Breeder Policies and Guidelines

All Member Breeders agree to the following:

» They will abide by the GANA Code of Ethics.

» They join GANA by applying for membership and submitting the proper paperwork as set forth in the “New Breeder Application” found on the GANA website at www.GoldendoodleAssociation.com.”

» To select an alphabetic kennel prefix and provide it to GANA at the time the breeder applies for membership. The kennel prefix will appear at the beginning of all registered dogs’ and puppies’ names.

» Membership renewals are due by the last day of each breeder’s anniversary month. If a membership lapses, (i) the breeder must rejoin GANA and pay the then current published rates for both the initiation fee and the membership fee, or (ii) the breeder may renew within 60 days and pay a $30 fee.

» That they are in good standing with all other dog associations in which they are current or former members.

» To register all breeding dogs owned, leased, or borrowed that are used in their Goldendoodle breeding program, including Golden Retrievers, Poodles, and Goldendoodles, and any derivatives, prior to any mating taking place.

» To not breed a female dog under the age of one (1) year or over the age of seven (7) years. Males may be bred as soon as all required testing has been completed and cleared at appropriate ages as stated in these Policies; Patellas and heart clearances after 7 mos. of age will be accepted for males if they are to be bred prior to a year of age. Patellas and heart clearances need to be completed again between 12 and 14 mos. of age to achieve a permanent clearance; males may breed for as long as they are able to produce healthy litters.

» To register litters within 90 days of whelping.* Although litters must be submitted, GANA may determine that a litter is not eligible for GANA registration if there is a finding of an ethics conflict. Such litters include, but are not limited to, litters of dogs bred under the age of one (1) year or over the age of seven (7) years, litters of untested/uncleared dogs, and litters in which the breeder has disregarded health and genetic standards by implementing or allowing inbreeding/linebreeding and/or permitting two
dogs to breed knowing health issues of the cross may result.

*We are imposing a penalty for non-compliance. The non-compliance fee will be added to register litters after the deadline (90 days of whelping). That fee will double the registration fee

» To supply their clients with a GANA “Puppy Registration Certificate” for each dog or puppy sold, lent, given or leased to other parties at the time of transfer or as soon as the registrar has processed the litter applications.

» To permanently ID (Tattoo, or Microchip, or DNA fingerprint) all breeding stock and puppies kept, given, or leased or sold to other parties.

» That they may not use the GANA Logo if they are suspended.

» To conduct his/her breeding program in accordance with GANA’s “Code of Ethics”. Infractions should be reported to a member of GANA board by submitting a complaint form available on the GANA website. After review by the Board (which may include physical inspection and interviews with the breeder suspected of the infraction), the Board will determine what action needs to be taken.

» To divulge to the GANA Board at the time of applying for membership if they are or have been involved in any dispute or legal proceeding (past or present) concerning any area of his/her breeding practice. The GANA Board, at its discretion, will make a determination to include or exclude the breeder from membership based upon the severity of the incident and its outcome.

Frozen Semen Usage Rule

For frozen semen, all testing for the stud must meet Red or Blue Ribbon GANA requirements and be current at the time of collection. For those studs who were so qualified at the time of collection, the CERF requirement will be considered current regardless of the date the semen is utilized. When the stud remains available for annual CERF testing, it is required that he be up to date with CERF exams before the frozen semen is utilized. If the stud exhibits a inheritable health problem at any time after testing, the stored semen should be destroyed and GANA will not accept offspring from the stud into the GANA registry.

Note: When frozen semen is utilized and the CERF on the stud is no longer current, you will need to supply the GANA Registrar with documentation from the vet performing the insemination as to the date the semen used was collected. A CERF current at the time of collection must either already be on file with the GANA Registrar or it must be presented at the time the litter is registered.

Required Pedigree Information

» As evidenced by both GANA’s Mission Statement and GANA’s Motto, GANA’s primary goal is to maintain the integrity of the Goldendoodle and set standards for its future. In order to do so, all dogs registered with GANA must be either a purebred Golden Retriever or a purebred Poodle, or a Goldendoodle that is composed of only those two parent breeds. In order to do so, the following pedigree information must be provided:

Golden Retrievers and Poodles:
A GANA accepted pedigree for Golden Retrievers and Poodles (American Kennel Club; Canadian Kennel Club; **) An extended pedigree showing at least three generations is preferred but not required.

Goldendoodles:
A GANA approved pedigree for both the Golden Retriever and Poodle parents and a pedigree for the Goldendoodle, or in lieu of a pedigree, an easy-to-follow written explanation with accompanying documentation showing the relationship of the Goldendoodle to the pedigreed parents.

To increase diversity in the Goldendoodle, breeders are able to DNA test undocumented Golden Retrievers, Poodles and/or Goldendoodles to show breed verification of only Golden Retriever and/or Poodle in order to be eligible for GANA registration. Golden Retrievers, Poodles and Goldendoodles that do not have an acceptable pedigree available may be accepted as registered breeding dogs so long as a DNA test is performed to prove the purebred status of each undocumented dog. The DNA breed verification testing must be performed by an OFA accepted DNA lab.

GANA registered names for dogs originally submitted for registration from a GANA accepted registry (i.e. AKC) will use the same name as it is registered on the original pedigree. Any name changes must be made with the original registry before submitting the Dog for GANA registration. The name of a dog that has been exclusively/originally registered with GANA will be allowed to be changed provided the following criteria are met:

1. The dog was whelped in North America.
2. In cases where the breeder(s) first individually registered the dog, their written consent would be required.
3. A dog name containing a Registered Kennel Name cannot be changed without the written consent of the owner(s) of that Registered Kennel Name.
4. No change in the name will be recorded by GANA after the dog has produced or sired a GANA registered litter or received an award at a GANA licensed or member event.
5. Any name change must comply with all GANA requirements.
6. The fee for a name change within the GANA system will be $10.