Prefix program

Welcome to the DOGS NSW Members Education Prefix Program. A pass in the Members Education Prefix Program is a pre-requisite to the granting of a new or transferred Registered Prefix to a Member.

For further introductory information and eligibility, please visit Become a Breeder. Only Members who have achieved six months continuous membership of DOGS NSW are eligible to apply to register a breeders prefix.

Download the Application For Registration of a Breeders Prefix

The Members Education Prefix Program is provided below in six Modules to be undertaken over a minimum period of six months. It is recommended that Prefix applicants endeavour to space their study at a rate of one module per month.

The program learning materials are provided below, click on each to download the material:

[Please be patient when downloading and saving some files are quite large in size]

Module 1

Introduction / DOGS NSW Operations
Anatomy of the Dog

Module 2

Canine Welfare
Canine Nutrition

Module 3

Soundness, Balance and Gait
First Aid

Module 4

Code of Ethics*

* This document MUST be read in conjunction with the updated DOGS NSW Regulations Part XII Code of Ethics

Dogs & the Law - Part 1
Dogs & the Law - Part 2

Module 5

Breeding - Care, Mating and Whelping

Module 6

Basic Genetics
Hereditary Diseases - Screening

 

Upon completion of the course study, you may apply to undertake the MEPP Examination which will be provided online in a supervised situation where you will be required to provide photo identification and your DOGS NSW Financial Membership Card.
The Examination Application can be lodged only after your 6 month membership has been completed.

Exam Supervisors

If you are out of the Metropolitan area and intend on taking the exam using a Supervisor, the exam application details are required in this Office at your earliest opportunity.

MEPP Application for Examination

See list of approved supervisors here

If you select a supervisor not on the above list, your application will be placed on the next scheduled Board of Directors Agenda for approval.

Premises Inspectors

Once you have received a PASS result in your MEPP theory exam you will need a premises inspection to be completed.

If you are in the metropolitan area please contact the office via info@dogsnsw.org.au and we will arrange your inspection.

If you are out of the Metropolitan area please see list below of approved Premises Inspectors:-

See list of approved Premises Inspectors here

 

Caution: In accordance with Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, Clause 11.1, you are not permitted to breed a litter prior to registration of your Prefix and a breach of this Regulation whilst a Member of DOGS NSW, could result in the matter being referred to the Disputes Assessment Panel for possible disciplinary action.

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