What is the NZKC Accredited Breeders Scheme?

      The scheme is managed and monitored by the New Zealand Kennel Club. The aim of the scheme is to:

    • Encourage the breeding of healthy well-adjusted puppies
    • Promote and recognise good breeding practices
    • Assist the puppy buying public to find responsible breeders
      What is an Accredited Breeder?

      An Accredited Breeder is someone who:

    • Ensures their breeding stock and progeny are NZKC registered.
    • Advises new owners about the NZKC Register that the dog is recorded on and explains any endorsements that may be applied to the puppy and why they have been applied.
    • Permanently identifies breeding stock by DNA profile and microchip or tattoo.
    • Makes use of health screening schemes (as they become available), relevant to their breed, on all breeding stock.
    • Ensures their puppies are well socialised before going to their new homes.
    • Provides written advice to new owners on feeding, worming, socialization, exercise and future training of their puppy.
    • Provides a written record (from a veterinarian) on the immunisation measures taken to date on the puppy.
    • Is available to give reasonable post sale advice to the new owner.
    • Will assist if necessary in the re-homing of the dog, for whatever reason throughout the dog's lifetime.
    • Will advise the buyer of any know inherited disorders that the puppy or adult dog may be predisposed to which may cause health welfare problems during the dog's lifetime.
    • Provides the new owner with a Sale and Purchase Agreement, detailing any of the endorsements that may have been placed on the dog.
    • Advises the new owner about the requirement and recommendations that apply to them as an Accredited Breeder and also make the buyer aware of the NZKC Complaint Process.
    • Provides written advice, in the Puppy Sales Wallet on the continuation of socialisation, exercise and future training.
      Why Buy a Puppy From an Accredited Breeder?

      The NZKC Accredited Breeders Scheme provides puppy buyers with reassurance that:

    • They are purchasing a pedigree puppy from someone whose priority is the health and welfare of the the puppies that they breed.
    • The breeder will give a quality, supportive and informative service both before and after they take their puppy home.
    • The sire and dam of a puppy have been tested for all required health tests, relevant to the breed, and that the breeder will provide you with accurate information about the results of these tests.
    • The sire and dam have been DNA profiled so the parentage of the puppy can be verified.
    • The Breeder has signed and agreed to the Accredited Breeders Code of Ethics and Code of Practice. These can be viewed on the NZKC Website.
    • The breeder will advise you of the process should you wish to lodge a complaint.


Contact Details

Simon & Lizzie Monson
Dunedin, NZ
Phone : 034679952
Email : [email protected]