to give puppies the care and nurturing they need at critical early stages. This not only ensures you’ll have a healthy puppy, but that the puppy is much less likely to develop into a difficult adult.

Responsible breeders will answer your questions and share their knowledge with you. They’ll provide background about the breed and discuss the characteristics of the adult dog and whether it is suitable for your lifestyle.

You should receive a documented history of the puppy and you will be able to see one or both parents or other family members. Breeders will give you guidance about proper care and feeding, health issues and training. They are there to help you and will continue to provide information and support as your puppy grows into adulthood. Our registered breeders across Australia are bound by a strict  , covering responsible dog ownership and breeder responsibilities relating to the keeping, welfare, breeding and selling of dogs. This Code of Ethics ensures you a healthy, happy and well-adjusted puppy.